Pommy food in woolworths

#1
I have noticed that in some woolworths you can now buy food from back home like PG Tips and Club bars etc. There is a section called international food which it is in. I know of 2 stores in Canberra that do it, anyone else found it in their local woolies?


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Probably a branch of the South African Woolworths which is a bit like Waitrose but imports a lot of stuff from the UK.
 
#4
Oh dear, look at the thread you are in and also notice I put Canberra in my previous post. Now think again before you post


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Oh dear, look at the thread you are in and also notice I put Canberra in my previous post. Now think again before you post


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You also asked if we'd seen it in a local woolies, so yes I had seen where it was posted which is why I pointed out I don't have one.
 
#7
And this is why I posted it under the Australia tab, so if your local woolies is closed, how have you seen these items in there?


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#10
I thought they'd all closed in the UK?
In SA they are Marks & Spencers (I assume it's the same in Australia). They sell all the usual M&S hardware and books, but branded as Woolworths.

The story I was told when I lived in SA was that M&S wanted the SA market in the '80s, but did not want to be associated with apartheid.... So they changed their name to Woolworths in countries in the southern hemisphere.
 
#11
You also asked if we'd seen it in a local woolies, so yes I had seen where it was posted which is why I pointed out I don't have one.
Woolies are different here jarrod they are the third largest supermarket chain in aus, they are purely food and household stuff orientated where Big W which is also woolworths sells anything from jockstraps to lawnmowers, and to reply to the original thread yes our woolies in Toowoomba has a british comprehensive selection , including fresh steak and kidney puddins and melton mobury style pork pies
 
#12
Tinned haggis, Hula hoops, Sharwoods mango chutney, Mulagatawney soup, Double deckers, irn bru, penguin bars, Birds Custard, mushy peas, processed peas, tinned meat balls. That's all in NZ stores, not in NZ's west Island where you are. :)

Still no brains faggots or tinned burgers in onion gravy :(
 
#13
I have noticed that in some woolworths you can now buy food from back home like PG Tips and Club bars etc. There is a section called international food which it is in. I know of 2 stores in Canberra that do it, anyone else found it in their local woolies?


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There's a few IGAs in Canberra where I get my supply of marmite from, Melba & O'Connor are a couple of places.
 
#14
A club bar counts as "international food"?

Strewth.
In an ASDA close to my old office Bewley's tea, Taytos crisps, red lemonade, Erin sauce & the like was stocked in the "Ethnic" aisle...

Couldn't resist adding this:

 
#15
Chocolate digestives call out to me when I pass their shelf in our local Woolies.

Someone mentioned faggots earlier, never seen them in Oz yet, I would imagine the list of contents might put any potential buyer off.

Every time I am back in Cardiff I go to the market and have a plate of faggots and peas in the cafe upstairs. Nothing like a bowl of hot lips and arses covered in mushy peas.
 
#16
Tinned haggis, Hula hoops, Sharwoods mango chutney, Mulagatawney soup, Double deckers, irn bru, penguin bars, Birds Custard, mushy peas, processed peas, tinned meat balls. That's all in NZ stores, not in NZ's west Island where you are. :)

Still no brains faggots or tinned burgers in onion gravy :(
Best of all Tunnocks Caramel Wafers in the Jock shop in Dunners! :)
 
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Apart from pork pies which are available at specialised stores in major cities, I know of no stores which specialise in Brit foodstuffs. There are heaps of stores (delicatessens) which provide Asian, Italian, German foods but British food? Why the hell would you want it? Incidentally, I'm an ex Pom and Australian food isn't all that different to British tucker - except perhaps for there being more on your plate for an average of $14.00 per meal as long as you give the capital cities a big miss.

So anyone thinking of the 'lateral transfer', consider that country living in Australia (apart from petrol/diesel) is usually cheaper, particularly when it comes to buying a house with an acre or two of land.

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#20
Not looked hard for British food then, there are 2 or 3 stores in Sydney alone that just do British food, sure there are other British food shops in other capitals as well. Here in Canberra there are a couple of shelves in at least 2 Woolworths in the ACT so there must be a demand for the stuff.

As for living in the country, yes it is cheaper to live there but you will also miss out on some luxury things also, swings and roundabouts really.


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