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Aero Bars or other English Candies in Philly

bluehensfan Nov 30, 2009 02:58 AM

Anyone know where to get Aero bars or other English candy bars in Center City (or close by)? My go-to place in DE closed a while back and am looking for a place to pick up a few. Thanks much!

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    Bigley9 RE: bluehensfan Nov 30, 2009 07:40 AM

    Have you checked the SuperFresh on Delaware Ave? They have a large-ish selection of English products, I know they have some cookies and candy

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      mikerichi RE: Bigley9 Nov 30, 2009 08:23 AM

      I haven't been there in about a year and a half, but the last time I was there, that Superfresh did have Aero Bars, various digestive biscuits, and other English candies.

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      modbetty RE: bluehensfan Nov 30, 2009 08:05 PM

      I know it's a bit out of the area you are looking in, but Wegman's has a very good selection of English candy bars and foods- just had an Aero yesterday, love them!

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        bluehensfan RE: modbetty Dec 1, 2009 06:51 AM

        Thanks...I may have to go there because the SuperFresh no longer carries them!

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          bluehensfan RE: bluehensfan Dec 1, 2009 09:57 AM

          Sheesh...neither does the Wegman's in Downingtown any more! Time for a revolt!

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            94Bravo RE: bluehensfan Dec 1, 2009 02:18 PM

            The new Wegmans in Collegeville has a nice UK foods section with Aero and Flake bars among others.

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              bluehensfan RE: 94Bravo Dec 2, 2009 03:12 PM

              94Bravo, Thanks so much for Collegeville Wegman's tip!

              I ran up there today and bought my Aero bars along with a very large assortment of other English candy bars (and some Polish chocolate bars too!). The Wegmans up there is as big as two Ack-a-me-s!

              Now I just have to figure out where I can get Rocklets (an Argentinian M&M clone) in the states!

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                bakersma RE: bluehensfan Dec 2, 2009 05:39 PM

                Re: Rocklets ..... never heard of them myself, but suggest you might check with Economy Candy on the Lower East Side in Manhattan NYC.

                http://www.economycandy.com/

                Fascinating place to visit (down the block and around the corner from Katz' Deli....send a salami to your boy in the Army, etc.....also of When Harry Met Sally fame) ---------- and I believe Economy Candy also does mail order.

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                  bluehensfan RE: bakersma Dec 3, 2009 06:14 AM

                  Thanks...there is a place in NY that sells them: https://www.aviglatt.com/Product_6800... They just charge $29 for shipping! Katz's is great though...just don't lose your ticket!

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          Mr. Peabody RE: modbetty Feb 18, 2010 12:39 PM

          The Warrington Wegman's has aerobars, the yorkie "it not for girls!" bars, smarties, wine gums, etc.. They also have a chocolate-covered turkish delight bar whose name I forget.

          You might also try the British sections of some of the newer, larger Genuardi's stoes.

          Both these Wegmans & Genuardis stores also have digestive biscuits, tinned puddings, canned custards & other such things.

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          cvgpit RE: bluehensfan Dec 9, 2009 11:59 AM

          Yeah, I saw them at the Cherry Hill Wegmans just before thanksgiving as well. They had a few international sections and one was UK

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            Fjordstone RE: bluehensfan Dec 15, 2009 04:40 PM

            bluehensfan, is Wayne a possibility? There's a tea shop called A Taste of Britain that just relocated to the Spread Eagle Village (now Eagle Village Shoppes) in Wayne, from its former location in Devon. They carry lots of English candies, including Aero bars. Website is www.easyelegance.net .

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              bluehensfan RE: Fjordstone Dec 16, 2009 03:19 AM

              Thanks for the tip...I actually found that place a little after the venture to Collegville and boomarked it for the next trip!

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                curly girl RE: bluehensfan Jul 5, 2010 03:55 AM

                FYI - the Malvern Wegmans is opening soon. Not sure if that is closer than Collegeville. Also - just heard about The English Gardeners Gift Shop in Haddonfield, NJ with The British Chip Shop next door. (English) Food for thought.

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              60s Girl RE: bluehensfan Jul 5, 2010 12:36 PM

              There's also the English Gardener Gift shop in Haddonfield on Main Street, which is relatively new (or at least new to me), and easily accessible from center city. They have tons of English candy, cookies, etc.

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              126 E Main St, Elkton, MD 21921

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                buca8 RE: bluehensfan Jul 25, 2010 12:44 PM

                Just saw this on a google search, and noticed not many suggestions for Center City area. Go to the little store on the corner of 8/South. They've got English candy, biscuits, some groceries. Not extensive, and Taytos instead of Walkers but you can find something there at the least. I got Aeros last visit. Selection varies visit to visit.

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                  bluehensfan RE: buca8 Jul 26, 2010 03:46 AM

                  Thanks!

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                    Renegade_Philosophy RE: buca8 Aug 6, 2010 12:44 PM

                    Is this place still open? The last time I looked for it -it was closed.

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