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bringing back an american food?

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    if you wanted to bring back one or two american foods which really summed up your experience or just would be interesting for someone in the UK what would it be? And is it ok to bring food back from the US to the uk anyway?
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    Twinkies. :rofl:

    We bring back cornbread mix normally and Mickey Mouse pretzels.
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    I bring back cornbread mix, pudding mix and stove-top stuffing :D
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    :lol: You guys crack me up!!
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    My kids discovered pudding and love it, so this time I had to bring some back. I usually go to Publix and stock up with my baking supplies. I got a few Betty crocker mixes that I cant get here as well as butterscotch chips and chocolate chips.We bought lots of Gummi Bears and bubble gum too. Sad, I know!

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    Big Red gum too.
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    You can't get cornbread mix, or cornmeal (to make your own) in the UK? :unsure: Nor pudding mix? You can make your own with cornstarch or flour base. :yes:
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    You can buy both from US import places but they are very expensive.

    Our Angel Delight is fluffy compared to pudding - I love pudding - sinful I know but I don't have it very often :lol:

    Cornbread mix again we don't have - we could make it from scratch.

    We have a lovely garden Centre with a really nice farm food section that carries US imported foods, I tried to get cornbread mix on Friday but they didn;t have any - it would have been very expensive though.
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    Ah. I see. Quite like trying to track down Devon cream and Irish bacon here. :yes: You can find it, but it's pricey.
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    I'll need waffle mix this time too for the Mickey waffle maker. :D
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    Waffle mix is simply pancakes in different proportions (liquid to dry).
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    Another one for cornbread mix, Peanut butter M & Ms (that's all Dawn's fault :D ) and Chef Paul's spices. I used to able to get the chicken one in Sainsburys but they have stopped stocking it now :(
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    Well then I'll need pancake mix then. :lol:
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    OMG how could I forget those!!!

    Actually I don't bring those back. I get everyone else to bring them back for me. :lol:
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    wafflemix - get that through an import company here and pink lemonade
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    One man's junk is another man's treasure...ha I love you Brits!:p015:
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    Couldn't eat it all the time - its just a happy memory of great vacations - I'm sure you'd feel the same about Marmite and Chicken Tikka Massala should you ever visit us ;)
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    Oh, I don't think the items named for bringing back to the UK are junk at all. It's just that some of those items can be made at home with easily purchased ingredients (save the cornmeal, apparently).

    Why don't you have cornmeal in the UK? :unsure:

    Same here with the Devon cream, Skywatcher. It's luscious stuff, but a seriously rare treat. :yes: (Christmas on hot scones in the morning with sour cherry jam). :D
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    Clotted cream is even better
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    I thought clotted cream and Devon(shire)? cream were the same? :unsure: I know I've had both. :unsure: Rather like a white butter with a pronounced cream taste...

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