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Old Jun 6th 2012, 1:01 am
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Hi all,

Any suggestions on where I can get proper English sweets from? I'm thinking wine gums, pear drops, rhubarb & custard, sherbet lemons...

What other sweets do you have cravings for? I was talking about this with a fellow ex pat last week and we couldn't remember some of the ones we used to have as kids...

Perhaps hearing your favourites will satisfy my cravings...

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Everything is so old in the British shop - wine gums like leather - can't understand why they can't fly in some fresh stuff
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Hi all,

Any suggestions on where I can get proper English sweets from? I'm thinking wine gums, pear drops, rhubarb & custard, sherbet lemons...

What other sweets do you have cravings for? I was talking about this with a fellow ex pat last week and we couldn't remember some of th ones we used to have as kids...

Perhaps hering your favourites will satisfy my cravings...
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Hi all,

Any suggestions on where I can get proper English sweets from? I'm thinking wine gums, pear drops, rhubarb & custard, sherbet lemons...

What other sweets do you have cravings for? I was talking about this with a fellow ex pat last week and we couldn't remember some of the ones we used to have as kids...

Perhaps hearing your favourites will satisfy my cravings...
You're in the UK...surely you can buy them there.
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He's just toying with us! (Don't know why only part of your quote appeared).
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He's just toying with us! (Don't know why only part of your quote appeared).
Perhaps someone will come along and tell us where we can get British sweeties from.
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Hi all,

Any suggestions on where I can get proper English sweets from? I'm thinking wine gums, pear drops, rhubarb & custard, sherbet lemons...

What other sweets do you have cravings for? I was talking about this with a fellow ex pat last week and we couldn't remember some of the ones we used to have as kids...

Perhaps hearing your favourites will satisfy my cravings...
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For those of us near NYC I got rhubarb and custards and pear drops from the British store near the fish and chip shop. They also had some other jarred sweets too. Crabtree and Evelyn were selling old fashioned sweets in jars at Christmas, humbugs, lemon sherbets and a couple of others.
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For those of us near NYC I got rhubarb and custards and pear drops from the British store near the fish and chip shop. They also had some other jarred sweets too. Crabtree and Evelyn were selling old fashioned sweets in jars at Christmas, humbugs, lemon sherbets and a couple of others.
That's Myers of Keswick http://www.myersofkeswick.com/

I like Economy Candy Better
http://economycandy.com/

If you are in or near NYC the Butcher Block in Sunnyside has a great selection as well.
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Perhaps someone will come along and tell us where we can get British sweeties from.
I get mine from my Sister.
Not sure that helps unless she is your sister as well, in which case we have other things to discuss.
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Thats the 2nd website Ive found from people here this week!



I spy Black Jacks and Fruit Salads!!
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Thats the 2nd website Ive found from people here this week!



I spy Black Jacks and Fruit Salads!!
Don't know how close you are, but there's supposed to be a British shop in Newtown (CT) called UK Gourmet. I've seen their flyers at a few local Irish Festivals, but haven't been able to visit the shop yet. The photos look good LOL! They seem to sell everything from sweets to dry goods to frozen bangers, sausage rolls, etc. (Probably over-priced but what can you do?)

http://www.ukgourmet.us/

They also sell online: http://store.ukgourmet.us/chandsw.html
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Don't know how close you are, but there's supposed to be a British shop in Newtown (CT) called UK Gourmet. I've seen their flyers at a few local Irish Festivals, but haven't been able to visit the shop yet. The photos look good LOL! They seem to sell everything from sweets to dry goods to frozen bangers, sausage rolls, etc. (Probably over-priced but what can you do?)

http://www.ukgourmet.us/

They also sell online: http://store.ukgourmet.us/chandsw.html
Brat1 suggested the shop in Newtown to me as well. We need to get down there and check it out. it's about an hours run i think.. Not too bad.

Hmm... Wonder how many of us are in / near CT?

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Don't know how close you are, but there's supposed to be a British shop in Newtown (CT) called UK Gourmet. I've seen their flyers at a few local Irish Festivals, but haven't been able to visit the shop yet.
Went there a couple of times when it first opened, but the prices were insane so never bothered again. Also, they don't carry "proper" Wensleydale, the only thing I would be willing to spring for -- just that adulterated stuff with cranberries or WTF in it.
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they don't carry "proper" Wensleydale -- just that adulterated stuff with cranberries or WTF in it.
I don't think Wallace would approve of that!
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