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« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2005 04:15:07 AM »

awwww, I love this idea. I lived in London last summer, and I was supposed to move back there for a job, but it didn't work out. I'm still homesick for it everyday.

I miss MacVittie's biscuits (you can get them here, but they're not the same), Branston pickles, taking the tube... also this great bar on a boat on the Thames I used to go to, the Tattershall Castle. ***Sigh***

I'll have to decide between this and the Amelie swap, since I'm a newbie and can only sign up for one! But yeah, keep me posted.
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« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2005 12:25:47 PM »


Don't they have peanut butter in the UK?

Yep, definately! We have 3 jars in the larder!

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« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2005 01:02:52 PM »

We have peanut butter here in the uk but they don't seem to have made any related sweetie products....I wish they would!

This thread on another board I post on might be of some interest!

That's hilarious. Yep, it's not that there's no PB, it's the sugar and chocolate components that are missing. Of course any Brits who really love the stuff could always make "Buckeyes" (which I guess you'd have to call conkers, or horsechestnuts): mix up PB with confectioners sugar, roll into balls, dip in melted chocolate, and chill until firm. Nice. Or, request them in this swap!  Grin  My BF at Uni used to always want me to bring PB Snickers, which they don't make any more, as well a s PB Twix, which they still make (and cartons of duty free cigs but that's another matter). Candy is so much better in the UK though. What I REALLY miss is Sainsbury's thick & creamy vanilla yoghurt. Nothing here compares!
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« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2005 01:06:22 PM »

Candy is so much better in the UK though.

Really? Are you serious? I could kill a slug for a packet of Peppermint Patties. And yes, I am totally addicted to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The last time I got some was last year when I went to NYC. We left 2 days before Hallowe'en and so I went to the supermarket to grab some bags of sweets....Well, I got so much, the cashier was convinced that it was for the trick-or-treaters.  Grin
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« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2005 01:13:05 PM »

Maybe it's just the grass is greener (or "chocolate is more chocolicious") on the other side of the pond! But yeah....I love the creamy chocolatey loveliness of British sweets! Oh, and I miss diet Lilt!!! I guess that would be a bit much to swap though, haha. I also have a weird smell-memory association about Sainsbury's dryer sheets..yeah, I'm a weirdo. I'm glad we have Lush now, and I can even get Boots products (happy dance of joy) But no Lilt or the yoghurt!
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« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2005 04:31:49 PM »

Sorry but this just had to be said..... Peanuts, yuk  Tongue  Can't stand 'em or anything with them in.  You can all throw things at me (as long as there are no peanuts involved) and carry on with your pb loving conversation now  =)

On the chocolate side, I have to say that Galaxy make some of the best chocolate.  Galaxy beats Cadbury's any day.  There's nothing quite like a bar of galaxy caramel dipped in a cup of coffee/hot chocolate.  And has anyone tried those Willy Wonka bars they brought out because of the film remake?  The fudgey scrumptilicious whatever they are bars are quite something, but at 48p a bar it's something I won't be buying again.

I miss MacVittie's biscuits

Yummy  =)  those digestives with caramel and chocolate on top  =)  But they aren't quite as good as Fox's ginger cream crunch thingies or their Classic biscuit.
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« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2005 05:44:09 PM »

Well, they're horrid, but for some reason, I love chewing on Quality Street Licorice. When I have it, it's like a cow chewing its cud. You can find boxes of them sometimes in Big Lots here, but by that time, they're stale.

There's a supermarket on the beach where I live, and they have a few shelves devoted to British items because so many Brit tourists stay on the beach there, and if they get a hankering for salad cream, shortbread, or Birds Custard they they do not have far to go. It's funny to see it next to the Mexican (ethnic) stuff!

I wonder, is the Cadbury here less sweet than the Cadbury over there? I mean, is it the same quality?
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« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2005 07:18:37 PM »

I think Cadbury only sells those cream-filled easter eggs here, whereas in England they sell them in bars & stuff, like Hershey
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« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2005 08:24:40 PM »

Oooh, I think they're German or something but you made me think of Kinder Eggs! Fun!
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« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2005 12:24:01 AM »


We still have some 1 notes in Scotland; mostly coins, but some notes are still in circulation.

American chocoloate tastes sweeter to most of what is on sale in the UK.  The only stuff I've ever had here that tastes like US chocolate was in cheap (sorry!) easter eggs.

Kinder eggs rock!   If you can't get them in the US and anyone wants them, I can happily send some out!
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