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Buzz Killington

December 28, 2007, 05:12:20 pm Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 11:16:27 pm by Buzz Killington
There are stores around the ACT region that stock products imported from the US and elsewhere - namely drinks and confectionery.

These products include Classic Coke, Dr Pepper, Jolly Rancher Drinks, Fanta (Other flavours) and plenty of chocolate bars - everything from cookies n cream kit kats, to fifth avenue bars and peanut butter m&m's

So basically, if you know of any stores that stock these kinds of imported goodies, let us know the store, and what they have!

Sir Pompously

Palmerston IGA has candy/confec. A very nice range too. Otherwise go to www.usafoods.com.au which has more than anyone can imagine in terms of American food and drinks.

bubzie

the hub in tuggeranong used to have peanut butter m&m's, but they havent had them for ages.
but they do have hersheys chocolate bars. hurrah.

Sir Pompously

Yes, Hub is great, especially for anything Asian such as Calpis Water, Sangaria range of Soda's, Pocky Sticks, Different flavoured Kit Kats, various lollies. I asked at the Monash IGA About the American stuff and said other stores had been stocking it, and they just looked at me funny. I think I might head to Gowrie and see what they have (Apart from an old Foodtown sign outside).

Buzz Killington

well of course they looked at you funny, the IGA stores are all independent. Each store decides individually what lines the stock.

But yeah.. went into hub the other day, got some fanta (grape, and strawberry). I saw cookies n cream and caramel kit kats, but 3.85 wax just too much for one normal sized four-finger pack.

bubzie

that usafoods site has a retail store in melbourne?!?!?! woot!!

i shall check it out for ya'll next time i'm there.

amd i'll check out isabella iga on wednesday?

Sir Pompously

Thats where USA Foods started I believe, at their store in Melbourne. I have not been there since I found the site however, but next time I am there I will be having a field day!

They also have Vanilla Bean at Hub, Ryan. The Caramel ones are from Japan, and very nice IMO (Vanilla Bean is also nice). Also,where did you see the Fanta Grape in Hub? I have only seen the Sangaria range of drinks (And one or two other Japanese brands), and hell if I can get the fanta (Which tastes ten times better) I will buy that. Also give Sangaria Melon (Fanta also has a Melon version) a go, its quite refreshing And yes I know IGA Stores are independant (Independant around the world), however I believe it is USA Foods that is stocking them, as I did get an email from them stating something about stocking IGA's.

LWF

I recall in my younger years (a few years ago), they used to sell "Big Red" cinamon chweing gum, somwhere, but I can't for the life of me remember where I got it from, and when I do, I'll let you all know, mind you, this was years ago when american foods were difficult to obtain, but I can't help but think that the place that sold that also sold numerous other USA food products.

Today (as far as I know), "Big Red" is avaliable in large chain supermarkets, namely Woolworths.

Buzz Killington

todd - the fanta is in the fridge on the right hand wall when you walk in through the registers. They had grape and strawberry, i got the last grape but im sure they'll restock.

RR - Big Red is a limited edition product that pops up every now and then.

Busnerd

Big Red has been widely available for years.

Coles regularly stocks it. Wrigleys made it for a while i think, and not to mention cinnamon eclipse..also american big red is available at IGA city west and has been there for at least a year.

lukeo25

go to Sydney and go to harbourside  shopping centre and go to the British lolly shop and they have  british  lollies and also here is pic of my fav drink from the uk   ;D

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Buzz Killington

they have cherry coke at the IGA in civic.

tastes like shit.

Sir Pompously

Cherry coke is the best next to Black Cherry Vanilla Coke, which is now discontinued! And have been to the Lolly Shop in Harbourside, it is good for all different British choccies (Especially Dairy Milk range, including Creme Egg flavoured bars ;)) and also some American and British Drinks. Last I saw they had Cherry 7UP, Dr Pepper, Cherry Coke and TAB.

LWF

Yeah, I thought Big Red was slightly rare, thanks for that infio Ryan.

TAB? :P

Cherry 7UP? :o

Dr Pepper :D

bubzie

so, yesterday i went to that usa foods shop in melbourne.

hurrah.

and they had cherry coke. I stayed the hell away from it.

Buzz Killington

whoever finds me passionfruit fanta somewhere gets a special prize

LWF

Tempting, tempting indeed.....

