British food to take to France

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  1. Printermick

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    Hi

    We are soon visiting two english friends now living in the Vendee.

    They have asked us to take over some supplies, mostly basic stuff, PG tips, oxo cubes and things like that. We are adding some of our ideas like sage and onion stuffing and rhubarb to make a crumble.

    Would appreciate other ideas for things that are not easily available or are very expensive in France. Nothing that will go off quickly, we are taking the scenic route down probably 8 or 9 days. So basically packets or frozen stuff.

    We bought some Tunnocks caramel wafers that they asked for, but we ate the first two packs, not had them for probably 40 years, still the same, Yum.
     
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    :Eeek: chickens are expensive and not like ours :thumb::thumb:
     
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    That is cos they are not injected with water (nor is the pork) :thumb:
     
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    true.. French birds taste like chicken... not fish

    other suggestions.

    Corn Flakes

    Farmhouse Cheddar

    Marmite
     
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    Baked beans :Smile:
     
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    robertsons golden shred marmalade
    heinz tomato ketchup
    HP sauce
    worcestershire sauce
    walkers crisps
    heinz tomato soup
    birds custard
     
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    ....In tomato sauce (which I'm sure is what you meant) cos they only have tins full of Haricot Beans WITHOUT the sauce.....WTH??????:Eeek:

    Also, sliced bread....:thumb:
     
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    Australian red wine

    I know its not British but not easy to get in France
     
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    8 or 9 day old sliced bread..............luverly.....:Doh:
     
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    Are there not rules on taking certain foods abroad ?:Smile:
     
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    Bread and butter pudding tho surely????? :thumb:
    Anyway, with all the preservatives in bread these days it usually goes green whilst remaining beautifully soft and pliable...:Sad:
     
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    Not to France AFAIK but definitely applies to Oz...
     
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    Taking the suggested list of foods abroad,whats the point why not stay at home and you can be sure of supplies! As a foodie the pleasure to me is trying new foods but not crumble made with Paxo!
     
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    Reeling 'em in!

    At the risk of 'getting a broadside' in return, I have to admit that most of the items listed so far would not be on our shopping list in the UK, never mind in France :hardhat: Each to their own of course.

    Things we have had difficulty in finding:
    Assam Tea (although we mostly drink coffee and there's shortage of that in France)
    Rolled Oats (for breakfast)
    Sugar-free natural muesli (the French selection of cereals is dire and loaded with sugar)

    I am fascinated to know why, in France, one would want to buy Australian wine? Now if one were in Newcastle nowadays and wanted to buy coal, I can see the point.

    :reel:
     
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    Branston pickle! :thumb:
     
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    Fray Bentos pies and brown sauce.

    Sorted :Smile:
     
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    We're also on a mercy (or should that be merci?) mission soon, to take supplies to our son who's currently three months into an apprenticeship in France.

    He's requested malt vinegar, Bovril - and cockles! Not sure they'll be quite right by the time we get there... :Eek!:

    He's also asked for his brewing kit as although he was pleased to find wine at 1,20 € a bottle, he was shocked to find that real ale is not plentiful over there :Laughing:

    Steve :Smile:
     
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    It was tongue in cheek, although I have not yet found a French red to beat good Aussie red and do take some out with me when we go

    David
     
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    Bacon, vacuum packed normally has a long use-by date on it.
     
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    Haven't got decent gravy granules all over Portugal Spain now France.
    You can get bisto sometimes but even that is not the same.
    Good old iceland gravy granules.
    I know what I'll be bringing next time.
    Even the stock cubes are very salty.and very watery.

    oh and terry can't find his organic tea bags anywhere.
    He's had to to go tetley at a price mind. Marked at £1.95 sold over here for €4.70.
     
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