I'll be honest with you; as much as I love living in America, there are still an inordinately high number of British items I miss from time to time. And from reading the works of others that have made the journey west from Blighty to the U.S., I know I'm not alone.
From Cadbury, to Yorkshire puddings, to quaint tea towels, we Brits have a tendency to long for the British things we can no longer have.
But the more I navigate my way through life in the big nation, I've come to find that, how ever distant Britain may be, you can always find a piece of it right here in the good old U-S-of-A.
And so, with this in mind, I have begun a new mission on Lost in the Pond's official Instagram page: documenting all the British stuff I find in America.
For homesick Brits and American Anglophiles alike, this Instagram repository will hopefully become some kind of treasure trove of all your favo(u)rite things. And, with each new picture, I'll let you know where I got the item.
For example, I found this Cadbury Fruit 'n' Nut bar (see picture below) at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro in Chicago. Truthfully, though, you can find these in most major grocery stores across the land.
For other, less common items, you might have to sniff around a bit. If you're lucky enough to live in and around Cincinnati, you're pretty much covered; Jungle Jim's International Store and Wise Choice British Foods stock virtually everything you're likely to desire. For the rest of us, World Market is a pretty good place to pick up British chocolate and biscuits, while Kroger-owned stores carry one or two staples too.
Wherever they turn up, I'll find them. So join me on this mission by following the official Lost in the Pond Instagram page.
Until then, enjoy this picture of me with a Terry's Chocolate Orange. Mmm.
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Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.