Todd mentioned to me a type of drink, it may have in fact been Fanta, but it was avaliable in numerous flavours, mmmmmmmmm.....

Busnerd

January 11, 2008, 08:26:32 pm #17 Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 11:18:17 pm by Buzz Killington
TUGHUB was scouted out again today, the FANTA GRAPE ticket is gone and has been replaced by some asian drink like lychee or something.

FANTA STRAWBERRY remains and was apparently in stock today but none was left when I went, it is assumed someone bought the last one and probabl reffered to it as strawberry rasa.

Also the asian shop in homeworld DOES NOT sell fanta.

However i discovered HUB sells pineapple soft drink in a green can with oranges on it, costs like $1.20 or something, not bad, not bad at all.

Buzz Killington

might check out palmo IGA tomorrow

Sir Pompously

John, it was a list of Fanta by Country. The one I would have shown you would have been Japan.

The Japanese word itself is in kana on the far left, followed by the transliteration, followed by the English translation of the word. Melon fanta is extremely popular among American service members and their families stationed in Japan.

Quoteオレンジ - orenji/Orange
グレープ - gureepu/Grape
メロン - meron/Melon
メロンソーダ - meron sooda/Melon Soda
トロピカルフルーツ - toropikaru furuutsu/Tropical Fruits
すもも - sumomo/Plum
クラブソーダ - kurabu sooda/Club Soda
アップル - appuru/Apple
レモン - remon/Lemon
ゴールデングレープ - gooruden gureepu/Golden Grape
フルーツパンチ - furuutsu panchi/Fruit Punch
パインフルーツ - pain furuutsu/Pine Fruits (pine = pineapple)
アップルミックス - appuru mikkusu/Apple Mix
ストロベリー - sutoroberii/Strawberry
パインアップル - painappuru/Pineapple
ピーチ - piichi/Peach
トロピカルパンチ toropikaru panchi/Tropical Punch
青りんご - ao ringo/Green Apple
マスカット - masukatto/Muskat Grape
ガラナ - garana/Guaran?
グレープフルーツ - gureepufuruutsu/Grapefruit
スカッシュパンチ - sukasshu panchi/Squash Punch (Like a fruit punch. "Squash" = the verb "to squash")
クリアーパイン - kuria pain/Clear Pine (clear pineapple)
ゴールデンパイナップル - gooruden painappuru/Golden Pineapple
グリーンマスカット - guriin masukatto/Green Muskat Grape
クリアピーチ - kuria piichi/Clear Peach
南の島ブレンド - minami no shima burendo/South Island Blend
さっぱりリンゴ - sappari ringo/Refreshing Apple
すっきりライチ - sukkiri raichi/Clear Lychee
あっさりベリー - assari berii/Simply Berry
ファンキーレモンC - fankii remon C/Funky Lemon C
ラ・フランス - ra furansu/La France (La France = pear)
フルーティーグレープフルーツ - furuutii gureepufuruutsu/Fruity Grapefruit
ホワイトピーチ - howaito piichi/White Peach
ゴールデンアップル - gooruden appuru/Golden Apple
スウィーティー - suiitii/Sweety
さっぱりピーチ - sappari piichi/Refreshing Peach
ライチ - raichi/Lychee
ホワイトストロベリー - howaito sutoroberii/White Strawberry
ウィンターアップル - uintaa appuru/Winter Apple
フルーティーメロン - furuutii meron/Fruity Melon
スウィートグレープフルーツ - suiito gureepufuruutsu/Sweet Grapefruit
ビタミンCスカッシュ - bitamin C sukasshu/Vitamin C Squash
アミノサイダー - amino saidaa/Amino Cider (Amino acid)
みかん - mikan/Satsuma Orange
あんず - anzu/Apricot
ゆず - yuzu/Yuzu
ルートビアー - ruuto biaa/Root Beer
キウィ - kiwi/Kiwifruit
ハニーレモン - hanii remon/Honey Lemon
ラブズベリー - rabuzuberii/Raspberry
ホワイトバナナ - howaito banana/White Banana


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_availability_of_Fanta#Japan

bubzie

i was in tughub today, they didnt have any fanta there...i left dissapointed, with my hersheys and peanut butter m&m's.

Busnerd

Todd checked out palmo IGA on christmas day, some chocolates only i believe.

LWF

Thats right, lol, a hell of a lot of Fanta there, ha ha.

