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Mmm...Red Hots!
Wandered into that American Candy place on Charing Cross road, as I'd been thinking about Mike & Ikes. They actually had them (newfangled grape flavour-) for £4.00 a box, but I picked up a tiny box (25 cents=£1.00...everything there is at least 400% marked up!) of my childhood passion, RED HOTS, and am pleased to report they taste as burningly ecstatic as ever. I also got a £2,00 Clark Bar, Still good, too, but such crazy prices...
Foyles really does suck. They don't even seem to have adult graphic novels any more. I liked it much better before they modernised, although I seldom bought anything. When I first came to London, I filled out a job application there, and seeing how horribly the staff were being treated, I was relieved when I didn't hear from them. The complete insanity of the place fascinated me, though, the weird ritual of going to several different places to complete a simple transaction, etc. Everything's so blanded out, now.
Managed to work out in the park this morning, feeling almost normal. What a relief. I seriously thought I was going into a terminal decline, there. Not quite yet, thanks to antbiotics. Thank you gods.
'I-shat-during-sex' boy Scotty T just won CELEBRITY BIG BTOTHER, with 'neediest girl in the world' Stephanie as runner-up. Daniella Westbrook woz robbed. Thank gods that's over. (And I'll no doubt be watching the next one,)

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It's tit for tat, Lee, since I have to pay $4.50 for a tiny but functional Cadbury Flake in the British imports aisle at QFC.

Have you gone to that Cereal Killer Café? I have no idea about the prices, but I know they specialize in American cereals and I even called them up and talked to a guy there.

I had read an article about them in the New York Times which implied they were thinking of opening up a New York outpost, but when I called the guy who answered said they actually weren't.

(We actually have a British grocery in the West Village called Myers of Keswick that stocks all the staples like Marmite and Fairy Soap; I haven't been there in well over a year.)

Admittedly, there are certain British cereals I could get at any grocery store—like Weetabix—but I'd love to have a Cereal Killer Café here in NYC.

Edited at 2016-02-06 03:46 am (UTC)

Cereal Killer has closed/is closing, I think. It wasn't popular. People were reluctant to pay the prices, and it was considered another yuppie invasion of the area.
I think it was vandalised at one point. Can't remember what happened, but it will be on Google, if yer interested.

Well, I know there was a much-publicized looting of the place, but I had the impression it was still around.

They do still have an Instagram feed.

We have an American shop close to me called Martha's Backyard (arf!) I got some Gulden's mustard last time I was in there -it was fantastic. They're also good for giant ziplock bags, which I find highly exciting given that I am the kind of saddo who returns from the US with half a suitcase full of lovely US ziplocks. I've never tried Red Hots - I must give them a go.

I don't think I've been to Foyle's since the 1980s, but I saw it on TV the other day and was astonished at how cleaned up it looked. I had no idea they'd flashed it up and got rid of the labyrinthine buying system. Sounds like you had a lucky escape employment-wise.

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