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Old 05-20-2007, 08:22 PM
 
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I have been living in the US for 6 years now... and there are certain foods that I have never been able to find here that equal what I am used to. Mainly these are junk food items, so it doesn't REALLY matter, yet every so often I get a craving....

What about:

Ruffles "All dressed" chips
Mars bar
Caramilk bar
Wonderbar
President's Choice white cheddar Mac'n'cheese
Harvest Crunch cereal

and for me, the most IMPORTANT:

the chip dips!!! I hate sour cream, and in Canada you can get those Philly (ironically enough, living so close to Philly myself) Cream cheese chip dips that are not available here - I love the dill pickle and Herb and spice.

OH!! Let's not forget Coffee Crisp chocolate bars!!

These are the junky items I must purchase every time I visit back home.

And - for anyone who has ever enjoyed a real Greek pizza - (western canadian thing, actually, possibly specific to Saskatoon) - darn it all, don't you miss it something fierce???!!! All those toppings and meat, nothing like the thin little tasteless pies they call pizza here!!
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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Kitty,
If there is a CostPlus World Market, (now called just World Market) near you, you'll be able to find all those items except the mac and cheese and the cereal. The chocolate bars, (candy bars here in the states, lol) are easy to find.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Michigan has Verners Gingerale and Saunders Hot Fudge. Can't get those here in Canada.
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Old 05-22-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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Kitty,
If there is a CostPlus World Market, (now called just World Market) near you, you'll be able to find all those items except the mac and cheese and the cereal. The chocolate bars, (candy bars here in the states, lol) are easy to find.
I have never heard of the store you mention, so I guess there likely isn't one nearby. the good news is that we will be only a couple of hours from the border (we are moving to Rochester in about a month) and I did notice that you can get Coffee Crisp bars there (didn't see the rest of the stuff).

Here in PA those things I mentioned might as well be foods from China or some other exotic place - but I find that most things Canadian are extremely "foreign" in the area I'm currently living.
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Old 05-25-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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Oh man Kitty...you're makin my mouth water! "All dressed" chips...yummy, yummy....and those dill pickle.....mmmmm Not to mention those scrumptios ketchup chips....lol Hmmm they're ok but those "all dressed"!!!!
Now the chocolate bars. We always get my mom to bring down a bunch of chocolate bars each time she comes down... Coffee Crisp...mmmmmmmm
Caramelo is just like Caramilk Oh I miss those big turks!!!
........Gravy!!!!! oh I miss gravy with my fries. Sometimes I would order gravy at KFC with my potato wedges and people would look at me like I was nuts.
One thing I absolutely love about living here though is the Mexican Food. In Edmonton Mexican Food is pretty much non existant. Although the Asian up there is a lot better than here. I miss my Doan' (Vietnamese restaurant)
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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I live near Rochester and you should be able to find most all those things here.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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I live near Rochester and you should be able to find most all those things here.
WOOHOO!!!!

Dreameyes, yes, I miss the Vietnamese and other Asian cuisine from Canada, too... and how could I forget the ketchup chips!!!

You're right with the Mexican, though, too - there is definitely more S. American and Mexican cuisine down here.

POUTINE!! I know you said you like gravy - ME TOO! but I also miss the A & W poutine - about a million calories, but ohh, every once in a while, it hit the spot!
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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I have to say.... I haven't found much for pizza that compares to Canadian pizza -- there just isn't enough topping. To me, cheese and tomato sauce is the equivalent of the bun on a burger!
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: N.H.
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I have been living in the US for 6 years now... and there are certain foods that I have never been able to find here that equal what I am used to. Mainly these are junk food items, so it doesn't REALLY matter, yet every so often I get a craving....

What about:

Ruffles "All dressed" chips
Mars bar
Caramilk bar
Wonderbar
President's Choice white cheddar Mac'n'cheese
Harvest Crunch cereal

and for me, the most IMPORTANT:

the chip dips!!! I hate sour cream, and in Canada you can get those Philly (ironically enough, living so close to Philly myself) Cream cheese chip dips that are not available here - I love the dill pickle and Herb and spice.

OH!! Let's not forget Coffee Crisp chocolate bars!!

These are the junky items I must purchase every time I visit back home.

And - for anyone who has ever enjoyed a real Greek pizza - (western canadian thing, actually, possibly specific to Saskatoon) - darn it all, don't you miss it something fierce???!!! All those toppings and meat, nothing like the thin little tasteless pies they call pizza here!!
Ruffles "All Dressed up" Chips. Here are Ruffles "WORKS" chips Mars Bars Are in Just about every Convenience store I have ever been in. And wonder Bars are at most But not all, local Super Markets. As for your Cream Cheese dips. Here they are called Veggie dips or Beagle Spreads. Most super Markets have them By the Cream Cheese, in a round plastic dish. Hope this helps you.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:15 PM
 
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I have to say.... I haven't found much for pizza that compares to Canadian pizza -- there just isn't enough topping. To me, cheese and tomato sauce is the equivalent of the bun on a burger!
Right on bro. Man as soon as I did my post about 5 min. later I was like Oh ya the pizza!........how could I forget. I never liked Pizza Hut (I guess cause my step dad ordered it so much) until I came here now I think the Pizza Hut in Edmonton is Awesome! And how could I forget Boston Pizza............mmmmmmmmmm mmmmm....The Great White North is absolutely mouth watering.........oooooooohhhhhhh I can't wait till I go up this summer!!! Great White North here I come!!
Did anyone ever get a chance to try Crown Pizza when it was in Edmonton. Theeeeeeee Best!!! Total Dive but oh was it good. And Royal Pizza is terrific too. Oh Pizza Pizza!!!
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