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ziggystardust May 19, 2009 07:35 PM

My friend is travelling to Buffalo tomorrow and asked me if I wanted anything. I'm drawing a blank, any suggestions? Of particular interest might be candy/chocolate that we can't get here. Nothing too hard to find, let's say something one can find in a 7-11 or someplace similar. Any ideas?

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    phoenikia RE: ziggystardust May 19, 2009 07:41 PM

    Fruit Stripe gum, Heath Bars, Big Hunk, 5th Avenue, Brach's lemon drops, Yoo Hoo

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      ziggystardust RE: phoenikia May 19, 2009 07:47 PM

      Fruit Stripe gum...I think I recall the commercials with a giraffe from my childhood, watching cartoons and B horror movies on the old channel 29. Sadly, since free trade, a trip to a U.S. 7-11 or grocery store isn't as exotic as it once was. Thanks for your recs Phoenikia!

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        phoenikia RE: ziggystardust May 19, 2009 07:52 PM

        You're welcome. I can't resist trying a junkfood I've never seen before, especially junkfood with crazy names.

        On a slightly healthier/savoury note, I like David's sunflower seeds.

        If your friend ventures into a grocery store, he/she could pick you up some Easy Cheese (cheese in can), and/or Cookie Crisp cereal, too!

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          ziggystardust RE: phoenikia May 19, 2009 08:14 PM

          Junk cereal! I hadn't thought of that. Do you know if Boo Berry is still available in western New York?

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            mpjmph RE: ziggystardust May 20, 2009 01:26 PM

            Can't speak specifically for Western New York, but most places I know of only get it around Halloween.

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      wontonfm RE: ziggystardust May 19, 2009 10:01 PM

      I'm a fan of the honey roasted peanut butter by Skippy and grits in general (not candy or chocolate but still yummy)


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          KevinB RE: ziggystardust May 20, 2009 06:55 AM

          If your friend is going to visit the Galleria Mall, there's a kitchen/food shop on the main level (sorry, can't remember the name) that has a very wide selection of hot sauces. A sampler of those might be interesting.

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            16crab RE: KevinB May 20, 2009 12:11 PM

            Reese's Nutrageous bars...can't for the life of me figure out why they don't make those here. And I have a recipe for making cheesecake with them...sinful.
            Oh and if he has a cooler, how about all those Ben & Jerry's flavors we can't get here? I clean the Tops out of Cinnamon Buns every time I go.

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