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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13922
Posted:So I grew up in Michigan, Detroit area.



I grew up with this fantastic ginger ale called Vernor's. It's really strong and Michigan kids love it, it's so gingery that the unaccustomed sneeze when they first try to drink it.



Oh, and there's this soda-pop company called Faygo. In Michigan, a carbonated sweet beverage is a "Pop" ("Soda" in most of the rest of the U.S.) So Faygo made this strawberry flavored "redpop." It was *so* good and it turned your lips super-red and moms hated what it did to clothes. Faygo is only sold in the upper Midwest.



And the corned beef sandwiches in the delis there are *so* good and *so* not like anything I've ever found in New York. Really great Jewish rye bread...



And Dairy Queen. The amazing soft-serve ice cream joints that were only open during the summer.



And then not from where I grew up, I miss Smarties, which are not available in the U.S., but are in Canada and Europe.



What foods do you crave, but don't have regular access to?



From California, I crave See's chocolates and In-&-Out Burger, but I will get my fill of those soon enough.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Total posts: 4145
Posted:From Germany, good bread with a texture and a crust and some of the cold meats.

From Germany/Switzerland, chocolate that isn't cadburys or costs 2 quid a bar. Milka and Ritter Sport, mostly, though some of the Asian cornershops seem to be stocking them now.

From Scotland, Irn Bru. You can get it in some huge supermarkets, but I don't have easy access to them, so it's online order or visiting friends <3

From Canada, those cans with the base for orange juice (the concentrate I guess). They make a fantastically juicy sorbet, or you can make extra-concentrated juice from them.

From Germany again, certain types of soup stocks and soup ingredients (I won't name them because you won't know them) that either taste different here or aren't available. Easily solved by family, fortunately. Soup is a must.

If I left the UK, I'd miss...
...
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not much, food-wise, I think. Tiger bread maybe, just because it looks so funny (the taste is rather average). And some of the Indian food.


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Aurinko
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

Aurinko

hello!
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Total posts: 1034
Posted: Written by :Dr_Birgit


From Germany, good bread with a texture and a crust




yeah, that's my top 1, too.

From Canada: freshly "harvested" maple syrup

From Finland: That special kind of licorice that does NOT make me want to throw up


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo, Australia

Total posts: 3764
Posted: Written by :Dr_Birgit


From Germany, good bread with a texture and a crust




I've heard that from most every german and/or german visitor, that I've ever met.

 Written by :Dr_Birgit


From Scotland, Irn Bru. You can get it in some huge supermarkets, but I don't have easy access to them, so it's online order or visiting friends <3




they stock it in our supermarkets now; pretty much all the majors...


ummm... what do I miss? jaffa cakes... I've mentioned them on here, previously. arnotts used to make them, stolen from mcvities in the uk... I've managed to pick up a packet of the mcvities version here in a little specialist lolly shop, but they cost an absolute fortune.

I'm sure there's more, but I need coffee for my brain to work any further...


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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ElectricBlue
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 810
Posted: Written by :Doc Lightning


And then not from where I grew up, I miss Smarties, which are not available in the U.S., but are in Canada and Europe.




Wow You guys don't get smarty frown we even get them down here.

I miss the old allans red rasberrys that actually tasted good rather than the grosse "healthy" ones now frown


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:That gingerbeer sounds awesome!!

From Romania: Sarmale with mamaliga

From Japan: melon flavoured drinks

From childhood: Spearmints. They were like redskins.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo, Australia

Total posts: 3764
Posted:oooh... also, ya pears... I do see them in the shops every now and then, these days, but they were available year round, a few years back.

yummy... sweet and juicy and almost invariably dirt cheap, too...


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 2474
Posted:schweps cola man i wish they still made it

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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natasqi


natasqi

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Location: Perth

Total posts: 489
Posted:Perth doesn't have Krispy Kremes... I miss them from when I went to Sydney and lived off a box a day.

An all the old lollies in show bags when I was young... refreshers you can still get in some stores... Spearmints, etc


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo, Australia

Total posts: 3764
Posted:milk, that was delivered daily by the milko... straight from the glass bottle, after peeling off the foil cap.

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Wirewood
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Wirewood

journeyman
Location: Perth, West Australia

Total posts: 90
Posted:Feijoa

Can't seem to get 'em in Perth, not even from the fruit stalls at the Freo' markets.

I used to have a feijoa tree growing outside my bedroom window in Christchurch, NZ, when I was younger. Spent many a happy hour sitting in the window watching the autumn rain while munching on fresh feijoas.


"What drives life is...a little electric current kept up by the sunshine." Albert Szent-Gyorgi

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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Total posts: 1965
Posted:I grew up in England tho now I live in NZ and I miss Skips so much.

The way that they fizzably melt in your mouth....*Drool*


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hamamelis
BRONZE Member since Jan 2006

hamamelis

nut.
Location: Bouncing off the walls., Engla...

Total posts: 756
Posted:Feijoas.. No-one here's even heard of them..


