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ballulah May 7, 2007 02:15 PM

Does anyone know where I can find Twiglets in Manhattan? I know they're available from the little shop attached to Tea & Sympathy/A Salt and Battery, but the last two times I've been they've been out.

I'm sure Myer's of Keswick has them, but I can never seem to trek over there before closing. Even though I'd also love a pork pie with Colman's Mustard.

I'm starting to have a serious craving! Help an Anglophile out!

 
  1. wleatherette May 7, 2007 02:21 PM

    myers of keswick is the most reliable source that i know of in manhattan, but there are a few delis on 1st ave around 4th-7th streets and one on 2nd ave and 9th that stock some english/irish goods. i can't recall if i've seen twiglets at any of them, but it might be worth a shot.

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    1. re: wleatherette
      ballulah May 7, 2007 03:09 PM

      If I leave the office now, I have a fighting chance of getting to Myers!

      1. re: wleatherette
        efdee May 30, 2007 11:42 AM

        I've never had Twiglets but friends obsess about them so I'm curious. Came across them recently in Brooklyn but wasn't curious enough to spend $5.50 for a bag. What flavors are there and which ones do you Twiglets aficionados recommend? TIA

        1. re: efdee
          wleatherette May 30, 2007 12:26 PM

          to be honest with you, i don't particularly care for them! i'll mindlessly eat them if they're in front of me, but they wouldn't be my pick.

          1. re: efdee
            ballulah May 30, 2007 12:54 PM

            Technically there is only one flavor of Twiglet and it's covered in a sort of marmite-y coating. I believe there is also a hot and spicy version, but the original has a great peppery kick to it. It's definitely an acquired taste that some never acquire. If you've tried Marmite and hated it, and never got that strange craving for it after you thought it was the foulest thing you ever ate, you will probably never like Twiglets either.

            1. re: ballulah
              wleatherette May 30, 2007 01:01 PM

              if you've never had marmite, imagine a very strong worcestershire flavor.

              1. re: wleatherette
                ballulah May 30, 2007 01:08 PM

                yeah, it is a bit. although worcestershire sauce has that bit of extra fishy/anchovy-ness and tamarind tartness that marmite doesn't. marmite has super charged saltiness. actually, now that i think of it, isn't there a worcestershire flavor twiglet? or is that just crisps? or is it just monster munch? it's been awhile since i had snacks in the UK!

              2. re: ballulah
                Nosher May 30, 2007 01:10 PM

                Not sure what you mean by 'technically there is only one flavor,' but that's just simply not the case. There is an original flavor, but there are at least three others now. And the original is indeed Marmite-flavored. For a very long time, Twiglets had a partnership with Marmite and cross-branded their snacks.

                Nosher

                NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

                1. re: Nosher
                  ballulah May 30, 2007 04:02 PM

                  well, technically (haha) i only consider the original flavor!

                  i was hoping that for st. paddy's day marmite would team up with twiglets again and make a special "edition" twiglet with the special guinness flavored marmite. THAT i would buy a case of.

          2. Nosher May 9, 2007 06:23 AM

            I don't know that I've ever seen them anywhere in NYC--and I really love them (all the flavors), so I'd have noticed. That isn't to say that they aren't here, but I wouldn't bank on finding them easily.

            Nosher

            NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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            1. re: Nosher
              ballulah May 9, 2007 06:45 AM

              Actually wleatherette was right, I headed straight to Myers of Keswick on Monday night and made it just before closing. They had them alright, but they weren't cheap: $5.50 a bag (150 g). The little shop next to Tea & Sympathy usually carries them, but they have been sold out everytime I've gone recently.

              1. re: ballulah
                Nosher May 9, 2007 02:39 PM

                This is really excellent news, although that price is usurious.

                Nosher

                NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

            2. jmo9 May 30, 2007 12:29 PM

              I'm pretty sure Food Works has them on 19th btwn 5th & 6th

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