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Chocolate from the UK

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  • CanadianCanadian Registered User
    edited February 2010
    baelion wrote: »
    Candy etc I'm looking forward to IN THE US :D :

    Tootsie Rolls
    Charleston Chew
    Dark Chocolate M&Ms
    Fraling's (sp?) Peanut Butter Chews
    Butterfingers
    Mountain Dew

    Just because i didn't want you to think you have nothing of value to us.



    You guys in the UK do not have those items there? Wow...We have all of those items in Canada plus all of the items Americans are looking for in terms of imported items from the UK / Canada.

  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Coincidentally I just picked up a case of butterfingers, I give them to the neighborhood kids when they help me shovel snow, and such.

  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Coincidentally I just picked up a case of butterfingers, I give them to the neighborhood kids when they help me shovel snow, and such.

    Candy + Kids = Mmmmmm... Do I hear a white van rolling in? Nahhhhjk it's just cheap child labor ;p

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Coincidentally I just picked up a case of butterfingers, I give them to the neighborhood kids when they help me shovel snow, and such.

    Candy + Kids = Mmmmmm... Do I hear a white van rolling in? Nahhhhjk it's just cheap child labor ;p

    Actually they just idolize me because Im in the military, so I try to teach them right from wrong, since theyre inner city kids.

    Its just like a bad 80's movie.

  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Coincidentally I just picked up a case of butterfingers, I give them to the neighborhood kids when they help me shovel snow, and such.

    Candy + Kids = Mmmmmm... Do I hear a white van rolling in? Nahhhhjk it's just cheap child labor ;p

    Actually they just idolize me because Im in the military, so I try to teach them right from wrong, since theyre inner city kids.

    Its just like a bad 80's movie.

    And that I guess >.>.. why give them butterfingers when you can give them the gift of gaming ;p

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  • LonoLono Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    baelion wrote: »
    Candy etc I'm looking forward to IN THE US :D :

    Tootsie Rolls
    Charleston Chew
    Dark Chocolate M&Ms
    Fraling's (sp?) Peanut Butter Chews
    Butterfingers
    Mountain Dew

    Just because i didn't want you to think you have nothing of value to us.

    You lack Mountain Dew?!?!!?

    I would like to echo chupa's sentiments. You blokes are truly unfortunate.

  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lono wrote: »
    baelion wrote: »
    Candy etc I'm looking forward to IN THE US :D :

    Tootsie Rolls
    Charleston Chew
    Dark Chocolate M&Ms
    Fraling's (sp?) Peanut Butter Chews
    Butterfingers
    Mountain Dew

    Just because i didn't want you to think you have nothing of value to us.

    You lack Mountain Dew?!?!!?

    I would like to echo chupa's sentiments. You blokes are truly unfortunate.

    Yeah but we get Irn Bru, so we're square :P

  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    now i have to leave the house to buy irn bru. damn you kropotkin.

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  • DireKittyDireKitty Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Canadian wrote: »
    baelion wrote: »
    Candy etc I'm looking forward to IN THE US :D :

    Tootsie Rolls
    Charleston Chew
    Dark Chocolate M&Ms
    Fraling's (sp?) Peanut Butter Chews
    Butterfingers
    Mountain Dew

    Just because i didn't want you to think you have nothing of value to us.



    You guys in the UK do not have those items there? Wow...We have all of those items in Canada plus all of the items Americans are looking for in terms of imported items from the UK / Canada.

    We have a version of Mountain Dew... but the Mountain Dew we have up here in Canada is different from what they have in the states.

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    That's because in Canada it's made with cane sugar and not HFCS.

  • DireKittyDireKitty Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    It also doesn't have caffeine in it.

  • chupamiubrechupamiubre Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    DireKitty wrote: »
    It also doesn't have caffeine in it.

    Mountain dew with out the caffeine sounds like a cigarette that lacks nicotine whats the point?

    Also anyone know why they do this?

