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British food products in Poland?



rozumiemnic 9 | 3,366    
28 Nov 2011  #31

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

I really cannot believe that anyone would leave Britain and crave these utterly loathsome and revolting foodstuffs.


JonnyM 12 | 2,634    
28 Nov 2011  #32

Exactly. All processed foods of yesteryear, a grim legacy of the industrial revolution.

It's easy enough to knock up some mayonnaise in ten minutes rather than buy something like salad cream.
isthatu2 4 | 2,710    
28 Nov 2011  #33

I really cannot believe that anyone would leave Britain and crave these utterly loathsome and revolting foodstuffs.

I really cannot believe that anyone would leave Poland and demand a dozen Polski Skleps in every town in Britain to buy 3 day old bread ,gherkins and lumps of fat.....
JonnyM 12 | 2,634    
28 Nov 2011  #34

3 day old bread ,gherkins and lumps of fat.....

Quite.
isthatu2 4 | 2,710    
28 Nov 2011  #35

And those sausages..............yuck........maybe close to blasphamy but they really are the most vile and rubbery sausages in Europe (discounting School dinner sausages).
Mind,an old Butcher once told me that the only food Butchers will never eat is sausages :)
JonnyM 12 | 2,634    
28 Nov 2011  #36

Eyeholes, earholes and arseholes.
rozumiemnic 9 | 3,366    
28 Nov 2011  #37

3 day old bread ,gherkins and lumps of fat.....

hahaha well there is that.......;)
teflcat 5 | 1,035    
28 Nov 2011  #38

Eyeholes, earholes and arseholes

Unless you find a butcher who prides himself on making great bangers without the nasty bits. There are lots of them in the UK. I used to have an account with a butcher in the north who made excellent sausages: pork and leek; lamb and rosemary; beef with horeseradish. He won awards regularly. The stuff from supermarkets made from MRM (mechanically recovered meat) should come with a health warning. Dog food is better regulated.
Wedle 16 | 500    
28 Nov 2011  #39

I do like good tea and coffee though.

The M & S range of teas is good and the price is very fair about 8PLN for the 20 sachet box of exotics/organics/fairtrade and about 10 PLN for the standard char 50 box. The quality of the tea is leaps and bounds above the regular Polish dust bags. Although I do not claim M&S to have the best tea selection in PL, there are speciality shops that sell loose tea the selection is very good although a touch more expensive.
cjj - | 281    
29 Nov 2011  #40

I really cannot believe that anyone would leave Britain and crave these utterly loathsome and revolting foodstuffs.

oops, I forgot my [sense-of-humour] and [/sense-of-humour] boxes. better luck next time.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 442    
29 Nov 2011  #41

why would you want to subject yourself to british food on the continent when there is so much excellent french and italian to enjoy?!

Why would you want to suject yourself to overrated French food when you can have Indian, Thai or Chinese?

but where is the text

On the images :) duh!

gherkins

Well, we do like pickles... lol.

I really cannot believe that anyone would leave Britain and crave these utterly loathsome and revolting foodstuffs.

I have to admit I do like HP sauce. And it's not made in Birmingham (or indeed the UK) any more, iirc, so it's not even that "British" these days. I should be in Warsaw after Christmas, though; so if anyone wants some... lol.

Mind you, my time in the North also means that I learned to like gravy on my chips as well.. lmao :)
JonnyM 12 | 2,634    
29 Nov 2011  #42

I should be in Warsaw after Christmas, though; so if anyone wants some... lol.

They sell it in quite a few places round Warsaw now. I do sometimes miss Hammond's Yorkshire Relish though...
Teffle 22 | 1,321    
29 Nov 2011  #43

salad cream.

My guilty pleasure I have to say - very versatile. Poles I know love it actually - goes very well with hard boiled eggs amongst many other things.
JonnyM 12 | 2,634    
29 Nov 2011  #44

Quite easy to make - this recipe looks as good as any ;-)

uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090704050001AA5liSt
Teffle 22 | 1,321    
29 Nov 2011  #45

Never tried it. Nice one.

Don't like mayo at all - especially the home made stuff so never really thought of trying this.

Maybe I'll give it a go

Just looked at the recipes/comments - a few look useful alright but some very offensive comments (!)

"It's mayo with vinegar and lemon juice"

Is it arse!

Bloody philistines.
Sidliste_Chodov 1 | 442    
29 Nov 2011  #46

Hammond's

I drove past there a few weeks ago; I think it's "yuppie" (well, about as "yuppie" as you can get in West Yorkshire anyway... lol) flats now :(
bhollen76 - | 4    
20 Jan 2012  #47

I haven't try Scottish tea yet. is it taste good ? I came across this report today - fastmr.com/prod/321030_globalseedtreatment.aspx.
I'm not familiar the publisher, but it looks pretty focused. Anybody here know the company?
jon357 70 | 12,793    
17 Mar 2015  #48

If anyone's in or near Warsaw and wants to buy British food, there's a special event at Auchan in £omianki this Saturday. I get back home to PL that morning and since it's just up the road will definitely go and see what freebies they give out:

We will be launching the "British Aisles" campaign on Saturday 21st March at 2.00 p.m. at Auchan shopping centre in £omianki!

Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy, Sarah Tiffin will officially open the British stand with select products from 21 British food and drink producers, which the delicatessen chain 'Kuchnie Świata' is introducing to Poland.

Our special guest will be Kevin Aiston, a British celebrity in Poland and author of "Kevin sam w kuchni", a cookery book with British recipes. He will be preparing known British dishes like "ploughman's lunch, "roast lamb" i "traditional British pancakes", which you can't miss.

facebook.com/events/1627073070855990/

Intriguing about the "photo with The Queen" - there's no shortage of queens in Warsaw but I doubt HM herself is coming, but at least we can see Tiffin serving tiffin.. I can live without ever regretting not watching Kevin Aiston assembling a ploughman's lunch, although as celebrity Brits in Poland go he's probably the best choice. In any case, Nigel Kennedy's probably too expensive, Rula Lenska too Polish to be exotic in £omianki and Norman Davies too busy...
Roger5 2 | 1,505    
17 Mar 2015  #49

No doubt a lifesize (four foot) cardboard cut out of HMQ. I hope the show comes to the Białystok Auchan (without the Kevster).
Webkot    
4 Jan 2016  #50

Merged: UK Food You Miss in Poland

I have come to live in Lower Silesia, originally from UK.
Its not my intention to offend Polish people or their food with this posting.
Altho I have a healthy and varied diet here there are certain things I do miss.from UK, HP Sauce, Crumpets, Pork Pie, Maltesers for instance

I know there is a shop in Warsawa that can supply most of these things and deliver but as far as I know there is no where relatively close to me (I am about one & half hours west of Wroclaw, close to the German border).

I would be interested to know what foods you miss that you could get in UK? and if anyone knows of a shop closer to me

Thanks in advance
Atch 13 | 1,844    
4 Jan 2016  #51

Bird's custard powder, Bisto, Colman's mustard immediately spring to mind. My local supermarket in Warsaw stocks HP Sauce but I'm not a fan of that. They also have Lea & Perrins Worcester Sauce which I like. They're in the International food section. The Worcester sauce is in the Japanese section!! Do you have a Carrefour in Wrocław? My husband is Polish but he loves Colman's and Bovril which we also can't get here. I also miss being able to pick up a tin of Golden Syrup and a decent sized drum of baking powder; the tiny packets here with about two spoons of baking powder drive me nuts.
Wulkan - | 3,218    
4 Jan 2016  #52

I have a healthy diet

There is nothing healthy about those:

HP Sauce, Crumpets, Pork Pie, Maltesers

Chemikiem 4 | 928    
4 Jan 2016  #53

I'm fairly sure some of the posters here have used this service :-

britishcornershop.co.uk/
which delivers internationally.
£12.99 for delivery to Poland ( up to 30 kgs ) and half price if you order over £100 worth of goods.
Might be worth the cost if you want to stock up on loads of goods, or maybe you could split the cost if you know others also missing British food.
dolnoslask    
4 Jan 2016  #54

British cornershop does the job but they charge a huge markup on their product 30p extra for a tin of beans.

dont think many brit expats could afford this on polish wages.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
4 Jan 2016  #55

dont think many brit expats could afford this on polish wages.

Which expats and where? Average salaries in Warsaw are over 6000zł these days.

I also miss being able to pick up a tin of Golden Syrup

Marks & Spencer is your friend :)
Roger5 2 | 1,505    
4 Jan 2016  #56

30p extra for a tin of beans

Kaufland beans are very good, and Heinz beans are not the same since they changed the recipe.
I always stock up on Atora suet when I go to the UK. The last time I brought Marmite, the lads at Heathrow confiscated it. Two huge jars. They were sympathetic but took it anyway, along with several kilos of semtex cheddar.
Webkot    
4 Jan 2016  #57

Wulkan, I am because I cant get any of these things, haha!
Anyway, criticism aside, thank you Chemikiem I will take a look at their website
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
4 Jan 2016  #58

Wulkan, I am because I cant get any of these things, haha!

Tecso, T&J (in Wrocław) and Marks & Spencer are your friends. You can also try Kuchnie Świata and Alma.
Webkot    
4 Jan 2016  #59

Thanks Roger5, I havent been in Kaufland in a while so will give them a visit. Im sorry to hear about your Marmite (yuck, yuck,yuck..love it or hate it). Last time I flew from UK I had 5 portions of shish kebab from my favourite Indian takeaway in my hand luggage, customs didnt bat an eyelid!

I am surprised that English mustard is hard to find, supermarkets seem to have lots of French mustards here. Our local Intermarche is definitely increasing their range of International products.
Roger5 2 | 1,505    
4 Jan 2016  #60

I am surprised that English mustard is hard to find

That's probably because there are so many types of mustard to choose from. Polish mustard is fine. Just try a few and stick with one that most closely resembles Colman's. Polish horseradish sauce is better than anything you find in the UK, especially if you buy it from old village ladies who make it themselves and sell it in market places. They usually colour it red with beetroot.




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