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Smarties anyone?

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!

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  1. 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

      Myer's of Keswick at 634 Hudson St.

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

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      1. re: JMF

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

        1. re: welle

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

          1. re: welle

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

            1. re: pescatarian

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

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

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

              1. 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

                  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.

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

                  1. 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.

                    1. 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.