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kakeup88 t1_j5vlsr9 wrote

Yorkshire tea and digestive biscuits are really all you need.


D-D-D-D-D-D-Derek t1_j5vsyrc wrote

They should be put next to each other tbh, atleast put the teas on the shelf under the bickies.


Cmman47 t1_j5yjr4g wrote

Looks like they mostly have things organized by size for shelf space. The more shelves they can fit in there the more stuff they can get on them.

The larger tea boxes probably force them to put it on the top or bottom. And since they probably want to keep "fluids" together and liquid items are traditionally put on the bottom (in case there's leakage so they don't have to risk a damaged product ruining other shelves as it runs down) that's where it ended up.

It does make sense to have them together though since you really do get one if you have the other. I wonder if there's a way to swing it. Moving shelf 6 up to 2 and squeezing them in there could be possible since they probably double stack with the cans nicely.


WillingPublic t1_j5wflz0 wrote

Watched my neighbors house in Houston when they were visiting the UK, and they offered to bring back something as a thank you. I asked for a box of loose Yorkshire tea. They thought this was pretty funny since it is the American equivalent of asking for a six-pack of Budweiser Beer. But you know, sometimes those mass-market products are just perfect.


kakeup88 t1_j5xxc6t wrote

Good choice, I understand. I live in the North of England and here "tea" means "Yorkshire tea" at least with me, my family and my friends. Once my uncle went to the shop to get some tea bags for my grandma, he came back with tetleys and my grandma Said "why didn't you get yorkshire tea" Uncle: "they didn't have any" Grandma: "Tetleys is barely even tea!!". That's some brand loyalty right there lol.


wkomorow t1_j5zz4ls wrote

Idk, although homemade is best, you really can't call yourself English without mushy peas and Heinz baked beans. Mushy peas is one of my favorite things in the world.


kakeup88 t1_j6032cr wrote

Yeah, I love mushy peas too, I prefer Branston baked beans to heinz though but I understand I am in the minority there.


crazycockerels t1_j5vmey5 wrote

But…Violet Crumbles are Australian and Coffee Crisps are Canadian


olafwagner t1_j5vr085 wrote

...and Mrs Ball's Chutney Iis South African.


_beajez t1_j5vupkv wrote

That stuff is the absolute best for marinating ribs.


Boibrown t1_j5vm5me wrote

Hp sauce and irn bru is good enough for me


MarcoNoPollo OP t1_j5vm17h wrote

Anything missing? Look closely and see they even give us a warning about expiry dates since we go mm/dd/yy. I tried the Lions bar, Aero Bar, and Violet crumble. Thought of giving marmite a try but for $11 I had to pass.


bsnimunf t1_j5vnkm7 wrote

Never heard of violet crumble. Try the tunnocks Caramel wafers, Terry's chocolate orange, ribena and Yorkshire tea. Ribena is probably the reduced sugar version because of our sugar tax so may not be as nice and distinct as it once was, same problem with irn bru. Tunnocks tea cakes are missing.


Udderlybutterly t1_j5vpww4 wrote

I think violet crumble is similar to a crunchie bar.


OzTheMalefic t1_j5w9g6i wrote

Violet Crumble has a more traditional honeycomb than Crunchie for anyone wondering.


jabberwock91 t1_j5w2d4w wrote

I'm not sure what a crunchie bar is but I had a Violet Crumble once and boy did that taste terrible. Really wasn't expecting a candy bar to taste so bad - very weird experience for me.


OzTheMalefic t1_j5vpmy8 wrote

Dark choc digestives are a godly food.

Branston pickle is an interesting taste, but always worth a try.

Turkish delight is a must try.


ChrisTackleberry t1_j5vnvoq wrote

What other sections are on that aisle?

Mine has: British, Jamaican, German, Thai, Indian, Asian (no clue why Thai is separate), and I think Scandinavian.


