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Old Feb 17th 2005, 9:05 pm
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Default Food brands that are different to the UK?

Well maybe it's just a maine thing...but, uncle ben's, there's no decent sweet and sour stir fry, nor any curries or any other stir and fry sauces like the cajun stuff which I rather miss...

Also things, nae mccains microwave chips etc, which would be a handy nibble over here...

So there any other brands that you see over here that don't carry the same line like back in the UK?
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Steak sauce is just not the same as Daddies or HP.
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Well maybe it's just a maine thing...but, uncle ben's, there's no decent sweet and sour stir fry, nor any curries or any other stir and fry sauces like the cajun stuff which I rather miss...

Also things, nae mccains microwave chips etc, which would be a handy nibble over here...

So there any other brands that you see over here that don't carry the same line like back in the UK?
Heres a ****ing news flash Bob, you are not in the UK. I read your posts and think its about time someone informed you as you really do seem to be oblivious to the fact that you live in another country.
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Heinz's 57 varieties are definitely different in the UK and US.




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Campbells tomato soup is horrible in the USA, I loved it in the UK.
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Default Re: Food brands that are different to the UK?

Originally Posted by Patrick
Heres a ****ing news flash Bob, you are not in the UK. I read your posts and think its about time someone informed you as you really do seem to be oblivious to the fact that you live in another country.
Jesus christ mate, relax will ya!!He asked a very legit queston, and u are all over the poor bugger. You remind me of a typical bloody Yank.
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fizzy lemonade!
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Bread for sure...too much sugar in it.
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Heres a ****ing news flash Bob, you are not in the UK. I read your posts and think its about time someone informed you as you really do seem to be oblivious to the fact that you live in another country.
well if you've noticed, both brands I mentioned are US companies, they offer similar products in both countries, but not in all products.

Good job your not in control of the free speech brigade.
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Jesus christ mate, relax will ya!!He asked a very legit queston, and u are all over the poor bugger. You remind me of a typical bloody Yank.
did you have to join under another name just to pretend to be shocked! If you are going to pretend to be someone else at least change your style of writing, it doesn't take a rocket surgeon when you use the same expressions and spelling?

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Maille brand cornichons. OK, this is a French brand and the product in the UK and in the US are both manufactured in France but they taste different! I can taste a difference and I prefer the product available in the UK....




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well if you've noticed, both brands I mentioned are US companies, they offer similar products in both countries, but not in all products..
I am going to type this slowly so you can understand - what part of you are not in the UK anymore don't you get? Global companies do not always make global products, Uncle Ben's curries sell well in the UK where curry is the number one meal. Curry is so low on the totem pole here it is not worth them distributing it in bulk.

Horse meat is the 3rd biggest selling meat in France - you cannot get it here - do you know why? Because this isn't France.

When are you going to accept what you have over what you cannot have anymore?
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I am going to type this slowly so you can understand - what part of you are not in the UK anymore don't you get? Global companies do not always make global products, Uncle Ben's curries sell well in the UK where curry is the number one meal. Curry is so low on the totem pole here it is not worth them distributing it in bulk.

Horse meat is the 3rd biggest selling meat in France - you cannot get it here - do you know why? Because this isn't France.

When are you going to accept what you have over what you cannot have anymore?

My my, Patrick

Are you having bad day??

There is no need to be so rude..

This is a British Expats web site, so really we can moan and complain all we like without offending any Americans, because we presume none are really interested in this site, also it does our souls goods to bitch about our favourite stuff that we were brought up with...

If you dont like it, then go to some other web site which doesnt not include free speech about our favourite foods etc and if this is all we are complaining about, then my God, we are tame, considering the country we are in, and before you start, some of us are only here because of the people we love, OK

In other words bugger off if it offends you..

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Well maybe it's just a maine thing...but, uncle ben's, there's no decent sweet and sour stir fry, nor any curries or any other stir and fry sauces like the cajun stuff which I rather miss...

Also things, nae mccains microwave chips etc, which would be a handy nibble over here...

So there any other brands that you see over here that don't carry the same line like back in the UK?

Bob

Havent found Uncle Bens in Houston, or McCains micro chips (boo hoo)

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Havent found Uncle Bens in Houston, or McCains micro chips (boo hoo)

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Cadbury whole nut chocolate bars....are terrible in Canada compared to the ones you can buy in the UK......
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