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What can't you get over there?

Post by Rickious on Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:15 pm

Just wondering, what things do people miss from their home countries/towns that you can not get locally, or at all? food, products etc? I can not think of anything off the top of my head, but once we are there i might have a craving for something to eat that just isn't available. Or that shampoo or talcum powder you always liked but can't find anywhere other than when you go back home for a few days.

Just curious and interested.
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Re: What can't you get over there?

Post by coyote on Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:49 pm

We can get most things over here.nothing that you cant get.
But some one else may disagree with that.
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Re: What can't you get over there?

Post by Rickious on Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:13 pm

Good to hear Coyote. I personally prefer to embrace whatever is locally available.

But for this, I was thinking more about little unnecessary extras, treats and guilty pleasures people miss.
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Post by Metaldunk on Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:49 pm

..we used to say we ONLY miss brown sauce and tea bags Laughing , but you can get those easily now
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Post by Rickious on Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:53 pm

Metaldunk wrote:..we used to say we ONLY miss brown sauce and tea bags  Laughing , but you can get those easily now

Hahaha, Daddies? HP? or Branston? Im partial to Branston nowadays, used to be HP
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Post by Rickious on Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:12 am

What about gluten or wheat-free food? or at least wheat flour alternatives? (rice flour, corn flour etc). My wife is gluten intolerant so avoids it as much as possible barring a few breadcrumbs here and there.
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Re: What can't you get over there?

Post by miron on Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:55 am

Some bakeries make bread with spelt flour - don't know if that is acceptable?
Otherwise, you can get nearly everything nearby and you can always make a trip to Iceland in Vera now and then if you're missing pork pies etc!
I'm still getting used to the different cuts of meat here, and how to prepare/cook them...

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Post by Mariposa on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:03 pm

There is a whole section of gluten free items in the Dia Supermarket in Huescar.  Not sure about other supermarkets.
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Post by Mariposa on Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:05 pm

I am Lactose intolerent and can find everything I need, milk, yogurt, icecream, cheese, etc., between the Dia in Huescar, Lidl and Mercadona in Baza.
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Re: What can't you get over there?

Post by Rickious on Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Good to hear gluten and lactose free products are around.

And also good to hear Iceland is nearby and sells pork pies Razz Although Id like to think I would have the time and inclination to try making my own pork pies by then.

What about the meat? Is it a case of they sell all the cuts instead of like here where it is just the cuts and meats Tesco like and Jamie Oliver brings back into favour Laughing

I'm looking forward to pricing things up next week, see how much fresh meat, fish, fruit and veg etc costs.
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