Busnerd

More dissapointment to be had..

I went to Hub today and the fanta tickets were gone! I found it shortly after, turned around half behind another ticket, so obviously i took the ticket out, and put it back, under empty shelf space, with hope they would order more!

I also got a cookies and milk kit kat yesterday at GUNHUB and enjoyed that, they too had tickets for Fanta strawberry but not grape, and of course there was none to be found..

I tried my luck at Canberras own SUPA IGA today, but turned up no results, and left with a cookie dough kit kat chunky and IGA brand corn chips as substitute.

Im also told by a contact Richardson IGA does not stock these products either, so they're off the list.

I also peered into an asian shop in Dickson but could not see anything, but then I didn't actually go in

I say we launch a wide scale operation, go into every asian supermarket in canberra to find these products and every IGA possible.

So far:

Hub Tuggeranong - Known to stock fanta and kit kats at times
Hub Gungahlin - Known to stock at times fanta and kit kats

Kims Groceries (City Inter) - Neither..
The Asian Grocery place in Homeworld - Apparently stocked fanta but none was there when i went

IGA Palmo' - Apparently stocks USA Foods chocolates but not drinks
IGA CityW - Stocks dr pepper, classic coke and USA Foods chocolates/varying between availability
IGA Watson - Neither...
IGA Richardson - Neither...
IGA Monash - Neither...Gave strange looks upon being questioned about it

So go out there my people, spread the word!

By the way city west is selling expired jolly rancher drinks for 99c, so if u wanna try them, get in quick or it'l be $3.99 each!

Watermelon tastes like that watermelon fanta that WAS out, except not as sodery
Green Apple is a very sweet apple taste
the other one is not bad, blueberry or somethng..not bad but again very sugarry taste.

Buzz Killington

Checked out Palmo IGA, they have a good range of chocolates, but no drinks.

bubzie

i'll check out isabella iga...

but i must say, i want to know where else apart from the hub (who doesnt always have it!) have peanut butter m&m's. They are the best things. EVER.

Buzz Killington

i think the asian supermarket at the fyshwick markets has them. City West IGA has them from time to time too i think. I'll check Palmerston IGA this week sometime.

mmmm.. peanut butter m&ms...

Sir Pompously

Palmerston has Junior Mints, Almond M&M's and Peanut Butter M&M's, plus much more (Especially peanut buttery) chocolate goodness.

Buzz Killington

went there this arvo. they had (IIRC)

Peanut Butter Twix, Almond m&m's, reeses cups, butterfinger, hersheys, milk duds, junior mints, big red, extra watermelon, extra cinnamon.

also went into gungahlin hub, and bubzie, they had a fair supply of peanut butter m&m's, plus an assortment of other (Squashed) bars such as three musketeers

Busnerd

Palmo also had 4 packs (like a giant bar) of P&B Twix's, plentifull supplies of three different kinds of big red gum, hershies milk, hershys milk with almonds, hershys cookies and cream and various bars.

Gunhub was sold out of all three kit kat varieties, still no fanta in stock, and DO NOT BY SARSI (MADE BY COKE) after being purchased ryan commented on the name SARSI (sarsperella) as I awaited hot chips in 'Sizzler Rooster' Gungahlin, i opened and smelled the air upon opening..it smelled like licorice, and it was indeed a very strong sarsparella. its vile!

But yes, they had their usual choccie range and all around $1.99

Also hub sells multipacks of mamee noodles for only $2.20 compared with $3.99 at woolies.

lukeo25

went to fyshwick markets 2day and went to the Asian shop there to get some resses pieces and look at the drinks i saw Dr Pepper so i brought a can & cannot remember how much it was :( so i tasted it and it reminded me Dr Pepper i had England and here the can sorry i drank it HA HA HA. they also had welches grape which i did not get.

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Sir Pompously

Yesterday Tuggeranong Hub had Fanta Grape and Strawberry in Stock.

Busnerd

Quote from: lukeo25 on January 18, 2008, 01:59:53 pm
went to fyshwick markets 2day and went to the Asian shop there to get some resses pieces and look at the drinks i saw Dr Pepper so i brought a can & cannot remember how much it was :( so i tasted it and it reminded me Dr Pepper i had England and here the can sorry i drank it HA HA HA. they also had welches grape which i did not get.


