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Author:  Meggs [ Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

You're from Chicago, refinnej?
I can't get into vegemite or marmite. I tried.

Author:  jogirl [ Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

Don't give up on marmite! your tastebuds can be trained!

Author:  xherbivorex [ Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

cidersmurfette wrote:
Root beer (cheapo or otherwise).


have you ever had that carter's stuff they sell in asda? i almost got you some today...
then i remembered i still have about 10 bottles of Goose Island in my kitchen, so i put it back.

Author:  EmperorTomatoKetchup [ Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

Meggs wrote:
Vegan sushi! Is it good? I've not had sushi since I came over here because all of it looks suspicious.

i just had some today! i bought the pack with a total of 8 maki pieces with various vegetable fillings, and one piece of inari (!!!) - not the best sushi EVAR, but a nice healthy snack. the inari was lovely - haven't had any in ages.

Author:  refinnej [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

Meggs wrote:
You're from Chicago, refinnej?
I can't get into vegemite or marmite. I tried.

I didn't grow up there, but lived there as an adult. Goose Island is sorta famous. :)

Author:  baps [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

jogirl wrote:
Don't give up on marmite! your tastebuds can be trained!

No, no they can't. It mings.

Author:  jojo [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

baps wrote:
jogirl wrote:
Don't give up on marmite! your tastebuds can be trained!

No, no they can't. It mings.


+1

Author:  matwinser [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

jojo wrote:
baps wrote:
jogirl wrote:
Don't give up on marmite! your tastebuds can be trained!

No, no they can't. It mings.


+1


Traitors to veganism, both of you!

Mat.

Author:  baps [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

matwinser wrote:
Traitors to veganism, both of you!

Mat.

It tastes like shiitake and it's owned by Unilever. Traitorous indeed!

Author:  Meggs [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

First, yay for Chicago. I miss my 'burbs.
Second, I cannot wait to try the sushi, even if it is just ok, because it's better than nothing and it's veggie sushi! I miss it!
Third, I really tried the vegemite and I just can't do it. Don't tell me marmite is different blah blah. It's not different enough. Salt is salt.
I got a really good little chocolate bar at Waitrose the other day for .70p. Choc crisp bar. Tasty.

Author:  refinnej [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

Where did you live in Chicago Meggs? I was in Hyde Park mostly. I love my husband but somedays I miss Chicago terribly (especially a fifteen minute walk to the beach, sigh)

If the choc crisp bar is the same one I'm thinking of, they sell it at Sainsbury too, only it's packaged in their own brand wrapping in the Free From section.

Author:  jojo [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

baps wrote:
matwinser wrote:
Traitors to veganism, both of you!

Mat.

It tastes like shiitake and it's owned by Unilever. Traitorous indeed!


+ 1,000,000!

Author:  Meggs [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

refinnej wrote:
Where did you live in Chicago Meggs? I was in Hyde Park mostly. I love my husband but somedays I miss Chicago terribly (especially a fifteen minute walk to the beach, sigh)

If the choc crisp bar is the same one I'm thinking of...
Yeah, I think it's the same choc crisp bar that every store sells, as I got a similar one at Morrisons as well. Cheaper at Waitrose, though! Odd.

I lived in the 'burbs- St. Charles. I was down there for a good chunk of time for two years during my Master's program, though- school was right on Wells and in the Merchandise Mart. Took the Metra in. Ah, sorta miss that little train sometimes.

Author:  Halos [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

My local waitrose has a vietnamese roll type thing with a miso sauce. Its delicious.

Author:  rachell37 [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

Meggs wrote:
Second, I cannot wait to try the sushi, even if it is just ok, because it's better than nothing and it's veggie sushi! I miss it!

Can you get to YO!Sushi? I can't remember where the Glasgow location is. They have a few vegan menu items. Unfortunately, the inari isn't vegan, which makes me sad. If you ever come to Edinburgh, you should try Bonsai. They have loads of vegan options.

Author:  Meggs [ Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

Someone (granted, a meat-eater) told me YO!Sushi was just meh and expensive. The Glasgow one is in city centre on Buchanan Street. Is it even worth it to go there for the very few items they appear to have based on their website menu? No worries, I'll eventually make it to Edinburgh and I will definitely try Bonsai. Do we have an Edinburgh thread? You should make one with all the good restaurant options so when I finally have time/money to get over there, I have amazing meal plans all laid out!

At least Waitrose sushi will be the grocery store level sushi I'm used to and I won't have too high of expectations? So it can really only blow my mind and be awesome? I hope?

Author:  refinnej [ Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:32 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

FWIW, we tried the Soli pasta over the weekend (the pappardelle one) and it was yum! There was a slim-noodled one and a variety that looked like giant penne too.

Author:  Sluggie [ Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

refinnej wrote:
Good root beer is better than fine wine. :D (Hartridges is the good brand at Waitrose, not that gnarly Bundeberg stuff)

Hartridge's Dandelion & Burdock is good too.

Waitrose sushi is pretty standard stuff but quite pleasant imo.

Author:  baps [ Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

I love Dandelion & Burdock. My grandparents in Stafford used to have it delivered with the milk!! haha.

Author:  matwinser [ Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

jojo wrote:
baps wrote:
matwinser wrote:
Traitors to veganism, both of you!

Mat.

It tastes like shiitake and it's owned by Unilever. Traitorous indeed!


+ 1,000,000!


Don't you give me that excuse, eat the own brand yeast extract like good vegans!

Mat.

Author:  Efcliz [ Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

We always used to have pop delivered with the milk - Dandelion and Burdock and green cream soda were my faves.

Author:  refinnej [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

Dude. I can't believe you just said pop! (seriously, 5+ years here and I've never heard a Brit use that word for soda/fizzy drinks) :p

Author:  baps [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:43 pm ]
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all my dad's side of the family call it pop.

Author:  interrobang?! [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

It's not pop, it's ginger. Though pop is an acceptable variation. I guess.

Author:  Ruby Rose [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Waitrose

A bottle of pop (and bag of shakeys) was what we were always bribed with by my dad to sit in the pub garden without causing a ruckus while he was inside with his mates. And my gran would always call it "fizzy pop" - although even as I child I recognised how tautologous that was.

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