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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 2:51 pm
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Is that a chunky WHITE Kit-Kat???? Pray tell, where did you buy that?
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by toopie28
Is that a chunky WHITE Kit-Kat???? Pray tell, where did you buy that?
I've seen them around, but that particular one came from UK Gourmet.

http://ukgourmet.us/
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Old Nov 22nd 2013, 5:35 pm
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The Smarties and Jaffa Cakes look awesome!
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Jaffa Cakes look awesome!
It is a rather large box.
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Originally Posted by catck
Our Fred Meyer has a British section which is very expensive $16 for a bottle of Ribena
So I went into a Kroger's (aka Fred Meyer etc) to find this fabled British section to discover the "ethnic food" section and in the Asian bit they had some three-year old Heinz tomato soup and spaghetti. HP Sauce and salad cream and a few other odds and ends.

So apparently when British food reaches a certain age it becomes Asian.

Interesting.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
I've seen them around, but that particular one came from UK Gourmet.

http://ukgourmet.us/
It's not on their website
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Originally Posted by Speedwell
It's not on their website
May have to give them a call. We drove down last weekend, so I would have picked that off of the shelf in the store.
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May have to give them a call. We drove down last weekend, so I would have picked that off of the shelf in the store.
They can't ship; it's too big. Thanks though. I had a special reason for asking. I'll see if I can't get my hands on some of the regular boxes.
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Wegmans own brand pork sausages, the massive turd shaped one that's like Jimmy Deans, anyway they're on reduced price to $2 till the new year and they're fantastic to use in sausage rolls.
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Hi iam new to this group, I live in Nashville. Just wondering on how many Brits around there would be interested in Brit food.
I.e pasties, steak and kidney pies, Brit sausage, clotted cream, all sorts of puds.
Just trying to see if it would be a viable business to get into.
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I found http://www.britishcornershop.co.uk would love to find someone in San Luis County or Santa Barbara County to split the shipping costs with.
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Jealous of the pictures posted on here lately, so here's mine:



From Cost Plus World Market; Northern VA.



The choccy digestives I've seen at other normal supermarkets, but I was surprised to see the Tunnocks Tea Cakes.
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We just went shopping today at World Market and bought stuff, but it was expensive. The tin of Quality Street is $20.
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We just went shopping today at World Market and bought stuff, but it was expensive. The tin of Quality Street is $20.
Wait a couple of weeks and it will go down to about $10
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Old Nov 25th 2013, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by Kevan
Hi iam new to this group, I live in Nashville. Just wondering on how many Brits around there would be interested in Brit food.
I.e pasties, steak and kidney pies, Brit sausage, clotted cream, all sorts of puds.
Just trying to see if it would be a viable business to get into.
My husband is training to become a butcher (for which I must thank Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for the inspiration, LOL). I don't know about Nashville particularly, but here in Houston he and I occasionally remark to each other on the lack of "proper" bacon, the dearth of really good sausages, the drought of plain old mature Cheddar worth a tinker's damn, and the inability to source raw cream to make your own clotted cream with (since it can be done at home), given the stuff put up in tiny bottles is nearly as expensive as caviar and half rancid. You might as well get a second mortgage for a bit of lamb, and they call pasties "empanadas" in this locality. You can order sweets through the mail but there is a hole in the American consciousness where good British desserts are concerned. The food service industry is notoriously difficult (says the individual who went to school for music), but I think the main thing that scares people off from starting such a business is the simple lack of other similar businesses that can be seen to be doing well. But there are dozens of small German sausage makers in the area between Houston and San Antonio; nothing says it can't be done.

Here in Houston we have everything... seriously, we have Bosnian, Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Afghani, Polish, you name it... but we don't have a good British bakery/butcher and incidentally we don't have a Hungarian restaurant (which drives me bananas personally because I'm a Hungarian Yank).

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