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Old Oct 1st 2013, 9:07 am
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My haul to stash in the cases for tomorrow's flight back include a couple of large jars of Branston, big jar of Marmite, huge bottle of HP, 30 quid's worth of chocolate from Cadbury World (where 10 Curly Wurlys were one pound fifty!) two tins of Heroes and Celebrations plus assorted Mars bars, Chunky Kit-Kats and Snickers!

I just KNOW they're going to get opened by Customs. All I can hope for is that they're honest and don't take any!!!!
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I bet you open it back up and all the Malteasers ones have vanished
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Old Oct 1st 2013, 10:06 am
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LOL...They can have the eclairs. Perhaps I'll put a note in!!
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Originally Posted by Guindalf
My haul to stash in the cases for tomorrow's flight back include a couple of large jars of Branston, big jar of Marmite, huge bottle of HP, 30 quid's worth of chocolate from Cadbury World (where 10 Curly Wurlys were one pound fifty!) two tins of Heroes and Celebrations plus assorted Mars bars, Chunky Kit-Kats and Snickers!

I just KNOW they're going to get opened by Customs. All I can hope for is that they're honest and don't take any!!!!
My strategy is to fly direct to Houston from Heathrow, that way I can shop at the airport and bring back as much as I want in the cabin with me. This sometimes results in me paying nominal duty, but it's not a serious hardship. Of course if I had a connecting flight inside the US I couldn't do this.
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Old Oct 3rd 2013, 12:44 am
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My strategy is to fly direct to Houston from Heathrow, that way I can shop at the airport and bring back as much as I want in the cabin with me. This sometimes results in me paying nominal duty, but it's not a serious hardship. Of course if I had a connecting flight inside the US I couldn't do this.
Nice idea, but apart from the fact that you just don't get the choice at the airport, it's still madly expensive at Heathrow! Remember, it's duty and tax free, but it's NOT profit free!

In fact, it's such a profit maker, they route you through the duty free shop before you even get to the lounges, gates, food, etc. Having said that, they were handing out some nice vintage rum and Patron Tequila samples!!

I found alcohol and cigarette prices to be higher than in the DF shops on a cruise ship, and that's saying something!! Cigs are actually as cheap to buy at the local gas station as they are duty free.

Anyway, I'm glad to report that my stash didn't even cause CBP to open my cases (and the chocol;ate haul was more like 50 quid's worth than 30. I forgot to include what I bought in Asda!!!
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Old Oct 4th 2013, 10:16 am
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Wegmans were selling all the Sharwoods curry sauces for $2.50 a jar, which is almost half price. Selling it at that price till end of the month.
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Not a UK food, but I just had to put my find on here all the same.

I was at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago, and I was browsing (as you do), and I came across a double oven glove! "Well that's strange" I thought to myself, "we don't sell those over here, what a rare find!" Well. It so happens that when I looked at the tag, it was from Wilko! As in Wilkinson's! So I bought it, us British have to stick together lol.
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Ocean State had a 100 count of Typhoo tea bags for $3, which is cheaper than the 80 count they usually have and also a bunch of Cadbury's chocs and biscuits for a couple bucks.
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Just finished up a bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk: Cola, Pretzel and Honeycomb.

Definitely worth asking someone to bring some back for you!
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Not necessarily British, but we've been looking for frozen puff pastry for sausage rolls in Houston for months (whenever we have been at a market). We were in the Indian food shop SubhLaxmi Grocers at the corner of Hillcroft and 59 (very close to us) and found some very acceptable puff pastry squares, made by Indo-European Foods, in the frozen case. Still looking for puff pastry blocks (the kind you roll out for pie) though.
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Not necessarily British, but we've been looking for frozen puff pastry for sausage rolls in Houston for months (whenever we have been at a market). We were in the Indian food shop SubhLaxmi Grocers at the corner of Hillcroft and 59 (very close to us) and found some very acceptable puff pastry squares, made by Indo-European Foods, in the frozen case. Still looking for puff pastry blocks (the kind you roll out for pie) though.
Pepperidge Farm make frozen puff pastry - I used it to make sausage rolls for the first time last Christmas. They have also just brought out what they call "cups" which in Europe you'd call vol-au-vents - a staple at all my parties as a kid!

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Kiki's in Brighton, MA

Little Irish deli type place, anyway at the mo they've got a 48 count box of Crunchies for $20, heinz beans for a buck and a bunch of other stuff on sale.
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Originally Posted by Speedwell
Not necessarily British, but we've been looking for frozen puff pastry for sausage rolls in Houston for months (whenever we have been at a market). We were in the Indian food shop SubhLaxmi Grocers at the corner of Hillcroft and 59 (very close to us) and found some very acceptable puff pastry squares, made by Indo-European Foods, in the frozen case. Still looking for puff pastry blocks (the kind you roll out for pie) though.
Puff Pastry in sheets or vol au vent cases by Pepperidge Farm in H.E.B. in the dessert section, normally on the bottom shelf. Blocks of puff pastry at Phoenicia on Westheimer, pick up some chocolate baklava squares while you are there, you wont be disappointed, and maybe some orangina to wash it down, and did I mention proper cadbury's chocolate...
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Puff Pastry in sheets or vol au vent cases by Pepperidge Farm in H.E.B. in the dessert section, normally on the bottom shelf. Blocks of puff pastry at Phoenicia on Westheimer, pick up some chocolate baklava squares while you are there, you wont be disappointed, and maybe some orangina to wash it down, and did I mention proper cadbury's chocolate...
Awesome, I've been meaning to go out there forever. The person who told me about it said they had Hungarian Pick sausage too...
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Some Giant around the DC metro area carry a small selection of goods; teas Ribena, Robinsons, colemans ....
I think Heinz "Homestyle" beans with brown sugar and bacon or was it the molasses and pork are the equivalent to the UK ones, imo they taste the same. $1.80 vs $3-4 for them at Wholepaycheck or CostPlus etc.
Wallyworld carries digestives for quite cheap .... plus you get to play Walmart Bingo too!
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