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UK confectionary orders, make them here

kropotkinkropotkin MrLondon UKRegistered User regular
edited August 2010 in PAX Archive
Every time I go to PAX I'm asked by those that reside in the US to bring over some UK confectionary due to the fact that we seem to better at making it than those in the US. I did this with much success for PAX East and am more than willing to do so again for PAX Prime 2010.

Examples of British confectionary can be found here

If you really want to push the boat out I can also get some Thornton's Chocolate. It is a bit pricey though.

Let me know on this thread what you'd like and I'll see what I can do.

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I like Frys Turkish Delight, and Cadbury Cream, Flake, and Crunchie.

    LPM brought me them at East and now Im in a half life roaming the earth trying to find them again.

  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User
    edited August 2010
    heh! kropotkin stealing my thunder :P

    I'll be bringing over lashings of choccie bikkies and suchlike for the Cookie Brigade :) Look for the guy in the yellow PAX VIRGIN shirt with the UK flag on the shoulder!

  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited August 2010
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    heh! kropotkin stealing my thunder :P

    I'll be bringing over lashings of choccie bikkies and suchlike for the Cookie Brigade :) Look for the guy in the yellow PAX VIRGIN shirt with the UK flag on the shoulder!

    Oh Rearry?

    Hrm... Nice.

  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    I'll be bringing over lashings of choccie bikkies and suchlike for the Cookie Brigade

    ......... what?

    Steam
    So we get stiff once in a while. So we have a little fun. What’s wrong with that? This is a free country, isn’t it? I can take my panda any place I want to. And if I wanna buy it a drink, that’s my business.
  • HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    If you can find me some Terry's Milk Chocolate Oranges, I'll love you forever! :D

    Supposedly they make raspberry ones as well?

  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User
    edited August 2010
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    I'll be bringing over lashings of choccie bikkies and suchlike for the Cookie Brigade

    ......... what?

    lashings = lots of
    choccie bikkies = chocolate biscuits = cookies
    suchlike = other similar things

  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    I'll be bringing over lashings of choccie bikkies and suchlike for the Cookie Brigade

    ......... what?

    lashings = lots of
    choccie bikkies = chocolate biscuits = cookies
    suchlike = other similar things

    Ah. Thank you for the translation from English to...... well, English.

    :D

    Steam
    So we get stiff once in a while. So we have a little fun. What’s wrong with that? This is a free country, isn’t it? I can take my panda any place I want to. And if I wanna buy it a drink, that’s my business.
  • strebaliciousstrebalicious Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I was thinking about doing something similar, but for items from Japan, but since I'm going home before PAX, it may just be too much of a hassle. Might still bring a few things, however.

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  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I was thinking about doing something similar, but for items from Japan, but since I'm going home before PAX, it may just be too much of a hassle. Might still bring a few things, however.

    =O

    Anything! I will gladly take anything! The best would be a can of Mountain Dew though.

    Steam
    So we get stiff once in a while. So we have a little fun. What’s wrong with that? This is a free country, isn’t it? I can take my panda any place I want to. And if I wanna buy it a drink, that’s my business.
  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    I'll be bringing over lashings of choccie bikkies and suchlike for the Cookie Brigade

    ......... what?

    lashings = lots of
    choccie bikkies = chocolate biscuits = cookies
    suchlike = other similar things

    Ah. Thank you for the translation from English to...... well, English.

    :D

    You know, I didn't even notice the british slang until now. Somehow my brain just processed it into american without me even noticing.

    Too much Doctor Who and IT Crowd probably.

  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    MelesMeles wrote: »
    I'll be bringing over lashings of choccie bikkies and suchlike for the Cookie Brigade

    ......... what?

    lashings = lots of
    choccie bikkies = chocolate biscuits = cookies
    suchlike = other similar things

    Ah. Thank you for the translation from English to...... well, English.

    :D

    You know, I didn't even notice the british slang until now. Somehow my brain just processed it into american without me even noticing.

    Too much Doctor Who and IT Crowd probably.

    Same here, probably for the same reason, that and an aunt from yorkshire

  • EscoBladesEscoBlades Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've noticed that the good ole US of A doesn't have Ribena.

    This distresses me greatly. As such, i plan on bringing A LOT of Ribena along with me....somehow!

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  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Not in the UK but some of the stuff is available in Canada as well (Commonwealth ftw <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />). If I have room in my checked bag I'll bring a long a couple boxes of Coffee Crisp.

    Also everyone who hasn't done this before be sure to know the import and export laws for foods, as well as taxes and duties. Either that or just fail to mention what your are carry [tiny]I don't actually recommend or condone doing this[/tiny].

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  • HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've read about Turkish Delight multiple times but have never actually seen or tried any, if you have space I'd love to try some! Are there any sweets from the US that you'd want in exchange?

  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
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  • SageheartSageheart Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Thanks to old school Doctor Who (Tom Baker = Best Doctor Evar) I have always wanted to try Jelly Babies and stupid EPCOT doesn't ever carry them.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Sageheart wrote: »
    Thanks to old school Doctor Who (Tom Baker = Best Doctor Evar) I have always wanted to try Jelly Babies and stupid EPCOT doesn't ever carry them.

    Jelly Babies are awesome.

    I'd love to get some of them, or some Turkish Delight. A gourmet store near me carries just about everything else I could want from a UK snack perspective (crisps, biscuits, chocolates, toffees, hell even Marmite).

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  • PascualPascual Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'll quite happily bring over (Smuggle) some UK goodies for all to enjoy :D

  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Custard creams went down rather well at PAX East as well as Jaffa Cakes.

  • PascualPascual Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I don't what it is but Americans seem to have a thing about Jaffa Cakes!

  • CrendelCrendel Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Hypatia wrote: »
    I've read about Turkish Delight multiple times but have never actually seen or tried any, if you have space I'd love to try some! Are there any sweets from the US that you'd want in exchange?

    They are amazing! Remind me of my childhood when my mom used to get them on our trips up to visit relatives. Haven't had them in years, so I have someone bringing me some when they come down.

    The ones that I've had are the big turks (see pic abv). Good stuff!

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  • inkedcatsinkedcats Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Pascual wrote: »
    I don't what it is but Americans seem to have a thing about Jaffa Cakes!

    Well, they're really good!

  • QuickSnapQuickSnap Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I got so busy with my Enforcer duties at PAX East that I forgot to collect my Galaxy bars that I'd requested. I'll try not to be so busy this year.

    That said, I'd love to have a few of the big Galaxy Milk Chocolate bars if that's possible! <img class=" title=":mrgreen:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • Jenny_SpaghettiJenny_Spaghetti Moving shit with the power of Zen. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'll gladly accept any flying saucers that anyone happens to end up with in their luggage. ;)

  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited August 2010
    inkedcats wrote: »
    Pascual wrote: »
    I don't what it is but Americans seem to have a thing about Jaffa Cakes!

    Well, they're really good!

    I've never had that, or coffee crisps

  • ScootsScoots HandHeld Lounge Manager SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    hmmmm http://www.pimpthatsnack.com/gallery.php has had me wondering about Hula Hoops and Curly Wurly. Oh, and the English version of Smarties. Maybe Wagon Wheels?

  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Scoots wrote: »
    Oh, and the English version of Smarties.

    Want some Smarties? One question though, do you eat the red ones last?

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  • lemongrenadeslemongrenades Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This stuff all sounds amazing. Wish I'd have actually had some of it before so that I could feel right about ordering some.

  • kropotkinkropotkin Mr London UKRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This stuff all sounds amazing. Wish I'd have actually had some of it before so that I could feel right about ordering some.

    The key difference between UK confectionary and US/North American is that it is made using 'real' sugar and not high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This means it generally tastes a lot better. I can recommend a few items such as Boost Bars and Dark Chocolate Bounty Bars as being favourites of many in North America.

  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I would like to try one of those Turk bars. I have heard many good things about them. Would someone mind bringing me one? If so, how and when would that person like to be compensated?

    Steam
    So we get stiff once in a while. So we have a little fun. What’s wrong with that? This is a free country, isn’t it? I can take my panda any place I want to. And if I wanna buy it a drink, that’s my business.
  • EscoBladesEscoBlades Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Penguin chocolate bars > all

    *drools*

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User
    edited August 2010
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    I would like to try one of those Turk bars. I have heard many good things about them. Would someone mind bringing me one? If so, how and when would that person like to be compensated?

    So Lewie P's Mummy brought me some Turk's at PAX East, and I had never had them before and she had to give me a lesson on eating them....

    It was fun and delicious.

  • jenellejenelle Registered User
    edited August 2010
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    I would like to try one of those Turk bars. I have heard many good things about them. Would someone mind bringing me one? If so, how and when would that person like to be compensated?

    So Lewie P's Mummy brought me some Turk's at PAX East, and I had never had them before and she had to give me a lesson on eating them....

    It was fun and delicious.

    What are these things that require a lesson in consumption?

  • JinkaJinka Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I remember my dad would bring home McVitte's chocolate orange covered digestive biscuits when he worked abroad, and I got some when I was in London 3 years ago. Do they still have those around?

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  • Da_MainManDa_MainMan Registered User
    edited August 2010
    EscoBlades wrote: »
    Penguin chocolate bars > all

    *drools*

    I completely agree. If you bring Penguins and Raisin & Biscuit Yorkies I will give you money AND hugs :)

  • ScootsScoots HandHeld Lounge Manager SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Decius wrote: »
    Scoots wrote: »
    Oh, and the English version of Smarties.

    Want some Smarties? One question though, do you eat the red ones last?

    Should I? I've only had the fruity american Smarties.

  • DeciusDecius Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Scoots wrote: »
    Decius wrote: »
    Scoots wrote: »
    Oh, and the English version of Smarties.

    Want some Smarties? One question though, do you eat the red ones last?

    Should I? I've only had the fruity american Smarties.

    There isn't any flavour difference between the different colours. It was an ad campaign that ran in the 90s.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynk7__yJ6zo

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  • VariVari Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've wanted to try Turkish Delight since I was 6 and watching The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. What IS this glorious confection that encouraged Edmund to join the White Witch? I MUST KNOW! ^_~

  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've had some homemade turkish delight before, as well as some that my parents brought back from some holiday. It's pretty excellent.

  • MelesMelesMelesMeles Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Just so you guys know, I'll be bringing lots and lots of choccies and sweeties and lovely things. I'll be distributing them at random to everyone I see :)

    If you would like to actually order something (so that I keep it for you), please PM me with what you want and how much of it (in terms of cost or amount). So for example, if you tell me Giant Turk, $10, I'll bring as much giant turk as I can buy for $10. Or you could just say Giant Turk, one bar. And then I'll do that too. I'm easy.

    Also, if someone can buy/find a cheap tactical thigh pouch (the big dump pouches are ideal), I will trade them much chocolatey goodness for it. If you have one which you don't use anymore, that would be perfect, I just want it for carrying/distributing sweets/cookies. You can even have it back at the end of the weekend!

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