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Xmas food

Postby gerryh » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:33 am

Are there any shops, in the Velez Malaga municipality, that sell marzipan and icing sugar for a Xmas cake and mince pies and Xmas puddings.
Usually get such at Iceland but not during current travel restrictions.
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Re: Xmas food

Postby Wicksey » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:56 am

Not sure if Dunnes has anything Gerry. Otherwise Russell's in Torrox now has a huge stock of things and will deliver:
https://www.russells.es/service/shipping-returns/

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Re: Xmas food

Postby gerryh » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:37 pm

My wife looked in Dunnes yesterday. They didn't have anything.
Will try Russel's delivery.
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Re: Xmas food

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:17 pm

Is there an Overseas (Iceland) store in your area? The one in Mijas has all this but I know this isn't much good unless there is one within reach of you.

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Re: Xmas food

Postby Wicksey » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:55 pm

Nearest Iceland is Fuengirola/Mijas area. I find all I need in Russells these days as they've expanded and have a good choice (even got some taramasalata there the other day, and they have fresh clotted cream too for a planned batch of scones!).

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Re: Xmas food

Postby costakid » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:29 am

There is a shop in Compete run by Brits. They supply a lot of UK food and even deliver turkeys in the area.

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Re: Xmas food

Postby spanish_lad » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:07 am

Gerry, arkrights near periana ? http://www.supermercadoingles.com/
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Re: Xmas food

Postby gerryh » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:38 am

Arkwrights isn't in Velez Malaga Municipality.
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Re: Xmas food

Postby elusive » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:48 pm

Supersol? Is there still one in torre after the old one closed?

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Re: Xmas food

Postby gerryh » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:59 pm

It's now Cash Sol and doesn't sell what I want.
As Wicksey posted earlier Russels in Torrox do a delivery service and have everything we need and an order will be going in soon.
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Re: Xmas food

Postby quebin » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:40 pm

Bah! I can't find any humbugs anywhere.

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Re: Xmas food

Postby markwilding » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:14 pm

No such luck here. We usually pop over to the UK during this long weekend coming up. Wife has made Christmas pudding and mince pies and we found crackers on Amazon.

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Re: Xmas food

Postby Wicksey » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:56 am

I am usually in Lanzarote this week but had to cancel due to the restrictions, and they have an Iceland store close to the airport. I usually stock up with their little Xmas puds on the way home. They are trying to stop using palm oils in their products so we like their puds. The ones I can find locally all have palm oil in which I would rather avoid unless it is sustainably sourced. I've never made one myself as they seem to take hours of steaming. The shop bought ones heat in the microwave for a minute!

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Re: Xmas food

Postby katy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:45 pm

I found one in my food cupboard, came in a F&M hamper. Has Courvoisier, Port and all sorts in it, matured for a year before sale. Sell by date was March this year. Wondering if I should risk it :think:

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Re: Xmas food

Postby Wicksey » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:42 pm

I would have a look at it Katy, if there's no mould on it and it smells Ok then I would give it a go. It is so fortified by booze it must be well preserved. We used to bring Xmas food with us here in the 1990s before we could easily buy it locally, and as it was only a holiday home we sometimes didn't get to eat everything. I remember having a very old Xmas pud that had sat in the house all year, and it was fine.

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Re: Xmas food

Postby Manchesteral » Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:18 pm

gerryh wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:33 am Are there any shops, in the Velez Malaga municipality, that sell marzipan and icing sugar for a Xmas cake and mince pies and Xmas puddings.
Usually get such at Iceland but not during current travel restrictions.
Cheers
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Hi Gerry, Marzipan is very easy to make at home and much superior to the store bought stuff, you only need almonds, sugar, water and a food proceesor
loads of recipes on the internet. .

Powdered or icing sugar is even easier, just put caster sugar in a tall tubular receptical and blend it down with a stick mixer, put it through a sieve and that's it, give it a go !!

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Re: Xmas food

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:20 am

for the people looking at this after the 15th of december,

couple of my colegues went to Iceland yesterday, and they said that they got the last two turkeys, and there were alot of empty shelves...
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Re: Xmas food

Postby costakid » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:01 am

I guess they re stock weekly and a lot of stock daily. Normally chaos in Iceland this time of year.

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Re: Xmas food

Postby markwilding » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:44 pm

My wife has made mince pies and Christmas pudding this year
But they sell pricey mince pies in El Corte Ingles and i picked up some Lyon’s minced pies in Dealz for a Euro fifty, which opened In Bilbao last week.

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Re: Xmas food

Postby Beachcomber » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:03 pm

Mince pies seem to have a fairly short shelf life so you need to check the sell by date.

We always get a frozen stuffed turkey from Bofrost but we have to order and take delivery of it in early November.


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