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Old Mar 3rd 2015, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by aleey
we can not find any food in super market.

It can be confusing.

Most of it is on shelves (big, flat, sticky-out things)




Or in cabinets (Big square things, sometimes cold).



This one also shows a lady... Some may not have one of those, especially if it is around time for Bingo or George Clooney is on TV.

Some places, like Aldi, just pile stuff on the floor.



This one looks clean and tidy, but all the ones near us look like the UN just dropped it all out of a passing aircraft.

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Default Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

Originally Posted by aleey
we can not find any food in super market. ....
So what do supermarkets sell in your area? ..... If it's paint, timber, and appliances then you might be in the wrong sort of "super market".

/also helpful

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Default Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

Originally Posted by Nutek
It can be confusing.

Most of it is on shelves (big, flat, sticky-out things)

http://alloveralbany.com/images/pric...onal_aisle.jpg


Or in cabinets (Big square things, sometimes cold).

http://www.cephas.com/ImageThumbs/10...upermarket.jpg

This one also shows a lady... Some may not have one of those, especially if it is around time for Bingo or George Clooney is on TV.

Some places, like Aldi, just pile stuff on the floor.

http://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1..._600/image.JPG

This one looks clean and tidy, but all the ones near us look like the UN just dropped it all out of a passing aircraft.

/helpful
Sometimes I don't know what we'd do without you.

Our Aldi is quite clean, but I wish it was empty like the one in your photo when I went there. There's nothing quite like standing in a line holding two bags of crisps and a gallon of milk while three people with enough food to end famine in Africa in their carts stand there pretending not to see me and hear my tutting.

/britishproblems
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Default Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
Sometimes I don't know what we'd do without you.

Our Aldi is quite clean, but I wish it was empty like the one in your photo when I went there. There's nothing quite like standing in a line holding two bags of crisps and a gallon of milk while three people with enough food to end famine in Africa in their carts stand there pretending not to see me and hear my tutting.

/britishproblems


Tutting is one of the cornerstones of any modern civilization. Yet another reason the rest of the world should feel grateful, yet ever-so-slightly inferior, to the part Britain has played in shaping history.
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Tutting is one of the cornerstones of any modern civilization. Yet another reason the rest of the world should feel grateful, yet ever-so-slightly inferior, to the part Britain has played in shaping history.
Two contenders for post of the year in the space of a few hours ...
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Probably not.
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Probably not.
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Oh, if you have one in your area, check Meijer for British food. Saved it
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On a tangent to food, but noticed that Walmart is now selling Persil, laundry detergent...
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Default Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

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On a tangent to food, but noticed that Walmart is now selling Persil, laundry detergent...
They were selling chocolate digestives for a while back there, too. Not sure if they still are though.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
So what do supermarkets sell in your area? ..... If it's paint, timber, and appliances then you might be in the wrong sort of "super market".

/also helpful
Maybe they were in Walmart in California, they didn't sell any food, on the one occasion I went in.
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Default Re: UK Foods in the US Share your finds!

*chimes in*

How has the Hershey/Cadbury situation affected you where you are?

There's a store named 'Fresh & Easy' near us in Mesa, AZ, and we can get British-made Cadbury chocolate (they have an importers sticker over the barcode and original ingredients, and the wrapper doesn't say "Sold under license [sic] by the Hershey corporation" on the back) but the supplies are running low, particularly of Flake.

Dairy Milk isn't imported because Hershey already make it, scandalously changing the time-honoured recipe of a glass-and-a-half of milk, and enough cocoa solids to at least be legally marketed as 'chocolate' in every bar.

Ghirardelli is great but expensive, and Lindt is not in short supply either, but sometimes you just want a slab of Fruit & Nut, and nothing less will do.
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Maybe they were in Walmart in California, they didn't sell any food, on the one occasion I went in.
I have to laugh at the "one occasion" comment. That's one more time than my husband has willingly stepped foot into a Walmart....

But I meant to say that most of the Walmarts I have seen around my area do have some food for sale, but it's all dry goods in packets or boxes, tinned stuff, or basically any non-perishable. I've never seen a Walmart that sells meat or fruit & veg, or frozen items.

Although our local Walmart now has got in a chiller cabinet that sells milk in the big gallon jugs (no other size).... So perhaps they are changing.
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I have to laugh at the "one occasion" comment. That's one more time than my husband has willingly stepped foot into a Walmart....

But I meant to say that most of the Walmarts I have seen around my area do have some food for sale, but it's all dry goods in packets or boxes, tinned stuff, or basically any non-perishable. I've never seen a Walmart that sells meat or fruit & veg, or frozen items.

Although our local Walmart now has got in a chiller cabinet that sells milk in the big gallon jugs (no other size).... So perhaps they are changing.
The ones that have a full range of groceries are branded "Walmart Super Center". There are none of the old limited-range Walmarts left near me. There appear to be ones in New Haven, Wallingford, and East Windsor.

As Mrs P likes to point out, while the fresh fruit and veg aren't the best, and the meat isn't the best either, if you're buying Kelloggs cereal, Campbell's soup, or Lays crisps, it just makes sense to buy where it's cheapest, so that is where our tins and packets come from. Personally I don't much like the place, but it's hard to argue with their prices on branded goods.

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