All Dr. Pepper varieties are available at City west in plentyfull stock for $1.99

WELL i spent $29 in sydney in one transaction on american candy!

I got:

Skittles Gum
Skittles Extreme? Gum
Skittles Tropical

Wintergreen Tic Tacs (taste like mouth wash)
Cinnamon Tic Tacs

Polar ice? Extra
Ice break gum
blueberry extra
mint three muskateers
lifesavers gummys
kit kat extra crispy caramel

and thats all i can remember..only drinks they had were classic coke and welchs. Plus drinks readily available in non canberra stores like spritz and many more juice varieties etc.

Busnerd

Today, Tughub had no fanta in stock at all.

Kit Kat stocks had however been replenished.

Sir Pompously

If anyone wants to try a weird drink from Tuggeranong Hub, look for Ramune Soda. It is in a glass bottle, right at the end second shelf from the top (Towards the freezers at Tuggeranong). The plastic cap is used as a pusher which pushes a marble into the bottle, and the marble can't escape (So it rattles around :P). It tastes and smells like blueberries. But make sure you open it on a flat surface as it can get abit messy :P

Busnerd

Quote from: Todd Milton on January 21, 2008, 08:10:24 pm
If anyone wants to try a weird drink from Tuggeranong Hub, look for Ramune Soda. It is in a glass bottle, right at the end second shelf from the top (Towards the freezers at Tuggeranong). The plastic cap is used as a pusher which pushes a marble into the bottle, and the marble can't escape (So it rattles around :P). It tastes and smells like blueberries. But make sure you open it on a flat surface as it can get abit messy :P


...or not  :P

bubzie

i really was going to buy that today, i was :D

anyway, both tug and gun hub has lots of peanut butter m&ms..at the moment.

and i couldnt find any fanta at either store. i left dissapointed. (eating m&m's. lol)

and they had 'milk and cookies' kit kats at tug, not sure about gunners..woo.

and the asian grocery store at mawson has nothing at all..apart from pocky. i left even more dissapointed!!! :-)

Buzz Killington

City West IGA just filled up their stand:

Reese's Sticks (Milk and White), Reese's Cups, Butterfinger, 5th Avenue, Dark Peanut M&M's, Almond M&M's, Hershey's and Mike n Ike's are pretty much the extent of it at the moment

Busnerd

Bought those mike n ike's last night, not bad actually,pretty damn nice.

Also purchased 4 of 5 strawberry fantas at tug hub thismorning.

bubzie

ITS A BLAST FROM THE PAST!!

Anyway.

Todd, are you sure we both go to the same iga in monash? is there a second one i know nothing about?
For, i found ..those weird pellet type lollies. Ha.

Anyway, civic interchange iga only has drinks.

Andddd. tughub has new types of fanta, green apple, and grape soda..

Buzz Killington

i bought a grape one there months ago

green apple has me intrigued

bubzie

yeah, i know, theres now two different types of grape fanta. intreging yes?

Anyway, the green apple one is actulary really really nice. That is all.

Busnerd

I purchased grape soda from gunhub last week. Its exactly the same as the one in the purple can except that this one is from hong kong or something instead of the purple can one which is Indonesian.

I also purchsed the other day...wait for it...diet doctor pepper cherry chocolate. which was quite interesting, but not for me. Also had a vanilla Jolt last week from EASTROW Supa IGA Which was good.

But apple fanta? well i might have to have a look around either King St Wharf Convenience Store or Haymarket Supa IGA

lukeo25

i have had dr pepper cherry vanilla which is nice got it from fyshwick markets a couple of weeks ago also you should see my can collection in my mini fridge different cans from different countries its quite cool 

bubzie

haymarket iga doesnt have much candy and such last time i was there. It depresses me in its own way.

Sir Pompously

I have never seen anything exotic at IGA Monast Bubzie, but then again IGA's tend to hide the better stuff. Yes, Mathew, the white can is from Hong Kong. It also seems as though City West IGA no longer stock much, if any, USA foods. :(

Busnerd

Tonight I got

White choc reese's peanut butter cups which were nice
hersheys kissables which were shithouse plus the pack smells like vomit
and white toblerone which is pretty crap and im aware its not american.

bubzie

yeah, i found one packet of usa lollies of some sort, which i brought when i saw them :D
...and i havent seen anything ever since..

thats dissapointing about city west. damn them!!1!