KS_HasRead t1_j5vtui5 wrote

We have Jewish, Mexican, Indian, Asian, and British


KingfisherDays t1_j5w6t18 wrote

Branston, salad cream, and fingers are all worth a try. Have the first two on a cheese sandwich.


tygraff47 t1_j5wt2im wrote

The lack of a mint Aero bar makes me sad.


britspeak t1_j5wxbth wrote

There’s no Heinz Salad Cream! How do you survive!?


PunnyBaker t1_j5vn4ty wrote

Half this stuff you can find on any regular Canadian shelf too. I had no idea some of this wasn't in usa - especially the chocolate bars!


sky-lake t1_j5vuxhg wrote

Yeah the UK definitely doesn't have coffee crisp, but if you ever visit friends/family there, bring them some CC, they'll love it!


Tobythecat29 t1_j5vo6is wrote

Looks pretty good! Never heard or seen Yummy Comb though


[deleted] t1_j5w8ros wrote

It’s Belgian. This is the “ European” section. The one in the Publix on my street has random Greek chocolate and German bread and such.

All I buy from it in Branston pickle and hobnobs though.


DraigBlackWolf t1_j5vlnnp wrote

Your store carries Bisto! We have to order online for ours.


RoboKD t1_j5vnoo3 wrote

No spotted dick?


Dahlia_R0se t1_j5xkj0a wrote

I've seen it for sale somewhere in North Carolina, cannot remember where though. Maybe a foreign food grocery store


lostinco t1_j5vp1s7 wrote

Not having Quavers here is criminal.


RubyOpal1022 t1_j5vp6vk wrote

I love Branston Pickle.....I makes the classic cheese and pickle sandwich, but I also like it on a homemade burger.


kittyqueenkaelaa t1_j5w2t10 wrote

Cheese and pickles sandwich? Interesting. When I was pregnant all I craved was pickles with cheese lol and everyone gave me SO much shit for it


KingfisherDays t1_j5w6z1x wrote

"Pickle" is actually more like a chutney or a relish. The American pickle is called a gherkin


RubyOpal1022 t1_j5w41ib wrote

Yep...I learned that it was a popular British sandwich from one of my favorite detective shows (Endeavor) so I thought I’d try it. It’s just sliced cheddar (I like sharp cheddar) and Branston pickle.....easy peasy. The pickle is a very unique tasting sandwich spread. I’ve never had anything else like it.


WhyYouDoThatStupid t1_j5w4rq1 wrote

A staple of my childhood. Make it with hot toasted bread for an extra classy version.


[deleted] t1_j5w9dnr wrote

Worth noting that “pickle” here is category of things, like saying “jam”

Pickle and cheese sandwiches are branston pickle which includes pickled rutabaga and carrot and onion and raisins and stuff. It’s really good!


multiplesmiles t1_j5w4mkf wrote

Branston Pickle is more like a sweet relish from what I remember from my trip to England in 2004. I bought a per-packaged sandwich that had ham, cheese and "pickle" and I thought, "A bit weird, but I like pickles." Yeah, it wasn't pickles. It was a relish-like spread. Not my thing at all, but most of the British love it.


RNW1215 t1_j5vpzji wrote

Curious. Is there some reason there's specifically a "UK" aisle at your store? Like is there a large population of UK workers or something in the area?


PandaNoTrash t1_j5vwu5e wrote

Most grocery stores throughout the US carry a few British products, not always in their own section. Digestives (McVities especially) are popular. Some of the sauces and teas. Typically not the candy, biscuits, and crisps though :(.

Most places with say at least a couple hundred thousand people will have a dedicated British import store, usually run by an expat with a much larger selection.

I think watching too many BBC dramas (Netflix you aren't fooling anyone with your "Netflix Original" British shows) causes many Americans to seek out some of your more interesting products. And we do actually like tea, its not as popular as coffee but we drink a fair amount of it.

Also the Bake Off has caused a huge surge in baking here and while most stuff is easy to get you definitely use a few items that are hard to substitute here. I was ecstatic to find Treacle and Golden Syrup the other day in Nebraska. Definitely some delicious bakes soon. I just wish we could get your double cream.


