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An odd request for help!

On 27 Jan 2012 at 8:24pm bazm wrote:
I'm visiting a friend in Shanghai next week and he's asked me to bring a bag of mixed spice. I've looked everywhere and can only find small containers of 50gms or so. Iwould like to take over 250gms or more. Any ideas at such a late notice?
Many thanks
On 27 Jan 2012 at 8:44pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
Tip five small containers into one big bag? Probably not very helpful, I know ...
On 28 Jan 2012 at 8:16am DFL wrote:
Must be one of those bulk buy Chinese outlets around here surely ? Else, CH's answer is the best bet.
On 28 Jan 2012 at 8:59am jonnyboy wrote:
Google "mixed spice 250" and click on the shopping tab (realfoods.co.uk. have 500gm packs for £4.40). If you've left it too late to buy on line try Yum Yum oriental market in Sydney Street Brighton.
On 28 Jan 2012 at 9:01am bazm wrote:
Thanks for your suggestions. I did try Yum Yums, Taj, and Infinity Foods. No joy I'm afraid.
Thanks anyway.
On 28 Jan 2012 at 9:22am Southover Queen wrote:
To be honest, even 50gm containers will be on the large side, since the flavour of ground spices decays so quickly. In fact that might very well be why retailers don't sell larger packs.
I presume you've tried Julian Graves in the precinct?
On 28 Jan 2012 at 9:34am bastian wrote:
weirdly, julian graves/holland and barrat..but how are you going to get it through customs?
On 28 Jan 2012 at 9:47am Observer wrote:
ESK in Eastbourne do quite a variety of spices in large plastic sweet jar containers
On 28 Jan 2012 at 11:04am drone wrote:
Taking spice to China sounds a bit like taking coals to Newcastle, quite honestly.
On 28 Jan 2012 at 5:46pm bazm wrote:
Ha ha! You'd be surprised what you can't get in China. My friend has lived there for 20 years and somethings you just can't get.
I had no problem getting a large amount of spice before to take over. And yes it does look suspicously like a certain drug!! But success!! Lansdown Health in Cliffe buy all their spices in bulk and I bought a large bag from them today. Should've tried there first.
On 28 Jan 2012 at 8:33pm bastian wrote:
good luck with customs!
On 29 Jan 2012 at 7:30am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
An independent local store comes up trumps again !
On 29 Jan 2012 at 1:09pm bazm wrote:
Hi Bastien
Do you know something I don't with Chinese customs officials? Genuine question because I didn't think there would be a problem.
On 29 Jan 2012 at 3:46pm bastian wrote:
I was just thinking if it looks suspicious it could be hauled in and you with it.
On 29 Jan 2012 at 4:09pm bazm wrote:
Oh I see! Even if they did its still mixed spice and not heroin. Although I wouldnt want the grief and hassle of explaining it!!
On 31 Jan 2012 at 1:29am harold wrote:
I maybe being daft, but why cant your friend order it online and have it posted?

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