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Old Oct 18th 2011, 8:31 pm
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I thought i'd start a thread with the top five food I miss from the UK, after lamenting that it's been years since I have had a cornbeeth pasty from Greggs

1. Greggs pastys
2. Blackpudding
3. Sausage rolls
4. Ripples
5. Fish shop large sausage in batter
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Old Oct 18th 2011, 8:47 pm
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I thought i'd start a thread with the top five food I miss from the UK, after lamenting that it's been years since I have had a cornbeeth pasty from Greggs

1. Greggs pastys
2. Blackpudding
3. Sausage rolls
4. Ripples
5. Fish shop large sausage in batter
After that list, I think it's just as well you don't live in the UK as you'd have had a coronary by now!
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Old Oct 18th 2011, 9:13 pm
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What the punars is a Ripple?


Agree about the battered sausage though...but we make our own cornish pasties and sausage rolls to make do, but do miss the convenience of being able to pick one up cheaply for lunch
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What the punars is a Ripple?


Like a flake but better.

I have tried making my own pastys but I just can't seem to replicate the greggs style ones, mine are more traditional cornish pastys.
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What the punars is a Ripple?


Agree about the battered sausage though...but we make our own cornish pasties and sausage rolls to make do, but do miss the convenience of being able to pick one up cheaply for lunch
OMG Bob, you've never had a Galaxy Ripple? They are amazing, it's a bit like a flake coated in chocolate.
http://www.chocablog.com/reviews/galaxy-ripple/
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After that list, I think it's just as well you don't live in the UK as you'd have had a coronary by now!
I went from being 6ft 200lbs to 275lbs after a few years in the USA. Over the last year i've knocked that down to 205lbs atm lol.

All those all you can eat chinese buffet and way too many massive steak dinners really had an effect
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I went from being 6ft 200lbs to 275lbs after a few years in the USA. Over the last year i've knocked that down to 205lbs atm lol.

All those all you can eat chinese buffet and way too many massive steak dinners really had an effect
I was 6'2 215 when I got here, now I'm trying to get back to there! Not sure what I am now but I've lost a few notches on my belt size since I stopped eating meat!

Not sure how I'm gonna cope when I get back to the UK and see good bacon!

Will have to think about my top 5 though

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1. Clotted cream.
2. Bacon
3. Granary unsliced bread.
4. Galaxy chocolate (all of it, minstrels, ripples, bars).
5. Pastys/sausage rolls etc (although I do make then not the same as getting them from The Cornish Bakehouse).
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[QUOTE=nethead;9682666]1. Clotted cream.
4. Galaxy chocolate (all of it, minstrels, ripples, bars).

Minstrels, omg I forgot all about those.
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1. Sausages
2. Curry
3. Cream
4. Biscuits
5. Fish from the chippy.
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A hand drawn pint of Wadworths 6X bitter.
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OMG Bob, you've never had a Galaxy Ripple? They are amazing, it's a bit like a flake coated in chocolate.
http://www.chocablog.com/reviews/galaxy-ripple/
Yes, I remember those...been a while and totally forget about them.,..they are quite lovely
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Now I've gone all Homer......(the way he dreams of doughnuts)

1 plaice and chips
2 fish and chips (whatever it was they pretended was cod)
3 curry and chips
4 chip shop sausage dinner
5 generic chip shop Chinese dish with half and half

I think I am missing the chippy
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1. Fish n Chips
2. Curry
3. Black Pudding
4. Sausages
5. Extra Thick Jersey Double Cream from M&S

I could go on and on....
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1. Clotted cream.
2. Bacon
3. Granary unsliced bread.
4. Galaxy chocolate (all of it, minstrels, ripples, bars).
5. Pastys/sausage rolls etc (although I do make then not the same as getting them from The Cornish Bakehouse).
Hmmm I want to add haddock and chips, with mushy peas to my list , I'll think I'll have to take out the chocolate
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