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What do you stock up on when visiting UK?

Old Nov 2nd 2016, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
Vimto cordial concentrate.

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Old Nov 2nd 2016, 9:24 am
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Tea for me too. It's light and, if you toss out the box & put the teabags into plastic bags, very easy to pack....
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I sometimes bring a small carry-on back with me...









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Way to make me crave choccie first thing in the morning matey!!

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I walked down the international isle this morning, where I know they sell a few British groceries, though I didn't buy anything. I saw the signs for Asian, Indian, Mexican and Italian groceries but no sign either above or on the shelves (as all other countries/regions had) for British groceries, which were conveniently marked like this:
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Old Nov 2nd 2016, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I walked down the international isle this morning, where I know they sell a few British groceries, though I didn't buy anything. I saw the signs for Asian, Indian, Mexican and Italian groceries but no sign either above or on the shelves (as all other countries/regions had) for British groceries, which were conveniently marked like this:
LOL! about right.

I know there are some places you can buy products from the UK, but I've noticed a lot of them are made over here in the US, and are ever so slightly different as opposed to the original UK locations. Only a few odd places actually import from the UK. (Speaking for Texas anyhow)

I also find out which colleagues i have flying into town for business and put in an order with them

Oh, and being a Bristol boy means i drank cider back in the UK, and i found the total wine store. They have my favourite cider - Thatchers! but at $10 for 4 small bottles it's only the odd time i get some
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I used to buy fire blankets, but now they have started selling them in home depot. Sometimes I will bring back a few coins and notes to add to my collection.

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LOL! about right.

I know there are some places you can buy products from the UK, but I've noticed a lot of them are made over here in the US, and are ever so slightly different as opposed to the original UK locations. .....
I know what you mean, but maybe that's what they meant by "kosher" - it all appeared to be, ..... er, ..... kosher, made in the UK, merchandise.
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Originally Posted by lizzyq View Post
Vimto cordial concentrate.
i went out with work colleagues to a restaurant, and they had vimto on the menu. So strange. One of the bosses ordered it and was disappointed.
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Sometime I will load on on the English grumpiness if I am there for too long.
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Old Nov 2nd 2016, 5:10 pm
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Sometime I will load on on the English grumpiness if I am there for too long.
Surely that's inherent?
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Surely that's inherent?
I think my tips are smaller when I come back and slowly they increase after a couple of months.
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Old Nov 2nd 2016, 6:43 pm
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Duvet covers!

I generally take a spare suitcase with me so I can bring it back fully loaded - biscuits, mostly (the choccy bar kind) and some cakes.
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Old Nov 2nd 2016, 6:46 pm
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Duvet covers! .....
How many duvet covers do you get through, or are you trafficking in duvet covers?
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I need some egg cups next time I go and some small 12 oz mugs.
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