White choc peanut butter cups? yum..

good god, all this talk is making me hungry, i really need to have another trip up to sydney/melbourne to buy..food.

hang on, i have a credit card, i could just order some from the usa food site. Hmm.

Busnerd

I have just ordered a few things off the USA foods site...

Choc Fudge Pop Tarts
Strawberry Pop Tarts
Twix Java
Stars and stripes soda - red and also grape as well.

delivery is about $10 for those interested in ordering stuff.

Sir Pompously

lol. Stars and Stripes Soda is nice, basically Creaming Soda and Grape soda. Poptarts, so much goodness in one little box. Java Twix, all I can say is 'TWWWWWIIIIIXXXXXXX!'.

Buzz Killington

twix is the only candy with the cookie crunch

Busnerd

I popped into WarrSugFix today (Warringah Mall Sugar Fix) and purchase many a item,

I got some twizzlers, some apple soft drink and about four packs of pop tarts!

They also offer online sales I believe..http://www.sugarfix.com.au/

lukeo25

i got apple fanta 2day from tughub and it is the best taste going back wednesday for another 2 cans if there is any left

bubzie

Ha, thought i saw you there :P

(Didnt sound stalkerish at ALL..)

Hmm. Might go back there tomorrow. Might buy some more apple fanta. And clearly leave two cans there :P

And mmmmmmm pop tarts. I wish there was somewhere in canberra that had them. (Heck, i'd personally drive..yes thats right i have my p's! to gungahlin to get them!)

Busnerd

I enjoyed a choc fudge pop tart thisarvo...yum..and four locations in sydney sell them.. so stock up when ur next here peoples.

Buzz Killington

August 08, 2008, 08:22:29 pm #55 Last Edit: August 09, 2008, 12:24:32 pm by Charles Logan
City Interchange IGA now has pop-tarts, and they have a LOT of them. I only saw 2 packs (i.e. not the boxes of 5) but they had a bunch of flavours. They were between the deli and the checkouts.

bubzie

arrgh! i was in civic today, and was filling in time, and thought "i should look in iga if they've got anything.." and didnt.

Arrgh. Will go to civic, and fufil my pop-tart cravings.

Buzz Killington

the pop tarts are GONE. :(

they do however, now have a few US chocolate lines - i saw junior mints, reeces pieces, peanut butter m&m's and possibly mike n ikes

Snorzac

Hawker IGA has Cherry Coke now and HAWKER VILLAGE BAKERY may order some in the near future

bubzie

civic iga definatly have pop tarts, and a load of candy. And a load of drinks.
Huzzah!

Buzz Killington

sweet, im checking that out next week.

Hub at tuggers had grape, strawberry and fruit salad fanta last week, and a lot of it.

They also had grape kit kats. Didnt actually taste that bad

lukeo25

yes hub had fruit punch fanta and my "local" shop has cherry coke and pop tarts and various other things and when i went to sydney a few weeks ago with college i spent $41.50 on imports from england and the U.S of A

bubzie

oh, and i was originally going to post this!

There's a candy shop in gold creek, near the ..pub and all that.
And they have heaps of sweet, sweet candy. (haha)
Hurrah.

lukeo25

they also have american stuff sometimes

Busnerd

I found some interesting drinks at miracle supermarket rhodes the other day including...

White apple zero schweppes
Pina Colada schweppes
Polano? scheweppes which looks like mandarin and something else

bubzie

I am currently eating chocolate mix skittles.

THEY ARE BLOODY WELL AWESOME!!

(Seriously, iga in the bus interchange has sooo much more american candy every time i go there. yay)

Busnerd

those have been out for ages, they are pretty bland...

we tried to buy some out of a vending machine at miranda but it refused to vend them and said CHOOSE ANOTHER

lukeo25



saw these on the Buspedition on 16th december whilist in civic at the supa IGA, $17 a box because 4 days later i went to get 2 boxes :D, don't know if they are still there if they are and i have enough money i will buy as many as i can :D

Sir Pompously

Yes they are, have been there for Ages. They also now stock a range of Bluebird New Zealand 'Crisps' and other snacks, along with other types of Pringles like Roast Baked Potato, Barbeque and others. They have a chocolate bar from Cadbury that is New Zealand as bro, in the shape of a thong I believe.

