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May 19, 2009 07:35 PM

American stuff - moved from Ontario board

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

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    1. re: phoenikia

      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!

      1. re: ziggystardust

        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!

        1. re: phoenikia

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

          1. re: ziggystardust

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

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


        1. 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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          1. re: KevinB

            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.