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Looking for British Chocolate near Union Square/flatiron

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vvv03 Mar 30, 2010 03:17 PM

Trying to buy some easter candy and want so REAL British chocolate, not the crappy Cadbury made by Hershey's. Do I have to go to the Village to get it or is there somewhere in Chelsea/Flat Iron/Union Square?

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    gavspen Mar 30, 2010 07:15 PM

    I think the village is where you have to go. I assume you are referring to Meyers of Keswick, 634 Hudson Street http://myersofkeswick.computerperfect... a favourite among us ex-pats. There's also Tea & Sympathy but I dont know much about that place. I think it's more of a restaurant then retail. Union Square is barely a ten minute walk away anyhow, if that. God good man! Put on your Wellies and get on with it ;-)

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      Scotty100 Mar 31, 2010 06:20 AM

      Just curious but what do you consider to be "real" British chocolate?

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      boccalupo Mar 31, 2010 07:13 AM

      Have you checked Whole Foods' chocolate section?

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        ttoommyy Mar 31, 2010 08:24 AM

        I only shop Whole Foods for produce and meat. Would they carry chocolate candy?

        "We search for the highest quality, least processed, most flavorful and natural foods possible because we believe that food in its purest state — unadulterated by artificial additives, sweeteners, colorings and preservatives — is the best tasting and most nutritious food there is."

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          boccalupo Mar 31, 2010 11:16 AM

          Of course.

          Do you know a food/grocery store that does not carry a selection of chocolate?

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            ttoommyy Mar 31, 2010 11:42 AM

            Honestly, I've never shopped the aisles at Whole Foods. I thought they only sold "natural" and "organic" foods. They sell candy like Hershey bars, etc.? I think that's what the OP is looking for, only the British equivalents. Like this stuff:

            http://myersofkeswick.computerperfect...

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              boccalupo Mar 31, 2010 11:53 AM

              Whole Foods sells lots of stuff, not all organic. "Natural" is a meaningless term. But yes if OP is looking for British equivalent of Hershey, it probably won't be found at WFM.

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                ttoommyy Mar 31, 2010 12:01 PM

                "Natural." lol I know, it is meaningless. But it is used on WFM's web site, which is why I used it in my post above in quotes:

                ""We search for the highest quality, least processed, most flavorful and natural foods possible ..."

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                  encantada Mar 31, 2010 12:51 PM

                  It's not in the right neighborhood for you, but the best selection of British chocolate I've seen in NYC is at Fairway. It's always located near the registers -- (real) Cadbury bars, Aeros, Flake, Smarties, etc.

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        roze Mar 31, 2010 12:51 PM

        There is a deli on Park Avenue btw 21st and 22nd street called Emma's Dilemma that has Coffee Crisp, Flake, Lion bars, Aero, etc. Might want to check it out.

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        Park Avenue Cafe
        100 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10021

        Emma's Dilemma
        270 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010

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          dj1 Mar 31, 2010 02:15 PM

          there's also a cornershop on 9th and 2nd avenue (NE corner) that has a small selection as well. picnic, aero, yorkie, curly wurly...etc

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