Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Brit food update for the Arizonans

Brit food update for the Arizonans

Old Feb 20th 2005, 3:20 pm
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,113
Pimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Brit food update for the Arizonans

We have stores here in AZ called AJ's, which are upmarketish grocery stores which I believe are run by Bashas?. Usually they are very expensive to shop at(2 stuffed chicken breasts $20!) and I have noticed the odd Brit food item in the past. But just recently they opened up a new store close to 44th and Camelback(for the locals) and we went there yesterday and found Robinsons Orange, two types of Barley water, Hob Nobs, Lion Bars, Mars bars, Crunchies, Ambrosia Custard and Rice pudding. Looking at the labels, they were all U.K. originals and the price undercut the Brit store here and in some cases, Cost plus world market. The Robinsons was $3.75 I think, compared to $5.00 in the Brit store. Their PGtips was cheaper for 40 than the Britstore, but about 50 cents more for two, than buying 80 for $6.99 at Cost Plus. My wife got a giggle out of watching how excited I was with my find!.

They also have the S&B curry sause that was spoken about a few weeks back in all three styles mild/medium/hot but its almost double the price that I bought it at Walmart for.
Pimpbot is offline  
Old Feb 21st 2005, 12:49 am
  #2  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6
David C is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Brit food update for the Arizonans

Originally Posted by Pimpbot
We have stores here in AZ called AJ's, which are upmarketish grocery stores which I believe are run by Bashas?. Usually they are very expensive to shop at(2 stuffed chicken breasts $20!) and I have noticed the odd Brit food item in the past. But just recently they opened up a new store close to 44th and Camelback(for the locals) and we went there yesterday and found Robinsons Orange, two types of Barley water, Hob Nobs, Lion Bars, Mars bars, Crunchies, Ambrosia Custard and Rice pudding. Looking at the labels, they were all U.K. originals and the price undercut the Brit store here and in some cases, Cost plus world market. The Robinsons was $3.75 I think, compared to $5.00 in the Brit store. Their PGtips was cheaper for 40 than the Britstore, but about 50 cents more for two, than buying 80 for $6.99 at Cost Plus. My wife got a giggle out of watching how excited I was with my find!.

They also have the S&B curry sause that was spoken about a few weeks back in all three styles mild/medium/hot but its almost double the price that I bought it at Walmart for.
Its good, but do they stock anything like the cross section of items that your local Brtistore does? AJ's will have the purchasing power as a chain or the ability with the markup on their other products to cross subsidise or sell those 'specialist' items such as the Robinsons at a cheaper price than your local Britstore. They also dont rely soley on the sale of those specialist products to stay in business. By all means save some money on the items you mentioned, but remember to support your local Britstore who will always stock your favourite items when AJ's doesn't bother anymore. So long as you help him stay in business of course!
David C is offline  
Old Feb 21st 2005, 1:06 am
  #3  
Septicity
 
fatbrit's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 23,762
fatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond reputefatbrit has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Brit food update for the Arizonans

Cheers -- I'll give it a go. Haven't been in an AJ's since we first arrived! Do you have to clean the car before you park in their lot?
fatbrit is offline  
Old Feb 21st 2005, 1:23 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jul 2002
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,113
Pimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond reputePimpbot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Brit food update for the Arizonans

Originally Posted by fatbrit
Cheers -- I'll give it a go. Haven't been in an AJ's since we first arrived! Do you have to clean the car before you park in their lot?
Well, due to the lousy weather here over the last few weeks, we haven't cleaned ours for ages. We still got in though lol.

As far as going to the Brit store, I haven't been in months because the only Brit Item I need on a regular basis is tea bags and I work right near a cost plus and get 80 for $6.99 instead of $8.75. The Brit store is 5 minutes from my house, but I don't really want anything else from them now, where as when I first moved, I was in there once or twice a month.
Pimpbot is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.