Snorzac

Hawker IGA now has a similar drinks range to that of East Row IGA

lukeo25

my local shop has a lot of american things like pop tarts, cherry coke, dr pepper, peanut butter cups among other things

bubzie

deakin iga has a fair bit of candy, and dr pepper, and ..blueberry flavoured chewing gum.

bubzie

holt iga has...strawberry fanta.
and they had a ticket for grape fanta, but alas, there was none..


I'm actulary planning to go to all of ze iga's in canberra, and see if they have anything.....yeah, i'm that bored.

lukeo25

strawberry fanta= yummy they have the stuff in hub in tuggers

bubzie

isabella plains iga - they had cherry coke. nothing else.
banks iga - nothing at all. epic fail.

and, i found out today, that blockbusters in lanyon has dr pepper, cherry coke, and strawberry fanta. i went there, and they had diet dr pepper and fanta, but they...apparently do have cherry coke as well. Huzzah.

Buzz Killington

i was at Isabella IGA less than a week ago and i saw Butterfingers and Hershey's in their chocolate aisle.

lukeo25

erindale blockbuster has Diet Dr Pepper tasted like **** and normal Dr Pepper (i do my WEX there $3 a can rip off in my terms as i can get it $1 cheaper in civic)

Snorzac

Hawker has a range of American sweets including Hershey's and Peanut Butter Cups. The drinks they stock include DR Pepper, Cherry Coke, Strawberry Fanta and another Fanta that is in a yellow can.

Buzz Killington

Yellow?

Any chance you can check that out and let us know what flavour? Passionfruit was always my favourite Fanta, and Pineapple is awesome too. If its either one of those I may have to go out there and get some.

Sir Pompously

Pineapple I believe is the Yellow can. Do you know, Zac, if it is Indonesian (Will have Rasa written on the can), Hong Kong, British or American?

At Rockdale Station on a platform vending machine they have Raspberry Fanta in 600ml bottles. Yummy.

Snorzac

I'm not sure, I will check it out

Buzz Killington

I'll answer my own question here, it was Pineapple.

Also, Hawker shops are a dive. Yuckkkk

Snorzac


Buzz Killington

dump
hole
dirty
feral
disgusting
ugly
bogan
unsightly
unattractive

Sir Pompously

Unappealing
Nasty
Unpleasent
Distasteful
Repellent
Uninviting

Just to add to that list.

And as I asked Zac, Snrub old bean, what country is the said Pineapple Fanta from? I went down and grabbed a few can's of A&W Cream Soda from East Row IGA and boy howdy do I love that stuff. Guru and Stretch both tried 'Dirty' brand chips, only for the Guru to comically declare "Where's the flavour?"

Snorzac

They are in the middle of a refurb, when was the last time you were there?

Buzz Killington

April 07, 2009, 07:59:24 pm #86 Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 08:00:48 pm by Mr Snrub
umm.. 17:25:04 today.

Pompously, its from the US. $2.69

Snorzac

April 07, 2009, 08:04:32 pm #87 Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 08:06:39 pm by Renault PR100.3
Ha, only 10min after me. You better be careful what you say my girl friend works there.

Buzz Killington

well i actually wandered around the store for a litlte bit. Who knows.. i may have seen you!

Busnerd

For those interested, a chocolate shop up here has pineapple fanta for $2 a can, you can also buy packs of 12 for $20.40

lukeo25

well i tried some chocolate mix skittles 2day from the lolly shop opposite the braidwood bakery and they tasted good and i have also had cherry pepsi from east row iga it tasted like cherry coke

Buzz Killington

Quote from: lukeo25 on April 07, 2009, 10:21:05 pm
i have also had cherry pepsi from east row iga it tasted like cherry coke


funny that!

bubzie

Went to isabella today, and found said chocolate and such.
They were sold out of everything except junior mints and hersheys.
Richardson doesnt have anything, im positively sure...they didnt have cherry coke/dr pepper .etc, so im guessing not.

Bus 400

Tried a can of Cherry Coke from IG City Interchange & I hated it, tasted like cough medicine

CNG

The lolly shop at gold creek, federation square. All that American stuff, yum yum :)

Busnerd

Bus 400 - i totally agree! Cherry is not a nice flavour for a drink...I wish someone would make my patent pending orange coke....

Seriously try it, get one postmix coke and add one orange slice and stir, its a really nice flavour

lukeo25


Sir Pompously

I, along with many Americans and Europeans, find that Cherry is a nice flavour to drink.

