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Christmas Crackers for Xmas meal?

pamlet Dec 14, 2010 01:10 PM

My SO is British, and Xmas crackers are a critical component of the traditional feast. Yes, it's not a food item technically, but it is so integral to the festivities (well, in the UK at least), that hopefully it's OK for this board.

Last year I was able to get them from the Waltham Costco, but alas, not this year. Yes, we could go to the British Shop on Rt 1, but that's a trek for us (we're in Brookline). Any suggestions for a closer source? TIA.

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  1. GretchenS RE: pamlet Dec 14, 2010 01:14 PM

    I saw them last week at the Saugus Christmas Tree Shop, which is obviously not convenient for you unless you are on a Karl's Sausage Kitchen field trip (they are almost across Rte 1 from each other) but you could try calling a more convenient branch to see if they have them too.

    Karl's Sausage Kitchen
    142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

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      foodsnob14 RE: pamlet Dec 14, 2010 01:23 PM


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        Gabatta RE: pamlet Dec 14, 2010 01:54 PM

        Cardullo's in Harvard Square definitely has them.

        I haven't seen them there, but you might want to give Party Favors a call.

        Party Favors
        1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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          robwat36 RE: pamlet Dec 14, 2010 01:57 PM

          Williams Sonoma usually has them.

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            trishaluna RE: pamlet Dec 14, 2010 02:17 PM

            Just saw them at the Christmas Tree Shop in Somerville.

            1. Allstonian RE: pamlet Dec 14, 2010 02:25 PM

              I saw boxes and boxes of Christmas crackers at the TJ Maxx in Downtown Crossing about ten days ago. (Have not noticed any at the one on Harvard Street/Avenue, which I've visited twice in the same period of time, but I wasn't really looking either.)

              1. trufflehound RE: pamlet Dec 14, 2010 02:37 PM

                TJ Maxx and Marshall's usually have them.

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                  nincyh RE: pamlet Dec 14, 2010 06:50 PM

                  Definitely saw them at the Dedham Costco this weekend, big fancy ones in (I think it was) a 12-pack. They were in the section where holiday food gifts were, in the back near the produce and bakery area.

                  1. mtm7654 RE: pamlet Dec 15, 2010 06:48 AM

                    Second TJ and Marshall's. Why pay Cardullo's or Williams Sonoma prices?

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                      pamlet RE: pamlet Dec 15, 2010 05:30 PM

                      Thanks everyone for the ideas! My husband dropped in on the Harvard St./Allston TJ Maxx today and found some very nice ones (can't remember the brand, apparently quite high-end). We never would have thought of looking there! But they were the last ones...

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