KS_HasRead t1_j5vu7up wrote

Every Publix has one aisle that has sections of all sorts of things... The 'international foods' aisle. Indian, Asian with subsections for thai, chinese, and japanese. You name it. I'm Jewish. But I live in the mid-south with an insanely small Jewish population. Yet they have a Jewish section on the aisle for all things gefilte fish and matzah. IDK why. Even I don't buy any of it. Who likes gefilte fish??


[deleted] t1_j5w9pp2 wrote

Does your Publix also have the Jewish frozen section with the blitzes and schmaltz and the big loaf style gefilte fish?


KS_HasRead t1_j5yu03z wrote

I've not seen it but I don't really buy much frozen food so I can't say I've ever looked. They keep the frozen dino nuggets on the corner of the frozen aisle, so I can just grab those for my toddler and bounce without passing the rest (which is great because I can't deal with an 'i want ice cream' tantrum in Publix again. The manager came out to comfort me last time since I was basically in tears haha.)


MaxMMXXI t1_j5xqxyn wrote

I simply do not understand how gefilte fish survived into the age of refrigeration.


KS_HasRead t1_j5yv7yi wrote

Well the one you know now (mysterious lump in a jar) was actually made in the age of refrigeration. the original type of gefilte fish was interesting (if you like fish). Gefilte means stuffed in yiddish. You'd take a whole fish with skin on. You'd flay it open and pull out all the insides and carefully de-bone it. But you'd keep the skin intact. Then you'd add veg (onion, garlic, matzah etc) to the fish meat you'd pulled out. Then stuff it back in the skin. Then roast the whole thing. So when you put it on the table it was a very elaborate presentation of a complete fish. But the inside was basically fish meatloaf.

The jar goop came around during the 1940s and 50s along with tv dinners. No more laboriously flaying out a fish. You could just grab it from a jar. So modern!

(In the spirit of the real story of gefilte fish, I make a fish croquette mix from fresh fish basically and use a cookie cutter to shape them like fish. Then deep fry it.)


MaxMMXXI t1_j5zh990 wrote

So it wasn't a preserved fish until it was unnecessary to preserve it as grey lumps in a jar of glop? I wondered why those were called "gefilte" too, so thanks for answering that mystery.


KS_HasRead t1_j5zhkc1 wrote

>So it wasn't a preserved fish until it was unnecessary to preserve it as grey lumps in a jar of glop?

yep. lol. It originally was something you might make ahead. But it also was very pretty and tasty.

Then the 1940s f*d it up.


MaxMMXXI t1_j601g6h wrote

As the writer in your link rightly said, gefilte fish has been done a disservice by modernity. I can check this one-of-those-things-I-wonder-about off my list.


Rogukast1177 t1_j5vytjc wrote

It's more of a section of the aisle, most stores have an international aisle with different foods from different parts of the world.


kenssmith t1_j5vtsw8 wrote

British chocolate tastes better than American chocolate and I’ll die on the hill


MarcoNoPollo OP t1_j5vzsiu wrote

I agree, aero bar was super good and definitely tasted better than like Hershey’s chocolate


tbg10101 t1_j5vu99d wrote

Yorkshire tea is perfectly balanced.


payne747 t1_j5vvs0t wrote

Interesting, prices aren't too much higher either. Just checking now at Tesco, Heinz Beans are £1.20 a can.


iwouldhugwonderwoman t1_j5vslvd wrote

Fox’s mints and that orange marmalade are currently stocked at my house from Publix.


DeeLeetid t1_j5vtg9f wrote

Where are the Twiglets?!


sky-lake t1_j5vv1t5 wrote

Next time you're there buy the "Cadbury Roundie", I tried it in the UK and loved it. I brought home a few packs for my parents and they loved it too.


MarcoNoPollo OP t1_j5vzne8 wrote

Those were very tempting and same with the fingers


chaosglory626 t1_j5vv7rv wrote

Thanks to Gavin Free I know what a few of those are.


