Ex Pats - missing your Marmite?

Already see a problem, sells cadburys! And as the post develops I can see more of the brands going Chinese/French/German or Cornish !!! :)

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Why not think outside that box as well. If our ex-pat community can't survive without an Aunt Bessies ready made Yorkshire pudding then we may as well ship everything else that's proud to be British out to 'em.

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live in south-west france, very quiet, uncluttered roads, civilised youth, rolling countryside.....oh!, plenty of vino collapsable at very affordable prices.....but........no baked beans, bacon/sausages, branston pickles and sauces, oxo's,....you get the gist of these.....at reasonable prices. these commodities are available from "the foriegn section" of super markets and various entrepaneurs but at a price of course. baked beans are currently available at an average price of 1.50 euros and curry sauces at 3.50 euros. you can get where this is going. it is the old "supply and demand" scenario mixed in with a bit of price fixing. the obvios question is what to do to surmount this problem. for us we double our trips back to uk to do hacking great shop and over the years we have built up a large stock (three freezers and a storage room help). that is how we beat the "no baked bean blues", which for us is is very painful to endure. why live here?, look at the opening sentance. glad to enter into any conversations on the matter....but....if any of you are blessed with the entrepeneur gene, fill a 4 x 4 with beked beans etc and drive through france and en-route take orders for paint, beds, curtains, children's clothing and even scouring pads for your return with maybe a couple of 4 x 4's, who knows?????

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