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British food products in Poland?


croggers Activity: 7 / 109
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25 Nov 2011  #1

Hi I'm living in the Trojmiasto area and was just wondering if anybody knew of any decent place to get British products ?

I know Marks and Spencer has quite a decent range of things at quite good prices, and I know about the WAY OVER-PRICED shop in Galeria Baltycka in Gdansk.

It's not somwthing I'm craving but you know, it's always nice to know :)

weetzielynn Activity: - / 8
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25 Nov 2011  #2

I am not sure what would be qualified as British food, but I found international and american-style foods at Bomi & Alma stores in Gdynia. Also, there is new small shop that opened on Swietojanska in Gdynia that sells a very limited supply of imported foods & candy (can't recall the name right now). Good luck!
joepilsudski Activity: 26 / 1,395
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25 Nov 2011  #3

SP

pretty pictures, but where is the text. and is this post actually on topic ?
OP croggers Activity: 7 / 109
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25 Nov 2011  #4

Thanks for your response :) I'm not looking for / or in desperate need of anything in particular, just that it would be nice to have a few more things to remind me of home every once and a while.

For anyone interested he are a few British traditional dishes. NOT FISH AND CHIPS lol

britishfood.about.com/od/traditionalbritish/Traditional_British_R ecipes.htm
littlejagoda Activity: 1 / 26
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26 Nov 2011  #5

Lol...this is hilarious...why would you want to subject yourself to british food on the continent when there is so much excellent french and italian to enjoy?!
subarumad Activity: 1 / 21
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26 Nov 2011  #6

I miss proper food too, here in Wroclaw there's bugger all!
Apart from a world shop in Magnolia what sells extremely overpriced food, weetabix was a fiver, WTF? I told the woman, I'd rather bring it myself from

England, 4zl for Morrisons own.

Once littlejagoda grows up a little and finds out all she's been eating is common garden slugs and snails, and the typical microwave pizza,

she may develop a more sophisticated palate like us Brits.
pam  
26 Nov 2011  #7

as long as i can get decent tea bags in poland( which i know i can) i will be happy. dont really think would miss too much else..
JonnyM Activity: 12 / 2,634
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26 Nov 2011  #8

Marks and Spencers isn't just the best British tea in Poland, it's actually the best tea in Poland, period.
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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26 Nov 2011  #9

You can get cheddar cheese here. Not only during British Week at LIDL either. I have a lovely 400g block of Hatherwoods cheddar in my fridge. Tesco's own cheddar is worth getting too.
bullfrog Activity: 6 / 608
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26 Nov 2011  #10

will be over to London next week to buy my annual pot of Stilton and the Xmas cake. That's about all the British food i can think of that's worth bringing back...
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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26 Nov 2011  #11

Stilton is a top choice! Lovely with some good crackers. Do you mix it with anything, bullfrog? Cheesy pasta is good too :)
bullfrog Activity: 6 / 608
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26 Nov 2011  #12

weil, Seanus, I have been known to pour a little port into the cheese after digging a hole into it. Once the port has been poured, you fill the hole back with the cheese and you dig a spoon into the lot... Scrumptious!
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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26 Nov 2011  #13

Port? Ah, not for me. You might like miod pitny here in Poland.

Stilton with mashed potatoes can be nice too.
OP croggers Activity: 7 / 109
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26 Nov 2011  #14

You can get cheddar cheese here. Not only during British Week at LIDL either. I have a lovely 400g block of Hatherwoods cheddar in my fridge. Tesco's own cheddar is worth getting too.

Is that the cathedral city one? I like it a lot, I've tried the Irish one they have but I've got to say I didn't like it very much, had a strange smell and was a little wet to the touch......

Biedronka had "seriously strong/mild " cheddar for a while but they seem to have stopped selling it. A bit too salty for me that one. I LOVED THE LIDL ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! so good I was eating it like chocolate. Yeah I saw Tescos own cheddar but wasn't sure whether to chance it or not. How was the taste? How mature ?

Craig
Wroclaw Boy  
26 Nov 2011  #15

Stilton and Cheddar cheese! come on you can do better than that.

Marks and Spencers isn't just the best British tea in Poland, it's actually the best tea in Poland, period.

You complete snob.
Teffle Activity: 22 / 1,321
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27 Nov 2011  #16

Is he wrong? Any "tea" I've had in Poland has been vile. As in stuff that purports to be made from leaves from China, India or wherever.

Sure, there is raspberry tea and whatever but it isn't tea, really. It's flavoured hot water basically. Nothing much wrong with it but it's not the same thing is it?

Maybe that's not what you mean though...

Until youve had IRISH potatoes you havent had potatoes.. are you wrong?

WTF are you talking about?
Wroclaw Boy  
27 Nov 2011  #17

He said

Marks and Spencers isn't just the best British tea in Poland, it's actually the best tea in Poland, period.

I said

You complete snob.

you said

Is he wrong?

i said

Until youve had IRISH potatoes you havent had potatoes.. are you wrong?

you said

WTF are you talking about?

The point being you cant claim Irish potatoes are the best the same as he cant claim Marks n Spencers tea is the best. If you claimed irish potatoes were the best i'd say, no theyre not i have had such and such POLISH potatoes. Thats WTF im talking about.
Teffle Activity: 22 / 1,321
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27 Nov 2011  #18

The point being you cant claim Irish potatoes are the best

Well I don't - that's why "WTF" but, OK.

he cant claim Marks n Spencers tea is the best.

