Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday's Five

You know you are in Costco UK in five just photos. 

1. Victoria Sandwich Cake - I think a sponge is a very British cake. I did a quick search and all the recipes at least on the first page of results are from UK websites. So a Victoria Sponge is one way you know you are in the Costco UK.

2. The spelling is a give away that you are in the UK. I have learned to add the u to words like labour and harbour and changing the order of re in words like centre and theatre but changing the i to a y in tire is one I just forget to do. See I forgot it here.

3. Marmite in Costco size containers. I don't think I will comment on this as I have never tried it. I think if I decide to try it I will buy a smaller container to begin with. It seems to have either a love it or hate it following.

4. Tea by the 100's - Tetley, Ty-phoo, and PG Tips are all sold here in bags of 100's of teabags. I did read that the British drink 165 million cups of tea a day. Yes, a day. That is 3 cups a day for every man, woman and child. Except in the city where we live where 1 in 3 drink more than 6 cups of tea a day. 98% add milk and 45% add sugar. I did read that the more sugar you add the less the class or you could say the less sugar the higher the class.

Just in case anyone is wondering I might drink 1 cup of tea a month.

5. Mary Berry Cookbook - I was recently introduced to Mary Berry's cookbooks. I have to say that the recipes I have tried have been a success.

5. Cadbury chocolate and a bit more chocolate -

And a bonus photo -- Hot dog and a drink for just £1.50. I will spare you finding the conversion to US$. It is about $2.17.

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  1. That was fun! My favorite is the cookbook and the big bags of typhoon!

  2. Now, Costco is an American store even if it is in England!

  3. That was fun! I would refuse to do that spelling of tire. That's just weird! :)
    Drooling over the cadbury!



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