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Because they hate all that is good in the world.

    Cept' boobs, they love those.

  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    who doesn't?

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  • DortmunderDortmunder Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So...seriously..is all candy/chocolate in the states made with HFCS? No sugar whatsoever?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Mostly. Drinks too. Hell there are some candies that are pretty much nothing but HFCS.

  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So I was just speaking with another PAXer and they're from the UK too. Here in the US we get Girl Scout cookies once a year for a few weeks.

    So, LPM, I am gonna give you some next month since you're bring us goodies from the UK.

  • RhileyRhiley Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Mass produced chocolates are all HFCS in the United States, but there are a lot of artisan chocolatiers out there now. It is similar to the American beer situation, people complain about how terrible Budweiser is when they could be having seasonal microbrews instead.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Rdr wrote: »
    So I was just speaking with another PAXer and they're from the UK too. Here in the US we get Girl Scout cookies once a year for a few weeks.

    So, LPM, I am gonna give you some next month since you're bring us goodies from the UK.

    OOooo, I'd forgotten all about those! Someone sent me some about a year ago, they were lovely! If I have the choice, Mint Thins, please!!!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Thin mints are the best girl scout cookies, period.

  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Has this been brought up in the thread?

    How do you plan on getting Kinder Eggs through homeland security checkpoints?

    They are on the watchlist as contraband that is not allowed into the United States and it is a specific question that border agents ask when coming into the country.

    http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/archives/2009_news_releases/february_2009/02252009_7.xml

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  • chupamiubrechupamiubre Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lord Jezo wrote: »
    Has this been brought up in the thread?

    How do you plan on getting Kinder Eggs through homeland security checkpoints?

    They are on the watchlist as contraband that is not allowed into the United States and it is a specific question that border agents ask when coming into the country.

    http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/archives/2009_news_releases/february_2009/02252009_7.xml


    If some tsa agent asks if you have kinder eggs think were doomed on the whole home security front.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    If some tsa agent asks if you have kinder eggs think were doomed on the whole home security front.

    I really mean it when I said they ask. A friend just came back from a couple country Europe trip and one of the questions they asked him at the gate was "Are you bringing back any Kinder Eggs?"

    Check this link out and look at what the #1 confiscated item by customs is:

    http://www.customs.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/archives/2008_news_releases/june_2008/06122008_2.xml

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  • JSmurfJSmurf Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Not that I am in any way trying to get this store in trouble, but for those of you attending PAX prime a store in the Pike Place Market was selling Kinder Eggs. I picked up a couple at PAX 09 (along with a certain nasty bug).

    Also considering whether asking for a Mars bar or two is a good idea, the thing they call a mars bar over here.... <shudder> it has nuts in it!

  • chupamiubrechupamiubre Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lord Jezo wrote: »
    If some tsa agent asks if you have kinder eggs think were doomed on the whole home security front.

    I really mean it when I said they ask. A friend just came back from a couple country Europe trip and one of the questions they asked him at the gate was "Are you bringing back any Kinder Eggs?"

    Check this link out and look at what the #1 confiscated item by customs is:

    http://www.customs.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/archives/2008_news_releases/june_2008/06122008_2.xml

    WOW thats pretty weird that anyone would care if i have a kinder egg in my bag. I mean kinder eggs were only banned because of some bs fda rule that said you cant have non food items enclosed in food items. Well i say bring them in at your own risk i guess.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Lion Bars > *

    Love those things. Wonder why they never made it over here outside of import shops.

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  • TrionTrion Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Heck, if I can't get Kinder Eggs, I say surprise me.

  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Our Mars Bars don't have nuts in them, that would be a Snickers bar. I'll add them to the list.

    As for Kinder Eggs, i would have thought that US Customs people would have bigger things to worry about than Kinder Eggs, and Trion, groan, dreadful pun!

