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#1 Posted by ShalashaskaUK666 (531 posts) -

And I'm finally getting the chance to taste all the foods I've been seeing on TV!! They sell cereal as well, so far I've only had Lucky Charms but I've seen Jolly Rancher Candies and Twinkies!!

I just thought I'd ask all you legendary GBombers, what should I seek out in this illustrious shop of dreams?

I still want that Oreo pizza you guys did, but we'll never get it :(

Cheers!

#2 Posted by N7 (3594 posts) -

Get some Funyuns. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the idea that other people around the world, not just to mention people from our country haven't even heard of them, it's ridiculous. I've lived and died on Funyuns.

#3 Posted by ShalashaskaUK666 (531 posts) -

Haha see its things like that were I go 'OH SHIT MAN OBVIOUSLY!'.

AbsobloodyDEFINITELY I'll get on them!! Are snickerdoodles a thing, or is that a made up thing that isnt sold?

#4 Posted by Pazy (2592 posts) -

I have a shop around here...Americandy? But they are stupidly dear so I havent tried anything yet.

#5 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Someone had to.

#6 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

@N7 said:

Get some Funyuns. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the idea that other people around the world, not just to mention people from our country haven't even heard of them, it's ridiculous. I've lived and died on Funyuns.

They're just called onion rings over here.

#7 Edited by wookie912 (23 posts) -

Snickerdoodles exist.. they are a type of cookie, topped with cinnamon and sugar typicaly. If they have it try an Abbazabba. Taffy like candy, stuffed with peanut butter. sounds bad but its excellent.

#8 Posted by kgb0515 (411 posts) -

I read the title of this at first and thought it said American sweat shop. Honest mistake.

#9 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

I wish a UK sweet shop would open up here...

#10 Posted by MethodMan008 (817 posts) -

Cookies and cream hersheys bar.

That is probably world wide though I guess..

#11 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4690 posts) -

@kgb0515 said:

I read the title of this at first and thought it said American sweat shop. Honest mistake.
#12 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

warheads. fun dip. bertie bott's every flavour beans.. oh wait

#13 Posted by Akyho (1677 posts) -

Amerikandy I presume is the shop. I have one local. Me and Friends walked in and we were shocked by the freaking prices. Understandable due to import but forks.

So we had Twinkies...they were heavy and kind of sickly. I also tried root beer...a year ago I bought Sarsae from a Chinese market. They taste the same, and they both taste like dentist chemicals. Dont drink the proper American Mountain dew after drinking Root beer...its like eating a lemon scented urinal cake. BAAAAD Idea.

Lucky charms or variants had them plenty of time over the years. However £8 a box?! that is $16 for lucky charms......

I decided to treat myself to an old treat. Flipz. Chocolate covered Pretzels, they were released here years ago then disappeared. So got to enjoy them again.

Still trying to figure out any other things I want since I look and go. Thats a Lion bar, that's a picnic and so on.

#14 Posted by ThePickle (4186 posts) -

@killacam said:

warheads. fun dip.

Yes.

#15 Posted by Brians (1464 posts) -

eat that Pizza with hotdog crust that The United Kingdom has and report back on that please.

#16 Posted by wookie912 (23 posts) -

$16 for lucky charms? Christ.. I thought paying $5 for a box at the grocery store was expensive... Then again.. i havent had them since i was a kid. WWAAAy too sweet for me now...

#17 Posted by MonetaryDread (2069 posts) -

I'm still a fan of nickel candy. By that I mean, gummy bears, worms, cola bottles, fuzzy peaches, cinnamon lips, big feet, sour keys and the like.

#18 Posted by hughesman (312 posts) -

ring pops and cheerwine.

#19 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Sour Patch Kids, Dots, Almond Joy, Snickers, Hershey Mini bars (Mr. Goodbar, Krakel, Hershey, Special Dark), Starbursts.

#20 Edited by Akyho (1677 posts) -
#21 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Gav47 said:

@N7 said:

Get some Funyuns. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the idea that other people around the world, not just to mention people from our country haven't even heard of them, it's ridiculous. I've lived and died on Funyuns.

They're just called onion rings over here.

Onion rings are something totally different, though.

Also, prepare to be a fatass, OP!

#22 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

I really want some candy right now, but one piece will make me want to pig-out on the stuff. Eat some Airheads for me.

#23 Edited by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

All American chocolate tastes like bacon fat mixed with paint.
 
EDIT: and sick, mixed with sick.

#24 Posted by Mikemcn (6996 posts) -

@BraveToaster said:

I really want some candy right now, but one piece will make me want to pig-out on the stuff. Eat some Airheads for me.

