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    But not together, yuck. Can anybody help me? Does anyone know where you can buy the instant Bisto gravy granules? I've found Bisto gravy here but you have to boil it on the hob for a few minutes and it's just not the same taste/texture as that Bisto available in the UK. I'm after the one that you just add boiling water and then stir. I found a UK food website in NZ and there are out of stock of the Bisto instant gravy cos they're having a dispute with a company in Australia.....

    The custard powder here isn't very 'custardy' either, I'm using the Edmonds Custard Powder, has anyone found Birds Custard Powder?

    Maybe I should send a xmas wish-list back to England for some gravy and some custard.

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    They're exactly the same two things we send home for coz like you we can't find them either. I havebeen told they sell Birds custard powder in Pak n Save Sylvia Park but not sure if it's the instant? Gary's mum sent us a big tube of Bisto gravy granules not long ago but it's nearly empty now :[ Not to worry though, gravy's not that big a deal in summer You're right abou the other powders, not quite the same. We didn't really use gravy granules in UK, just the Bisto powder but even that doesn't taste the same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn View Post
    You know what I reckon though? If that's all that we're missing, life's good!!!
    I totally agree with what you said Dawn. Life must be good if that's all I want. I'm moving down to Howick in a few weeks so will have to try out the Pak n Rage at Sylvia Park, I'll let you know what I find.

    Thanks for that website Beth, Cool Britannia are the ones that have some sort of dispute over the rights to import Bisto, but I'll keep on looking.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Bramptins also sell UK food but don't seem to carry gravy granules although they do have Birds custard powder under Desserts ($7.90 per 300g drum) but it's not the instant sort. They do say on their website that, if you can't find what you want, let them know and they will try to get it. There's been such an uproar in the past about the lack of Bisto gravy granules that I'm surprised they are carried as regular stock.

    If you get desperate, there's always the British Corner Shop. Can't see what they've got to offer because you have to register to get in. This one will ship stuff in for you . Might be OK if you could get a batch of like-minded folks together to make up a shipment.

    There's another place called British Downunder at 11A Kowhai Avenue, Mangere Bridge, Auckland,
    P O Box 201121, Auckland Airport, Auckland but I can't find a website for them and not quite sure what they offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    Might be OK if you could get a batch of like-minded folks together to make up a shipment.
    I'm really not that desperate - tis just an observation really. Sure we can survive without gravy granules or custard powder
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    besides ... REAL gravy is easy-peasy to make .. and tastes better for it! Only tried when we were weaning our babes as was concious of salt and all the other cr@p that gets put into convenience type food. Felt quite embarrassed that I'd never made it properly before.

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    Thanks for the info Motherbear. I've just bought some Maggi instant gravy so I'll give that a go this week and see what happens.

    I make proper gravy when I do a roast, but I do sink to the depravity of instant gravy when I have bangers & mash, or actually when I just have a mash & gravy craving....which in the dodgy weather we're having up here at the moment seems to happen quite often In fact at times like that even the potato and gravy from KFC will do
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    Quote Originally Posted by zummerzet_lou View Post
    Never tries making custard ... egg yolks, sugar and milk isn't it?
    If you just use custard powder you don't need the egg yolks, only the sugar and milk. The egg yolks would only come into play if you were making custard from scratch and then you'd need vanilla for flavouring. I think that might be called 'confectioners' custard' and is suitable for making custard slices where you need a more solid substance.

    Personally, I prefer to open a tin of ready-made custard when it's just the 2 of us unless I'm making a trifle. Would I be right in assuming that they don't have tinned custard in NZ either ?
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    Must be honest, I've not looked for tinned custard ... next time I go shopping shall keep my eyes peeled and report back!

    ... all this talk of food is making my tummy rumble ... think we've got sausages for dinner tonight, so defo think some mash might be needed!
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