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Buying British food

from a UK outlet

post 19.Dec.2013, 07:54 PM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2012

Not having tried it previously, I felt that, for a change, I would see what the service was like, when ordering a few typical English items, instead of buying them in Gbg, which involves a trip down over a weekend - to avoid the bl**dy road tolls.
Using the Internet - what else - I browsed round and finally chose The British Corner Shop.
I drew up a shopping list, which included some typical Yuletide fare, to lessen the load on Mrs. Hisingen. I finally placed my order on Saturday 7th Dec. late in the evening. I had an e-mail confirming the order ten minutes later. Tuesday 10th I was told it had been dispatched, and I was able to track it all the way. It was scheduled for delivery on the Friday but UPS had a glitch and couldn't place my address. It was eventually delivered on the Monday 16th. however.
Everything was packed in a such way as to avoid any risk of damage, and the only complaint I reported to them was a punctured small air cushion. wink.gif
Never having done this before, I was very pleasantly surprised at the service, and price-wise no more expensive than had I made my journey down to Gbg. and far less stressful.
The Corner Shop has quite a list of products, which you can see for yourselves if you are interested, and their prices are fully competitive with anywhere over here - even when you take the freight cost into consideration. I am now well-stocked up for some time to come, without the need for a trip over to England, or even to the English Shop or my friends at the Indian Food Shop.
But there it is for your info. for what it is worth. I recommend them anyway.
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Seamus Sean
post 20.Dec.2013, 07:25 AM
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Joined: 4.Oct.2009

Thanks for the information Hisingen.
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post 20.Dec.2013, 10:09 AM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

Brilliant. Thanks.
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post 20.Dec.2013, 11:11 AM
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britishcornershop, i will keep that in mind
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post 21.Dec.2013, 08:35 AM
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Joined: 12.Dec.2013

Great tip, but not as much fun as buying a jar of Branston pickle from Taylors & Jones in the centre of Stockholm for SEK 60 when the price on the jar is
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post 21.Dec.2013, 10:44 AM
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Location: Örebro
Joined: 1.Nov.2009

Nice one Hisingen!

I use Britstore occasionally (have to say I think this is the same company as the "front page" is almost identical) and The English shop - also occasionally, I can live without most things quite happily but just once in a while I have the urge to be a Brit and run home for things - or at least shop online!!

Thanks for the website. Have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas!
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post 22.Apr.2014, 09:05 AM
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Joined: 19.Apr.2014

Well what you can do is order them from Britain.
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