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British food products in Poland?


delphiandomine 83 | 17,771
4 Jan 2016 #61
I am surprised that English mustard is hard to find

Tesco Finest or M&S again ;)

Polish mustard is fine.

I found a particularly cruel one infused with chilis a couple of weeks ago in Kaufland.

Polish horseradish sauce is better than anything you find in the UK

I made that mistake once.

By "mistake", I mean "my eyes were watering".
Roger5 1 | 1,458
4 Jan 2016 #62
By "mistake", I mean "my eyes were watering".

I've become accustomed to it, and slather it on. Great for opening the sinuses!
Isn't it strange that Polish food doesn't really feature hot dishes but does have dynamite horseradish?
Webkot
4 Jan 2016 #63
Roger5 and Delph, very helpful as always...I shall attempt to wade my way thru all the local mustards! Could be a painful process as you said Deph :)) My husband loves Chrzan, Im a bit of a wuz and prefer it milder. One thing I really miss is sausage rolls, I have tried to make them myself but the sausagemeat never tastes right.
Harry
4 Jan 2016 #64
HP Sauce, Crumpets, Pork Pie, Maltesers for instance

HP sauce and Maltesers can be got from Allegro. Crumpets are at M&S. Pork pies are harder, I guess your nearest source would be M&S in Prague.

Bird's custard powder, Bisto, Colman's mustard immediately spring to mind.

The British shop on Emilii Plater has all of those (at a price).

Bovril which we also can't get here.

Again, the British shop on Emilii Plater has that.

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

britishcornershop.co.uk

I've used them in the past but these days I get everything from Allegro or just when I'm in the UK.

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

You don't think that Polish salaries can stretch to an extra 1.80zl for a can of beans? You really have got a lot to learn about Poland and Poles.

English mustard is hard to find

M&S have an excellent range of English mustards.

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.

Marmite I know you can't take back (it falls foul of the regulations on liquids), but that's the first I've heard of cheddar being confiscated. I always warn the staff on the x-ray machine that my bag contains "A lot of organic material and several slabs of cheese, which I've been told in the past x-rays exactly like something I won't say the name of here".
Webkot
4 Jan 2016 #65
Harry, thank you, Allegro here I come!
Roger5 1 | 1,458
4 Jan 2016 #66
that's the first I've heard of cheddar being confiscated

It was a few years ago, and at a time when security measures were still quite chaotic and arbitrary (shoes off, no electronic car keys).

Atora, Harry?
Harry
4 Jan 2016 #67
Atora, Harry?

The British shop in Warsaw can certainly get it for you, but at a very steep charge.
Your best bet would probably be one of the UK sellers on Allegro which specialise in selling UK products to people in Poland. I've used IK-Mercado-UK in the past and found them to be very good. Drop them an email and ask: irob.mercado@gmail

Alternatively, there was a seller on Allegro based in Bialystok who appeared to have a van coming from the UK every couple of weeks full of things such as salt & vinegar Pringles and HP sauce. I could try to find his details for you.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
4 Jan 2016 #68
Bialystok

Interesting, thanks.
Webkot
4 Jan 2016 #69
Harry, I'd be interested as well if you can find him :)
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
4 Jan 2016 #70
PG Tips teabags are the only thing I have ever missed when living out of the UK....
Harry
4 Jan 2016 #71
PG Tips teabags

Those are all over Allegro now.
namasteindpl - | 2
18 Mar 2016 #72
You can get best Indian food at namasteindia.pl/
Dougpol1 32 | 3,234
5 Aug 2019 #73
British food week in Lidl from today.
The Stilton cheese is from long Clawson - the home of Stilton, and I should know, coming from Nottingham. Cheese which blows Polish "cheese" clean out of the water. Grab it while you can can. It freezes well if well insulated.

Forget the other British cheeses on offer. They are fakes.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
5 Aug 2019 #74
The Stilton cheese is from long Clawson - the home of Stilton

I love cheese.Mainly French, but The Brits make some superb cheeses too, Stilton is a king of cheeses.
Polish cheese,besides a few, fairly unknown, exceptions, is terrible.
Dougpol1 32 | 3,234
5 Aug 2019 #75
Stilton

The last Lidl Stilton was rubbish Milo. Go grab this one.
It is SUPERB.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
5 Aug 2019 #76
I don't know if they sell the same stock in The UK but I will have a look.
Dougpol1 32 | 3,234
5 Aug 2019 #77
Lol! I forgot you are in the UK. I suppose the post was addressed to Dolno and others who have become accustomed to proper cheese. I have never tasted anything worthy of the name in Poland I am afraid. My bad.
Crow 137 | 7,754
7 Aug 2019 #78
If I kindly may. If I may ask dobri panowie, why would somebody Polish buy British food products in Poland? Isn`t that even stupid? Why not boycott British products and show more loyalty to Polish products? Mind yourself, what good Britain done for Poland ever. If you think calmly, you would realize nothing. Britain only used Poles. See? Logic is clear and here come the point. I mean, whenever you see British products, just move your hand to the Polish product and be smart. Better to contribute to Polish industry, isn`t it, after all.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
7 Aug 2019 #79
Why not boycott British products and show more loyalty to Polish products?

