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Sooo many Polski Sklep in the UK, LOL


rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
22 May 2012 #31
LOL you just spent 40 minutes trawling the internet for some crap information....LOL.
Faster next time Hudson Hicks!!!!
OP hudsonhicks 21 | 346
22 May 2012 #32
telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8865243/Police-arrest-31-benefit-fraud-people-traffickers.html

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12638060

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091007/12-Scotland-Yards-14-wanted-foreign-criminals-eastern-Europe.html
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
22 May 2012 #33
I agree with the OP, I have seen Polish people go to the Polish shop to buy a 'Polish' snickers for almost double the price of the same chocolate bar in a British Newsagents.

As for Kubus, have you read the ingrediets list on it???? It is full of crap colourings. It is also not common to get proper orange or apple juice in Poland, it is mostly nektar and not real juice. Look on the shelves in Asds and you will see a wide range of exotic juices.

Hibis do you really think the 'Polish apples' as advertised in Polish shops were bought from Poland? The owners of these Polish shops are playing on the naiveties of the Polish communiny in the UK
OP hudsonhicks 21 | 346
22 May 2012 #34
You'll never win here mate

Apparently the BBC, and The Telegraph is "Crap information"
jon357 63 | 14,255
22 May 2012 #35
What sometimes puzzles me about those shops is that they sell things like dried pasta and margarine from Poland which are pretty much the same wherever you go.

Then again, M & S in Warsaw sell white sugar and flour.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
22 May 2012 #36
Whats your opinion on third world immigration into the UK? Do you welcome the paks and the blacks?
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
22 May 2012 #37
Is this just a deep-rooted need to assert ones Polishness whilst in exile? Signs of lack of self-confidence as a nation?

All this over a little ole Polish shop in London? What's the big deal? If you don't like it, don't shop there but why try to keep people who do want one from having one? Just let it be.
Hipis - | 227
22 May 2012 #38
What sometimes puzzles me about those shops is that they sell things like dried pasta and margarine from Poland which are pretty much the same wherever you go.

There's one on our high street that sells stuff cheaper than the supermarket. Doesn't matter if you're Polish, Pakistani or English, you tend to shop where stuff is cheapest.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
22 May 2012 #39
Bierdronka (Portuguese).

Actually almost everything Biedronka sells (and yes I know it is a Portuguese outfit) is Polish - ok the olive oil and wine for sure not :). As opposite to Lidl which sells mainly German stuff.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
22 May 2012 #40
There's one on our high street that sells stuff cheaper than the supermarket. Doesn't matter if you're Polish, Pakistani or English, you tend to shop where stuff is cheapest

Which is exactly what I would think but the Polish shops are often more expensive for the same product in a British newsagents, an example being Rama margarine which is the same as flora but double the price un UK polski shops
pawian 161 | 9,971
22 May 2012 #41
Polish branded Orange Juice, Polish Branded Tinned Fish

Of course, that is silly simplification. There must be more typical Polish goods than orange juice or tinned fish in that shop.

Try harder next time. I mean - don`t be so superficial.
peterweg 36 | 2,316
23 May 2012 #42
Actually almost everything Biedronka sells (and yes I know it is a Portuguese outfit) is Polish -

I never buy food there, lust look at the jumble sale of crap they sell.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
23 May 2012 #43
We have sizable minorities living in most large towns and cities in the UK, however I've never seen a Turkish shop

There aren't really that many Turks in the UK, to be honest - not outside north or south-east London, anyway. Go to Lewisham or Haringey and it's like Little Istanbul.

or an exclusively Chinese food shop in such Prevalence.

Well, we all know you live in a small town, so that's hardly surprising.

There's nothing particularity exotic in these Polish shops

It's called "things which remind you of home". It's natural. Moving abroad isn't easy, unless you're an "expat" with all the corporate benefits. Most English people won't move 100 miles for work, never mind 1000, so stop moaning about people who are actually willing to do something with their lives, other than troll online.

