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Old Dec 13th 2011, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Egg and Cress
Sorry, kiddo - your prices are too rich for us! Add S&H and that makes the cost almost exorbitant. This is one reason why the British import shop that was here in Memphis bombed - their prices were just that much too much to most of their patrons, even for an ex-pat.
They all dive bomb sooner or later because of the prices shame really!!

Better get my shopping list ready for my UK trip
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They all dive bomb sooner or later because of the prices shame really!!

Better get my shopping list ready for my UK trip
I've noticed the prices in the local World Market have really come down since Fresh and Easy opened in the area. Hob Nobs used to be $6.99, F&E sell them for $4.99 and now WM has them at $3.99, similar kind of thing for Salad Cream, HP...
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Old Dec 13th 2011, 8:44 pm
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Yes, the plain ones taste like chopped, pressed & formed cardboard to me.
They're okay dipped in tea, but yeah, minging other wise and they make a mess of the mug
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Originally Posted by Egg and Cress
Sorry, kiddo - your prices are too rich for us! Add S&H and that makes the cost almost exorbitant. This is one reason why the British import shop that was here in Memphis bombed - their prices were just that much too much to most of their patrons, even for an ex-pat.
The one in Freeport, Maine, seems to do well mostly because it has some of the staples, Robinsons, Marmite, crisps etc for pretty cheap and then some things are a bit crazy...but then they make most of their money selling Barbour coats for a fortune, but slightly cheaper than all the Brit tourists pay back in blighty

That and regular, holiday sales where they clear everything for peanuts
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They're okay dipped in tea, but yeah, minging other wise and they make a mess of the mug
They make a great flan base...crush them and mix with a little melted butter. I always used them when I made lemon meringue many moons ago.
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Originally Posted by N1cky
I've noticed the prices in the local World Market have really come down since Fresh and Easy opened in the area. Hob Nobs used to be $6.99, F&E sell them for $4.99 and now WM has them at $3.99, similar kind of thing for Salad Cream, HP...
Saving a fortune no World Markets in Grass Valley
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Errrmmmmm potatoes. Widely available and taste just like they do in the UK.
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Originally Posted by megalaser
The things I have never seen in the US are Saveloys, frozen Yorkshire puddings, decent smoked salmon and real UK type bagels.
Yes I was right, you can get it at Fresh & Easy (which doesn't help if you don't live in the SW), 4 oz for $5.99. Seems okay to me. They also have cuttings.
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Pack of 24 Weetabix in The London Market in SLC - just over $11

Pack of 24 Weetabix in Whole Foods Market - $4.27.....

I just wish that Fresh & Easy (sorry, Tesco ) would move a little further east than Vegas. Whole Foods here only carries Marmite, Colman's, Weetabix and a few imported cheddar cheeses (having my home town about 20 miles from Cheddar, I'm particular ), but at least they carry some - I'll look for a bigger store and see if they have a better selection though.

Never seen any English foods in Wal*Mart, Target or the local grocery stores (Smith's, Dick's, Harmon's) although one Harmon's does carry some British cheeses - damned if I'm paying $21.99 a lb for cheese though! :thumb down:

At least Costco carries Mexican coca-cola, so sugar not HFCS, for when I want some pop.
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One thing you have to carefully check, when you are buying British Goods, is the expiration date on whatever it is you are looking at.

This applies to larger chains, as well as Mom & Pop stores.


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Originally Posted by rallybug
I just wish that Fresh & Easy (sorry, Tesco ) would move a little further east than Vegas.
Pfft, it's only an 800 mile round trip.

I know Tesco's says otherwise, but I get the impression that F&E isn't doing too well, several locations where they've built stores but never opened them and they're just mothballed.
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Hannafords had all the Christmas stuff at 75% off, which included Terry's Choc oranges and the mint chocs, Mincemeat fillings and other bits and pieces.
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The place in Freeport has 20% off all of the Christmas stuff at the moment. Things like Christmas puddings are still quite expensive but crackers and decorations might be worth getting now and saving for next year.
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Originally Posted by Steve_
Pfft, it's only an 800 mile round trip.

I know Tesco's says otherwise, but I get the impression that F&E isn't doing too well, several locations where they've built stores but never opened them and they're just mothballed.
They've lost nearly a billion dollars since they moved to the US - granted that's mainly through the costs of new store openings but they have been given about a year and a half to break even at least I understand. Their big investors like Warren Buffet will want to see results soon. I hope they turn things around, I would be very sad to see Fresh and Easy go.
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The place in Freeport has 20% off all of the Christmas stuff at the moment. Things like Christmas puddings are still quite expensive but crackers and decorations might be worth getting now and saving for next year.
Bit of a risk, but last year, in the New Year, all that stuff was 50-75% off and they still had puds and crackers.

The advent calenders were 2 for a buck or so too, so a bit of cheap choc
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