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Erin packet soup

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

So there will always be foodstuffs the expat misses from home, but then again, there’ll be some he doesn’t miss.

We’ve tracked down Kerrygold butter, Jacobs Cream Crackers, Wensleydale cheese, brought our Barry’s tea with us, and also secured supplies of Marmite, liqourice allsorts and other goodies.

Today in Cost Plus World Market, we came upon the motherlode: HP sauce, Heinz Baked Beans (no they’re not the same here), Cadbury’s and Nestle chocolate and McVities biscuits.

This was all great to see – they even had lifeboat tea – but imagine my surprise when down at the bottom of one of the shelves I saw three or four rows of Erin packet soup. Americans think all Irish people eat is porridge (though they call it oatmeal) and bacon and cabbage. And now they all think we eat Erin packet soup.

Nonetheless, it’s good to know there’s a place in town where I can get Dairy Milk chocolate, Hob-Nobs and cream crackers. I’m still looking for the panini from Bar Italia, though.

Posted by David in • Life