I'd happily live on Polish food in Poland, but I'd miss a lot of things you can buy here, but not easily over there. Like Chorley Cakes and Worcester Sauce lol.

picked cabbage and cucumber

Well, how did you think they are harvested? They don't hatch out of eggs!

Sad Brits spend hours driving up and down the costas weeping for heinz baked beans and marmite.

You know those guys who sit on the beach in Torremolinos, while eating fish and chips instead of "foreign muck", while wearing Union Flag shorts? That's hudsonhicks, that is :D

No doubt you associate with Poland because one or both of your parents are from there????

Funny how you such a problem with Poles, yet not certain people who are a far bigger threat to the UK - or do you troll "their" forums as well?

What happened? Did some Polish girl tell you to **** off or something? lol

Pickled Cabbage with Dumplings

I can't say that I recognise this dish, is it like fish pie with treacle? haha
nynicki - | 31
23 May 2012 #44
What happened? Did some Polish girl tell you to **** off or something? lol

I'm affraid you're right,his rants are bizzare,either he's really disturbed person or he got dumped by Polish girlfriend.
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It's called "things which remind you of home". It's natural. Moving abroad isn't easy, unless you're an "expat" with all the corporate benefits. Most English people won't move 100 miles for work, never mind 1000, so stop moaning about people who are actually willing to do something with their lives, other than troll online.

That's exactly what it is.Some older people might prefer Polish stores because they can't speak and read English.Mostly time I shop there if I feel like eating Polish sweets or cold cuts,sometimes juices or Polish "obiady". I prefer American supermarkets for grocery shopping and Italian for specility food products.
poland_
23 May 2012 #45
How does Polish ham taste better than British ham? Poland has special tasty pigs?

British food has a very bad reputation, the Poles know whats on the wrapper and also are familiar with the producers and packagers of Polish products. I would also add on the whole cooked meats are superior in Poland to the UK, although the quality of fresh meat in the English butchers if far better than in Poland, you just can't get a decent steak here for love or money...
pip 10 | 1,661
23 May 2012 #46
you just can't get a decent steak here for love or money...

you just have to know where to look. Try Befsztyk on Pulawska.

befsztyk.pl

their meats are all organic and humanely slaughtered.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,671
23 May 2012 #47
Apparently the BBC, and The Telegraph is "Crap information"

I don't doubt the veracity of your sources, the 'crap' I referred to you was you wasting your time
digging out these statistics. Have you any statistics on British 'neets' (16-18 year olds, not in education work or training) for example?
OP hudsonhicks 21 | 346
23 May 2012 #48
Have you any statistics on British 'neets' (16-18 year olds, not in education work or training) for example?

Incredible this is the kind of argument you guys spout back :D

Yes we ave British unemployed and British benefit scroungers. Id rather tehy were here than siome foreign scrounger.

At least with British, we talk the same language, same culture, i can chat with a dolite Brit in the pub.

Unlike some foreign Pole, who talks Polish, living in Ghetto conditions with about 10 other "countrymen", shopping at the Polish Sklep
isthatu2 4 | 2,704
23 May 2012 #49
Sorry,Hudsonhicks,where do you live again,the 1950s?
let me paint a picture, a large northeren town,still recovering from the ravages of the 80s Tory regime had an area of town that was more or less a no go area any time of day,after dark you just took your life in your own hands. This area was a well known Red Light district,so notorious that the BBC made a documentry about it.

Now,Im not going to say that in April 04 it was still sin city and by May 04 it was a paradise,but,it was still a fairly run down area,full of Smack heads and ravaged street walkers,within a year this had changed,now it is a vibrant area,with half a dozen shops,a couple of restaurents and even a Polish take away. Homes have been improved,the locals now have hard working young couples and singles living alongside them not petty gangsters,drunks and prostitutes,seriously, I dont know what your corner of Britain is like but no Pole has lived in *ghetto conditions* around here since the days of the 1920s Mining camps ......
Hipis - | 227
24 May 2012 #50
Sorry,Hudsonhicks,where do you live again,the 1950s?

I'm guessing he's one of these EDLers who like to hang around car parks every weekend with his colleagues from the football hooligan intelligentsia.

