Sweet Treats from Ireland?

Apr 19th, 2007, 06:40 PM
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Sweet Treats from Ireland?

I enjoy touring the food markets (grocery stores) in Germany and England and bringing home boxed cookies and pastries and candies only found there. Any suggestions for your favorite "treats" I can search for during my vacation in Ireland next week?
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Apr 19th, 2007, 06:48 PM
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Hi, Wendie! Try picking up a box of Cadbury Roses or Celebrations. These are just a nice selection of different chocolates, plus they
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Apr 19th, 2007, 06:50 PM
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oops, sorry. I was saying, plus they are individually wrapped, so they are good with sharing with others. The Cadbury choc. sold in Ireland/U.K. is SO much better than that found in the U.S. (sorry Nestle). Have fun!!
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Apr 19th, 2007, 11:44 PM
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They make excellent Irish Whiskey fudge etc; available in most tourist shops...Any of the Farmers markets will have a range of excellent local baking.. Boxty, the Irish potato bread will travel well. Wait until you are here and see the range of typically Irish goods.
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Apr 20th, 2007, 03:03 AM
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Butlers Chocolates - divine!!
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Apr 20th, 2007, 06:10 AM
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cailin; I had never heard of these, but yesterday someone brought me a box... luxurious indeed.
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Apr 20th, 2007, 06:12 AM
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Butlers and Lily O'Brien's chocolates are both wonderful. The biscuit aisle in the grocery stores is always a treat...lots of UK brands, but there are some Irish ones too.
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Apr 20th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Where to start, Irish Whiskey Truffles, Jacob's Elite Teacakes, a biscuit with marshmallow topping, drenched in chocolate, Butler's chocolates, Cadbury CurlyWurly's, McVitie's GingerNuts, Fry's peppermint creams, Boland's Lemon Puffs

Okay hungry AND "Eiresick", now!

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Apr 20th, 2007, 09:11 AM
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I love the shortbread cookies that I brought home with me. To be honest I don't remember the brand name, but the cookies were delicious.

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Apr 20th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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Most of that last list are English..Are they really so much better than in the US? Someone once sent me Hershey chocolate and I was no impressed. We now have the German-based supermarket LIDL whose shelves groan with delicious continental chocolate and biscuits and cakes........Stollen, pannetone...
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Apr 20th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Guinness. It's good for you. Full of vitamins. Fewer calories per unit of volume than skim milk.
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Apr 20th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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i wish i didn't see this post.
now, i'm craving jacobs cream biscuits and kimberleys!! ;-)
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Apr 20th, 2007, 09:45 AM
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Isn't it amazing how food can bring back memories? And how it never tastes the same outside its country? French coffee and croissants...It has been many years now since I travelled, but I can still smell a French boulangerie.Cannot imagine feeling like that about biscuits though!
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Apr 20th, 2007, 11:33 PM
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Lily O'Brien's sticky toffee chocolates. Both milk and dark chocolate in each piece. Heavenly! They were an impulse purchase which I grabbed while in line at the Dunnes Store in Galway and didn't eat until I got home 'cause it was Lent and I'd given up candy. Had I tasted them there, I would've bought lots more! I intend to ask my daughter to bring some back for me when she comes home in June.
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Apr 21st, 2007, 04:39 AM
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Barm Brack from Bewley's on Grafton Street in Dublin. I'm not too sure about bringing it back home but you could eat loads of it spread thickly with irish butter, yum, yum!!
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Apr 23rd, 2007, 05:57 AM
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You cannot go wrong with Butlers Chocolates and there are several ones as coffe shops/cafe with the chocolate sales area. You get to choose a free chocolate when you order a drink. I think its a nice touch and I feel the chocolate is better than Lilly O'Briens. Brack is not as common year round. i only thought it was in Octiber for halloween...Cailin am I right. I don't see it but I never look for it in the shops or Bewleys. Bring back some brown bread from a bakery or Bewleys on Grafron street in the bakery up front. I usually bring them over to my mother and she freezes it to stay fresh and defrosts as she needs. Most biscuits are similar or the same as the UK. The piny marcshmallow with the coconut are Mikado I believe. Don't really eat that anymore

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Apr 24th, 2007, 04:25 AM
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Yes, that's correct - brack is only really eaten around halloween.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 06:58 AM
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Brack is on every farmers' market every week now.....
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Apr 24th, 2007, 07:20 AM
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I haven't really noticed it in the Temple bar or Northside food markets. I think its an aquired taste like fruit cake I am not mad on either.
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Apr 24th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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Nor me; the markets we sell at always have it but I never buy it.... also it is always on the menu at the Folk Museum teashop here in Glencolumcill... So I assumed it was generally around.. It seems to be very popular from the speed it sells at...

The markets sell delicious scones and cakes too.... those we enjoy greatly. fruit tarts too; called pies here... rhubarb is back now after the winter gap....
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