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Old Jan 6th 2020, 1:13 pm
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The Trader Joe's ones aren't as good as Warburtons
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Old Jan 6th 2020, 1:59 pm
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Dunno either, I only saw them there yesterday. More research is needed :-)
Lizzyq made some from scratch that were pretty damned good too.
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Old Jan 8th 2020, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by Olly_ View Post
Oxo cubes are a definite no, you're lucky that you didn't get caught with them and I'd suggest not trying that again especially if you want to get Global Entry in the future.

Everything else was probably fine though. I always bring back loads of stuff including plenty of Paxo

Costco had Warburtons crumpets for a while, they seem to have stopped stocking them for the moment though.
Yes will defo take stuffing with me lol. What about Bisto Best can this be taken? Oh and tins of mushy peas?
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Old Jan 8th 2020, 12:13 am
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Bisto in the red tub is okay, it even says it's suitable for vegetarians so there's definitely no actual meat in it.
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Old Jan 11th 2020, 11:59 am
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Is there anything similar to Bernard Matthew mini turkey Kiev’s in the USA?
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Old Jan 11th 2020, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by nikkif99uk View Post
Is there anything similar to Bernard Matthew mini turkey Kiev’s in the USA?
No idea what they are, but if not, couldn't you just make your own? They're so quick and easy to do.

Oh, and Bisto Best contains real beef extract, so going on what people have said above, you won't be able to take that with you.

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Old Jan 11th 2020, 4:58 pm
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I brought some Walkers Marmite flavor crisps back with me on my last trip. Looking for them on Amazon now ...
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- $5+ for a 6-pack ... maybe I'll wait till someone comes to visit me ...

Also some cookies from Morrisons - best cookies I've ever tasted that weren't home made ...


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Old Jan 11th 2020, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
No idea what they are, but if not, couldn't you just make your own? They're so quick and easy to do.

Oh, and Bisto Best contains real beef extract, so going on what people have said above, you won't be able to take that with you.
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Old Jan 12th 2020, 7:03 am
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Originally Posted by nikkif99uk View Post
Ugh, they look revolting. But on the plus side, if you’re a fan of processed cheese, you won’t go short of that in America.
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Say goodbye to good chocolate!! US chocolate is nasty!! Stock up on Cadbury before you leave :-)

I wish I brought my old Mini - since they don’t have them over here they sell for a premium.
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Old Jan 17th 2020, 2:56 am
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Originally Posted by ScottishChris View Post
Say goodbye to good chocolate!! US chocolate is nasty!! Stock up on Cadbury before you leave :-)

I wish I brought my old Mini - since they don’t have them over here they sell for a premium.
I now pretty much exclusively buy Lindor truffles.
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Old Jan 17th 2020, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by warren505 View Post
Wow surprised at some of the replies, sure there's a few odd thing you can't get here...like real kinder eggs! but the US is so cheap compared to other western countries , no VAT! just low state sales taxes in the 6% range , you can buy almost anything you need .
We have walmart , target etc cheap general stuff, harbor freight for cheap tools and building supplies cheap at home depot. (unless your going to live in a city center!) Petrol is cheep!
its the life style that's different. NO friendly Pub, just noisy or skuzzy bars for the most part Drive everywhere to do anything, walking not practical unless in city center.
People can be very friendly especially if you have a UK accent but also shallow friendships. You will know nobody that you grew up with so no 'friends forever' from school or college.
Schools are totally confusing if your not involved, they do everything different.
dont get me wrong, the US is an easy place to live if you are not a dead beat but its not the UK.
The hardest thing is just because its different don't think it wrong and offend people by saying so and coming out like a smart ass foreigner.....
cheers warren
I heard something just a few days back about that, they were banned because of the choking hazard inside the egg, after research you can only get Kinder JOY in the US for that reason and are not allowed to import them.

Personally I miss Marmite, Branston Pickle, HP sauce, pork pies and Decent scotch eggs, like smoky joes from Tebay services, other 'farm' style produce from uk,
However. when the relatives come.... the pickles and sauces in jars can be brought if it does not contain meat.
you can get such items in certain shops in 'the world food isle' but expect to pay more, around $6-10 a bottle / jar.

Last time i was in UK i loaded up on 2 GBP jars of branston :-)

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Originally Posted by ScottishChris View Post
Say goodbye to good chocolate!! US chocolate is nasty!! Stock up on Cadbury before you leave :-)

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There is lots of good chocolate, unless you just buy supermarket-type brands. For instance, Costco has wonderful Belgian chocolates at excellent prices (as well as tom169's Lindor truffles!).
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Old Jan 17th 2020, 2:05 pm
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Say goodbye to good chocolate!! US chocolate is nasty!! Stock up on Cadbury before you leave. ......
You think that Cadbury makes good chocolate?

The EU tried to have cheap British chocolate reclassified as "flavoured vegetable fat", and much as it pains me to agree with anything that the European Onion proposes, on that specific point, I think they were correct.
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger View Post
There is lots of good chocolate, unless you just buy supermarket-type brands. For instance, Costco has wonderful Belgian chocolates at excellent prices (as well as tom169's Lindor truffles!).
Exactly!

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You think that Cadbury makes good chocolate?

The EU tried to have cheap British chocolate reclassified as "flavoured vegetable fat", and much as it pains me to agree with anything that the European Onion proposes, on that specific point, I think they were correct.
Agreed. Praising Cadburys over (eg) Hersheys is like preferring a Yugo over a Ford Pinto, while ignoring the ready availability of Honda's and Mercedes! Brits are brought up on Cadburys so it's a familiar taste, that's all.
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