Something I always did with airheads was to hold the airhead package by one end, and shake it back and forth until it shrinks down as far as it will go. They sorta act like a fluid... they're not very natural at all, but good, so when you shake it, it settles out and shrinks. You get this really dense mass of sugary-fruity goo.

#25 Posted by PenguinDust (12550 posts) -
#26 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

snickers are great.

#27 Posted by AlexW00d (6302 posts) -

@iam3green said:

snickers are great.

We have had those here for years. Back when they were called Marathon bars.

#28 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Got a new sweet shop here too that is selling little cans of Mountain Dew for £1.70 each. Piss offfffff.

#29 Posted by MikkaQ (10316 posts) -

@Gav47 said:

@N7 said:

Get some Funyuns. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the idea that other people around the world, not just to mention people from our country haven't even heard of them, it's ridiculous. I've lived and died on Funyuns.

They're just called onion rings over here.

Onion rings and Funyuns aren't at all the same though. Onion rings are breaded and deep-fried onions, Funyons are a cornbread product that simulates the general taste and shape of onion rings. An important distinction.

In terms of ridiculous candy and cereal, try Reese's cereal. It's peanut butter and chocolate flavored cereal. I wouldn't eat it often, but it was kinda fun trying it when it came out years ago. It's a good example of how stupid our food can get. A cereal form of a chocolate candy is pretty fucking crazy.

#30 Posted by SuperSambo (2879 posts) -

There is a place in Manchester that sells US stuff that has just opened up, but it is a pile of shite.

#31 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

@WickedFather said:

All American chocolate tastes like bacon fat mixed with paint. EDIT: and sick, mixed with sick.

Aye. Some of their candy is interesting, but fuck. Chocolate is disgusting as fuck.

#32 Posted by kindgineer (2767 posts) -

@N7 said:

Get some Funyuns. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the idea that other people around the world, not just to mention people from our country haven't even heard of them, it's ridiculous. I've lived and died on Funyuns.

Oh wow, I was under the impression we were the foreigners eating that product. It just sounds European to me.

#34 Posted by Spoonman671 (4693 posts) -

What's the word on Reese's stuff over there?  If you don't have them, then head for that shop and pick up a Nutrageous bar.

#36 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@Gav47 said:

@N7 said:

Get some Funyuns. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the idea that other people around the world, not just to mention people from our country haven't even heard of them, it's ridiculous. I've lived and died on Funyuns.

They're just called onion rings over here.

Onion rings and Funyuns aren't at all the same though. Onion rings are breaded and deep-fried onions, Funyons are a cornbread product that simulates the general taste and shape of onion rings. An important distinction.

#37 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

@GenocidalKitten said:

@mandude said:

@WickedFather said:

All American chocolate tastes like bacon fat mixed with paint. EDIT: and sick, mixed with sick.

Aye. Some of their candy is interesting, but fuck. Chocolate is disgusting as fuck.

Well, now I want to taste chocolate from the UK our chocolate can't be that much worse.

Stolen from Hamst3r

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=37483017&postcount=10211

#38 Edited by believer258 (11984 posts) -

Looks like I'm not the only one that read the titles as "American Sweat Shop".

Anyway, I just recommend not going for it. Sixteen dollars for a box of fucking Lucky Charms? Shit, that's crazy. Then again, I don't eat much candy in the first place.

Do they sell Sun Drop?

EDIT: Forgot that Sun Drop hasn't been distributed nationwide, or hasn't been for long. So I doubt they'd have that.

#39 Posted by N7 (3594 posts) -
@Gav47 said:

@MikkaQ said:

@Gav47 said:

@N7 said:

Get some Funyuns. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the idea that other people around the world, not just to mention people from our country haven't even heard of them, it's ridiculous. I've lived and died on Funyuns.

They're just called onion rings over here.

Onion rings and Funyuns aren't at all the same though. Onion rings are breaded and deep-fried onions, Funyons are a cornbread product that simulates the general taste and shape of onion rings. An important distinction.

I can tell just from the look that those things are completely different.
#40 Posted by J12088 (455 posts) -

It sounds expensive. Theres a shop in London that sells this stuff. It also sells salt and vinegar crickets. Bacon and cheese worms too i believe.

Anyway heres the website for it. Cheaper than your shop by the sounds of it.

Online
#41 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -
@Gav47 said:

@GenocidalKitten said:

@mandude said:

@WickedFather said:

All American chocolate tastes like bacon fat mixed with paint. EDIT: and sick, mixed with sick.

