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ISO Heinz Sticky Toffee Pudding

Yes, cake.
In a can.

Any places within a reasonable drive of the city where I can get it over the counter?
I need to administer to a homesick Brit. Peninsula over East Bay preferred, but I'm willing to cross a bridge for this bloke.

TIA!

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  1. Don't know about the tinned variety, though Piedmont Grocery carries a lot of tinned British products. You might instead try the Sticky Date Pudding at Bakesale Betty. It's great.

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    1. re: lexdevil

      You mean I've been going to Bakesale Betty's and NEVER knew they had sticky date pud? Aieeeeee!

      1. re: oakjoan

        It comes in a disposable round cake pan w/ a container of sauce. The two are wrapped together in cello and tied w/ a ribbon.

        1. re: lexdevil

          It's not the kind of dessert I would usually go for, but it is fantastic. The container of sauce is a very generous amount as well.

          1. re: Atomica

            It's WONDERFUL. Will be tough to beat that.

    2. I've seen canned Heinz items at Cost plus world markets.

      paulj

      1. You might want to try and locate a British expatriate (SP?) site and post an inquiry.

        1. In San Carlos, http://www.buybritish.net/ there's a place on El Camino that may have it.

          1. Try Roxie Market, an irish grocery in Inner Sunset--they have lots of UK packaged goods. And, strangely, very delicious meatball grinders. I'd recommend calling first to ask if they have it, but I suspect that they do.

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            Roxie's Market & Deli
            500 Kirkham St, San Francisco, CA

            1. What can I expect from cake in a can?? Gooey goodness??? Just wondering, we have it here in Florida also the Spotted Dick, but i'm too scared to try any of it... sorry to go off subject... I'm sure it's good, that your looking for it!

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              1. re: mariekeac

                I've had the Heinz Treacle Sponge Pudding, which is a steamed 'cake' with a gold syrup top (or bottom, if you open the can wrong). To be frank I wasn't that impressed. However, I've made the same thing from the recipe on the Lyle's Gold Syrup web site that I liked better. There are even some good sponge pudding recipes on the web that are cooked in the microwave (not just warmed).

                http://www.englishteastore.com/hestto...

                paulj

                1. re: paulj

                  Here's the Lyles recipe for sticky toffee pudding
                  http://www.lylesgoldensyrup.com/Lyles...

                  Looks like you make a toffee sauce with butter, cream and brown sugar. Part is put in the bottom of baking bowl with dried fruit, and topped with a simple molasses flavored batter. This version is baked, but I suspect it can also be steamed.

                  1. re: paulj

                    thanx so much!! made me curious now!

              2. I looked at Falletti's British section today, and they had Heinz Spotted Dick in a tin (!), but not Sticky Toffee Pudding.

                1. Oddly the Safeway on 16th near Potrero has a large selection of British canned food. My BF, I believe has gotten the toffee pudding there, for me to eat with canned custard. I have to admit, the custard is something I could get used to, but the canned cake was a wee bit much for me.

                  The british area has been on two end caps in the middle aisle about 2 aisles away from the produce area. I haven't seen it in any of the other Safeways.

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                  1. re: Meredith

                    If you're at that Safeway, you might as well check the British American Imports store just a few steps away.
                    http://britshoppe.com/index.html

                    I also remember a discussion on a Longs Drugs having a lot of British goods -- looks like in Martinez. But also a lot of other places mentioned:
                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/361745

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                    British Grocery
                    726 15th St, San Francisco, CA

                    1. re: Atomica

                      Tried to edit my post to add this, but it didn't work. Another linking bug.

                      Anyway, I just remembered a thread about a Long's Drugs that has a lot of British goods . . . in Martinez. Thread here:
                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/361745

                    2. re: Meredith

                      I was at the Potrero Safeway last night and checked for the OP's request. They had cans of Heinz Treacle and Spotted Dick on hand, but no Sticky Toffee Pudding.

                    3. I think Lunardi's has it...the one in Walnut Creek. Although you could call any of them and inquire.

                      1. I'm pretty sure You Say Tomato on California St in SF has this item too. California at Larkin, on the right heading west.

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                        1. re: rabaja

                          I was just gonna recommend You Say Tomato, too

                          1526 California St
                          San Francisco, CA 94109
                          (415) 921-2828

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                          You Say Tomato
                          1526 California St, San Francisco, CA

                        2. I was just at Faletti's, and they have the Heinz Treacle and Heinz Spotted Dick.

                          1. Don't know if foodiegrl is still looking for this product, but I saw it today at Draeger's in San Mateo! They have a small British food section.

                            1. Today I saw (and purchased) sticky toffee pudding in the frozen food section at Piedmont Grocery. Made by the English Pudding Co. of Los Angeles. http://stickytoffeepudding.com/ I'll let you know how it is once we try it. Ingredients list looks fine.

                              Now if we could just find some banoffee pie...

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                              1. re: lexdevil

                                Okay. We couldn't wait. It is good. Not as good at the Bakesale Betty version (which has a finer crumb and is less sweet), but it is good if you like a crazy sweet and gooey pud.