But why not? Maybe he's tried 28 other brands and he thinks they're all sh1te?

Maybe it's time for you to reveal your great tea bags then? I'm not being smart arsey here BTW.

I know a lot about you too.

You never liked Polish food anyway, that was the reason for you coming here if i remember rightly - two years later youre still here. God knows who was doing your cooking mate

Alright, you sound pissed or something, forget it.
Wroclaw Boy  
27 Nov 2011  #19

Alright, you sound pissed or something, forget it.

You did come here though - hammering Polish food, that was why you came here i remember, and you just kind of hung around since.
JonnyM Activity: 12 / 2,634
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27 Nov 2011  #20

But why not? Maybe he's tried 28 other brands and he thinks they're all sh1te?

Probably many more brands over the years - and yes I do think M&S tea is the best available in Poland.

I know Johny well enough than i know my own family thats the kind of relationships you build up on forums after a few years. I know a lot about you too. Hes s snobby **** IMO and im sure he wont be surprised of that opinion from me anyway.

Not surprised. And not that much of a snob either! I do like good tea and coffee though.
CheFinny Activity: 5 / 45
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27 Nov 2011  #21

as long as i can get decent tea bags in poland( which i know i can) i will be happy. dont really think would miss too much else..

I thought I would be the same but I realised pretty soon that coming from Ireland I was spoilt for choice with regards to good food.

Another thing I find strange is when Polish people talk about how bad British or Irish food is when their own fare is limited and at best, OK.

The things I miss the most are cheddar cheese (you can get Kerrygold Cheddar in Alma but its 12zl for 200g), fantastic Irish breads, sausages, baked beans, proper bacon, lucozade.

also I feel sorry for Poles that they arent able to get a good Indian, Chinese meal or indeed even a well produced fish and chips.
strzyga Activity: 2 / 994
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27 Nov 2011  #22

Maybe it's time for you to reveal your great tea bags then?

Good tea doesn't come in bags. Have you tried tea shops?
teflcat Activity: 5 / 1,035
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27 Nov 2011  #23

Tea should be blended according to the properties of the tap water in the region where it's going to be sold. When I lived in Hull I sent my mother some 'Yorkshire Tea' (that's the brand name). It was great tea, and the box claimed that it had been blended to suit Yorkshire water. When I visited the old girl she said the tea was horrible. And it was, in London. I guess you have to find a tea that tastes good in your area. For me, Lipton's Earl Grey or Yellow Label is fine where I live, but Tetley's is not so good.
OP croggers Activity: 7 / 109
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27 Nov 2011  #24

Just made a lovely Sunday roast with homemade Yorkshire puds, rosemary, thyme and garlic roast potatoes and a big jug of onion gravy! Choice of meat? Roast chicken with garlic and herb butter rubbed under the skin, it came out golden :p For dessert I bought something similar to custard from Ikea called vanilla sauce and a home made shortcrust pastry apple pie. I could have had bigos but ...................................................................... ..........................................
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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27 Nov 2011  #25

Tesco's cheddar is fairly mature but not overly so. The LIDL one is good, right enough. I still have 400g of it :)

I could have had bigos, LOL. Bigos can be great but it doesn't match a full Sunday roast with all the trimmings IMHO.
Teffle Activity: 22 / 1,321
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27 Nov 2011  #26

Good tea doesn't come in bags. Have you tried tea shops?

It was Wroclaw Boy that was on about bags. It's in random now.

You did come here though - hammering Polish food, that was why you came here i remember,

Well you remember wrongly then.

and you just kind of hung around since.

LOL

What the hell is your problem??
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,760
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27 Nov 2011  #27

Some Scottish tea is in a special form. I have some Thistle and Highland tea though I haven't started drinking it yet. I find that teabags are faster but that's ironic as tea is supposed to be all about slowing you down.
redvod Activity: 1 / 5
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28 Nov 2011  #28

Irish Potatoes - Mark's and Spencer Tea... all are good, but for the most fabulous winter footwear around you better get to ul Zgoda 5 Warsaw for their 20% off winter sale - malinowobcasy.com
pam  
28 Nov 2011  #29

You can get cheddar cheese here

seamus, you seem to be something of a cheese fanatic! hate to tell you this but i am same also.....but i only live 10 miles away from cheddar! often visit as have a friend there. cheddar cheese shop is awesome. i spent an hour in there not long ago sampling loads ( and i mean loads) of cheddar. cheddar with whisky, chilli, marmite.....list is endless. hmm, maybe i would miss cheese as well as tea bags if imoved to poland..
cjj Activity: - / 281
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28 Nov 2011  #30

anyone for treacle bread? :)
I've managed to find treacle so make tb quite often

and of course Kerr's Pinks are The Best Potato ... with lots of butter ... ah ...

To answer the OP -- no, I haven't found any good shop in particular though a few things are coming into 'normal' supermarkets: cheddar is becoming quite easy to get - also kerrygold butter. heinz baked beans are common in Real, at least. I'm still searching (weep) for Heinz Salad Cream though HP Sauce is easy enough to find.

No sign of Mr Kipling though and sometimes i'd kill for a slice of toasted Veda with butter :P




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