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UKsmartiesfan Sep 6, 2006 09:12 PM

Can anyone tell me where in the tri-state area I can get smarties? Not the american version, but the UK version?

I'm from Canada and I'm starting to go into withdrawal!

  1. Justpaula Sep 10, 2006 10:41 PM

    I am surprised someone mentioned places near 61st in Woodside! My mother is from Montreal, but I am born and raised in NY. When I was a kid, aside from the suitcase full of woderful home-baked goods my Grandma would bring when she would come down to visit us, my sister and I eagery awaited or semi-annual allotment of Smarties. It had been over twenty years since I had seen them, but when my boyfriend moved to Woodside last March, I stopped in a little store that is nothing more than a place to pick up the paper or cigarettes or lotto, etc. I turned to look at the candy case and there was a whole section with candies fromthe UK and squealed with glee when I saw them! I picked up a few packages of Smarties for my sister, 'cuz she always loved them even more than me - although I will admit that first batch I bought never quite made it to her. They are little octoganal shaped tubes, not like the gigantic movie theater like boxes I remember, but the same candy inside. The place is right next to Peking BBQ (which I also love) on Roosevelt Ave., just before 58th St. - right off the 7.

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      agnesrob Sep 9, 2006 11:58 AM

      A&P in Woodcliff Lake,NJ has a large foreign clientele due to all the buisinesses in the area. They might carry those. They have things I've never seen before from all over the world.

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        GDK Sep 8, 2006 08:11 PM

        Post Road Market in Rye carries them at least some of the time.

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          dw438 Sep 7, 2006 09:28 PM

          Fairway has a large selection of products (especially candy) from the UK, like non-Hershey's KitKat bars, Yorkie bars, etc.
          They just may have the UK Smarties.
          Also, Myers of Keswick in the Village is a good choice.

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          1. re: dw438
            CornflakeGirl Sep 8, 2006 08:27 PM

            Now that you mention it, I feel like I've seen them at Fairway. They have a very good selection of Euro candies/cookies. I'm always buying my BF those Kinder chocolates with the milk filling.

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            PED Sep 7, 2006 06:12 PM

            Believe it or not, the Shop Rite in Pearl River, NY (large Irish population) often has things like that.

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              chefwife Sep 7, 2006 05:44 PM

              UK Gourmet in Newtown, CT has them if you're in Fairfield county.

              1. JMF Sep 7, 2006 02:36 AM

                What's the difference between the US and UK Smarties?

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                  welle Sep 7, 2006 03:44 PM

                  Day and night difference: UK smarties are candy covered chocolate things, sort of like chocolate M&Ms.

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                    JMF Sep 7, 2006 06:16 PM

                    Oh, yes. I know know those, they blow away M&M's.

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                      pescatarian Sep 8, 2006 08:32 PM

                      what are the US Smarties like? I'm from Canada and am only familiear with the candy covered ones.

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                        pescatarian Sep 8, 2006 08:42 PM

                        Just found the US website. They are like what we call "rockets". Hmmm, never knew.

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                          piccola Sep 9, 2006 12:05 AM


                    2. welle Sep 6, 2006 09:25 PM

                      There is a UK products shop in the Village.
                      You can also come to Woodside in Queens 61st street and there are couple of groceries carrying UK stuff - all the goodies from McVitties to Cadbury's, or weird stuff like Branston's pickles or fish paste...

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                      1. re: welle
                        CornflakeGirl Sep 7, 2006 11:31 AM

                        Myer's of Keswick at 634 Hudson St.

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