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Old Nov 10th 2013, 1:40 am
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Is it just me, or do many of the UK foods out here just not taste right? I had some chocolate hob nobs recently that I couldn't even finish because they were just sort of stale and tasteless. I've bought UK stuff in 3 different states and different shops so it's not just the one place. I presume it's something that happens during shipping and so on. I always hated the taste of Oreos before I moved to the US and suddenly had a fresh one: completely different.

Tempted to buy mince pies at Cost Plus this year but not if they'll taste stale again...
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Originally Posted by Rose tea
Is it just me, or do many of the UK foods out here just not taste right? I had some chocolate hob nobs recently that I couldn't even finish because they were just sort of stale and tasteless.
A bit like Hersheys, then???
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Old Nov 10th 2013, 3:03 am
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Originally Posted by Rose tea

Tempted to buy mince pies at Cost Plus this year but not if they'll taste stale again...
Best to make your own. The dehydrated mix isn't to bad if you soak it in booze and add your own dried fruits to it...and the bottled stuff, well that's so-so.

If you're going to make mince fresh, need to get it made now for it to sit long enough to be ready for pie making next month.
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Old Nov 10th 2013, 4:43 am
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Krogers do a good jar of mince for mince pies

Better off making your own pastry though
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Old Nov 10th 2013, 4:56 am
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Originally Posted by Rose tea
Is it just me, or do many of the UK foods out here just not taste right? I had some chocolate hob nobs recently that I couldn't even finish because they were just sort of stale and tasteless. I've bought UK stuff in 3 different states and different shops so it's not just the one place. I presume it's something that happens during shipping and so on. I always hated the taste of Oreos before I moved to the US and suddenly had a fresh one: completely different.

Tempted to buy mince pies at Cost Plus this year but not if they'll taste stale again...
My friend told me they are either frozen or refrigerated on the shipment over here. They are not fresh and taste like it too.

So no, it's not just you. Same with the chocolate in some places.

Check the dates - usually they are close to expiring.
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For those dying for Thorntons chocolates - saw large boxes of their continental selection in Bed Bath and Beyond today in Annapolis - reasonably priced too.
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there is a lot of other food to eat. why be so obsessed with UK food?this obsession will not make you feel better. just try to adjust
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there is a lot of other food to eat. why be so obsessed with UK food?this obsession will not make you feel better. just try to adjust
What are you even doing on this forum?
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What are you even doing on this forum?
Huh?
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Huh?
I mean, why did dancell even come here to carp condescendingly at us for taking pleasure in finding UK food over here? Maybe I'm sensitive, but it sounds like yet another ignorant Yank trying to tell the immigrant, "America, love it or leave it". Did they actually not notice the URL of the actual site? Did the site administrator need to hire a troll to tell us how sad and screwed up we all are? I can't imagine why it would occur to someone to jump in and grandiosely tell us we're losers because we miss food we grew up with. All immigrants miss things. I can only chalk it up to dancell's being emotionally retarded, or the type of ignorant slimeball who just hates immigrants, but I repeat myself.
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I mean, why did dancell even come here to carp condescendingly at us for taking pleasure in finding UK food over here? Maybe I'm sensitive, but it sounds like yet another ignorant Yank trying to tell the immigrant, "America, love it or leave it". Did they actually not notice the URL of the actual site? Did the site administrator need to hire a troll to tell us how sad and screwed up we all are? I can't imagine why it would occur to someone to jump in and grandiosely tell us we're losers because we miss food we grew up with. All immigrants miss things. I can only chalk it up to dancell's being emotionally retarded, or the type of ignorant slimeball who just hates immigrants, but I repeat myself.
Whoa.

You seem to be making a lot of assumptions about a new member... IMO your comments are out of order.
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Whoa.

This is out of order (which it may be), but Horace's bigotry in the Trailer Park is OK?

Sorry, but that just smacks of double standards to me, JG. Apologies if I'm out of order, but please try to be consistent in your judgement.
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I indulge a couple of times a year with a big order at www.britishfoodshop.com we have been here 11 yrs now and have fully adapted but sometimes you just need those treats that you have grown up with. This site is great coming up to Christmas, you can get selection boxes, tins of quality streets, mince pies and lots more good stuff (and you can get proper Easter eggs in the Spring).
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Whoa.

This is out of order (which it may be), but Horace's bigotry in the Trailer Park is OK?

Sorry, but that just smacks of double standards to me, JG. Apologies if I'm out of order, but please try to be consistent in your judgement.
Two completely different threads/subjects. If you wish to discuss my actions further please contact me via PM as stated in the Site Rules. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by dancall
there is a lot of other food to eat. why be so obsessed with UK food?this obsession will not make you feel better. just try to adjust
Some of us like things that we were brought up on. Call it nostalgic if you will.

Doesn't mean we don't like American food either. If I went back to the UK, I'd miss BBQ and Tex Mex (amongst others) and would probably be looking at ways to get 'the good stuff'. This is no different.

It's not a case of not adapting at all. I'm not looking for all my meals to be 'British', it's just nice to have certain things now and then.

Even my wife (American) is a convert to Cadbury's chocolate (the real stuff, not the Hershey wannabe stuff).
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