I want to try grow them over here, I've seen the plants for sale in specialist catalogues, but I don't know if they'd fruit in our suspect climate.. Only one way to find out I guess smile

Also been getting tim-tam cravings.. Penguins just aren't the same. *subtle hint to any Aussies passing this way in the near future wink *


THE MEEK WILL INHERIT THE EARTH!


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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Doc, are you talking about Smarties?? Those you can get anywhere.

And that Vernors gingerale /puke I mean i dont like gingerale anyways but i never knew it was like..extra strong.


I've had frozen whitecastle burgers and id REALLY love to try some fresh ones. Samoas girlscout cookies are delicious...also called carmel delights in some areas i think. Yum


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Wirewood
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Wirewood

journeyman
Location: Perth, West Australia

Total posts: 90
Posted:Hazel,



Feijoas, according to Wiki, are also known as Pineapple Guava or Guavasteen and are in the family Myrtaceae (same as Eucalyptus - oh if only Eucalyptus had fruit as tasty as feijoa...).



Although they are a warm-temperate to subtropical plant they have been grown as far north as Western Scotland. As long as it doesn't drop below -9 C ya should be ok. They do need a bit of a winter chill to set fruit though (probably why the tree in Christchurch did so well smile )

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The Tea Fairy
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...

Total posts: 853
Posted:Krispy Kremes... I used to get a dozen every few weeks when I was in London, can't get them here in Gloucestershire (they did start stocking them in some bigger Tesco stores but the price was massively inflated and they don't taste the same as freshly baked ones - I think Tesco are evil anyways).

Secret bars - used to be like a chocolatey lattice filled with chocolate gooey stuff a bit like truffle... can't remeber who used to make them, could have been cadburys.

Cheese Twisties from Mauritius... they're a bit like nik naks but nicer and bigger, full of e numbers though, I think they're made in Malaysia and I love them!

Also, Gateaux Pimon from mauritius, in particular from the little shop near my Gran's old house in Rose Hill, I know the ingredients but I just can't make them as yummy! (Gateaux Pimon are these little balls of soaked, grounded up lentils with chilli and other spices in them, deep fried... they have a similar thing in India I think, called by another name, but the ones from that little shop are particularly lush for some reason!)


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:The green grocer near me has feijoas! I was stoked as! When I lived at my parents place I used to steal them off random overhanging trees tongue

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:From France- good cheese... proper goatcheese bought straight from local farms, and beaufort cheese.
Oh, and the best pizza in the world, sold from a guy in a little van outside our local supermarket in the Ardeche.

From England, unfortunately junk foody stuff... pickled onion monster munch, thorntons chocolates, vimto (that purple, fizzy, fruity drink), and decent indian food.


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place

Total posts: 4728
Posted: Written by :Pogo69


milk, that was delivered daily by the milko... straight from the glass bottle, after peeling off the foil cap.



mmm...I know what you mean...but there's still nothing like the fresh milk, straight from the farm fridge...got it all the time when I was little...

From Oz: Extra thick fruit bread with raisins and sultanas...mangoes...lamb, lamb and more lamb...lamb rissoles...lamb stew...lamb chops...mmmm...

...and blueberry hippie tarts...of course. wink

I love Krispy Kreme...just have to go a couple miles up the road and pick out pretty much any kind I like, but my faves are always gonna be the plain ol glazed ones...the best, ever...

From my younger days: horehound candy...lemon drops...peppermint puffs...and cherry Sprite...made in the local drug store.


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:ummm...Doc confused

I've been to Dairy Queens (year round) in NY as far down as the Hudson Valley, in the Catskills an hour sub ride from Brooklyn and just outside of NYC in New Jersey. It's odd here with them as they don't have them in my city, but in the cities on either side they do. Odd that.
Smarties (the chocolate Nestle ones, not the sugar ick ones) are available here but I think that's because we border Canada. Vernons Gingerale and Faygo are available throughout the North East, not just in the MidWest, and have been since I was a wee girlie. It's here as well as Vermont, Maine and Mass that I know of as I get it when we travel for Ren Faires. I like their grape, red and for some reason the colors on the root beer can meself and Vernons is awesome for settling stomachs and easing dusty throats after faire day when I leave my ginger beer at home.
Want a care package sent to you?

I miss those shrimp puffs from NZ. Like pork rinds, but shrimp flavoured. Loved them.

Anise candies in the red foil wrapper. My grandpa always gave them to me when I was little. No idea where they disappeared to.

Blackjack gum (anise/licorice flavoured). I *love* this stuff. Occassionally I can find it when passing through New Jersey, but not often. The same company made a few flavours of gum I liked, come to think of it.

These meat stuffed, spicy pancake things from Prague. Thinking of them still makes my mouth water.

Likewise, not-sweet fried dough with garlic and ketchup. Again, Prague.

Brown sauce, UK only from what I saw. frown

Homemade tomalies from this restaraunt that was more like a house in Mexico City. Been jonesing for one for about 2 decades now. My gods they were amazing.

Really good Boba Tea. Had it in Vancouver, haven't had a good one since.

From the Carribean (and only rarely found in local ethnic shoppes here) Shrimp Fries and sweetened coconut milk in these little juice box things.

What I don't miss...marmite/vegemite. wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Fire_Moose
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Fire_Moose

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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Posted:hahahahah Pele likes Anis.......

