Thursday 29 July 2010


Friends who have gone from being visitors to Kalymnos to being residents there are always desperate for those home comforts they miss from their days in Blighty (such as Galalaxy, Marmite and Cheddar cheese) and which aren't available in Greek stores - even, as Oscar Wilde would say, for ready money.

What I love about being a temporary resident in Greece (or, indeed, any country that is not home) is the range of items that are unique to that place - or, at least not to be found in my local Tesco. For example - and this may be a bit shocking to any Britishers of a nervous disposition - McVitie's Digestive biscuits with strawberry pieces!

Taking the Biscuit
Actually, surprisingly better than you might suppose, but obviously impossible to introduce into the British market-place without causing a national uprising!


Boll Weavil said...

I had some hypnosis to lose weight last year. I haven't had ANY biscuit since then, Greek or otherwise :-(

Jen said...

Bet they taste wonderful!For two weeks on Crete we indulge in Papadopulous biscuits. A little like eating food only when in season! They have an interesting history, have a look...

Brian Sibley said...

Boll - When I snap my fingers *SNAP* you will wake up with a craving for a chocolate finger!

Jen - I know the brand name and I love the website: some great TV ads in there - especially the Harry Potter rip-off that has somehow escaped the attention of J K Rowling's attorneys.