Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 30
  1. #1
    Nostradamus
    Guest

    Waitrose at Tops Bang Rak

    It looks as if Tops at Bang Rak in Bangkok now stocks the Waitrose stuff from the UK, as well as many other British goodies that us British expats have been fiending for but unable to find in Thailand. It is expensive but worth it if you have a craving!

    Looked like they were just putting on the shelves but I managed to snag some McVitie's chocolate digestives, McVitie's Hob Nobs, Bisto chip shop curry sauce and Waitrose Maris Piper steak cut chips.

    I just brought a big care package back from Australia too!

    They also had some Patak's Indian stuff, Asian Home Gourmet Indian stuff, loads of new Mexican foods including some interesting Mexican Discovery sauces and burrito and fajita sets, new pasta sauces, loads of packeted items from the UK, frozen goods from the UK including pizza, haddock fillets, fish fingers etc, Heinz baked beans, British flours and baking items and so on and so on.

    They have also improved the bakery area and they sell proper French Bread and Rolls now too.

    Just a heads up.

  2. #2
    Can I still change this?
    Bogon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:20 PM
    Posts
    4,546
    ^Cheers for the heads-up mate.
    Got any prices for the choccy diggies and hob nobs?

  3. #3
    Sprayed On Member
    The Fresh Prince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Not in the willage
    Posts
    11,683
    Tops at Rama 2 are doing the same.

  4. #4
    Member
    Bettyboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:16 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    29,401
    ^ were... about half (or less) of the Waitrose stuff than before (maybe they have just taken the stock space for bigger selling items over the 'holiday' period?); I was very upset a few days ago at Tops, all the English stuff I went for (like PG Tips) was no longer there...

  5. #5
    Nostradamus
    Guest
    Choc digestives were 117thb and the Hobnobs were 129thb.

  6. #6
    Sprayed On Member
    The Fresh Prince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Not in the willage
    Posts
    11,683
    Did they have any Ginger nuts?

  7. #7
    Nostradamus
    Guest
    ^ no.

  8. #8
    Sprayed On Member
    The Fresh Prince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Not in the willage
    Posts
    11,683
    Damn. Did you look?

  9. #9
    On a walkabout
    Loy Toy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:05 PM
    Posts
    28,339
    I once went to places like Villa and paid ridiculous prices for things I thought I really missed but then realized how stupid I was.

    The unfair import duties on this foodstuff including the thieving mark-up these retail outlets put on these items makes me walk out in disgust.

  10. #10
    Nostradamus
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    The unfair import duties on this foodstuff including the thieving mark-up these retail outlets put on these items makes me walk out in disgust.
    Coming back from Australia at the weekend just further opens my eyes to what a rip-off Thailand really can be!

    Makes you wonder how they assess the value of imported foodstuffs.

  11. #11
    On a walkabout
    Loy Toy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:05 PM
    Posts
    28,339
    ^ I cannot believe the mark-ups on things like cheap but acceptable to drink Aussie wines.

    Thailand does have a wine industry producing product that even novices like me think tastes like vinegar.

    And Australia and Thailand do have an Asian Free Trade Agreement but the benefits only seem to go one way.

  12. #12
    Tax Consultant
    Thormaturge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,892
    Waitrose bacon is infinitely superior to the bizarre notion of bacon that our glorious hosts espouse.

  13. #13
    Member
    Bettyboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:16 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    29,401
    The whole country is a rip off...

    A Honda jazz is cheaper in the UK than here. The jazz, made here with cheap Thai labour and to lower quality and older design, must have a massive mark-up and profit margin; but, once the Thai 'elites' share has been taken out of every car (15%? more?) than the Japs are probably only getting 10% or 20% more than the would in the very expensive UK market... The Thai populous (and us living here) are raped by these fukers on a daily basis... arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh; okay, back to the cricket...

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    peterpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pleasantville
    Posts
    10,109
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I once went to places like Villa and paid ridiculous prices for things I thought I really missed but then realized how stupid I was.

    The unfair import duties on this foodstuff including the thieving mark-up these retail outlets put on these items makes me walk out in disgust.
    With ya on that one LT, at one time I did all my shopping at Villa, now Tops here in Udon has a good range of imported gear but I hardly visit except for the occasion need for pine nuts or some other specialist ingredients. You learn to adapt your diet over time
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

  15. #15
    Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last Online
    02-05-2011 @ 05:43 PM
    Posts
    573
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    You learn to adapt your diet over time
    Green sent for that, cheers!

  16. #16
    Can I still change this?
    Bogon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 08:20 PM
    Posts
    4,546
    Quote Originally Posted by Nostradamus
    Choc digestives were 117thb and the Hobnobs were 129thb.
    Cheers mate. Was gonna buy a new stereo this weekend but think I will go and get the biccies instead.

  17. #17
    Nostradamus
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    A Honda jazz is cheaper in the UK than here. The jazz, made here with cheap Thai labour and to lower quality and older design, must have a massive mark-up and profit margin
    Some 3-series and 7-series BMW models are assembled here and cost 3x as much as in the UK.

    Thailand is getting more expensive too, that is the worrying thing!!

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    I make my own Hob-Nobs. Cost a fraction of the imported ones, but I've not made choccy ones yet.

  19. #19
    Member
    Bettyboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:16 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    29,401
    ^ never realised you were a patisserie expert, Marmite.

    I've a nice Thai colleague that likes men who cook cakes, but they all turn out to be 'cookie bakers', so she's still single...

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I've a nice Thai colleague that likes men who cook cakes, but they all turn out to be 'cookie bakers', so she's still single...
    Today we baked 4 rye loaves, one crustie white and I've got the 2nd batch of burger buns in the oven at the moment. The Midget is off delivering 4 of the loaves.

    I must do some more Hob-Nobs too, as they are excellent with my morning coffee or afternoon tea. I bought some US/Canadian 'cookies' the other day as they were on offer in Tops. Fucking awful, soft shit they were. No wonder Americans have no idea about good food and Tops couldn't sell them.

  21. #21
    Thailand Expat
    Finney64's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    05-06-2013 @ 12:12 AM
    Location
    Vientiane
    Posts
    1,045
    ^ any chance of getting your hob-nob recipe Marmite?

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by Finney64
    any chance of getting your hob-nob recipe Marmite?
    Hmm... if I told you, I'd have to kill you...

  23. #23
    Thailand Expat
    Finney64's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Online
    05-06-2013 @ 12:12 AM
    Location
    Vientiane
    Posts
    1,045
    fck me , are they that good?

  24. #24
    Sprayed On Member
    The Fresh Prince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Not in the willage
    Posts
    11,683
    Come on Marmite stop being a girl and give us the recipe!

  25. #25
    Thailand Expat
    Marmite the Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    08-09-2014 @ 10:43 AM
    Location
    Simian Islands
    Posts
    34,827
    Quote Originally Posted by Finney64
    fck me , are they that good?
    Not bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Come on Marmite stop being a girl and give us the recipe!
    I have already.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •