What British Goodies would you send to an American?

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  1. T16GEM

    T16GEM <font color=blue>I must have a funnel cake when I'

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    Hi Everyone!

    A friend of mine is sending me some of the lovely snacks that I like to buy when we are in the States and I wanted to return the favour, she has never visited the UK so doesn't really have anything specific that she likes. Although I know that she likes Curly Wurleys so I am going to pop some of those in the parcel.

    What suggestions do you have? She doesn't have a preference between sweet or savoury so that is quite good. Please bear in mind that they have to travel all the way to Oregan on the West Coast! :scared1:


    Gems
     
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  3. Tillybud

    Tillybud DIS Veteran

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    that sounds like my kind of friend :goodvibes I'm not sure what chocolate would travel like but I immediately thought of wispa bars. It's a tough one so I look forward to reading the suggestions although they'll probably make me feel hungry ;)
     
  4. gemmybear83

    gemmybear83 <font color=royalblue>I would blame it all on Bob<

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    Cadburys creme eggs! Actually an cadburys chocolate? Does she like marmite?
     
  5. taylor3297

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    I don't live in the UK, but I do love the candy from the UK. Anytime I know someone who is going to visit the UK, I always request Polo mints. For some reason the Polo mints taste better than the US lifesavers. Also, I love the munchies chocolates with the mint in the middle ( I think these used to be called Mentolas) also Smarties (I call these the UK version of M&M's), smarties here are something totally different, also the cadbury flake bars. Maltesers, fruit pastiles, Hula Hoops (cheese and onion flavor), and Walker's Crisps Worcester sauce are all I can think of right now.
     
  6. Mrs Doubtfire

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    My friend liked me to take Extra chewing gum as he thought it tasted better.

    How about a Thorntons bar of chocolate or some of their toffee?

    (Just back to my friend - his mum took brussell sprouts for the Christmas Dinner quite a few years ago as he couldn't get them!! Not sure how she got through customs - they also took a Christmas Cake.)
     
  7. Beth__WDW23/6/02

    Beth__WDW23/6/02 <font color=deeppink>you can never mock anything u

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    Cadburys chocolate,Also Chocolate fingers :lmao: (this was one of my cravings whilst over there),not quite sure what else.

    Sounds like you have a great friend :goodvibes
     
  8. anonymousegirl

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    Hello, American here!

    having lived in the UK with DH there are so many foods I miss, but you can't send them over (like decent beer, and most M&S yummies; I would do a lot for M&S's Lime and Corriander chicken right now)

    But for stuff you can ship:
    Galaxy choc bars-- the best choc ever!
    Tunnocks --I'm drooling right now
    Cadbury's Milky buttons--unheard of here
    Gingernuts
    McVitties Choc digestives
    Heinz beans --our beans are nothing like these (man, I miss those jacket potatoes with beans and cheese)

    If you could also send over some decent newspapers, and Midsomer Murder that would be much appreciated!

    I was joking about Midsomer, but I always enjoy reading your papers more than ours, so pop a copy of the Mirror in there so he/she can see what's going on in the UK. On my first date with my DH he brought me the Manchester Guardian and some English money to show me since I had never been over to the UK.
     
  9. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm

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    Definitely some Cadbury's chocolate, then perhaps some Scottish Shortbread, and a miniature Irish Whiskey, I can't think of anything from Wales - how about a leek ? :rotfl2:
     
  10. PoppyAnna

    PoppyAnna <font color=darkorchid>Despite the end of tWW I'm

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    Straight away I thought about Marmite too:confused3

    Twiglets
    Mini cheddars
    Mint Aero
    Revels
    Coconut Ice:thumbsup2:thumbsup2
    Not a fan of Cadburys myself but it would be good to send some, or Galaxy:thumbsup2
    Terrys Chocolate Orange
    Crunchie bar

    Good luck with your package, Gems. I'd struggle not to eat it all as I was packing it;)
     
  11. Lizzybear

    Lizzybear <font color=purple>You fool! You gave cheese to a

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    I've done quite a few 'candy swaps' and some things i've sent are: Thorntons chocolate, flake bars, milky way magic stars, chocolate hobnobs, aeros (especially the different flavours), galaxy, monster munch, giant buttons... :)
     
  12. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    walkers crisps :thumbsup2
     
  13. higgy66

    higgy66 <font color=deeppink>I have to force myself to go

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    I'm originally from Pontefract - home of sweets!

    I would have to include Pontefract cakes, Liquorice allsorts and Haribo!
     
  14. Tillybud

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    most of the supermarkets appear to have creme eggs half price at the minute, although I'm pleased to say I've resisted all temptation :goodvibes

    how about some shortbread biscuits and some proper tea ?

    I love smarties so I'm not sure if I could part with those, or what about kitkats ?
     
  15. T16GEM

    T16GEM <font color=blue>I must have a funnel cake when I'

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    Loving all your ideas, more please!!
     
  16. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

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    Where do I find these Candy swaps?!?!

    I'd send flake, mint aero, maltesers, cadbury buttons, baked beans.......

    When I was at Uni in the states I missed baked beans sooo much! Was my first meal when I got home!
     
  17. Lizzybear

    Lizzybear <font color=purple>You fool! You gave cheese to a

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    I'm a member what used to be a 'teen' buying/selling/trading/general chat forum since 2001 (most of us are in our 20s now, I sometimes wonder if we'll be posting about our grandkids in years to come! :laughing:) and I used to do swaps on there since most of the members are American, it gets a bit expensive though and since you can buy most US candy over here nowadays I don't tend to do it anymore except for a few people in the US whom I buy birthday and Christmas presents for :)
     
  18. Claire L

    Claire L <font color=blue>Enjoys a good broadway show<br><f

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    How about some shortbread?
    Claire ;)
     
  19. BRobson

    BRobson <font color=green>Beavers is a dangerous place to

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    What about a couple of our magazines ?

    I am a magazine junkie and love buying all the US ones :thumbsup2
     
  20. Pegasus928

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    We have a shop local to us that sells retro sweets - all the favourites from our school days such as cola cubes, sherbert fountains, dib-dabs (though I am sure you can still get these).
    Not sure if I have seen things like midget gems, wine gums etc - so I would be tempted to stick a few 'quarters' of something in there.
     
  21. mushumadness

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    I take a tin of cadburys roses every year for my american friend. she loves them lol
     

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