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Apple Crumble
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Marmite!
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Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. I was initially undecided about posting this on the forum but am glad I did as the responses have been very helpful. Marmite aside, they have also made me hungry.

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I think your own idea of some of your wife's bara brith plus some of the good cheddar you found for sale sounds perfect.
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I second Sue, bara brith and cheddar!


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Apple Crumble, well the french did like it when I started serving it so many years ago, that I cannot remember, but it became popular and I would see it in the shops in little tubs, if not big servings, so no, that is one thing I would take off my list.

And as soon as I saw of it's availability, I took it off my menu.

Marmite, love it or hate it, how could one tell, especially if looking at the jar, they might be forgiven for believing that it is a 'nutella' type substance??? Imagine the shock, I say this because I know of this happening.


Good english tea bags, with instructions on how to brew properly, so it would be proper tea, would be another suggestion, even the tissanes one buys in the UK don't just have the smell, but flavour too. How the french get away with the tissanes they sell is beyond me.



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We found some excellent Cheddar in Super U at St Pons-de-Thomières, sold under their own brand.

We even went back there on another recreational drive a couple of weeks later, as it is an excellent small supermarket, and we have not visited the area to the North of here for some years.

Now that our nearest Super U, at Trèbes, has reopened following the floods, we intend to go by there next week and check it out.

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We've taken those fancy tins of tea bags that one can buy on the ferry. Tins of shortbread and biscuits as well.
Sometimes we've taken wine from the vineyard which is close to our UK home.
There are now several gin distilleries close to us but the gin which comes in beautiful bottles is very pricey.
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