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British food products in Poland?


Miloslaw 14 | 4,532
16 Aug 2019 #151
I suspected it was junk food

It is, but it is cheap.
I would rather poor families could at least fill their children up with this junk than let them go to bed hungry..
Children do not understand hardship if they are not suffering.
Atch 17 | 4,046
18 Aug 2019 #152
I also forgot to mention that Dealz have Aero chocolate and some Sharwoods products :-))
Dougpol1 32 | 2,673
18 Aug 2019 #153
McVities chocolate digestives

Really? Superb. Thanks for the report!
jon357 71 | 20,403
18 Jan 2021 #154
junk

I was in Dealz today. Apart from sweets, tea, biscuits and breakfast cerea (and only a limited selection of those things)l, the only U.K. food they had was Heinz ketchup (this is the land of bloody ketchup) and 'Ye Olde Oak' hot dog sausages (unsold for ages since this is the land of parówki/berlinki).

I blame brexit.
Poloniusz 4 | 418
19 Jan 2021 #155
I blame brexit.

You are no different than the average Brexiteer.

You all wanted to be in the EU but foolishly thought the Continent would be transformed into a little England.

So here you are still moaning that Poland doesn't keep your cupboard well-stocked with British products so you can live in your own British bubble.

You need to follow the example set by your British homeland and leave too.
Joker 2 | 2,442
19 Jan 2021 #156
Another whining brit moves to Poland and complains about everything. If its so much better in England then move back there.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,070
19 Jan 2021 #157
cupboard well-stocked with British products so you can live in your own British bubble.

I missed some British food for the first couple of years, don't miss it at all now, I have a great time cooking with quality fresh seasonal Polish produce.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
19 Jan 2021 #158
Heinz ketchup

Made in Poland, too. The same factory that produces Pudliszki, incidentally.

I suspect that most of the stuff didn't sell very well with Poles in rural areas, who are incredibly conservative in their tastes.
Poloniusz 4 | 418
19 Jan 2021 #159
don't miss it at all now, I have a great time cooking with quality fresh seasonal Polish produce.

Spot on! This proves that other posters are still homesick for Blighty decades later only because they never had any intention of fully integrating into Polish society in the first place.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
19 Jan 2021 #160
Considering how mamy Polish shops there are in UK the complaints here are quite silly
Poloniusz 4 | 418
19 Jan 2021 #161
The Polish diaspora is vastly larger in the UK than the other way around. It's simple economics. There is no point in importing British products into Poland when only a puny number of penny pinching British expat old age pensioners want it.

Besides, where are the posts from Poles in the UK saying they only went there in order to become fully British?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
19 Jan 2021 #162
There is no point in importing British products into Poland

Except that some products are quite popular, particularly tea and sweets. I know that you don't know what Dealz is and you've never been to Poland, but I assure you that the crisps, drinks and sweets from Dealz are very popular among Polish children.
Poloniusz 4 | 418
19 Jan 2021 #163
You sound like a drug pusher. Go make a two-faced post now about childhood obesity in the Poland.

Oh look, you already did and said it was a crying shame:

I've lost track of the amount of big fat children that I see in pushchairs! A crying shame.

https://polishforums.com/usa-canada/poland-general-differences-56616/6/#msg1374045

Thanks for admitting that British "food" and eating habits are lethal for Poles. No wonder Poles in the UK have their own shops!
mafketis 34 | 12,243
19 Jan 2021 #164
crisps, drinks and sweets from Dealz

Do they have Mr. Porky products? I had those in Malta (scratchings I believe) and immediately became addicted to them... much better than traditional American pork rinds....
jon357 71 | 20,403
19 Jan 2021 #165
Mr. Porky crispy strips?

Pork Scratchings? There are plenty of brands (most of them unknown pub ones). I've never seen any in Dealz.

I suspect that most of the stuff didn't sell very well with Poles in rural areas,

It flies off the shelves here in Warsaw, however their range is an odd one; heavy on confectionary (a lot of it Ukrainian), a few breakfast things that Americans buy but Brits and Poles don't and brands of tea that most supermarkets sell.

What puzzles me is the various brands of Poland's national dish, instant ramen. They sell ones with unusual Japanese flavours that I see people pouring over but not buying. It all tastes the same to me As you say, Poles tend to buy crisps there, which are better than the local brands and are unfamiliar to me. Probably specially made for that chain. They do sell liquorice allsorts, unbranded but made in Pontefract (so genuine). A lot of Haribo sweets of the type that are popular here, though cheaper because of the way the chain buys in bulk from the Pontefract factory.