Because Poles can't make decent cheese genius.
DominicB - | 2,678
7 Aug 2019 #80
Actually, they can. And do. I've had some jaw-droppingly good Polish cheeses at "Ecological markets".

The problem is getting Polish consumers to buy and eat decent cheese. The consumer palate is very much stuck on exceedingly bland, and very cheap. Getting them to even try a cheese that has any flavor, or, even more so, aroma, is like pulling teeth. And as for shelling out the bucks for a good cheese, forget about it.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,771
7 Aug 2019 #81
and very cheap.

Very similar to Germany in this respect, really.
Crow 137 | 7,754
7 Aug 2019 #82
Because Poles can't make decent cheese genius.

I see. But its rather that you know nothing, same as Brits don`t know nothing about cheese.

For really good cheese you go to European country in a little bit warmer climate, better mountains and fields. Country that is much closer to Poland and therefore transport costs are far lower then transport from Britain to Poland. But sure, if you have wrong information, corrupt politicians, deluded brain and distributors with monopoly, you finish eating British cheese, instead of cheese from that other country. Cheese that is really top.

Actually, they can. And do. I've had some jaw-droppingly good Polish cheeses at "Ecological markets".

See. There is alternative among Polish products, too.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,771
7 Aug 2019 #83
Cheese that is really top.

Best kajmak I've ever eaten was in Serbia, Crowie ;)
Crow 137 | 7,754
7 Aug 2019 #84
Yes. But if I said that they wouldn`t believe me. They are too indoctrinated by politics.

Anyway, would you believe me if I tell you that Hungarians even don`t have that kind of cheese or to say milk products. All sorts of cheese you can eat with spoon. They generally have good food industry but I was fascinated when friends of mine from Hungary once asked me to bring them kajmak and some other soft cow and goat cheese. They said they don`t have it what was shock to me. I learned later that we truly have good dishes and kitchen in this country, in comparison to many others in Europe.
Dougpol1 32 | 3,234
8 Aug 2019 #85
I've ever eaten was in Serbia

What on earth did you visit that scum country for Delph? Got a death wish? As for Polish cheeses, Dominic is just being nefarious. I've ben to food festivals too. The short growing season and general quality of cattle stock are not condusive to the cheese industry, with the result that Polish cheeses are just....rubbish.

You can have goat cheese, or cheese from other animals, but anyone who's ever seen the Monty python sketch "The cheese shop" knows that Britain holds top spot for variety of and class of cheese, maybe tying with France.

No contest whatsover.
mafketis 21 | 7,448
8 Aug 2019 #86
Britain holds top spot for variety of and class of cheese, maybe tying with France

Włochy might have a thing or two to say about that...
Crow 137 | 7,754
8 Aug 2019 #87
No, no contest. I merely pointed out how is story of good British cheese nothing but ugly joke. What good can be there. London fog? Selling fog to Poles, man, don`t you?

Polish cheeses are just....rubbish.

Rubbish you say? Rubbish? Provoking don`t you?

Man, Polish cow and fungus receive far more sun then English cow and English fungus. Comparing to Poland, Britain is like Mordor. How could Mordor give good cheese?

What on earth did you visit that scum country for Delph? Got a death wish?

Good one. But he got himself decent peace of cheese, on the contrary to you who would remind backward till the end of life.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
8 Aug 2019 #88
Włochy might have a thing or two to say about that...

Yeah, The Italians make some very good cheeses but I agree with Doug, UK is almost up there with France.
As usual, Crow knows nothing.
You don't need a warm climate to make good cheese.
The best French cheeses come from the north of France where the climate is very similar to England.
Wincig 2 | 185
8 Aug 2019 #89
UK is almost up there with France.

It is all in the almost!

The best French cheeses come from the north of France where the climate is very similar to England.

Not true. Northern France has some very pungent cheese (maroilles, vieux lille, boulette d'avesnes..) but the best French cheese come from the regions south of the Loire river (eg Roquefort from south west, vacherin from the Alps, brillat savarin from Burgundy, St Félicien or St Marcellin from Dauphiné région...)
Miloslaw 6 | 2,558
8 Aug 2019 #90
but the best French cheese come from the regions south of the Loire river

It is a question of taste.
I prefer cheeses from the north, Normandy especially.


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