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Old Feb 17th 2011, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by meauxna View Post
I hadn't heard of that one til yesterday when the founder got locked up for being a pedo.
... also founded Wild Oats.. before they had to sell to become more Whole Foods.

Sunflower is about the only place I know that carries crumpets.
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 12:48 am
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... also founded Wild Oats.. before they had to sell to become more Whole Foods.

Sunflower is about the only place I know that carries crumpets.
Yes, on the Wild/Whole story, I knew about that. Haven't been keeping up, obviously.

Trader Joe's has a nice pack of crumpets. That's where we always get them. I don't shop the W/W stores.. prefer our homegrown version. We're lucky to have lots of alternatives here.
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 12:48 pm
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We get all our fruit and veg from Kroger, Aldi, and sometimes Detroit Eastern Market if we are in that area and it is open (think it is closed for winter at the moment). If you go to Aldi remember to take a quarter for the trolley, and some plastic bags - it's just like being back in England!
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by NatashaB View Post
We get all our fruit and veg from Kroger, Aldi, and sometimes Detroit Eastern Market if we are in that area and it is open (think it is closed for winter at the moment). If you go to Aldi remember to take a quarter for the trolley, and some plastic bags - it's just like being back in England!
Another thing about Aldi is that you can get decent chocolate there.. various European brands, mostly German.
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 2:12 pm
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Yep, I hear they do their own version of Jaffa cakes which are identical to the real thing - so i will be stocking up next time I'm there.
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by NatashaB View Post
Yep, I hear they do their own version of Jaffa cakes which are identical to the real thing - so i will be stocking up next time I'm there.
That's a good tip - thanks!
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by meauxna View Post
Yes, on the Wild/Whole story, I knew about that. Haven't been keeping up, obviously.

Trader Joe's has a nice pack of crumpets. That's where we always get them. I don't shop the W/W stores.. prefer our homegrown version. We're lucky to have lots of alternatives here.
The only crumpets TJ's has round here are the terrible fat-free ones
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 2:52 pm
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The only crumpets TJ's has round here are the terrible fat-free ones
We can get crumpets there, but they are a little doughy, still better than nothing
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Old Feb 18th 2011, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by nettlebed View Post
The only crumpets TJ's has round here are the terrible fat-free ones
oops, so they are. I didn't know they are terrible... he seems happy enough with them.
You will have to make us some fresh so we know how they're supposed to be.
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Old Feb 19th 2011, 2:19 pm
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Trader Joes is generally great, but can be hit or miss on the fresh veg front, just like most grocery stores, location makes a difference.

Whole Foods is good but expensive, worth wondering around for the samples though and checking out any deals they have going, or for sausages and cheese.

Best bet really is a local farmers market, you might get lucky and have a covered farmers market, our old town set one up in a school gym which was great timing as we moved out of town, the Target also just got turned into a Super Target, arseholes
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Old Feb 19th 2011, 2:49 pm
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Trader Joes is generally great, but can be hit or miss on the fresh veg front, just like most grocery stores, location makes a difference.

Whole Foods is good but expensive, worth wondering around for the samples though and checking out any deals they have going, or for sausages and cheese.

Best bet really is a local farmers market, you might get lucky and have a covered farmers market, our old town set one up in a school gym which was great timing as we moved out of town, the Target also just got turned into a Super Target, arseholes
I'm not enjoying Target as much...they've dropped a lot of their lines to make room for the food dept.
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Old Feb 19th 2011, 9:32 pm
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I'm not enjoying Target as much...they've dropped a lot of their lines to make room for the food dept.
Super Targets are pretty nice I've found...the regular Targets don't seem as great, but the stores are hit and miss, the home store that's getting turned into a Super Store is still a bit grotty, but has great stuff, our local one is really lovely though, but just a regular store.

Good own brand line of stuff too.
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I'm not enjoying Target as much...they've dropped a lot of their lines to make room for the food dept.
I don't like the new layout idea...they've lost their way a bit at the moment.
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I don't know if this will help anyone but when I went to our local Fresh n Easy hubby and I were getting very excited seeing some Brit food snuck in amongst other stuff. Such as: Heinz Tomato soup, Colman's Mustard, Devon custard, Ambrosia Rice Pudding (heaven), proper Worcestershire Sauce, HP sauce and a few other things. I found that although our Fresh n Easy is only a small one, everything is easy to find, they carry a good mix of foods and they are friendly and helpful.
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Old Feb 19th 2011, 11:22 pm
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Seems like a good opportunity to put in another shameless plug for British food on Amazon.com.
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