A list of coka flavours can be found in the Coke Wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola

p_stampy

In the Supabarn part of the canberra centre, there is an open lollie stand that has been there for a few weeks now.

It kind of reminds me of the lollie shop that was in belco until about 1992.

It looks like you pick what you want into a bag, then it gets weighed, then you pay.

I haven't actually checked it out properly as I don't eat lollies that often.

Sir Pompously

I know the one you are talking about, and I am sure T3 in Sydney now has one of these aswell. When I went past the price shocked me, so I stayed well clear.

Buzz Killington

Quote from: Busn00b on May 12, 2010, 01:00:59 pm
Bus 400 - i totally agree! Cherry is not a nice flavour for a drink..


Agreed. Cherry Coke is foul.

Quote from: p_stampy on May 12, 2010, 04:39:16 pm
In the Supabarn part of the canberra centre, there is an open lollie stand that has been there for a few weeks now.

It kind of reminds me of the lollie shop that was in belco until about 1992.

It looks like you pick what you want into a bag, then it gets weighed, then you pay.

I haven't actually checked it out properly as I don't eat lollies that often.


Saw that recently. Looks to be good quality but I too don't eat lollies that much. And that is the way it works - they have scales and prices stating how much per kg the lollies are. Smells great though.

p_stampy

Spotto'd cherry 7up at IGA in civic interchage today. I left it there.

I was looking for sugar free Monster/Mother/something similar cos I was hungover ... and they dont have them anymore.

Sir Pompously

The Cherry 7Up is a new, Antioxident one with Natural Flavours. It is not so good. I prefer my soda beverages to be as un-natural as they should be.

Buzz Killington

I was in there today too, they had more soft drink fridges up on the back wall near the flavoured milks. They also had one of the Mountain Dew varieties only found in America, but I can't recall the flavour.

p_stampy

milk?

I know the drink thing near the front (thats where the 7 up was), all the alcomahols at the back, and the other near the registers.

I really don't go looking for milk though.

I cant hardly even type alcohol without feeling sick today.. lol.

Buzz Killington

Yeah, I found it a bit weird that they had more soft drinks near the milk. I usually just have a quick look at the soft drinks, american chocolate bars and the pop tarts but today decided to venture a bit further into the store to see if there was anything else I needed

bubzie

isabella plains appears to have more stuff, they've moved it all to near the soft drinks .etc now.

speaking of which, i'm currently eating peanut butter and cookie twix. om nom nom.

particleman

Quote from: Busn00b on May 12, 2010, 01:00:59 pm
I wish someone would make my patent pending orange coke....

Pardon the thread mine, but they do sell a drink like this in Germany and Austria. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezzo_Mix

p_stampy

Now that I work in woden....... is there anywhere like IGA here? I know there are coles & woolies, but neither of them sell sugar free Monster/Mother/insert energy drink name here, apart from Red Bulls.

I'm sure google can tell me, but if someone else knows... :D

lukeo25

chifley shops sell some and its only a 10 minute walk from woden

p_stampy

I've heard of this suburb you speak of... lol

thanks :)


Buzz Killington

lol, "diet"

Stampy - also an IGA at Lyons shops. Just keep following Launceston St (after it crosses Melrose Drive) upto the roundabout.

bubzie

i think that ...i-cant-even-remember-some-sort-of-asian shop sells some sort of red bull...


Working in woden FTW! :)

p_stampy

Yeh, i was working in civic before, at least i knew where everything was there!

Buzz Killington

Actually, might be an idea to try that Asian store in the Interchange. They'd probably sell the imported Red Bull in the small glass bottles. It's MUCH better than the stuff we have here.

p_stampy

Quote from: Buzz Killington on June 02, 2010, 05:34:57 pm
lol, "diet"

Stampy - also an IGA at Lyons shops. Just keep following Launceston St (after it crosses Melrose Drive) upto the roundabout.


Ahh yeh I remember them. I used to drive/ride my moto past there to park at work 5 yrs ago. Thanks

p_stampy

Quote from: Buzz Killington on June 02, 2010, 10:09:27 pm
Actually, might be an idea to try that Asian store in the Interchange. They'd probably sell the imported Red Bull in the small glass bottles. It's MUCH better than the stuff we have here.