Unlike some foreign Pole

As opposed to non-foreign Poles I guess?

I seriously don't know what you have to complain about. No one is forcing you to shop in Polish shops. There is obviously a demand for the products they sell and if there wasn't they'd soon close.

As for Kubus, have you read the ingrediets list on it???? It is full of crap colourings.

Bought a bottle in Tesco tonight and there's not a single colouring or E number included on the list of ingredients.
pip 10 | 1,661
24 May 2012 #51
and there isn't. there are juices that are 100%- you just have to read the label. not everything is napoje- you just have to look.
peterweg 36 | 2,316
24 May 2012 #52
As opposed to non-foreign Poles I guess?

Well, obviously if he spoke to any of the hundreds of thousands of Anglo-Poles he would have idea that we were not 100% British .

Ironic that a lot of the middle class British look at his sort as illiterate Chav scum and welcome Polish immigrants as kind of Saviour.
EU Nite 1 | 3
2 Jul 2013 #53
Being British I like the Polski Skleps. It's nice to have change and variety. What's needed now is places to go where they play music like pop, rap etc in Polish language, drink Polish vodka and other Eastern European drinks and where Brits and other EU clubbers can mix and party.

Jako brytyjski lubię Polski Skleps. To miło mieć zmiany i różnorodność. Co jest potrzebne, to miejsca do których odtwarzanie muzyki jak pop, rap itp w języku polskim, pije polską wódkę i inne napoje i wschodniej Europy, gdzie Brytyjczycy i innych klubowiczów UE mogą mieszać i stroną.
Wulkan - | 3,251
2 Jul 2013 #54
Jako brytyjski lubię Polski Skleps. To miło mieć zmiany i różnorodność. Co jest potrzebne, to miejsca do których odtwarzanie muzyki jak pop, rap itp w języku polskim, pije polską wódkę i inne napoje i wschodniej Europy, gdzie Brytyjczycy i innych klubowiczów UE mogą mieszać i stroną.

Google translator sux, it makes mistakes that make it hardly understandable, did you really think you can impress someone with it? lol
EU Nite 1 | 3
2 Jul 2013 #55
If you can recommend a different translator then you'd be a great help. Thanks mate :)
bluesfan - | 85
2 Jul 2013 #56
You don't need one. All posts are required to be in English.
Wulkan - | 3,251
2 Jul 2013 #57
If you can recommend a different translator then you'd be a great help. Thanks mate :)

You don't need a translator here, this forum is in English dude :-)
10iwonka10 - | 396
15 Jul 2013 #58
It is often nostalgia plus some tastes are different...

Yes, proper ham , sausage roll, pork pie ( from butcher) are delicious in UK but there are also products which are 'very polish'- like ( I had lately craving for) bryndza, smoked sausage, ptasie mleczko, mieszanka krakowska, kasztanki,Tik-taki z Wawelu....

Do you know that English expats in Spain are getting mad about buying Quality Street sweets before Christmas . They buy it for extortionate prices. I also don't understand it - they are not so great ( just sweets) and all this talks after opening o I like this one I don't like this one.....But I guess they miss England and it reminds them that they these sweets are always on the table at Christmas time.
jon357 63 | 14,255
15 Jul 2013 #59
A kind of nostalgia for when people were poorer probably. Some people like Quality Street, but when I had some for the first time in years I realised how bad they were. I didn't know they were still made.Ptasie Mleczko which are mostly chemical are the same to me.

One thing I've noticed about Polish shops in the UK is that they stock things like Masmix and Winiary stock cubes. Identical to products that every local shop sells for less. In the same vein, I've always wondered why M&S in Warsaw bothers stocking white sugar.
Wroclaw Boy
15 Jul 2013 #60
I reckon some of the Polski shops in the UK are being sold reject products from Poland and then theyre being sold on here. The last two jars of Buraczki ive had from the same shop have had something in them that shouldnt be there. Something very small which feels like granit when you bite it, could be sand i suppose, either way it shouldnt be there, this batch has been contaminated at the factory.


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