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Topic # 189069 16-Dec-2015 09:07
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G'day.

During my time spent in the U.S. I came to enjoy a bunch of things like Pop-Tarts, Sriracha and Tapatio hot sauces, Dr Pepper, Root Beer, etc. I've found places that will sell me most of what I like, but for some reason horseradish sauce is darned expensive here in NZ. Like twice the U.S. price for a tiny little jar of it in the supermarket even on special.

So I wonder - does any place here in NZ deliver a good quality horseradish sauce for a decent price?

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  Reply # 1451444 16-Dec-2015 11:33
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Countdown have it listed on their online store for $3.49 a jar, if you are wanting it cheaper than that I suspect you are living in the wrong country.


As for Root beer its Awesome but its actually the same thing as Sarsaparilla. Bundeburg make this as do Golden Circle who make a horrible cheap version. 



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  Reply # 1451458 16-Dec-2015 11:44
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I like Golden Circle's breakfast juice okay, though too much is cheap apple. I don't like much else in their range. It all tastes cheap, as opposed to simply being cheap.




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  Reply # 1451471 16-Dec-2015 11:56
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Baboon: G'day.

During my time spent in the U.S. I came to enjoy a bunch of things like Pop-Tarts, Sriracha and Tapatio hot sauces, Dr Pepper, Root Beer, etc. I've found places that will sell me most of what I like, but for some reason horseradish sauce is darned expensive here in NZ. Like twice the U.S. price for a tiny little jar of it in the supermarket even on special.

So I wonder - does any place here in NZ deliver a good quality horseradish sauce for a decent price?

TIA and Merry Christmas to my fellow geeks!


Horseradish sauce is widely available. 

If all else fails look on line for shops that supply British food products for ex-pats. Coleman's or similar. I looked it up in Wikipedia and note from the following quote that the US version is NOT the actual thing, really! What you find here in NZ is more likely to the the European original.

"Horseradish sauce made from grated horseradish root and vinegar is a popular condiment in the United Kingdom and in Poland.[19] In the UK it is usually served with roast beef, often as part of a traditional Sunday roast, but can be used in a number of other dishes also, including sandwiches or salads. A variation of horseradish sauce, which in some cases may substitute the vinegar with other products like lemon juice or citric acid, is known in Germany as Tafelmeerrettich. Also popular in the UK is Tewkesbury mustard, a blend of mustard and grated horseradish originating in medieval times and mentioned by Shakespeare (Falstaff says: "his wit's as thick as Tewkesbury Mustard" in Henry IV Part II[20]). A very similar mustard, called Krensenf or Meerrettichsenf, is popular in Austria and parts of Eastern Germany. In France, sauce au raifort is popular in Alsatian cuisine.

In the U.S., the term "horseradish sauce" refers to grated horseradish combined with mayonnaise or salad dressing. Prepared horseradish is a common ingredient in Bloody Mary cocktails and in cocktail sauce, and is used as a sauce or sandwich spread. Horseradish cream is a mixture of horseradish and sour cream and is served alongside au jus for a prime rib dinner."





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  Reply # 1451495 16-Dec-2015 12:17
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Have a look http://www.marthasbackyard.co.nz/

All things Yankee :) and $7.50 a bottle


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  Reply # 1451525 16-Dec-2015 12:37
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Pack'n'Save has it as well. Good with the freshly fried fish. You'll find many items are cheaper in Pack'n'Save vs Countdown or New World and surprisingly Pack'n'Save has better choice of the fresh fish. (e.g. in Auckland Central Suburbs)



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  Reply # 1451541 16-Dec-2015 13:13
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Marathasbackyard.co.nz is great and I make the most of their free shipping for orders over $20. I them it to get my Pop-Tarts for breakfast :-) I only wish they carried a greater variety. I miss the PB&J and various seasonal flavours.

I guess I was just used to paying less for horseradish sauce (and Geektastic is right - it is the American style I fell for, but the European type isn't too bad) from my time in the U.S.

RUKI - I love horseradish sauce with fish and chips :-)




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  Reply # 1451618 16-Dec-2015 14:36
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Also my local new world sells pop tarts. 



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  Reply # 1451693 16-Dec-2015 16:09
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BTR: Also my local new world sells pop tarts. 


I'll take a look. But Countdown's pop-tarts price is nowhere near as good as Martha's Backyard.




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  Reply # 1451710 16-Dec-2015 16:23
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Mandy's is the best in NZ without doubt smile



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  Reply # 1452184 17-Dec-2015 11:00
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Zippity: Mandy's is the best in NZ without doubt smile


Do they sell online anywhere?




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  Reply # 1452403 17-Dec-2015 17:26
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Baboon:
Zippity: Mandy's is the best in NZ without doubt smile


Do they sell online anywhere?


Did you go to their web site and check? :(



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  Reply # 1452404 17-Dec-2015 17:27
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Zippity:
Baboon:
Zippity: Mandy's is the best in NZ without doubt smile


Do they sell online anywhere?


Did you go to their web site and check? :(


Yes.




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  Reply # 1452406 17-Dec-2015 17:33
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Baboon:
Zippity:
Baboon:
Zippity: Mandy's is the best in NZ without doubt smile


Do they sell online anywhere?


Did you go to their web site and check? :(


Yes.


And what did they reply?



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  Reply # 1452407 17-Dec-2015 17:38
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They have a list of places they sell to. I don't recognize any as online retailers. Perhaps you do?




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  Reply # 1452422 17-Dec-2015 17:54
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We buy from Moore Wilson's here in Wellington.

I suggest that you get off your bum and email them and ask if they will sell to you online.

God loves a tryer, but I am not going to do your work for you. :(

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