Bacon Bacon Bacon!

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2 hours ago, fraufruit said:

 helpfulness and humor has come back to TT.

 

 

 

soon to be squashed by the evil Over Lord. 

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13 hours ago, fraufruit said:

 

It's a scone only served hot with butter and more moist and delicious. It is not for afternoon tea.

 

 

you're not alone @Chelski

 

"Biscuits and gravy"

took me (a Lancashire lad)  a while to understand that one.

 

Two nations separated by a common language...and all that

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I have resorted to Smuggling it in from the UK, on recent trips I have made there. It must be  a least 10 years since I was last stopped by customs people at Munich Airport

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It's totally legal to bring sausages, bacon etc. in a suitcase between two EU countries. It would be problematic doing that from GB since Brexit of course. Fresh sausages imported from GB would definitely be confiscated if discovered and a fine could probably be expected if it happened again. I'm not sure about bacon though. That might still be ok.

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51 minutes ago, murphaph said:

It's totally legal to bring sausages, bacon etc. in a suitcase between two EU countries. It would be problematic doing that from GB since Brexit of course. Fresh sausages imported from GB would definitely be confiscated if discovered and a fine could probably be expected if it happened again. I'm not sure about bacon though. That might still be ok.

 

I've always brought sausages, bacon, etc., back with me, and customs officials often smiled when they saw them.  I had this discussion with an English friend of mine recently, and she insisted that it had never been allowed, even long before Brexit. She was very adamant about it, so I let the subject drop.  It would be interesting to see something official, but I think we're right on this.

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44 minutes ago, Tap said:

and customs officials often smiled when they saw them. 

 

They probably laughed. Who the hell would smuggle sausages INTO GERMANY?

 

(JK, I know they are different and special to you folks.)

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57 minutes ago, Tap said:

 

I've always brought sausages, bacon, etc., back with me, and customs officials often smiled when they saw them.  I had this discussion with an English friend of mine recently, and she insisted that it had never been allowed, even long before Brexit. She was very adamant about it, so I let the subject drop.  It would be interesting to see something official, but I think we're right on this.

Wasn't allowed back in the day (pre 2001 anyway) then was allowed when free movement of goods was fully ratified - think that was paused a few times due to foot and mouth outbreaks - but if it was imported into one EU country (CE mark?) then it was allowed to be moved around all EU countries.

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23 hours ago, AlexTr said:

For the uninitiated, when people from the US South say grits, we mean hominy grits.

 

Aha. Thank you. 

 

Familiar with the idea of those but not the reality. 

 

Although Pick and Pay had boxes of really fine white stuff on the mealie pap shelf which maybe was exactly that.

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20 hours ago, JG52 said:

The first was a private moment to be enjoyed.

 

Absolutely! Every man should have a private moment with his pork.

 

20 hours ago, JG52 said:

I might take a picture of the next one.

 

Ummm... based on what I wrote previously... maybe that's not such a good idea... :lol:

 

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7 hours ago, HH_Sailor said:

Two nations separated by a common language...and all that

 

It can be the same in the UK @HH_Sailor

 

I can distinctly remember driving with a bunch of mates to a gig at Nottingham Rock City in the early 80s. Afterwards we found a Chippie open...

 

Me: "Bag of chips open please"

Her: "Do you want gravy, love?"

Me: (WTF is gravy on chips?): "No thanks."

Her: "Do you want crust, love?"

Me: (WTF is crust?): "No, I'm fine but thank you."

 

80 miles from Peterborough to a Nottingham chippie and we entered a different world...

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, murphaph said:

What's crust?

 

No idea. But years on thinking... maybe scraps?

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So if I'm reading all the above useful information correctly...

 

Americans eat porridge and bacon together... and scones and gravy together.

 

Ok. Whatever rocks your boat. :D :) :blink: :wacko:

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4 minutes ago, BethAnnBitt said:

 

For your viewing pleasure.  😃
 

 

Oh, wow!  :o That does seriously not compute with me but thank you for sharing. I think.

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