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    (Original post by mother_eve3088)
    As in a drink?!
    uhuh. It's like peanut butter flavour milkshake. It's huge in the Caribbean and available in some large UK supermarkets. Its unbelievably good.
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    (Original post by py0alb)
    uhuh. It's like peanut butter flavour milkshake. It's huge in the Caribbean and available in some large UK supermarkets. Its unbelievably good.
    OH MY GOD.

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    (Original post by mother_eve3088)
    OH MY GOD.




    I should mention its about 3 zillion calories. But who's counting?
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    Halva



    Buy it where? Probably at your local Greek restaurant or possibly in the continental foods bit of your local obscure supermarket.

    Beautifully made with crushed sesame seeds and honey (along with other variations) is a sweet, crumbly dessert with a consistency similar to a soft brick (admittedly I don't make it sound too appetising but I can't quite think of anything similar).

    Try it, it's beautiful :sogood:.
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    (Original post by chlobofro)


    Cheese Saganki.

    Basically, fried Greek cheese with lemon juice. Greek food is so underrated! <3
    YES!
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    (Original post by LuellaRuth)
    YES!
    I want some right now. =[
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    (Original post by chlobofro)
    I want some right now. =[
    me too.
    Oh why can I not live closer to a Greek restaurant.
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    WAGGLE DANCE HONEY BEER



    This might not be totally out-there, but Waggle Dance Honey Beer is a really gorgeous, sweet, deceptively moreish beer to those looking for a change.

    Buy it Where? Good Off-Licences with International/Specialist beer sections
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    These are UTTERLY DIVINE. I suggest you track these down for sure! They're a "Vanilla marshmallow souffle enrobed in chocolate." The consistency of the interior is a mix between milky way's nougat and marshmallow fluff, and tastes kinda like both, but milkier, richer... gorgeous.

    Buy it Where? Polish Supermarkets
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    One of the few things Hershey make that taste amazing.
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    (Original post by ArcadiaHouse)
    Greek gyros. Where to buy them? Greece I suppose. And certain Greek restaurants. You can make one yourself, but the real Greek ones are the best. :coma:

    That looks simply amazing! :drool:
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    (Original post by sianzena)
    That looks simply amazing! :drool:
    I know right? In Corfu they put chips and garlic sauce in them. :coma: Subway should do a version of it.

    I tried making one myself, but it just wasn't the same. :cry2:
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    One of the few things Hershey make that taste amazing.
    I thought everyone knew about Reese's Cups! They're sold everywhere (same as Reese's Nutrageous which are also the bomb diggety!)
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    I'll definitely be looking out in the lidl nearby, but it's not huge so might not have everything.
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    (Original post by chlobofro)


    Cheese Saganki.

    Basically, fried Greek cheese with lemon juice. Greek food is so underrated! <3
    I'd agree. Can't beat Saganaki, Baklava.... And Moussaka of course. Lovely, lovely Moussaka.
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    2 Arabic meals;

    Mulukhiya, a broth made out of leaves which you have with LOTS of garlic and lemon. Usually served with chicken and rice.


    and

    Saleek (sp), Basically is this really yummy pudding type rice cooked in butter and full fat milk (hello clogged arteries!) and chicken. We eat with a DELICIOUS blended salad of tomatoes, parsley and spring onion, which sadly isn't pictured!!
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    Char siu buns:



    Plus, I've discovered that you can buy them frozen from an Asian supermarket and cook them in a vegetable steamer. :love:
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    Oh - they come at a premium, but I have to draw attention to Heavenly Cakes - it's a small company that make hands-down the single best traybake cakes I have ever eaten. And that's saying something!!


    Classic Millionaire's Shortbread


    Lumpy Bumpy Belgian Rocky Road


    Almond Chocolate-Meringue Rocky Road

    And absolutely the piece de resistance:


    Billionaire's Brownie (a soft, gooey Belgian chocolate chip brownie topped with caramel, topped with a decadent layer of Belgian milk chocolate). The first time I ate one of these it literally took my breath away - I genuinely gasped at how delicious it was.

    Like I said, by no means an everyday thing because of decadence and expense, but check 'em out of you want to spoil EVERY OTHER CAKE ON THE MARKET for yourself with these amazing munchies:

    http://www.heavenlycakes.co.uk
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    Gyros are beautiful, I've been vegetarian for 5 years but I'm going back to Crete this summer and have serious doubts about whether I'm going to be able to resist...

    I love some slightly obscure Nigerian foods, as my parents lived there for a few years and brought the recipes back with them.



    Egusi soup has a really distinctive flavour I can't really compare to anything else, it's served with fish or chicken (I use quorn, which isn't ideal) and yam, and you eat it using your fingers if you're being authentic! The name comes from the Egusi seeds that provide the flavour, which my parents import in silly quantities whenever they or anyone they know goes back there!

    The other one is less obscure, and that's fried plantain - you can often buy it in ethnic supermarkets and occasionally tesco. I like it shallow fried - it's like banana but quite starchy and a lot less sweet, you don't eat it raw! You can also sometimes buy salted deep-fried plantain crisps, which are less unique tasting but nonetheless yummy!

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    (Original post by TotoMimo)

    MILCH KNOPPERS


    I discovered those bad boys whilst in Berlin and never looked back!

    And these!
 
 
 
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