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Old Aug 10th 2020, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5 View Post
'“In Canada it is perfectly legal to acquire a firearm and bullets. But Marmite and Irn-Bru are apparently a threat to the nation’s health.”'

In a display of cultural blending I use my firearm and bullets to shoot imported beverage product containers.
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Old Aug 10th 2020, 11:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Wait, you can buy 125g of Marmite in Canada for C$4? ..... Even Sainsbury's in the UK charges C$3.15!
But why even buy a 125g jar for £1.80 when you can buy a 250g for £2.90 or, better still, 500g for £4.75?

That 500g size is equal to just under £1.20 for 125g or $2.10. That's the difference.

We don't have the opportunity for the more economical jar.
500g jar currently unavailable, granted, but that's just temporary but $5 for 250g is still good.

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Old Aug 11th 2020, 1:24 am
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Thank god for this thread. In the midst of a pandemic, corrupt elections, and all sorts of ancillary horrors some people are able to retain their priorities.
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Old Aug 11th 2020, 1:31 pm
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Default Re: Where is the Marmite?

"He just smiled and handed me a Vegemite sandwich..."

Vegemite is no substitute for Marmite. Similarly TimTams (which are available here) and my Australian colleagues rave about are no substitute for p-p-p-p-picking up a penguin. :-)
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...TimTams (which are available here) and my Australian colleagues rave about are no substitute for p-p-p-p-picking up a penguin. :-)
Interesting. I've seen TimTams and it never occurred to me they might be like Penguins. I shall put a pack on the next Instacart order. Might be better than no Penguin
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Old Aug 11th 2020, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
"He just smiled and handed me a Vegemite sandwich..."

Vegemite is no substitute for Marmite. Similarly TimTams (which are available here) and my Australian colleagues rave about are no substitute for p-p-p-p-picking up a penguin. :-)
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Interesting. I've seen TimTams and it never occurred to me they might be like Penguins. I shall put a pack on the next Instacart order. Might be better than no Penguin
Haven't tried Amazon yet then?

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Old Aug 11th 2020, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
Not at $37 a pack (including delivery) no.

I've certainly had some since being here. Can't remember if it was from Bulk Barn or a bit of home in Toronto.

Now Topic bars I have paid that bit more for. But not too much more.

I'd pay a bit more for these too.



They only seem to have orange ones here






But not $23 for two tubes.
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Simple solution is get relatives/friends in the UK to send shit over if Amazon or other stores charge too much. Even Walmart (not all stores) sell Penguin biscuits and other UK stuff but they come at a cost. Save On Foods even have Tesco products in their stores.
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Old Aug 11th 2020, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
Simple solution is get relatives/friends in the UK to send shit over if Amazon or other stores charge too much. Even Walmart (not all stores) sell Penguin biscuits and other UK stuff but they come at a cost. Save On Foods even have Tesco products in their stores.
I've not seen Penguins in ours even though they have plenty of other things. If it's in one of the supermarkets I find the price difference to be insignificant compared to some of the differences for the same product but different brand for other items.
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If it's in one of the supermarkets I find the price difference to be insignificant compared to some of the differences for the same product but different brand for other items.
An acceptable extravagance. Some things are like that.
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Old Aug 12th 2020, 1:23 am
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Nevermind the Marmite, where is the haggis and black pudding ? Enquiring stomachs would like to know.
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Nevermind the Marmite, where is the haggis and black pudding ? Enquiring stomachs would like to know.
Before my dear friend Turner left us he told me about his grandmother and haggis. She loved haggis and Ted asked her why she no longer made it. She said that since they'd moved to Canada they had a refrigerator, and didn't need to get rid of all their leftovers right away any more.
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I've not seen Penguins in ours even though they have plenty of other things. ....
Me neither, but I haven't gone looking either. I was never a huge fan of Penguins, but I ate my fair share, probably because I worked for the owner of McVities for several years.

I think in many respects the Oreo cookie, with which Americans have a weird obsession, fills the same niche in the US that the Penguin does in the UK, but the biscuits of Oreos are drier and obviously they aren't coated in chocolate. I would take a Penguin any day over an Oreo.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Me neither, but I haven't gone looking either. I was never a huge fan of Penguins, but I ate my fair share, probably because I worked for the owner of McVities for several years.

I think in many respects the Oreo cookie, with which Americans have a weird obsession, fills the same niche in the US that the Penguin does in the UK, but the biscuits of Oreos are drier and obviously they aren't coated in chocolate. I would take a Penguin any day over an Oreo.
I was told that the Oreo is made for dunking into tea, coffee, and most often a glass of cold milk.
Or it may be crushed into icecream or made into a pastry for pies!
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