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Nov 30, 2013 06:55 PM

British Grocery Suggestion in Philly

I want to go to British grocery store to buy a few items. Nothing fancy really. Things like Bovril, Lucozade, Frutips Blackcurrant.....etc. Thanks. Really want to get some Bovril.

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  1. Why do British foods sound like drugs?

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    1. re: PhillyBestBYOB

      Ha! True. If anyone is able find Bath Oliver crackers, please let me know.

      1. re: PhillyBestBYOB

        Perhaps the answer lies in the American ear and/or mispronunciations of English words. Ok Yanks try these Beauchamp, Cholmondeley, Cockburn ,Worcester.

        " We love your British accent", and we yours.

        1. re: Edwardrae

          American's DO know how to pronounce "Worcester" (at least those of us who have lived in Massachusetts!).

          1. re: PhillyBestBYOB

            Right your are, it's Wooster then? Clever indeed.

      2. Here is an Uwisunu guide to British sweets in Philadelphia listing four places where you can buy candies.

        Regarding the other items, that will be a lot harder. Frankly if you have time to travel the best place to go is in NJ just outside of Atlantic City, in Absecon.

        Also, Wegman's international section is good though you are not going to find the refrigerated products. Mainly biscuits, tinned puddings etc. Again though Wegman's is not in the city.

        1. I would suggest A Taste of Britain in Wayne reminiscent of that small grocery and cafe found in any town, village or parish in the good old England. Quite lovely, indeed.

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            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              Brilliant news down the line from caganer on the lifting of the ban on Eu beef and beef product which should have Bovril back on the shelf in the grocery and back in my cupboard. Sorry I should have known.

              1. re: Edwardrae

                Ah, too bad, I broke down, and found an eBay seller (from Canada) who can ship the Bovril to me. Shipping is not cheap, but it is not crazy expensive had I bought it from UK.

                A man got to have his Bovri, you know.


          1. I hear you on the bovril - just had my in-laws Bring us 3 jars and the new squeezie bovril for my stash because it has always been so difficult to find here in the states (even when I lived in NYC bisto was easy but not bovril). I just did a little Internet poking around and it even seems almost impossible to buy online. Wtf?! America needs to get it together and embrace this amazing product. I honestly can't live wo it in my kitchen (but I am married to a Brit!). Good luck and ill be on the lookout for you.

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            1. re: amysep

              No importing of beef or beef products from the UK or EU so no Bovril....

              1. re: liddy

                ...until suppliers catch up to changes in the law. The ban on EU beef was lifted about a month ago.

                1. re: caganer

                  Do you really think there will be a demand for EU beef, especially UK beef when they cannot tell us whether its beef or horse in the product?

                  1. re: cwdonald

                    Sure. I don't see a demand arising for highly processed ground meat from the EU - because we do that cheaper and "better." But I'd be happy to see Italian Bresaola or Spanish Cecina de Leon and the OP would he happy to see Bovril.
                    There are farmers growing fancy high-end grass fed beef in Europe that just isn't available here (just as you can go to Spain and pay through the nose for "bistek de carne Nebraska")