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Old Mar 21st 2011, 3:41 am
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Yes it is, I have attached the website so you can browse, they have an ingredient list & nutriton info for all the products.

I wondered in on Saturday and now go on a regular basis, did not care for the hamburger buns, everything else that I have tried I like.

http://www.breadsmith.com/locations/fortmill.html
Thanks. I'll check it out.
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Old Mar 21st 2011, 10:13 am
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Peperami, well you can find Mexican or Brazilian spiced snacks, something like Chipotle Fire Stix, not the same, but better than those Slim Jims which aren't very hot and a little hollow.

Yorkshire tea, Amazon, but sometimes can be found in The Christmas Tree shop, though they always have the Life Guard tea, which is good.

Bread, Trader Joes or Wholefoods for decent stuff in a grocery store, other wise check the local bakeries. Hannafords tend to stock bread from local bakeries though, so that's worth checking out if you have one of those grocery stores, but it's all Brazilian and Italian stuff, which isn't bad though.

Originally Posted by Infowarrior
Hello chaps.

I've just received my green card and will be moving to CA (bay area) in a month or so with my lovely US wife. I've lived there before for 3 months so I have a bit of an understanding on the things available in the grocery stores etc. One thing I could never find anywhere is a decent equivalent to the Peperami! I have a bit of an addiction to them I guess. Anyone have any ideas?

Also the only tea that I will drink in the UK is Yorkshire Tea. The Liptons brand stuff I found in the states shouldn't even be called tea to be honest. Anyone know of a good strong teabag or should I just get my mother to send it over?

EDIT: Oh no! I just found a thread on this very subject! There is NO peperami equivalent in the USA and I cannot import any as it's apparently not allowed!! Tell me this is not true!

EDIT 2: Just curious, why is American bread so crappy? As in the stuff you get from the Safeway. Do you have to go to a bakery to get decent bread in the USA?
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Originally Posted by Infowarrior
Hello chaps.

I've just received my green card and will be moving to CA (bay area) in a month or so with my lovely US wife. I've lived there before for 3 months so I have a bit of an understanding on the things available in the grocery stores etc. One thing I could never find anywhere is a decent equivalent to the Peperami! I have a bit of an addiction to them I guess. Anyone have any ideas?

Also the only tea that I will drink in the UK is Yorkshire Tea. The Liptons brand stuff I found in the states shouldn't even be called tea to be honest. Anyone know of a good strong teabag or should I just get my mother to send it over?

EDIT: Oh no! I just found a thread on this very subject! There is NO peperami equivalent in the USA and I cannot import any as it's apparently not allowed!! Tell me this is not true!

EDIT 2: Just curious, why is American bread so crappy? As in the stuff you get from the Safeway. Do you have to go to a bakery to get decent bread in the USA?
Bread is frequently chock full of sugar (molasses, honey, HFCS etc) - there are plenty of small bakeries around, just have to search them out.

http://www.yousaytomato.biz/ - should be able to get you most of what you need in SF.
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Originally Posted by Infowarrior
Hello chaps.

I've just received my green card and will be moving to CA (bay area) in a month or so with my lovely US wife. I've lived there before for 3 months so I have a bit of an understanding on the things available in the grocery stores etc. One thing I could never find anywhere is a decent equivalent to the Peperami! I have a bit of an addiction to them I guess. Anyone have any ideas?

Also the only tea that I will drink in the UK is Yorkshire Tea. The Liptons brand stuff I found in the states shouldn't even be called tea to be honest. Anyone know of a good strong teabag or should I just get my mother to send it over?

EDIT: Oh no! I just found a thread on this very subject! There is NO peperami equivalent in the USA and I cannot import any as it's apparently not allowed!! Tell me this is not true!

EDIT 2: Just curious, why is American bread so crappy? As in the stuff you get from the Safeway. Do you have to go to a bakery to get decent bread in the USA?
I buy mine here:
http://www.greatharvest.com/
Yorkshire tea I often see in regular supermarkets along with British Blend Tetley.
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Old Mar 22nd 2011, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by Bob
Peperami, well you can find Mexican or Brazilian spiced snacks, something like Chipotle Fire Stix, not the same, but better than those Slim Jims which aren't very hot and a little hollow.

