What would you miss?

  1. ..If you went away from the UK, what would you miss most, apart from your friends and family!!!
    Mine would be .......some foods, such as walkers salt & vinegar crisps, (or pickled onion!), Robinsons peach barley juice, and if you are Scottish...plain bread and square sliced sausage!! With a Tattie scone!.......
    And on the tv.not corrie.but River City! ..............How Fab is it!

    Oh, and Snow!
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  3. by   cariad
    chicken chilli and garlic from the chinese in newton stewart, no-one makes it like them not even in the uk.
  4. by   barrjan
    I'm sorry to disappoint you but you are really going to miss your bread over here, i'm still to find bread that i like , toast tastes weird. Plain bread is wonderful especially the outsiders. You'd have difficulty getting square sausage in England although i did see it in Lidls in a pack with black pudding.
    You will be able to make tattie scones.
    There are plenty of shops that carry British food at a price. they now stock large bags of salt and vinegar 'chips' in the supermarkets.
    No fish and chip shops.
  5. by   danissa
    .Oh, Barrjan...yes indeed..plain outsiders toasted, covered in Lurpak butter! Would send you some if I could !!! Oh and Ribena..can you get that in the US?
  6. by   ayla2004
    when you say plain outsiders do you mean the heel of the bread which in plain bread is lovley and thick, and is the choice piece for my mum
    northern ireland does lovely plain bread
  7. by   danissa
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    Last edit by danissa on Apr 26, '07 : Reason: posted twice...v v Very tired!!
  8. by   danissa
    Quote from ayla2004
    when you say plain outsiders do you mean the heel of the bread which in plain bread is lovley and thick, and is the choice piece for my mum
    northern ireland does lovely plain bread
    ayla..exactly that..the heel of the bread is the best bit! we fight for it! My son's friends mammy is from N Ireland, and she brings him back Vida bread!
  9. by   suehp
    I miss a good indian and I miss fish & chips. Oh and also Prawn cocktail crisps....but we do get a lot of salad cream, HP sauce mint sauce etc brought over by our friends & family. We dont miss bread as we eat a lot of wholmealk bread and it is nice here....BUT we did occassionally buy in the UK uncut white bread and cut it thickly and toast it with loads of butter - now Ido miss that occassionally!!! LOL

    Oh I miss my revels too!!! LOL (they get sent to me occassionally but now it is getting hot here I will have ot wait until the Autumn to get my supply )
  10. by   barrjan
    I was thinking about revels the other day yummy, but alas have not seen them but just as well i'm on a diet anyway.
    I haven't seen Ribena, or even blackcurrant jam. I'll have to look out for it now.
  11. by   suehp
    Quote from barrjan
    I was thinking about revels the other day yummy, but alas have not seen them but just as well i'm on a diet anyway.
    I haven't seen Ribena, or even blackcurrant jam. I'll have to look out for it now.
    We live an hour and a half from Orlando so occassionally go thre for the day to visit and while there will stock up on some british stuff but it is usually Robinsons Blacurrant or orange. However in our local Publix they sell Robinsons Marmalade and Colmans Mustard so I am alright there!! Haveing been here 18 months now have got a taste for american food but I do find a lot of it is very sweet.....I kind of like forzen yogurt now which is a lt less fat than ice cream and tastes just as good.
  12. by   ayla2004
    Quote from danissa
    ayla..exactly that..the heel of the bread is the best bit! we fight for it! My son's friends mammy is from N Ireland, and she brings him back Vida bread!
    ah now veda(not vida) is a much missed northern irish food cut thickly and toasted with butter, and not available in manchester.
    veda if anyone cares is a malt loaf like sorren but without fruit only really availble in northern ireland, and alledgey scotland
  13. by   RGN1
    Decent bacon! Not that fried to a crisp fatty stuff that passes for bacon in the USA!
  14. by   Belinda-wales
    We were sat outside last night on the patio ofour local Bar and Grill drinking really cold American beer eating good steak sandwich- trying t think of what we were missing!

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