Taking food home from vacation

Old Apr 4th, 2003, 12:16 AM
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Kaja, we have Ben and Jerrys Chunky Monkey in the shops here in Ireland so it has to be in the UK. Check Sainsburys. Also Knorr is a Swiss company I believe so you should get the packet soups in the UK. We used to buy these in Ireland before they were in the states many years ago. Pepperidge farm I have never seen and shake & bake you can find in a specialist import food stores. There are a few in the UK. The only one I knew in Dublin closed afew years ago. My supply has been cut off!
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Old Apr 4th, 2003, 02:48 AM
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Every time I visit Germany I bring back:

Gluhwein spice (easier than mixing my own)
Feigling (fig vodka)
German chocolate & biscuits (there are German supermarkets over here now, but its not quite the same)

Every time my father visits Holland I get him to bring back Hagelschlag (chocolate pieces that my Dutch host family used to put on toast. Yum)

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Old Mar 6th, 2004, 09:48 AM
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dont laugh but I love plastic bags! They have different sizes than in the US ie for vegetables nice long bags like you use i the grocery store.

Ricola tea the best thing for a sore throat.

Chocolate of any kind.
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Kavey, thanks for the link to your mum's site, I can't wait to try some of her recipes.
Best, Maureen
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Old Mar 6th, 2004, 02:23 PM
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Kaja, I live in northern England. Ben & Jerry's ice cream is sold in the grocery stores here. Try Safeway and/or ASDA.
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Old Mar 7th, 2004, 01:35 PM
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I always visit the grocery stores when we travel. I also look for kitchen gadgets in hardware stores and houseware stores. I usually get spices and baking supplies, cookie cutters, etc. Gluhwein spice just seems more authentic when you bring it back from Europe instead of making your own.
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Old Mar 7th, 2004, 02:16 PM
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In local grocery stores in Belgium and Germany, I found some really neat edible items for my gingerbread houses (Unusually-shaped candies, cookies, baking supplies). Things that I wouldn't have been able to find in the States, unless I ordered them from a specialty shop.
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One of my favourite dishes with golden syrup..

Coat some slices of white bread in beaten egg. Fry on both sides. Spread with butter and/or peanut butter and make a stack of 2 or three slices. Pour golden syrup all over. Absolutely delicious and totally lethal!
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