Ahh I see. Ill have a look some time - thanks again

bubzie

Okiedokie, the hub at both tuggers and belco is GONEEEEEEEEE, and gunners has barely anything.

so, there goes one place that had lollies and shiz.

Buzz Killington

They've gone bust. Apparently an administrator's notice was in the paper the other day.

The Gungahlin store is now closed too, I believe.

Sir Pompously

Damn. I will miss my Japanese drinks.

Buzz Killington

Spotted Coconut M&M's in City East IGA the other day. Looks like they've expanded their range of US chocolate/candy.

Also found full-size Moro bars at the ground floor newsagency at Belco, although I also noted that 7eleven are advertising them as 'new' and 'first at 7eleven'

Finally, blackcurrant is the newest addition to the Eclipse Mints range.

lukeo25

I can now get cherry coke @ the cafe next door to my place of work in fyshwick for $2.60 :)

p_stampy

Topgear have a drink?? I bought it for Ben, reckons it tastes like mother...

Found it at IGA in civic last night.

Snorzac

I was drinking that well before i quit my job at the bakery, would be 18 months ago at least. It is similar to mother

p_stampy

Oooh ok.. I'd never seen it before lol.

p_stampy

Quote from: p_stampy on May 12, 2010, 04:39:16 pm
In the Supabarn part of the canberra centre, there is an open lollie stand that has been there for a few weeks now.

It looks like you pick what you want into a bag, then it gets weighed, then you pay.


There is one of them in belco now too.. in the new area downstairs.

Busnerd

I hate those stupid sweet doctor things

Buzz Killington

Reminds me of the good ol days when you would go to kmart before the movies and fill up one of those cups with mixed self serve lollies for a couple of bucks

Buzz Killington

So I finally checked out the Gold Creek lolly shop mentioned several times in this thread. No need to ever visit an IGA or asian store again with a range like that. Heaps of drinks and US/NZ imports.

Quote from: p_stampy on November 30, 2010, 12:24:25 pm
There is one of them in belco now too.. in the new area downstairs.


There was one in Woden too, but it didn't last long.

p_stampy

Quote from: Buzz Killington on April 25, 2011, 11:32:54 pm
So I finally checked out the Gold Creek lolly shop mentioned several times in this thread. No need to ever visit an IGA or asian store again with a range like that. Heaps of drinks and US/NZ imports.

There was one in Woden too, but it didn't last long.


outside woolies?


Buzz Killington

The Convenience Store on the corner of Bunda and Northbourne has a fair amount of american soft drink 10 packs. They also sell them individually and had a fair few imported chocolates and other items. Prawn Pringles, anyone?

lukeo25

Yesterday i went out to costco as i "had the day off" work I spotted many imported things such as
> Cherry Coke - $20 for 24 cans!!!! i bought some :)
> Dr Pepper - $30 for 24 cans (a little too expensive if you ask me)
> various american sauces and condinments (A1 steak sauce, frenches mustard and various others)
> american "skippy peanut butter" - $6 for a 1.4kg tub!!
> Lays "classic" and BBQ crisps (potato chips)
> Ruffles (chips)
and many other things!!


Busnerd

As did I at the Sydney Store.

Also $30 for 24 Dr. P's isn't expensive. That is like $1.25 each which is much better than $2.80 that some shops charge for one can

Busnerd

May I also say that yes...I DID infact purchase 120 slices of american cheese (for $19) I am not yet blind...but it is 2.27 kilo's worth!

route56

Asian grocer at the Fyshwick fresh food markets has a large range of American candy - you can see it in the window. Soft drinks too.

bubzie

Quick question.
Is there anywhere in canberra (apart from the asian grocer at fyshwick) that sells vimto? (purple can) I believe it's from the UK?

lukeo25

yes vimto is from the uk , i i think  the lolly shop in gold creek might have it,

route56

The deli at the Belco markets opposite Wiffens greengrocers has a range of US candy as you come in the door, its to the right. Some sodas are in the fridge (as well as some weird european ones). 

route56

Reject shop is stocking A&W and Big Red in 12 can packs for 15 bucks. They are running out of dublin dr pepper (as its no longer being made, grab it while you can).


Sir Pompously

According to Wiki, there will still be cane sugar Dr Pepper, just not called "Dublin". Cane sugar one is so much better, even that Misty's in Melbourne seems to only stock the Dublin variety!

Buzz Killington