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to have sent these nachos back?

(49 Posts)
UnicornWings Thu 24-Jan-13 00:07:50

I frickin' love nachos.

So tonight I ordered some as a starter. When the bowl came I looked and couldn't see any cheese, had a quick poke around and still couldn't see any. So I got up and asked him "I know this sounds stupid but is there suppose to be cheese on these?"

He replied "yeah but we've run out"

Nachos is my favourite treat ever and without cheese then in my opinion you cannot call them nachos!

Chopstheduck Fri 25-Jan-13 07:22:40

grin Dana. I bet it is cheaper though, for your family to sent parcels! We couldn't believe how cheap some of the stuff was last time we went, that we'd been spending a fortune for here.

ps, you from New York? Are you a Giants fan? grin

kitsmummy Thu 24-Jan-13 18:35:11

I once ordered nachos and once I'd tasted them I had to call the waiter over, feeling quite embarassed for him I virtually whispered "excuse me, this seems to be mayonnaise on the nachose, not sour cream.". To which he replied "yeah, we ran out of sour cream" and walked off.

Oh well that's ok then, as long as you've put something else white on that will be absolutely fine.

10 years on and I'm still bitter about it.

dana4nyc Thu 24-Jan-13 18:30:16

Chopstheduck not meaning to hijack the thread but I wanted to say thank you for the link to the American foodstuffs website! I'm an American and been living here 5 years and only now find this site! I'm so excited but gutted as well because we're moving to the UAE in a few months! I feel terrible about all the parcels I asked my parents to send from home now!!

Chopstheduck Thu 24-Jan-13 10:56:39

depends really what you like. I love -
wing sauces
popcorn seasoning (esp ranch)
potato seasoning (liek sprinkle for chips)
bbq sauces - spicy JD sauces, etc
hooters breading for wings
pop tarts (wild grape - yum!)
Reeses peanut butter
Aunt jemima's pancake syrup
Heinz Dill relish
Herrs blue cheese buffalo puff crisps
twizzlers

They also do a corn dog mix which is fab to try if you've never made corn dogs. The kids went nuts over them. I found it a bit sweet though, and prefer to make my own batter.

DH and I went to Indianapolis this time last year for the Superbowl - we flew business class and both brought back a second case full of groceries!

Off to Canada this time, doubt we will get so many goodies there. We are both food obsessed though, and bring back tons from every country we visit. I came back from Italy last time with 4 gallons of olive oil, and 10 bags of pasta flour blush

firesidechat Thu 24-Jan-13 10:36:01

I can't justify an online order for only the cheese stuff, so is there anything else American that would be worth getting? Thought their chocolate was revolting so maybe not that.

firesidechat Thu 24-Jan-13 10:32:42

Chopstheduck - those I the shops I found earlier. My parents live in Farnborough so very close to Aldershot and not too far from Guildford.

OP sorry for moving away from your original question, but if you hadn't posted I would never have solved my craving for dubious American foodstuffs.

By the way YANBU. I would definitely have sent the nachos back.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 10:08:26

Name and shame this place Op.
That is outrageous shock

stormforce10 Thu 24-Jan-13 10:07:08

YANBU. Cheese is the whole point of doritos (that and the rest of the gunge)

I ordered something once in an expensive place since closed down that came with a side order of greek salad. No feta and no olives. When I complained they claimed greek salad did not contain cheese or olives hmm We didn't go back but our friends in trading standards did and had a lovely time pulling their menu apart grin

stormforce10 Thu 24-Jan-13 10:06:35

YANBU. Cheese is the whole point of doritos (that and the rest of the gunge)

I ordered something once in an expensive place since closed down that came with a side order of greek salad. No feta and no olives. When I complained they claimed greek salad did not contain cheese or olives hmm We didn't go back but our friends in trading standards did and had a lovely time pulling their menu apart grin

PartTimeModel Thu 24-Jan-13 10:04:31

<<<faints>>>

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 10:03:12

If you are near a Selfridges, they carry stock of american groceries. I think they may be a bit more pricey than you'd pay in America but thems the breaks when you want to fill your fat hamster face with peanut butter M&Ms blush sad

YorkshireDeb Thu 24-Jan-13 10:01:51

This thread keeps making me think of one of my favourite jokes: which cheese belongs to me? Nacho cheese! (You have to say it like Nat - yo to make it work). He he! <tumbleweed blows across the thread> x

shock no cheese????

U cannot have nachos with no cheese!!!

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 09:52:52

I would have called the cops.

It is a crime.

At least 500g of strong cheese needs to be piled on to nachos otherwise they are just tortilla chips with all sauce chucked on.

melika Thu 24-Jan-13 09:48:16

Had similiar happen in Pizzahut, big plate to share, but they were burnt(not just a little, almost cremated). DH said out loud,'you've got to be joking!' Waiter asks 'what's the problem?'

After a little discussion, we requested manager who also couldn't see a problem!

Hence, we left.

Chopstheduck Thu 24-Jan-13 09:40:45

firesidechat -

The shop we use is online here they are pretty friendly too, and not all stuff is available in store or posted on the website, so it's worth asking if there is stuff you want that you can't see. We got the Harr's cheese in a can from them, but they only see to have a jar online. They are Aldershot and Guildford based.

Some stuff thankfully is now getting more common. Asda now stock marshmallow fluff which I used to have to pay a fortune for imported. Just need them to start selling Taco Bell sauces now! Oh and hooters wing sauce...

firesidechat Thu 24-Jan-13 08:59:27

ConfusedPixie - just found too shops and would you believe it, they are where we lived before we moved here. Now a 2 hour drive away.

Good news is that they are very close to my parents, so they may get a surprise visit very soon.

fireside: There's likely a generic import shop within 20 miles from you that might have it? Thoguh they are actually surprisingly difficult to find via google!

I love the tinned stuff, it's amazing grin DP and I make ourown nachos these days too, good fun smile

firesidechat Thu 24-Jan-13 08:40:13

Thanks so much for that Chopstheduck.

Will get on Google and search for American grocers. Not near London unfortunately which is where I assume they will be.

I just want to try it again and see if it's as good as I remember.

Chopstheduck Thu 24-Jan-13 08:18:06

firesidechat - unfortunately have to get it from specialist american grocers and pay through the neck for it sad We made odd trips to one about 20 miles from us and stock up!

CinnamonCandle Thu 24-Jan-13 07:51:01

I sent nachos back when they had no guacamole! I wasn't paying £7.95 for cheese, salsa and soured cream. But no cheese is much worse!

PickleSarnie Thu 24-Jan-13 07:46:58

We ordered "pitta bread and hummus" once.

They plonked a plate of pitta bread but no hummus down and walked off.

When we asked where the hummus was they shrugged and told us they'd run out. Didn't they think we would notice that the main constituent of the dish was missing?! Didn't they think we would notice that the bread was fairly tasteless?! What's just as bad is that we could see Sainsburys from where we were sat. Almost offered to go get them some.

OTTMummA Thu 24-Jan-13 07:44:23

Vie cinema nachos are made with tinned cheese, used to work there as a student. I now take my own snacks, just saying.

YorkshireDeb Thu 24-Jan-13 07:40:00

theplodder that's just mean! X

firesidechat Thu 24-Jan-13 07:39:08

Chopstheduck where do you get that stuff from?

Had some gorgeous runny cheese in a can with chilli when I went to Florida years ago. I loved it and have been trying to find it ever since.

It always looked like it was loaded with every E number under the sun but tasted yum.

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