MarcoNoPollo OP t1_j5vzlgn wrote

Ayy I love Gavin, he is also is the reason I know what some of these are.


wayoutwest2121 t1_j5vv9d3 wrote

I saw the Oxo cubes on the top right and was really excited and then saw they were meat free. Don't know if they are any good or not but wish I could find the beef and chicken ones somewhere in the US


Dominoscraft t1_j5vvgpq wrote

Both shelf, 3rd in is the best tea


vancemark00 t1_j5w694d wrote

What? No spotted dick! Oh the humanity...


RaidL t1_j5w7v95 wrote

Haha, pube-licks xD


EnergyFighter t1_j5w92dd wrote

Not British - the tea variety is smaller than I imagined.


Blargenth t1_j5w9vgg wrote

I thought they couldn't sell irn Bru in America. I heard its good


Netsurfer_x2 t1_j5w9zt6 wrote

Awww...No Jaffa Cakes or Kenco coffee.


Nulaak t1_j5wd2pc wrote

I get specialized sections for places well known for making good food and even the American sections (here's a bunch of terrible junk food that tastes amazing), but a British section?


AaronDotCom t1_j5wd4h9 wrote

Does it have spotted dick?

It's a real thing here!


UnfunnyTroll t1_j5wdl8x wrote

Always wonder who buys that stuff


cangooner65 t1_j5wg1wq wrote

$10 US for Yorkshire Tea. In Canada $6.50 cdn ( $4.85 US) Great tea but expensive there.


1049-Gotho t1_j5whmgt wrote

The Irn Bru is cheaper than it is in Scotland right now.


birberbarborbur t1_j5wljz1 wrote

I remember hearing that britons like a prawn flavored potato chip?


Wizdad-1000 t1_j5wm9ms wrote

Yorkshire tea, hp sauce, salad cream, Coffee Crisp and Aero. Damn i wish Nestle didn’t make candy. I grew up loving all their shit. Now I hate myself.


BackgroundCustard420 t1_j5wp558 wrote

I’d be grabbing the Branston pickle, Irn Bru, Bisto, Yorkshire pudding mix, and some jammy dodgers!


rshilei1980 t1_j5wwrh0 wrote

Heinz beans are awesome on toast


Lonelyfucka t1_j5x0i4j wrote

Mars bars are british?!


MarcoNoPollo OP t1_j5x2wqf wrote

Here in the U.S. Mars bars are MilkyWay and if you have a MilkyWay then it’s called a 3 Musketeers here.


TheCubeOfDoom t1_j5xxsw2 wrote

I had no ideas Bachelor's did tinned stuff like beans. Their Mac N Cheese is so much nicer than Kraft.


no1cromo t1_j5y200k wrote

Would buy at least 11 items from this.


Cmman47 t1_j5yh57n wrote

Well it's certainly nice they make an effort. Anything you feel that can help round out the selection? I'm unfamiliar with the essentials.

And while I'm asking is it better to have the same product with more brands to choose from or only one brand but different products? Limited shelf space can be hard to work around I'm sure.


RATTY420 t1_j5ytuve wrote

No one outside the UK knows how to make a glass of squash.. they try and drink that shit neat


spaceship247 t1_j5z6o1a wrote

$10 for a box of Yorkshire tea.


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David_W_J t1_j5zu622 wrote

I see Marmite and HobNobs - all is good.


jiminak46 t1_j65anig wrote

That empty space on the third shelf from the bottom is probably where the Spotted Dick was.


sfxer001 t1_j5vzadb wrote

Ohh yay, a collection of stale biscuit wafers, kidney puddings, and whoopsie daisies.


wawaboy t1_j5vmncn wrote

The ‘ho who owns Publix is a Trump supporter


7thor8thcaw t1_j5vqga3 wrote

Who cares?

I'm not a Trump supporter at all, but as a Floridian, Publix green runs through my blood. Also, they are very ingrained in the community, employing large amounts of special needs people.

As the father of someone special needs and all the amazing interactions I've had with Publix, I don't give a fuck what the heiress of Publix is into.


KS_HasRead t1_j5vu05c wrote

I mean honestly Publix is the only good thing that has ever come out of Florida. So I feel like I have to just give them a win. Publix is really great tbh.