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Offline Asella

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Things you desperately miss?
« on: May 18, 2017, 10:28:36 AM »
Not sure if there is a thread like this here, I did take a quick scan and didn't see one.
 If there is would someone please let me know? Sorry in advance!


Hoagies from Wawa
Soft pretzels
ACTUAL FRAPPES (I had one some costa that was literally just like iced coffee :()
Maruchan Ramen (I know the stuff is horrible but good god it is good every once in a while)
Kraft Mac & Cheese
Quick & cheap frozen burritos to just throw in the microwave
KitKats (I'm not a fan of much chocolate but I loved the chocolate used in kitkats in the states, but I'm pretty sure it's different here. Just doesn't taste the same.)
TACO BELL

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 01:17:35 PM »
Here's a list of the UK Taco Bell locations... maybe none are near you, but might be worth a day trip?
http://www.tacobelluk.co.uk/contact/

Tesco have Amys Kitchen frozen burritos... I just bought some recently, and we didn't really like them, but if it's something you're used to, maybe they will be ok for you?

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 02:00:40 PM »
The McDonald's frappes taste pretty much the same as in the US, though it is McDonald's...
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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 08:05:30 PM »
We have an Auntie Anne's pretzel shop I introduced my hubby to soft pretzels on a visit home, he became obsessed lol then they put in an Auntie Anne's in town he was so happy.

I miss a good, strong not overly sweet iced coffee.




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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 08:16:21 PM »
I'll preface mine by saying I'm born n bred Mass. Came to Scotland in 1999.

My 2 top  ones are

DUNKIN DONUTS COFFEE both hot and iced..

Real Dill pickles..(have tried every one that has been suggested and I'd rather go without as I've not found one yet that is close enough)

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 08:19:35 PM »

Real Dill pickles..(have tried every one that has been suggested and I'd rather go without as I've not found one yet that is close enough)

Did you even try the extortionately expensive M&S ones?.. I couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on a jar of pickles!  ;)
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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 08:20:43 PM »

Real Dill pickles..(have tried every one that has been suggested and I'd rather go without as I've not found one yet that is close enough)

I wish they had kosher dills over here, cause those are the ones I truly love. Oh, Claussen refrigerator pickles... why are you not available here?

but the haimisha dills will get me through when I'm craving them. I ate a jar over 3 days. haha.
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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 06:16:27 AM »
Oh pickles :( I brought two jars back very carefully on our last trip home. Wish I brought more.

I talked myself up to the marks and Spencer's ones last week and they didn't have them.

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 08:19:31 AM »
I talked myself up to the marks and Spencer's ones last week and they didn't have them.

Haha! It wasn't meant to be!  ;)
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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 02:21:51 PM »
Here's a list of the UK Taco Bell locations... maybe none are near you, but might be worth a day trip?
http://www.tacobelluk.co.uk/contact/

Tesco have Amys Kitchen frozen burritos... I just bought some recently, and we didn't really like them, but if it's something you're used to, maybe they will be ok for you?

WARNINGGGGG Before anybody gets toooo excited, they DON'T have Baja Blast!!! (Like who brings over Taco Bell and not Baja!?). It's obviously better than nothing but I felt like I needed to set the precedent so nobody gets disappointed as that's what I looked forward to most about Taco Bell! hah

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 02:39:18 PM »
What's a Baja blast?  Last time I went to the Taco Bell the menu was indecipherable. 

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 02:46:36 PM »
WARNINGGGGG Before anybody gets toooo excited, they DON'T have Baja Blast!!! (Like who brings over Taco Bell and not Baja!?). It's obviously better than nothing but I felt like I needed to set the precedent so nobody gets disappointed as that's what I looked forward to most about Taco Bell! hah

God damnit!!! >:(

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 02:49:28 PM »
God damnit!!! >:(

I know! I looked at the menu specifically to check (as I definitely would have made the hour+ car ride as sad as that is for a special treat haha) and it's not there. I just don't get how you can bring the Bell and not Baja!? YO QUIERO BAJA BLASt! (hahah sorry as I' know I've commented on this and the lack of biscuits at KFC before in another thread)

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 02:51:05 PM »
What's a Baja blast?  Last time I went to the Taco Bell the menu was indecipherable.

Mountain Dew flavour of excellence that's only available at Taco Bell. Apparently they brought it back last year in cans for a contest to see what they should start selling in bottles again and it lost. Weak. I don't drink soda or eat fast food much (despite what it seems haha) but I love this drink in particular.

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Re: Things you desperately miss?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 03:17:05 PM »
What's a Baja blast?  Last time I went to the Taco Bell the menu was indecipherable.

I'm 1/2 Mexican so going to Taco Bell is like being a traitor to "La Raza" but this girl has been there because I can be lazy AF and sometimes I get a hankering for a cheap taco that I know I'll regret later but at that time it's so good. I always pull the "English husband made me do it" if my people see me with sachets of TB "Fire" hot sauce.

I haven't been to TB in five years but the curiosity got to me. My son's best friend is a manager there and he told me that Mountain Dew Baja Blast specifically isn't even sold in stores anymore and only TB sells it. But most, if not all, Mountain Dew products were pulled out of the UK around 1999. That's why you can't find Baja Blast in the UK.

Anyhow, he brought me this magical elixir y'all have been talking about. I don't know if it's my 46 years and my palate has changed but it was not to my liking at all. The 20's me would have been all over it. Now, I just sort of shuddered at the sweet. I had some tacos and that Blast and I felt so dirty and shamed. I won't be doing that again anytime soon


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