Yorkshire tea, Amazon, but sometimes can be found in The Christmas Tree shop, though they always have the Life Guard tea, which is good.

Bread, Trader Joes or Wholefoods for decent stuff in a grocery store, other wise check the local bakeries. Hannafords tend to stock bread from local bakeries though, so that's worth checking out if you have one of those grocery stores, but it's all Brazilian and Italian stuff, which isn't bad though.
Thanks Bob, I've found that I can get most of what I will crave, even Irn Bru and Lucozade through Amazon. I think that being the case I may finally get over my Peperami addiction. I've never really been a fan of pork pies, cornish pasties and other standard English stuff like that so I think this move is going to work out just fine!

And yes, those Slim Jim things are disgusting, they taste really cheap and not even like meat. Such a weird consistency.

Thank you everyone for the help
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Originally Posted by Cape Blue
Bread is frequently chock full of sugar (molasses, honey, HFCS etc) - there are plenty of small bakeries around, just have to search them out.

http://www.yousaytomato.biz/ - should be able to get you most of what you need in SF.
Yes, I remember being in the Campbell Safeway store checking out the bread. Basically nothing fresh, just pre-sliced tiny loaves that were always stale. Mind you I was on company expenses at the time so I mostly just ate at restaurants every night, I didn't go to the trouble of seeking out a solution to the bread issue while I was there.

My American wife basically dislikes almost everything about England but loves the fact you can just pop into Morrisons and buy bread cooked right there and then, sometimes still warm from the oven!
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Originally Posted by Infowarrior
Yes, I remember being in the Campbell Safeway store checking out the bread. Basically nothing fresh, just pre-sliced tiny loaves that were always stale. Mind you I was on company expenses at the time so I mostly just ate at restaurants every night, I didn't go to the trouble of seeking out a solution to the bread issue while I was there.

My American wife basically dislikes almost everything about England but loves the fact you can just pop into Morrisons and buy bread cooked right there and then, sometimes still warm from the oven!
We have many stores in this area where they bake the bread in store, the problem is not buying it everytime you go in and they are just putting it on the shelf.
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Old Mar 22nd 2011, 9:17 am
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Ok not English, but discovered that a new Aldi grocery store has opened up within bothering distance, which is quite nice as it's much better than Price Chopper etc for fresh stuff.
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Ok not English, but discovered that a new Aldi grocery store has opened up within bothering distance, which is quite nice as it's much better than Price Chopper etc for fresh stuff.
Aldi have great bargins.
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Aldi have great bargins.
I see Fresh and Easy open in your area today. I've been down to the one in San Jose a couple of times now, I used to shop with them all the time in LA.

They sell back bacon for a start off
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I see Fresh and Easy open in your area today. I've been down to the one in San Jose a couple of times now, I used to shop with them all the time in LA.

They sell back bacon for a start off
We have one here in Modesto just opened I keep meaning to go in, are they cheap I have heard they like a Winco!
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We have one here in Modesto just opened I keep meaning to go in, are they cheap I have heard they like a Winco!
I don't know what a Winco is Yes, they are cheap, I like them they have some different things in to Safeways/Nob Hill... and the English stuff they carry is really cheap compared to the English stores. Bought some Bisto at the weekend for $1.99
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I don't know what a Winco is Yes, they are cheap, I like them they have some different things in to Safeways/Nob Hill... and the English stuff they carry is really cheap compared to the English stores. Bought some Bisto at the weekend for $1.99
WOW!! Wil head up there tomorrow less then 5mins from my house
I paid I think it was $4.99 for Bisto in Raleys.
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They sell back bacon for a start off


Wish you had not told me that as I wished more places here sold it, rather than the South African store I have to go to.
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Is there such a thing as Long Life Milk in the US? Ive come across soya milk long life and goats milk but not good old ordinary semi skimmed milk! Odd I know but I really like it!
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