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Chocolate from the UK

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  • DortmunderDortmunder Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Kind of like a consistent, sticky(ish) jelly. It's really good.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_delight

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  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    gilby123 wrote: »
    They may have been Smarties, but can't recall.

    Sounds like them to me

    I'm flying in from the UK too, so feel free to ask me to split the load.
    I've been hearing about this mountain dew throwback. will that stuff be around still when we're over? i like dew, but i'd love to taste it with sugar instead of that damn syrup.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Bril, thanks baelion and Dortmunder, I'll pm you in March.

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  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    slaader wrote: »
    I cannot believe any of you have not asked for a Wispa. Best part about the UK...that and Snake Bite Blacks.

    it literally took me reading this 3 times to realise snakebite blacks isn't a sweet.
    which is terrible, since i drink them all the time too.
    although it's technically snakebite AND black, since it's snakebite (half lager, half cider for you people not in the know) and blackcurrant cordial.
    often known as a diesel.

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'm also flying from the UK (as LewieP knows only too well) so any assistance in distributing chocolate foodstuffs from Perphideous Albion, I'll be on hand to help.

    As suggestions for items people may be interested in:

    Boost Bar
    Roses
    Quality Street
    Jaffa Cakes
    Foxes glacier fruits
    Minstrels
    Aero
    Wispa
    Munchies
    Flakes
    Lion Bar
    Maltesers

    I can't think of any more, but that should do you :) Any requests and the OP will be updated, as promised by LewieP's Mummy :)

  • CanadianCanadian Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Singollo wrote: »
    Canadian wrote: »
    WHAT...They do not sell all of the chocolate mentioned in the first post, in the United States?...What do you guys have for chocolate?

    We have whats known as corn syrup candy or as some people put it waxy candy. The thing about America is we have a sweet tooth so our candy tends to get modified to taylor to it or so that's what the companies claim. Cadbury for example ships chocolate to us then we add corn syrup to make it sweeter and as result the chocolate content is reduced. Cadbury UK response to this is Americans prefer it this way.


    I wouldn't call the candy / chocolate in the US sweet, I have had some of it before and it tasted like sugarless candy. I looked for familiar brands that we have in Canada, however, couldn't find any so I decided to buy random stuff I hadn't heard off, I will not do that again. I assumed at the time the few stores I went to didn't carry it, however, apparently after reading this thread the US doesn't have much candy / chocolate that Canada / UK has. Also, please tell me you at least have a brand of candy called "Maynards" in the US, otherwise I will have to bring some down when I go to PAX.

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Well, most candy (and practically everything else) in the US has High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of sugar.

  • OnmitsuOnmitsu Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Well, most candy (and practically everything else) in the US has High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of sugar.

    It's a goddamn crime if you ask me. The real stuff is so much better. I'd ask for something, but there's a English Tea shop near my house that sells imported goods :D

    On a related note, Kraft buying out Cadbury breaks my heart.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Not to mention how terribly bad for you HFCS is.

  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited February 2010
    kropotkin wrote: »
    I'm also flying from the UK (as LewieP knows only too well) so any assistance in distributing chocolate foodstuffs from Perphideous Albion, I'll be on hand to help.

    As suggestions for items people may be interested in:

    Boost Bar
    Roses
    Quality Street
    Jaffa Cakes
    Foxes glacier fruits
    Minstrels
    Aero
    Wispa
    Munchies
    Flakes
    Lion Bar
    Maltesers

    I can't think of any more, but that should do you :) Any requests and the OP will be updated, as promised by LewieP's Mummy :)

    Im down for any of that.

    I love good non-american candy.

  • mspencermspencer Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'd love to buy some of this alien candy. Love dark chocolate, but really anything weird would be good.

    Other than a little money I feel bad that I don't have anything suitably exotic to offer in return.

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  • SingolloSingollo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Canadian wrote: »
    Singollo wrote: »
    Canadian wrote: »
    WHAT...They do not sell all of the chocolate mentioned in the first post, in the United States?...What do you guys have for chocolate?

    We have whats known as corn syrup candy or as some people put it waxy candy. The thing about America is we have a sweet tooth so our candy tends to get modified to taylor to it or so that's what the companies claim. Cadbury for example ships chocolate to us then we add corn syrup to make it sweeter and as result the chocolate content is reduced. Cadbury UK response to this is Americans prefer it this way.


    I wouldn't call the candy / chocolate in the US sweet, I have had some of it before and it tasted like sugarless candy. I looked for familiar brands that we have in Canada, however, couldn't find any so I decided to buy random stuff I hadn't heard off, I will not do that again. I assumed at the time the few stores I went to didn't carry it, however, apparently after reading this thread the US doesn't have much candy / chocolate that Canada / UK has. Also, please tell me you at least have a brand of candy called "Maynards" in the US, otherwise I will have to bring some down when I go to PAX.

    to my knowledge all candy not originating from the us will not be found in the us including maynards. Expcept for in the following situations:
    purchase and pay to have it imported in
    Find a import store who imports it and sells it (i know of none in my neck of the woods)
    get all you to bring us some woot

  • DireKittyDireKitty Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Wow... i'll have to bring some candy down then! Kinder Surprise are always fun. ^^

  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    i had an irish version of a boost bar courtesy of my lovely irish girlfriend. they're soooooo much better than the british one's. it's a shame.

    oh, and as for that list: fox's glacier mints, fox's glacier fruit (though i haven't seen them in a while) and there's those aniseed or liquorice ones now too. glacier dark or something.
    are creme eggs made with corn syrup over there? because it'd take me 5 minutes from the door of my house to buy maybe 20 of those things.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Creme eggs are disgusting slime!

