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ISO Heinz Sticky Toffee Pudding

foodiegrl Oct 19, 2007 05:34 PM

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.


  1. lexdevil Oct 19, 2007 06:29 PM

    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
      oakjoan Oct 24, 2007 10:17 PM

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

      1. re: oakjoan
        lexdevil Oct 24, 2007 11:38 PM

        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
          Atomica Oct 25, 2007 06:07 AM

          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
            maria lorraine Mar 10, 2008 08:45 PM

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

    2. paulj Oct 19, 2007 06:42 PM

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


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        Tay Oct 19, 2007 06:57 PM

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

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          peppatty Oct 19, 2007 07:47 PM

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

          1. pane Oct 19, 2007 08:45 PM

            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.

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

            1. mariekeac Oct 19, 2007 08:52 PM

              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
                paulj Oct 19, 2007 09:36 PM

                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).



                1. re: paulj
                  paulj Oct 20, 2007 07:16 PM

                  Here's the Lyles recipe for sticky toffee pudding

                  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
                    mariekeac Oct 20, 2007 09:31 PM

                    thanx so much!! made me curious now!

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                mrs bacon Oct 20, 2007 11:59 PM

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

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                  Meredith Oct 22, 2007 05:13 PM

                  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
                    Atomica Oct 22, 2007 09:59 PM

                    If you're at that Safeway, you might as well check the British American Imports store just a few steps away.

                    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:

                    British Grocery
                    726 15th St, San Francisco, CA

                    1. re: Atomica
                      Atomica Oct 22, 2007 10:02 PM

                      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:

                    2. re: Meredith
                      grishnackh Oct 25, 2007 07:07 AM

                      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. WCchopper Oct 23, 2007 09:45 PM

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

                      1. rabaja Oct 24, 2007 05:13 PM

                        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
                          P. Punko Mar 12, 2008 12:30 AM

                          I was just gonna recommend You Say Tomato, too

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

                          You Say Tomato
                          1526 California St, San Francisco, CA

                        2. Atomica Oct 24, 2007 06:00 PM

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

                          1. Atomica Mar 9, 2008 07:03 PM

                            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. lexdevil Mar 11, 2008 06:09 PM

                              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
                                lexdevil Mar 11, 2008 06:53 PM

                                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.

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