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burningoftheclavey
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

burningoftheclavey

lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
Location: over yonder, New Zealand

Total posts: 926
Posted:i miss the cookies n cream milkshake from australia. it was the best!

I also miss marshmallow fluff. Although I can get it if i can get to a bigger supermarket than the ones i would normally go to within walking range.


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Pele
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Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted: Written by :Poje


hahahahah Pele likes Anis.......



Well...a good bum sure, but I dunno if I'd go that far! wink


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Rouge Dragon
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Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:ubblol ubblol I thought Pele said "fart" ubblol ubblol

gimme a break, I've just finished exams and I've regressed a few years tongue ubbloco hehe


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:ubblol w/ Rouge, you've earned it lady!

Good lords..."anis" "fart" what's next???

NO! NO! Please don't answer that!!!! eek

hug


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:I miss lots of foods, I probably can't remember them all...

Anyhows, I'll give this a go:

Most Spanish Delicacies, Apart from Queso Viejo and Caracolitas. Olives. Chorizo, Jamon Serrano.

Proper home (or circus) prepared Rice and Daal from India. How they managed not to screw up a huge Vat of rice everyday, astounds me. Instead of having a few chillis chopped up throughout the dish, there's just loads of whole ones in there. I dare anyone to eat one! Chapattis, and Roti, and pretty much all the food I ate out there, which gave me my chilli tolerance. Fresh coconut.

Falafel from Brussels. In a durum, with salad and chips. Yum.

Swiss chocolate. Swiss cheese. proper Brezel. most swiss pastries/cakes. fondue. Raclette. Wild berries, growing by the side of Lake Zurich, and on the sides of swiss mountains.

Proper bread from france, belgium, germany or switzerland.

Can I add european customs in here too? like eating together, everythting being more relaxed yet efficient, girls that greet with kisses.

From when I was a kid: Goat's milk, straight from the goat. my best friend lived in a game keeper's cottage, and kept all sorts of animals. I used to help with the morning milking, and got loads of fresh Goat's milk in return. I was born Lactose intolerant, so the only milk I had as a kid came from Goats, sheep, or Soya Beans.

The tea that LazyAngel brought back for me from China, but I haven't been able to find in ANY tea shop I've been to since.

Fresh, line-caught Mackerel, brought home by my uncle.

Home reared meat. or wild game/rabbit. Food fresh from the garden. Walnuts and Chestnuts from the tree in the neighbouring field.

I like tropical fruits as a sweet and tasty treat now and again. that way, every time I eat one is as special as the first.

Interesting how many of people's favourite missed foods are full of E numbers, MSG, and well, other forms of legal Crack-cocaine derivatives.


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Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
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hamamelis
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hamamelis

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Location: Bouncing off the walls., Engla...

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Posted: Written by :Wirewood


Hazel,

Feijoas, according to Wiki, are also known as Pineapple Guava or Guavasteen and are in the family Myrtaceae (same as Eucalyptus - oh if only Eucalyptus had fruit as tasty as feijoa...).

Although they are a warm-temperate to subtropical plant they have been grown as far north as Western Scotland. As long as it doesn't drop below -9 C ya should be ok. They do need a bit of a winter chill to set fruit though (probably why the tree in Christchurch did so well smile )



I know what Feijoas *are*, or I wouldn't be able to miss them- just no-one else here seems to have heard of them, by that or any alternative name..

And I'm not sure if it does drop below -9 here, it used to where I used to live sometimes- oddly Western Scoltand can actually be quite a lot warmer than a bit further south, it has it's own microclimate..
But all the info I've been able to find for here suggests you keep it in a conservatory or greenhouse over winter, which I don't have.

I miss fresh rhubarb from when I was a kid too.. dipped in sugar ubblove


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted: Written by :Pele


Brown sauce, UK only from what I saw. frown



And Canadian too, thank the gods! smile

Lightning, if you let me know where you're camping at burningman, I'll bring you down some smarties. hug


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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shocked_prawn
SILVER Member since Apr 2007

shocked_prawn

old hand
Location: Sunderland, UK

Total posts: 865
Posted:home made yorkshire puddings. i hadnt realised how much i missed my grandmothers until chef at work gave me one of the left over ones.
nom nom nom


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_khan_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

Total posts: 768
Posted:I was just having this conversation with a friend the other day!

Carvel Ice Cream Cake -- especially the crunchy stuff between the layers.

This Chinese tapioca pudding served in little glass bowls for dim sum. The name sounded like "say-may bo-ding" with stresses on the first syllables. Usually had a dollop of sweet black bean paste in the center. It was very different in both flavor and texture from Western versions of tapioca pudding. Nobody makes it anymore. The best version that I remember outside of Hong Kong was served at the Silver Palace in New York's Chinatown. Definitely the food I miss the most in my life.


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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:AHCK Khan!

No Carvel crunchies?eek

Oh love. If I knew how to ship it without it melting on the way, I'd have one to you now!
Those cakes are available in all our grocery stores.

Mand, my next trip to Niagara Falls or Toronto may find me stocking up! wink Thanks!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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