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Old Nov 28th 2008, 11:18 am
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We're arriving on christmas eve for the week, so only time to do a supermarket shop before christmas. What goodies should I bring from England that will be hard to find in a supermarket there?

I love christmas pudding and christmas cake (weird I know) - should i bring some with me or will i be able to get in carrefour?

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I'd like a tin of Terry's choccy oranges please
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Originally Posted by jules63
We're arriving on christmas eve for the week, so only time to do a supermarket shop before christmas. What goodies should I bring from England that will be hard to find in a supermarket there?

I love christmas pudding and christmas cake (weird I know) - should i bring some with me or will i be able to get in carrefour?

cheers


Bet everyone who has a slice of any cake has to comment on......... ohhhhh how moist it is..... Bet next time you take a piece of cake as a guest say nothing and wait......... They will say.......Ohhhhh I hope the cake wasn't too dry to which you will smile having remembered this thread and reply........... Ohhhhh No the cake is fantastic and very moist indeed.
Bring lots of Cadburys Chocs because the chocolate here does not taste the same.Also nice big jar of haywards sweet pickled onions for bubble and squeak on boxing day to have with cold turkey yummy. If you don't make your own stuffing, You can get Paxo ,HP sauce , from Intermarche supermarkets They also have the best bacon from the fresh meat counter. Mrs P made three Xmas Pudds of various sizes on Wednesday and had them steaming away for hours, She tells me then you have to steam them of the day of eating, The thing is she knows what's gone into them and that includes a very good French cognac.


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We're arriving on christmas eve for the week, so only time to do a supermarket shop before christmas. What goodies should I bring from England that will be hard to find in a supermarket there?

I love christmas pudding and christmas cake (weird I know) - should i bring some with me or will i be able to get in carrefour?

cheers

This will be our third Christmas here and not seen Christmas cake or pudding here. Lat year we found mince pies in an English shop in a totally different area. Hope this helps a little, it does depend on whether there are a lot of English where you are going.

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This will be our third Christmas here and not seen Christmas cake or pudding here. Lat year we found mince pies in an English shop in a totally different area. Hope this helps a little, it does depend on whether there are a lot of English where you are going.

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don't they do chrissie pudding in carrefour?


I seriously don't know but would have thought they did


I think they do in masymas
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This is the easy Christmas cake recipe very moist indeed.


http://www.allaboutyou.com/food/Easi...-recipe/recipe
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Depends what area your going to.?

There are Brit shops scattered about, we have one not far from us Formally called Bookers now Expats they have EVERYTHING you may hanker you . But then again if your arriving xmas eve most will probably be sold out anyway
So bring what you can't live without IMOP.
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Depends what area your going to.?

There are Brit shops scattered about, we have one not far from us Formally called Bookers now Expats they have EVERYTHING you may hanker you . But then again if your arriving xmas eve most will probably be sold out anyway
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actually that's a good point


everything shuts early Christmas eve


not sure about biggies like carrefour though
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actually that's a good point


everything shuts early Christmas eve


not sure about biggies like carrefour though
Our nearest Carrefour only caters for the spanish and I presume that Christmas pud is not traditional here because they do not sell it (or they are hiding it when I go). Never seen Christmas crackers or packets of stuffing there either.

Think even the biggies close early on Christmas eve.

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Our nearest Carrefour only caters for the spanish and I presume that Christmas pud is not traditional here because they do not sell it (or they are hiding it when I go). Never seen Christmas crackers or packets of stuffing there either.

Think even the biggies close early on Christmas eve.

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the carrefour in benidorm has loads of brit stuff (well it would, wouldn't it?)

masymas sell stuffng mix


crackers - only in the english shops
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the carrefour in benidorm has loads of brit stuff (well it would, wouldn't it?)

masymas sell stuffng mix


crackers - only in the english shops
Not in the one near us.

We enjoy the challenge of making most things ourself anyway so no hardship. Do not like Christmas cake or pud so again no problem.

Good old roast turkey, spuds and veg available so that is Christmas sorted as far as we are concerned.

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Not in the one near us.

We enjoy the challenge of making most things ourself anyway so no hardship. Do not like Christmas cake or pud so again no problem.

Good old roast turkey, spuds and veg available so that is Christmas sorted as far as we are concerned.

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I guess that would be because you're the only brits for about 100km!!

maybe you could introduce your neighbours to stuffing & create a demand

we don't eat chrissie cake or pud either


and right now I'm trying very hard not to hit the polverones 'pic n mix' counter

so far I've succeeded - but I don't know how much longer I can
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I thought things might close early that is why I will only have time to go to the supermarket and not to lots of other shops to track down the goodies i want - I think I'll bring what I really want just to be on the safe side

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I thought things might close early that is why I will only have time to go to the supermarket and not to lots of other shops to track down the goodies i want - I think I'll bring what I really want just to be on the safe side

and my choccy orange?
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will i am luck here i get to travel bite UK Ireland Sweden over next few weeks so think do my shopping back in Ireland are UK this year , last year think saw santa flight out there , are two many drink at airport bar
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