Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Sunday, July 19, 2009

USA USA


Although I am still impressed by Waitrose and all it has to offer - the jam and cream donuts, the excellent variety of mayonnaise, its proximity to my flat - I have begun to expand my horizons beyond Westfield and discover other foodie meccas, my favourite of which is the American Food Store at 2 Ladbroke Grove. This shop stocks pretty much everything I will ever need - lots of good mags and a perfectly edited selection of foods from across the pond. Lucky Charms is my favourite cereal and here it jostles for space on the heaving shelves with Fruit Loops, Cinnamon Crunch and Pop Tarts. OK so some may balk at the £7.48 price tag but normal boring British cereal is around £3.50 and Lucky Charms are way nicer so I think it's worth it. As would be expected the sugary-ness is not just confined to the breakfast foods. There is lots of candy - Twizzlers, Baby Ruths, Marshmallows, etc - and a huge variety of Betty Crocker mixes including the ready-made frosting, a topping guaranteed to render even the most basic sponge cakes delicious. And there is also plenty of savoury food of the just-add-water variety like Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Like I said, this tiny corner shop really meets all your needs.

PS - Lucky Charms are on special offer at Selfridges at the moment (two boxes for a tenner) but the American section there isn't quite as well-stocked as the American Food Store. They have also been spotted at Partridges on the King's Road and at Jeroboams. LE