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Dec 23, 2013 09:58 AM

Candy canes in NW London?

Last minute (desperate) request for help --

Does anyone know where I can find candy canes in NW London (preferably belsize or hampstead)?

When my boys wake up on Christmas morning, a candy cane hanging on their bed signals that Santa has visited in the night. This is our first Christmas in London and I cannot find candy canes anywhere! They have been talking about that magic moment all week so I would love to find them somewhere if possible ...

I have looked at all of the major groceries - Tesco, several Sainsburys, Waitrose, M & S, etc.

Thank you from me and 2 little boys who still believe!!!

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  1. I'm sure I've seen them at the TK MAXX in Wembley. Not sure if there's a closer one but would assume so.

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    1. re: Paprikaboy

      Ugh, Was just there last week and didn't think to look for candy canes. Thank you!

    2. Try calling Whole Foods in Camden. The one in Kensington definitely had them.

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      1. re: brokentelephone

        Great idea! Will stop by tomorrow am. Thank you!

          1. re: brokentelephone

            The Camden Whole Foods had sold out. An amazing worker there called all of the London WFs for me - Stoke was the only store with candy canes in stock. Sadly, I did not have time to make all the way there yesterday.

            By a stroke of luck, an American friend had a couple of extras last night and shared them. So, the boys got their Christmas miracle.

            Whole Foods has won my undying loyalty for their willingness to help a desperate mom!

            Thank you to everyone for the replies! Next year, I am buying them in early December ...

            Merry Christmas!!

            1. re: sfotsfr

              You might find this website useful for American sweets and the like:

      2. I had the same problem over in N8 at least a week ago. Nothing in the majors. One friend said they'd seen some in Muswell Hill 99p. Someone ended up bringing a jar into work for me, sourced from TK Maxx as well.

        Hope you managed to find some - online all I saw available were Willy Wonka crazy flavours.