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    Whatever you do, don't bring them Wimpys,( Or is it Wimpies?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
    Whatever you do, don't bring them Wimpys,( Or is it Wimpies?).
    wimpy's - not a hmaburger fan then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla5501 View Post
    Cadbury. The stuff that makes it here is not near as good. I also bring back cheddar cheese
    ahhhh uk cadburys is SOO much better- so are the smarties- especially the orange ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlCanSkate View Post
    My girlfriend had a tough time finding Lyle's Golden Syrup and Black Treacle.
    Both are available on Amazon - not sure I'd spend the time buying them or the energy carrying them over the pond.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...lack%20treacle
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    Quote Originally Posted by victoriajh View Post
    wimpy's - not a hmaburger fan then?
    The only time I ate Wimpys was before England had McDonalds and BK and they were mystery meat w/onions that would burn your eyeballs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
    The only time I ate Wimpys was before England had McDonalds and BK and they were mystery meat w/onions that would burn your eyeballs out.
    So the 1970s then.

    Do you have anything valuable to add to this discussion in 2013 or are you just here to stir the shit?

    Yehudi, I'd recommend a trip to Marks & Spencer. Pick anything off the shelves there. It's hard to go wrong.
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    This isn't edible but your friends might get a kick out of this.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...PMa50QHk8ICwDw

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    A few years ago the Paris Salon du Chocolat was considerately held during the same time as TEB, and I went with a friend. Some of our favorite chocolates there turned out to be by a small British company - Booja Booja. If you can find any while in the UK, I would definitely recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    They have Twinings at Stop n Shops here in Connecticut in the regular tea area
    We have Twinnings here too but I've only managed to find the English Afternoon Tea, so far, in Bermuda and the UK pavilion in Epcot.

    Even the British import store here doesn't have the English Afternoon one.

    I'll keep Connecticut in mind...if I'm ever there. I'll be in Boston in July, will have a look there too for sure.

    It's one of my favorite teas.
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    I've never been to England but it all sounds delicious. Now I want chocolates and scones and clotted cream etc. BTW I always thought that crumpets aren't eaten by themselves, that you put jam or something on them. People in books are always eating jam & crumpets so maybe they're not supposed to be good without a topping. I don't really know what a crumpet is.

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    My mouth is watering reading this. As Dame Maggie said in "Gosford Park": "Yum, yum."

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    Clotted cream is so totally worth the airfare to go over there.

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    I concur with all the biscuit recommendations. My personal favourites (that I can't get here) are Club -- either the orange or currant variety. There are lots of other biscuts I like but we have a good selection in our supermarkets here.

    I also concur with Cadbury's -- the Canadian-made stuff is pretty good, but the UK stuff is even better. Tho I do prefer dark most of the time, if I'm going to go milk there's nothing like UK-made Cadbury. A bar called "Time Out" is my fave.

    If you're at Mark's & Spencer, I highly recommend any of their artisan lines of crisps (chips). Oh so good, better than anything you can find on this side of the pond.

    I also try to bring back some bitter lemon, since it's no longer available here, but that's a personal thing, not on everyone's list. Of course it is a weight issue, and it has to be packed in checked luggage since it's a liquid.

    I personally wouldn't bother with cheese -- at least not with bringing any home (do eat lots when you're there!). Aside from the perishibility issue, there's a risk of it being taken away at customs. You can get a lot of great UK cheeses at any good supermarket in either the US or Canada (just picked up some amazing Coastal Cheddar at Trader Joe's this weekend).

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    Don't listen to the naysayers. Crumpets are delicious...especially with cream and jam. YUM!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skategal View Post
    Don't listen to the naysayers. Crumpets are delicious...especially with cream and jam. YUM!!
    They're a lot like (what we call) English muffins so if you like those...
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    Crumpets with butter & honey are one of my favourite winter treats! They're extra delicious if you have a toasting fork and can do them the old-fashioned way, over an open fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post

    Yehudi, I'd recommend a trip to Marks & Spencer. Pick anything off the shelves there. It's hard to go wrong.
    I agree. I get my lunch from them most days, and they have great crisps/potato chips, sweets etc.

    Half the stuff mentioned on this thread I've never tried I'll have to make a trip to the supermaket

    Cadbury tastes different depending on which country it's made in, so as others have said, it's worth a try. As for biscuits...I can't go past chocolate digestives, but that's perhaps just me.

    Go to the food hall at the bottom of John Lewis, Selfridges, Harrods or Fortnum and Mason if you want some food porn They have so much gourmet stuff - the latter three especially. Things that are delicious, but perhaps a little more special in terms of handmade, or not handmade but still unique, specialities etc.
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    Forget your chocolates and crumpets a lovely Melton Mowbray pork pie is what you need
    All this talk of crumpets I've just been to the shops and bought some !

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    I add another recommendation for going to Marks & Spencer and getting anything!

    Fortnum and Mason do really nice lemon curd and lime curd but it's priced for the name, there are just as nice cheaper alternatives in any supermarket.

    I'd also add a nod to Hotel Chocolat which are hands down my favourite chocolates and it seems they're a British company despite the French sounding name. I cannot sing the priases of this chocolate enough!

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    Battenburg cake, little bilberry pies, , vanilla fudge. Can't go wrong with the vanilla fudge.

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