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What UK food would someone in Canada like?

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AgnesNaismith Tue 19-Nov-19 19:44:41

I have a Secret Santa (food related) and want to send a hamper over to Canada. My question is what would a Canadian like that they can’t get there?

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LadyFuschia Tue 19-Nov-19 19:46:27

My cousin loves Jaffa cakes! Also proper nice cheese but that might not get through customs!

AgnesNaismith Tue 19-Nov-19 19:47:26

Brill - thank you @LadyFuschia, Jaffa cakes are on the list!

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AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 19-Nov-19 21:04:13

Squash,(as in the stuff you add to water). But that might be too heavy so the concentrated stuff you just add a couple of drops of.
Also flavoured crisps, British flavours are loads better.

Orangedaisy Tue 19-Nov-19 21:05:50

My uncle always wants pickled walnuts

AgnesNaismith Tue 19-Nov-19 21:10:09

Squash - yes I’ll get those little travel bottles so they can try them all. Monster munch for crisps or shall I go hard with my fave beef and mustard brannigans?

I’ve never had pickled walnuts!!! Am I missing out?

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AgnesNaismith Tue 19-Nov-19 21:10:48

How about a bottle of sparkling English wine, can they get that there? Will it get through customs?

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AdaColeman Tue 19-Nov-19 21:11:43

Fudge or tablet.
Tunnocks teacakes.
Pontefract cakes.
Everton toffee/mint humbugs.
Tea bags?

Blondie1984 Tue 19-Nov-19 23:55:58

A tin of Bird's custard powder
Percy Pig sweets
Paxo stuffing
Malt loaf

Shelley54 Wed 20-Nov-19 14:03:47

Instant coffee

ItsJustTheOneSwanActually Wed 20-Nov-19 14:15:28

Christ, they won't thank you for instant coffee grin. No-one drinks it here. We can get most things - PG Tips, birds custard powder etc.

What we can't get (or only in special British shops) are quintesentially British snacks - think skips/quavers/twiglets/fruit pastilles/flakes/custard creams/mince pies.

Don't send booze - we're not even allowed to send it over provincial borders so i doubt you can send it over

I just got a big box of Fox's chocolate biscuits for christmas at the British shop last week.

Shelley54 Wed 20-Nov-19 14:39:52

Instant coffee is the one thing my Canadian friend takes back with her.

Isn't it nice that we don't all like the same thing?

ItsJustTheOneSwanActually Wed 20-Nov-19 14:50:22

ok fair enough. I don't know a single person that drinks it. They're pretty picky about their coffee round these parts

Lovelostnfoundx Wed 20-Nov-19 19:59:33

My in-laws love to try the weird and wonderful flavour crisps we have. Brussels sprout and Christmas tree flavour went down oddly well last year!

Shaunthesheep34 Wed 20-Nov-19 20:04:05

My sister lives in Canada and always asks for galaxy chocolate, the chocolate over there ( according to her) is rubbish, ours is creamier, so I send her parcels of it over

LadySlipper Wed 20-Nov-19 20:07:08

Please do not send a Canadian Paxo stuffing!

babbi Wed 20-Nov-19 20:10:04

My friend loves Terrys chocolate orange and Chicken and mushroom pot noodles 😀

AgnesNaismith Wed 20-Nov-19 21:20:25

This is so useful. I will post the final list next week when I buy! Thank you!!

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HeartsTrumpDiamonds Fri 22-Nov-19 00:09:09

The thing I miss the most is (strangely) taramousalata from the supermarket. Very far to find here outside a Greek restaurant!

The other thing is prawn cocktail crisps.

We can get the exact same instant coffee over here by the way but I agree I don’t know anyone who drinks it!

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