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Old Jul 18th 2016, 6:55 am
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My husband always gets Euthymol toothpaste. I ask him to bring generic certrizine as it's cheaper (I don't get hay fever but he and eldest daughter do).

The cold sore antiviral is about 10x cheaper in the UK and OTC.
Husband claims OTC pain relieving gels are stronger in the UK.

Other than that, it's Walker's crisps and UK chocolate which you can get here but is expensive.

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Old Jul 18th 2016, 6:59 am
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TCP, I miss that stuff - and that burn cream (bright yellow) -acriflex! - and quells - and haliborange..


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Old Jul 18th 2016, 10:18 am
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Some good selections mentioned above

For me its the 'Uncle Joes.

A must have is the Bury 'black pudding chubs' 2 x £1. I will buy 4 x of those small things (freeze them) the day before I leave the UK coming back, they are a nice treat

From Asda, I will also pick up a pack of 'Pork & Black pudding rolls' (just like sausage rolls. Freeze them also the day before departure

https://groceries.asda.com/product/s...s/910002420933

Since Canada's food inspection agency allows cheese, I will bring back an assortment, usually 2-3 kg

What Can I Bring Into Canada in Terms Of Food, Plant, Animal and Related Products? - Food - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
TCP, I miss that stuff...and haliborange..
I swear I never had a cold while I was taking those as a kid. Probably as misremembered as all those hot summer days and snowy winters.
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Old Jul 18th 2016, 12:13 pm
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Some good selections mentioned above

For me its the 'Uncle Joes.

A must have is the Bury 'black pudding chubs' 2 x £1. I will buy 4 x of those small things (freeze them) the day before I leave the UK coming back, they are a nice treat

From Asda, I will also pick up a pack of 'Pork & Black pudding rolls' (just like sausage rolls. Freeze them also the day before departure

https://groceries.asda.com/product/s...s/910002420933

Since Canada's food inspection agency allows cheese, I will bring back an assortment, usually 2-3 kg

What Can I Bring Into Canada in Terms Of Food, Plant, Animal and Related Products? - Food - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Er, are you reading the information for goods from the USA as the one for other countries says no meat products.
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A frequent purchase for me when on a trip over is Calpol for the kids. If for no other reason than the bottle/syringe delivery system being far less messy than Childrens Tylenol/Advil. Plus my kids like the "purple medicine"!
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Old Jul 18th 2016, 1:11 pm
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Er, are you reading the information for goods from the USA as the one for other countries says no meat products.
yeah I know, I usually ignore rules anyway

Last trip over to the UK I brought back the 425g round flat can of the Fray Bentos (FB) ' steak & Kidney' pies which my son goes ape for.

Baxters - Fray Bentos 'Classic' Steak and Kidney Pie 425g

I was pulled over, on inspection & was asked what I had ' do you have alcohol, beer, wine, tobacco ' none of those I said'

OK, open your suitcase - inside in the way of imported food items was, 3 Tins of the FB product, packs of Biscuits, 1KG cheese, 2 x 454g packaged slabs of Marzipan. The inspection guy said 'OK, you're good to go', with no confiscation of goods

Many many years ago before all of the tight security, it was a suitcase load of bacon - those days are gone

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Last trip over to the UK I brought back the 425g round flat can of the Fray Bentos (FB) ' steak & Kidney' pies which my son goes ape for.


Love the pudding version too
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I like the huge placcy tubs of Marmite since I mainline the stuff... have only seen branston in the english shops so I buy it mainly to save money.

At uni we stayed at a pals place and his mum packed him a rucksack full of supplies. When heading back (via motorcycles) my girlfriend didn't want to take a pillion so ended up with his rucksack. I remember her staggering when we got home, helping her with the pack and realising how heavy it was. Must have been 30kg of tinned food including a dozen FB pies.

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Originally Posted by not2old View Post
yeah I know, I usually ignore rules anyway

Last trip over to the UK I brought back the 425g round flat can of the Fray Bentos (FB) ' steak & Kidney' pies which my son goes ape for.

Baxters - Fray Bentos 'Classic' Steak and Kidney Pie 425g

I was pulled over, on inspection & was asked what I had ' do you have alcohol, beer, wine, tobacco ' none of those I said'

OK, open your suitcase - inside in the way of imported food items was, 3 Tins of the FB product, packs of Biscuits, 1KG cheese, 2 x 454g packaged slabs of Marzipan. The inspection guy said 'OK, you're good to go', with no confiscation of goods

Many many years ago before all of the tight security, it was a suitcase load of bacon - those days are gone

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Had to smile about your bacon comment - my MIL visited about three years ago (she was 89 at the time!) and brought us some gammon steaks and pork pies in her suitcase. She didn't realise that she couldn't bring in meat products until her seat neighbour (who was kindly filling in her customs form for her) asked her! She told him that yes, she had pork pies and gammon and he said 'don't worry about it - I'll tick no - I'm sure they won't arrest you". She was a nervous wreck coming through customs but as she was in a wheelchair and accompanied by airline staff I think she dodged a bullet!!!

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PS - the gammon and pork pies were delicious
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of course with anything that 'on the list that cannot be brought in'

I say 'what the heck' & in all the years have dodged the bullet.

On the 'Fray Bentos' (FB) products in the UK, they've been on sale the last several years for £1 each.

Serving nice hot crispy pastry, always with chips & mushy peas.

I have made/cooked/baked (copied) FB the recipe & I have been unable to cost match the UK bought price
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of course with anything that 'on the list that cannot be brought in'

I say 'what the heck' & in all the years have dodged the bullet.

On the 'Fray Bentos' (FB) products in the UK, they've been on sale the last several years for £1 each.

Serving nice hot crispy pastry, always with chips & mushy peas.

I have made/cooked/baked (copied) FB the recipe & I have been unable to cost match the UK bought price
It's often hard to match a shop price. We have an IKEA daybed. It's identical to what I had planned to build. I could not have bought the materials for what the finished article cost.
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I get supplies of Savlon whenever anyone comes over to visit, or on the rare occasions I go back. Bonjella is another one I like. Ok, ok, I'm weird, I like the taste of it as it works it's magic.

I got major brownie points from my friend at work for brining back cadbury's chocolate spread, was drowning in baked goods for a little while as a thank you
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Originally Posted by not2old View Post
yeah I know, I usually ignore rules anyway

Last trip over to the UK I brought back the 425g round flat can of the Fray Bentos (FB) ' steak & Kidney' pies which my son goes ape for.

Baxters - Fray Bentos 'Classic' Steak and Kidney Pie 425g

I was pulled over, on inspection & was asked what I had ' do you have alcohol, beer, wine, tobacco ' none of those I said'

OK, open your suitcase - inside in the way of imported food items was, 3 Tins of the FB product, packs of Biscuits, 1KG cheese, 2 x 454g packaged slabs of Marzipan. The inspection guy said 'OK, you're good to go', with no confiscation of goods

Many many years ago before all of the tight security, it was a suitcase load of bacon - those days are gone

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Old Jul 18th 2016, 7:20 pm
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The only things I really miss are Savlon and Rinstead Pastilles (for mouth ulcers)! We stocked up those when we were back in the UK in 2008, and have had rellies bring over small amounts since. But now I'm on the last tube of Savlon, and no visitors on the horizon

I've found replacements for most everything else. Branston, Heinz Salad Cream etc are all easily available.
My sister is coming next week, I can get her to bring some if you need it!!
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