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  • TrionTrion Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    As for Kinder Eggs, i would have thought that US Customs people would have bigger things to worry about than Kinder Eggs, and Trion, groan, dreadful pun!

    Ha! I didn't even do that on purpose.

  • Wraith260Wraith260 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Our Mars Bars don't have nuts in them, that would be a Marathon bar.

    and damn them for changing it!! :x:x

  • OnWeOnWe Registered User
    edited February 2010
    All of the following are available for purchase at symphony mart in boston, 5 blocks away from the convention center:
    Symphony Mart - maps.google.com
    1130 Boylston Street, Boston

    Rdr - Aero, wispa*
    VisionOfClarity - Cadburys Dairy Milk
    gilby123 Smarties in a tube
    cadbury's creme eggs for strange people!
    Lord Jezo - Lion Bar

    *only regular wispa available

  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Wraith260 wrote: »
    Our Mars Bars don't have nuts in them, that would be a Marathon bar.

    and damn them for changing it!! :x:x

    Yep, I hate the name change, too, but i knew the US peeps would recognise it.

    Also, Opal Fruits what's wrong with that!?

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Our Mars Bars don't have nuts in them, that would be a Snickers bar. I'll add them to the list.

    The Mars Bar is available in the US but they are called, wait for it, Milky Ways. Having said that, the UK variant is somewhat sweeter than the American one.

    If anyone in the US is curious, we can bring over UK Milky Ways as well, but they are not like the ones you have in the 'colonies'. They can best be compared to 3 Musketeers bars only much sweeter. The taste is all based on the use of real suger, as has been stated earlier on in this thread.

    Just as an aside, when I was at PAX '09 I did go into a grocery store with some follow attendees to get some supplies. I couldn't help but be a little surprised over the lack of choice with regards to sweets/candy there was there compared to the UK. Anyone know why this is?

  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I've been chocolate shopping - all sorts of eggs, chocolate, turkish delight, wispas. mars bars, kinder bueno and bountys! I've not finished yet.

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  • DaNerdDaNerd Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I find that grocery stores tend to be hit or miss with their candy selection. Most of it is by the cashier's for impulse buyers, but it means they have a limited selection and it's annoying to get to when there are lines. For regular stores, I find that drug stores like Duane Reade, Rite Aid, etc tend to have the best selection outside of specialty stores.

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  • JSmurfJSmurf Registered User
    edited February 2010
    As a displaced Brit (been living in the US for over 8 years now) I also find the lack of chocolate variety disturbing, you can get a wider selection in different locations. US chocolate seems to like adding nuts and peanut butter a little bit too much for my taste. The white Kit Kat was about briefly but seems to have disappeared.

    As for US Milky Way being like a UK Mars bar, I say nay, tis like comparing Californian 'champagne' to French champagne, nowhere near the same league.

    Symphony Mart sounds awesome, I will definitely be checking them out.

    Even in my mid west location we get creme eggs around Easter time, they start selling them a little after the start of the year and stop right after Easter. I always pick up a bunch of them on sale after Easter to stock up for the rest of the year. Cadburys Diary Milk can also be picked up at Walmart here.

  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Rdr wrote: »
    So I was just speaking with another PAXer and they're from the UK too. Here in the US we get Girl Scout cookies once a year for a few weeks.

    So, LPM, I am gonna give you some next month since you're bring us goodies from the UK.

    OOooo, I'd forgotten all about those! Someone sent me some about a year ago, they were lovely! If I have the choice, Mint Thins, please!!!

    Thin Mints it is! :)

  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    <3<3<3<3 Rdr!

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  • Pablo the PenguinPablo the Penguin Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    My sister went to Slovenia for a while and fell in love with something called "Milka Bars" (or at least that's what I think they are). do you have any of those?

    p.s. do we have to pay? and if so, what currency do you accept?

  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'll see if I can find Milka Bars! I'm not expecting people to pay, but i've just had a good idea, you can make a donation to Child's Play if you'd like to!

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