So here you are still moaning that Poland doesn't keep your cupboard well-stocked

Don't be so stupid and trollish. Why the hell shouldn't people discuss what's in the shops here in Poland? If you ever visit, you'll be able to see for yourself what there is and isn't in the shops, instead of trolling a discussion about a Polish shop chain that you've never heard of.
jon357 71 | 20,403
19 Jan 2021 #166
Considering how mamy Polish shops there are in UK the complaints here are quite silly

Quite. I'd like to see the ones complaining go to a Polish-language forum about the U.K. and tell them they shouldn't discuss Polish food products on sale in the shops there. The responses would be interesting to see.
Zanko
19 Jan 2021 #167
Why not replace the countless kebabs (are there even enough desire for them in Poland, you can find them even in villages) with fish and chips, french fries with joppie saus, tikka masala, tandoori chicken?

I bet Poles returning from UK or Benelux miss some of those. I sure do, they're all tastier than greasy kebabs.
jon357 71 | 20,403
20 Jan 2021 #168
fish and chips

People have tried however it's never been a success; it's a trade off between price and quality.

french fries with joppie saus

There's a couple of Belgian/Dutch style places that do this already. One in Saska Kępa often has queues.

I bet Poles returning from UK

This has had an effect on the range of products available. Few are willing to spend 40zl on decent fish and chips though.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
20 Jan 2021 #169
Few are willing to spend 40zl on decent fish and chips though.

They will, but only in a very specific context: when on holiday by the Baltic. And even then, 'decent' and 'Baltic coast' hardly goes together when talking about food.
jon357 71 | 20,403
20 Jan 2021 #170
The fish is always rock hard and greasy.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
20 Jan 2021 #171
. I sure do, they're all tastier than greasy kebabs

Considering fish and chips are deep fried and usually served with no veggies I wouldn't be so sure.
mafketis 34 | 12,243
20 Jan 2021 #172
they're all tastier than greasy kebabs.

I would think that some Bulgarian foods could be popular... especially some of the baked things, lots of tourists go to Bulgaria but AFAICT they don't necessarily eat much local food made for locals which is better than hotel/tourist restaurant fare...
Lenka 3 | 2,780
20 Jan 2021 #173
I would think that some Bulgarian foods could be popular.

I generally think any cuisine could be a hit with a bit of luck
jon357 71 | 20,403
20 Jan 2021 #174
served with no veggies

Curry sauce, peas or gravy if it's chip shop. It tends to be regional which people prefer. If it's a sit down meal there usually veg or salad though.

Parmo would go down well in Poland, but hard to do it at a good price for the market. It's a Middlesbrough speciality. Expensive for the market there sometimes, and people often share one.
Lenka 3 | 2,780
20 Jan 2021 #175
Curry sauce, peas or gravy

Neither curry sauce (which I adore on fish and chips) nor gravy are veggies :) if anything they are making it more unhealthy. Convinces me to eat fish though.

Good kebab has lots of veggies and they are integral part

Parmo would go down well in Poland,

Never had it. Will have to google :)
jon357 71 | 20,403
20 Jan 2021 #176
They're symbolic veggies. So are pickled eggs. Seriously though, for sit down fish and chips in a northern fish and chip restaurant, there's usually veg (though of course it's optional...)

Will have to google

It makes fish and chips look like a healthy salad. Delicious though.
rtfm 1 | 63
20 Jan 2021 #177
Sorry but the quality of fish in Poland is ****, it would be travesty to try and recreate fish n chips here.
Vincent 9 | 936 Moderator
20 Jan 2021 #178
Good kebab has lots of veggies and they are integral part

Google how many calories are in a kebab, and then how many calories are in fish and chips. You might be surprised. ;-)
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,849
20 Jan 2021 #179
Yes but the difference would be between say...a doner and a shish.
Nothing wrong with lamb shish, pitta and salad, nutritionally.
Doner on the other hand ...hmm well ...
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454
20 Jan 2021 #180
especially some of the baked things

I'm still surprised that burek isn't a thing here. You'd think that a meat or cheese filled pastry would be a massive hit with Poles. There's those Georgian bakeries that do a roaring trade with khachapuri, so you'd think burek would be a logical extension of that.


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