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Any store in Ontario that sells hard to find chips?

callitasicit Aug 23, 2007 02:07 AM

I recently visited Soda Pop Central located in Whitby and I was incredibly impressed with the selection of pop drinks, hard to find sodas which you would have to drive at least to Buffalo to buy. I was wondering if anyone knows of the same in Ontario for hard to find potato chips, cheese puffs, fries etc. Is there such a place?

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  1. chocabot RE: callitasicit Aug 23, 2007 04:09 PM

    i don't know if it's what you had in mind but the snack food stores in first markham place and pacific mall carry lots of uncommon chip flavours (okonomiyaki, bbq pork, seafood etc) as well as chip like products (deep fried fish skin, shredded squid) and asian limited edition kit kats and other candies.

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      callitasicit RE: chocabot Aug 23, 2007 08:47 PM

      Thanks for the reply but I was thinking more on the lines of Andy Capps hot fries, Cheetos Flamin' hot puffs etc.

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        dannyboy RE: callitasicit Aug 24, 2007 07:43 AM

        lol - that's what i figured, you mean you don't want the fish skin? i believe it comes in ketchup!!

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          chocabot RE: dannyboy Aug 24, 2007 07:53 AM

          you really should try the fish skin in chili flavour. it's not that "exotic" tasting and better than most conventional chips imo

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      BrownRB RE: callitasicit Aug 24, 2007 06:29 AM

      Did Soda Pop Central have any hard to get Canada Dry pops like Collins Mix, Lime Rickey and Bitter Lemon?

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        callitasicit RE: BrownRB Aug 24, 2007 09:00 AM

        I wasn't in particular looking for different kinds of canada dry pops but perhaps you can ask the owner if you fancy. I was very impressed with the store itself, 450 different kinds of pop, incredible!!!

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          LovelyAsia RE: BrownRB Aug 25, 2007 05:59 PM

          They don't list Canada Dry Lime Rickey on their website, but they do list Pop Shoppe Lime Rickey - not THAT takes me back!


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          Phoenix RE: callitasicit Aug 24, 2007 09:16 AM

          The Nutty Choclatier on Queen Street East in the Beach has all sorts of unusual flavoured chips from Britain. Very authentic.

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            Webdude RE: Phoenix Aug 24, 2007 10:24 AM

            You could also try some of the retro candy stores - Suckers, Sugar Mountain, etc. We were in one at Danforth and Pape earlier in the week and saw some real oddball varieties.

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            bogie RE: callitasicit Aug 25, 2007 08:02 AM

            I love Hawkins Cheezies, but for some reason they're really hard to find here (even though they are made in Belleville). I was pleasantly suprised to find that Shoppers Drug Mart is carrying them now. Yeah!

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              Apple RE: callitasicit Aug 26, 2007 01:17 PM

              If I recall correctly, the chocolate store on the Queen W (name escapes me right now) near Czehoskis and San has british crisps. Boy those are good!

              1. Kagemusha RE: callitasicit Aug 27, 2007 09:20 AM

                Boncheff Greenhouses food section carries offbeat chips and sodas.They've recently mentioned plans to expand, too.

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