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Feb 24, 2008 06:40 AM

Sherbet Lemons

I've been rereading the Harry Potter books -- the British editions -- and it's given me a hankering for Sherbet Lemons. What I'm looking for is the real British ones, which are NOT the same as Lemon Drops. There's a fair amount of imported British food at area supermarkets like Lunardis and Draegers (they even have Spotted Dick in a can) but their candy selections don't seem to include Sherbet Lemons. Has anyone seen them anywhere?

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  1. Hi, if you don't find any locally I'd be happy to get some for you in London and send them over. They are about $2 a pack here and regular airmail shipping would probably only be a few $$. I love them too. Just let me know.

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    1. re: panda444

      That's really nice of you, panda. I may hit you up if I can't find any here, but I'm definitely going to try the place shep recommends. Let me know how to get in touch w/ you, and if I can be of any assistance to you during your trip here.

    2. I don't know if they carry this particular product, but I wanted to give a shout out to a little British candy shop at the corner of Sutter and Kearny in SF, run by British father and daughter. Don't know the name but they seem like a great place to start on your quest!

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      1. re: shep0012

        Yes, I was trying to think of the name myself. It is Fiona's Sweet Shoppe.
        I think they are Scottish?
        I would definitely try it, the selection is astounding.

        1. re: sarvey


          Fiona's Sweetshoppe
          214 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

        1. You could try the Candy Store off of Polk. They probably don't have it but they are really good about ordering things.

          1. Cost Plus has been carrying lots of British sweets, including cheap hard candies. Wasn't looking for sherbets when I saw them, but they do list them on-line.


            Bought the rhubarb & custard in December at the Oakland (Jack London Square) location.