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Old Jun 18th 2012, 11:43 pm
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Mmmm percy pigs. They do a vegetarian version now too
I looked but couldnt see the veggie version - I just couldnt bring myself to buy the PP after reading the ingredients - OMG it said Pork Gelatine!!! Put me right off!!!!! Its a sweet for goodness sake - not a roast dinner!!!
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 3:07 am
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I don't miss English food at all, I can but most uk products in my local supermarket, more expensive as there imported but not worth the price. I did once buy a tin of Heinze tomato soup from the uk shop, I took one taste and chucked it out, it was horrid, then I remembered that that's just how tasted in the past.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by Ruth16
I don't miss English food at all, I can but most uk products in my local supermarket, more expensive as there imported but not worth the price. I did once buy a tin of Heinze tomato soup from the uk shop, I took one taste and chucked it out, it was horrid, then I remembered that that's just how tasted in the past.
Then you didn't really have anything to contribute to this thread then...
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 3:44 am
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Then you didn't really have anything to contribute to this thread then...
Bit sarcastic for a suppose to be Mod, aren't you.
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Originally Posted by Ruth16
I don't miss English food at all, I can but most uk products in my local supermarket, more expensive as there imported but not worth the price. I did once buy a tin of Heinze tomato soup from the uk shop, I took one taste and chucked it out, it was horrid, then I remembered that that's just how tasted in the past.
You appear to be broken.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by Ruth16
Bit sarcastic for a suppose to be Mod, aren't you.
And?

Also, no sarcasm involved with that post.

There are tons of threads praising and berating English and American foods.

This isn't one of either, but just a place where folks have found a particular good deal or find either locally, at a chain or online.
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So after some recommendations from people here, Mrs Nu and I took a drive down to UK Gourmet in Newtown today.
Looking at those pictures I can get about half that stuff at any Canadian supermarket, I bought an orange Aero and a Flake from the gas station the other day.

Never really understand why they go to all the trouble of importing it all from the UK.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 5:47 am
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Looking at those pictures I can get about half that stuff at any Canadian supermarket, I bought an orange Aero and a Flake from the gas station the other day.

Never really understand why they go to all the trouble of importing it all from the UK.
Newtown is closer to me than Canadia

We can get some stuff in the supermarket... McVities Biscuits, Branston etc, but its pretty basic and the prices are steep.
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Does anyone know why Cost Plus no longer sells Cadbury's chocolates? They still have Mars & Nestle products and also Cadbury's biccies but no chocs? I tried asking them but they didn't know (of course).
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 5:56 am
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Looking at those pictures I can get about half that stuff at any Canadian supermarket, I bought an orange Aero and a Flake from the gas station the other day.

Never really understand why they go to all the trouble of importing it all from the UK.
It's mostly cost. Can get a lot of that stuff too, but I don't fancy spending $6 on a 60p packet of biscuits or $1.50 on a 20p chocolate bar.

That and it really is hit or miss finding stuff in the shops for a fun treat. Can find a lot of it easily enough here and where we lived previously, but next to impossible for a lot of it up in Maine and postage is horrid.

None of it is going to be a maker or a breaker for staying in the country, but it's nice to have some treats of home now and again.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 5:59 am
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It's mostly cost. Can get a lot of that stuff too, but I don't fancy spending $6 on a 60p packet of biscuits or $1.50 on a 20p chocolate bar.

That and it really is hit or miss finding stuff in the shops for a fun treat. Can find a lot of it easily enough here and where we lived previously, but next to impossible for a lot of it up in Maine and postage is horrid.

None of it is going to be a maker or a breaker for staying in the country, but it's nice to have some treats of home now and again.
I also like just being in the store. Sounds stupid, but being surrounded by familiar labels is just nice sometimes.

And no, I don't understand why they are STILL more familiar to me than the US ones after I have been here all this time.
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by toopie28
Does anyone know why Cost Plus no longer sells Cadbury's chocolates? They still have Mars & Nestle products and also Cadbury's biccies but no chocs? I tried asking them but they didn't know (of course).
Kraft, now owns Cadburys, still unknown as to what they are planning.

One rumor is they are going to pull Hersheys licence to make a form of cadbury over here, then launch Cadbury in America with the same Cadburys product the rest of the world enjoys.

But this is just rumor, but I do know they pulled the main South African supply train.
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Originally Posted by toopie28
Does anyone know why Cost Plus no longer sells Cadbury's chocolates? They still have Mars & Nestle products and also Cadbury's biccies but no chocs? I tried asking them but they didn't know (of course).
I wouldn't be surprised if in part it is due to Fresh and Easy opening. They seemed to be having some kind of price war on the English products a few months ago, you could get Hob Nobs for $1.50 as they both kept lowering their prices.

Go to F&E, they have an ok selection of Cadburys.
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Originally Posted by toopie28
Does anyone know why Cost Plus no longer sells Cadbury's chocolates? They still have Mars & Nestle products and also Cadbury's biccies but no chocs? I tried asking them but they didn't know (of course).
They don't?? Its been a month or so..are they out now?
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Old Jun 19th 2012, 9:15 am
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Hannafords had a bunch of Heinz products, the spag rings, beans and stuff like that from $3.60 going for 90c at the moment.
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