Aye. Some of their candy is interesting, but fuck. Chocolate is disgusting as fuck.

Well, now I want to taste chocolate from the UK our chocolate can't be that much worse.

Stolen from Hamst3r

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=37483017&postcount=10211

Wow, cheers for that.  The girlfriend will love that little nugget.
 
@J12088 said:

It sounds expensive. Theres a shop in London that sells this stuff. It also sells salt and vinegar crickets. Bacon and cheese worms too i believe.

Anyway heres the website for it. Cheaper than your shop by the sounds of it.


I had the bacon and cheese crickets on my birthday.  People were a bit squeemish then it turned into a scramble.  The taste is completely buried by the flavouring which is a shame as I'd love to say "Oh, that tastes a hella cricketty!"
#42 Posted by MikkaQ (10316 posts) -

@Gav47 said:

@MikkaQ said:

@Gav47 said:

@N7 said:

Get some Funyuns. I cannot, for the life of me, fathom the idea that other people around the world, not just to mention people from our country haven't even heard of them, it's ridiculous. I've lived and died on Funyuns.

They're just called onion rings over here.

Onion rings and Funyuns aren't at all the same though. Onion rings are breaded and deep-fried onions, Funyons are a cornbread product that simulates the general taste and shape of onion rings. An important distinction.

Goddammit, must the GB ruin all that is holy? What the hell do you call actual onion rings as I've described them? Or pray tell, do they not exist there? Cause that's an honest tragedy.

#43 Edited by beej (1674 posts) -

@mandude said:

@WickedFather said:

All American chocolate tastes like bacon fat mixed with paint. EDIT: and sick, mixed with sick.

Aye. Some of their candy is interesting, but fuck. Chocolate is disgusting as fuck.

You know not all chocolate in America is made by Hershey's right? It's a pretty big place and I'd be willing to bet there are lots of local confectionaries that only sell to a single state or region, hell I know of a few around me.

#44 Posted by NTM (7475 posts) -

What's the "shop" called? Also, everything you've mentioned up there sounds disgusting.

#45 Posted by AlexW00d (6302 posts) -

@MikkaQ: They're called onion rings.

#46 Edited by Akyho (1677 posts) -

@Spoonman671 said:

What's the word on Reese's stuff over there? If you don't have them, then head for that shop and pick up a Nutrageous bar.

The Reeses situation is ok. Most places dont always stock Reeses, however my local Petrol/gas station shop has Reeses Cups, Reeses Pieces and Reeses Nutrageous bar.

While the Nutrageous bar pales compared to some other peanut butter based sweets I have had. Cups and Pieces are amazing! Althou forces you to ration them a little. Too much and it all suddenly becomes a bad idea.

There was the Peanut Lion bar, Which was a bar like the nutragoues except it had pyramid cells of wafer each one filled with peanutbutter, and you would get 6 of them in the one bar. However that was the old version, they brought it back and its not at all the same. just layer of peanutbutter between wafers and more nuts about it. Not that greaty

Trying a variety of American chocolate. Not that great versus the stuff we are used to.

Ill dip into some of the american bars tomorrow and give my final judgement....thats if those Flipz dont suck up my money first. £4.99 for a bag...thats $8.

A bar of 5th avenue or other smiler bars is £1.50 whichs translate to $2.50 roughly.

The bars that are already sold here price drops to 65p the standard price for most chocolate like Snickers, Mars bar and such. However those are not imported and locally sourced even if there is an American version. They dont import them.

They do have marshmallow fluff...tempted to buy a jar. However....guess the price? £8 as we know is $16 roughly.

Twinkies are £1.75 that is one single twinkie in a wrapper. translates to $3. a whole box of 24 Twinkies. £16 translate to $28.

Yeah its a crazy store.

#47 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

Our candy is mostly gross

#48 Posted by MikkaQ (10316 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@MikkaQ: They're called onion rings.

I think some rebranding might be in order. Also funyuns is a pretty great stupid name for a snack food.

#49 Posted by GS_Dan (1405 posts) -

@Gav47 said:

@GenocidalKitten said:

@mandude said:

@WickedFather said:

All American chocolate tastes like bacon fat mixed with paint. EDIT: and sick, mixed with sick.

Aye. Some of their candy is interesting, but fuck. Chocolate is disgusting as fuck.

Well, now I want to taste chocolate from the UK our chocolate can't be that much worse.

Stolen from Hamst3r

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=37483017&postcount=10211

That explains everything.

#50 Posted by faxon (66 posts) -

im in the uk!!! where is this shop?