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Creme eggs are disgusting slime!

    I rather like them, but I haven't eaten one in at least 10 years...

  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    me neither. but i'm aware that they have them over there in some form or other, so thought i'd ask the question.

    might have to try them again, to see if they're still nice.

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  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    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.

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  • chupamiubrechupamiubre 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?!?!!?

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  • SingolloSingollo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    baelion wrote: »
    me neither. but i'm aware that they have them over there in some form or other, so thought i'd ask the question.

    might have to try them again, to see if they're still nice.

    Cream eggs are made with high fructose corn syrup like everything else. There about half the size they use to be and only fill the egg 3/4 full. They have Carmel and chocolate filled now as well. They are easter specific candy . Though by end of march they will be available in stores.

    Lol mountain dew the king of tooth decay (just my opinion) Though right now you can get it made with real sugar. Same goes for fr pepper and pepsi. least on the west coast unless the limited time ends by march time will tell. For the record real sugar tastes better.

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity 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.

    Visit Sugar Heaven on Newbury St. in addition to the Shaw's by the Prudential Center (there you can get candy cheaper than at 7-11 or a CVS). Sugar Heaven has old school and bulk candy.


    My nephew is a Tootsie Roll fiend so I can appreciate that. I'll see if I can get one of those giant size bags to bring to the dinner for you.

  • QuickSnapQuickSnap Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Any chance I could pick up one of them big Galaxy Bars? Them bars is some of the best chocolate I've ever had. Will trade Sour Candies for chocolate! :D

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    One Galaxy bar added to the list! Not sure about swapping for sour candies, what are they?

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  • QuickSnapQuickSnap Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    One Galaxy bar added to the list! Not sure about swapping for sour candies, what are they?

    Just what they sound like! Candies that have sour properties to make them tangy and delicious! And they run the gauntlet. Sour Patch Kids, Warheads, Sour Punch Licorice; all of them are delightfully tasty. Then again, I've always been partial to sour candy.

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  • KieranGeeKieranGee Registered User
    edited February 2010
    I shall also be coming from the UK, so I can take a few requests. Payment not really required, although I wouldn't object to some almond M&M's for swappage purposes.

  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    woo! Tootsie rolls.
    well, i assume i can drink dew at the meal too, so i'm down with that.

    do any americans recommend anything for us to try whilst we're over? i've had american stuff before, but wondered what people wanted to share.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Peanut butter and chocolate anything! Well, at least that's what I'll be stocking up on, particularly Nutrageous bars and Kapt'n Krunch peanut butter cereal, mmmmmmm.

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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Pencil me in for some foreign chocolate... idc which, if it's foreign-exclusive and is a bar of chocolate, I'll eat 'em!

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  • Wraith260Wraith260 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    screw the imports, where about in the UK is still selling Boosts? haven't seen/had one of those in years!

  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Wraith260 wrote: »
    screw the imports, where about in the UK is still selling Boosts? haven't seen/had one of those in years!

    look harder. i'm sure they're around....
    wait, i think you might be right. hmmm.

    well, the irish have a version called moro. it's the same as a boost but a little sweeter.

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Wraith260 wrote: »
    screw the imports, where about in the UK is still selling Boosts? haven't seen/had one of those in years!

    I can still get them down south of the border mate. I'll be grabbing some as I have orders for them. I always do, every time I go to the US. That and Jaffa Cakes!

  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    LewieP's Mummy, is there any particularly American delicacies you might be looking for?

  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I don't think you can get them any more - Sam's Bars from WalMart - last time I came to the US, I couldn't find them - mouthfuls of peanut butter and chocolate bliss!

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Interesting. I've never heard of them.

  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Pencil me in for some foreign chocolate... idc which, if it's foreign-exclusive and is a bar of chocolate, I'll eat 'em!

    I should probably include nonfatal, non-toxic, and non-poisonous...

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  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    i'd best dispose of these bleach-flavour truffles then.

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  • H2O ShoagieH2O Shoagie Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Im a candy fiend and the Kinder Egg/Surprise and that Turksih Jelly stuff sound amazing. I feel greedy wanting anything though.

  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited February 2010
    I've never had a truffle.

  • baelionbaelion Registered User
    edited February 2010
    don't feel greedy.
    unless you order like 10 of them!

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I went to the Lowry shopping centre today, and discovered they have a Cadbury's chocolate shop. I will be buying lots there very soon!

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