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Who Cares About Marks & Spencer Christmas Junk Food?

Target’s wetting its pants over carrying 15 pieces of junk food from Marks & Spencer for Christmas. Do you need more different Christmas junk food?

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by Anonymousreply 55November 23, 2022 7:52 PM

"Who cares" says the person creating a thread about it

by Anonymousreply 1November 19, 2022 7:11 PM

Okay, Scrooge.

by Anonymousreply 2November 19, 2022 7:12 PM

Americans of a certain socio-economic demographic (which just happens to heavily overlap with Target's customer base) think anything English is high class.

by Anonymousreply 3November 19, 2022 7:14 PM

WHET those Whitman Sampler boxes with the diagram of all the chocolate fillings. Too bad that fell out of favor.

by Anonymousreply 4November 19, 2022 7:14 PM

No Spah’ed Dick?

by Anonymousreply 5November 19, 2022 7:14 PM

[quote]WHET those Whitman Sampler boxes with the diagram of all the chocolate fillings. Too bad that fell out of favor.

When I was a kid, I loved the huge boxes of See's Candies and part of the fun was picking stuff that looked good and praying it actually was good, rather than getting something awful inside.

by Anonymousreply 6November 19, 2022 7:15 PM

Sorry OP, but I strongly disagree. I am a yank living in the UK and I LOVE Mark and Spencers. Whenever I have family or friends visit, they also fall in love with it. I especially love their Christmas products. Cookies that come in a musical box. Gin that lights up. It is all magical and cheap and I love it.

by Anonymousreply 7November 19, 2022 7:18 PM

If there's no Christmas Colin, what's the point?

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by Anonymousreply 8November 19, 2022 7:24 PM

OP, you already know this, but people enjoy buying and giving holiday-themed and/or unusual/uncommon treats. Don’t buy them if you don’t care.

by Anonymousreply 9November 19, 2022 7:37 PM

Who Cares About Marks & Spencer Christmas Junk Food?

We Do! We Do! 👏🏼👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

by Anonymousreply 10November 19, 2022 7:39 PM

Their roast beast is delicious

by Anonymousreply 11November 19, 2022 7:44 PM

I can't stand Christmas for a variety of reasons but walking around in the lower level of Fortnum & Mason when they have all of their displays set up is un-fucking-believable. The visual overload of colors and shapes and shiny stuff is really remarkable.

by Anonymousreply 12November 19, 2022 7:46 PM

Maybe the Brits will be excited if we sent them Christmas junk food from JC Penney to sell at Harrods.

by Anonymousreply 13November 19, 2022 7:56 PM

I understand being excited about light-up gin, but in the US, Aldi sells cookies or candies in musical tins at Christmas. They haven't started selling them yet, but will probably get them in the next week or so.

Just an FYI for American DLers who like that sort of thing.

by Anonymousreply 14November 19, 2022 8:03 PM

R13 - Last year Fortnum & Mason was selling Heinz Ketchup-filled chocolates, so go figure.

by Anonymousreply 15November 19, 2022 8:05 PM

What's the quality of the chocolate, and are the ingredients free of American-style chemicals and artificial ingredients?

by Anonymousreply 16November 19, 2022 8:08 PM

The Queen bought her underpants at Marks and Spencers so YES TO XMAS CANDIES!

by Anonymousreply 17November 19, 2022 8:11 PM

Boo @ all of the products being sweets and "biscuits". When I lived in the UK it was M&S's seasonal ready-made entrées and sides that were worth getting hype for. A nice Christmas dinner with 10% of the work! Too bad they can't sell bottles of mulled wine at Target.

by Anonymousreply 18November 19, 2022 8:17 PM

OP is an ignorant uninformed piece of shit Just block this idiot.

by Anonymousreply 19November 19, 2022 8:21 PM

How the hell is that cake in R8 supposed to Serve 10?

Three maybe, but 10?

Anyway OP, the prices were so inexpensive it was actually a turnoff for me. I figured they were glorified Oreos or Chips Ahoy. Am I wrong?

by Anonymousreply 20November 19, 2022 8:25 PM

I see one of the box of chocs consists of sweeties covered in "artificial oxide" to give them a shimmering, festive appearance.

A hard pass on the concept.

by Anonymousreply 21November 19, 2022 8:29 PM

Their ginger biscuits are lovely and the historic London flagship is a treat, but these items look like they fell out of a 1982 Holiday Swiss Colony catalogue featuring Chris-Mouse.

Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 22November 19, 2022 8:39 PM

It would go nice with figgy and plum puddings. A special British Christmas treat.

by Anonymousreply 23November 19, 2022 8:41 PM

I don't like this faceless gnome trend-- looks like a dick head poking through the "beard" to me. All retailers are selling this super low-effort faceless gnome shit.

by Anonymousreply 24November 19, 2022 8:52 PM

[quote] If there's no Christmas Colin, what's the point?

R8 that looks like it came out of the Christmas Colon.

by Anonymousreply 25November 19, 2022 9:14 PM

Underwhelmed

by Anonymousreply 26November 20, 2022 3:08 AM

“Fruit flavored white candy.”

You can buy Belgian chocolates anywhere. Costco, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Lidl. Same with salted caramels.

I guess the packaging is the draw?

by Anonymousreply 27November 20, 2022 3:22 AM

Christmas Colon looks so unappetizing. I think I will continue to patronize the award-winning Italian bakery in my neighborhood this Christmas, like I always do. Forget this crap.

by Anonymousreply 28November 20, 2022 4:15 AM

I wonder if r28 realises just how much he sounds like Hyacinth Bucket

by Anonymousreply 29November 20, 2022 12:17 PM

R28's worst nightmare:

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by Anonymousreply 30November 20, 2022 12:35 PM

The funniest part has to be him trying to act snobby without seeming to realise Colin is meant for kids parties.

by Anonymousreply 31November 20, 2022 12:37 PM

R30 that looks like one of those charts at the doctor’s office to help patients understand how healthy their poop is.

by Anonymousreply 32November 20, 2022 12:58 PM

It's all about M&S jumpers & suit trousers bruv

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by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2022 4:12 PM

Didn't there used to be Marks & Spencer stores in Canada?

by Anonymousreply 34November 20, 2022 4:28 PM

I've only been to the ones in India. The staff was snooty and I resisted the urge to remind them that they worked in a shop. I purchased a three-pack of socks in "fun" patterns.

by Anonymousreply 35November 20, 2022 9:14 PM

I miss Woolworths. My early Christmas stuff all came from Woolworths on 86th St. Except the tree which came from Harrow’s. Im no Christmas snob.

by Anonymousreply 36November 20, 2022 9:21 PM

Yes they had them in Canada for years. I think they shut down in the 90’s. I think they would do well in Canada so not sure why they haven’t tried again. Also partnering target sucks because they aren’t in Canada.

by Anonymousreply 37November 20, 2022 10:23 PM

[quote] How the hell is that cake in [R8] supposed to Serve 10?

R20 it's for ten little KIDS, my love.

by Anonymousreply 38November 20, 2022 10:56 PM

The M&S Food close to where I live is next door to the Waitrose, opposite the leafy green inner city park. While the Lidl is on an out-of-town industrial estate and floodplain.

So the few lower-income people in the vicinity such as myself know where they belong, I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 39November 20, 2022 11:18 PM

r39 A few years ago, Tesco planned to build a new store not far from me, which had all the locals in the middle-class area protesting about the traffic congestion, etc. Funnily enough, there were no such objections when Tesco withdrew their application, and were replaced by M&S

by Anonymousreply 40November 21, 2022 2:41 PM

I've only been in central London, so I don't know much about other areas which doubtless have larger stores -- but I always got the impression that Tescos were a large supermarket where as M&S was more like a smallish department store.

by Anonymousreply 41November 21, 2022 6:48 PM

In addition to their department stores, M&S also have a chain called M&S Foodhall which is a supermarket

by Anonymousreply 42November 21, 2022 7:07 PM

Nothing says Christmas like a Poinsettia with glittery ribbons and a tin of Quality Street. Available from most supermarkets, you don't have to go M&S for that (they'll just scalp you, anyhow).

by Anonymousreply 43November 22, 2022 3:54 PM

Or Bounty-free Celebrations!

by Anonymousreply 44November 22, 2022 4:40 PM

M&S?

YOU CAN’T GO WRONG, OP! YOU CAN’T GO WRONG!

by Anonymousreply 45November 22, 2022 4:42 PM

M&S food is the highest quality supermarket in the U.K. with probably the nicest and tastiest food. But it is expensive. It’s odd that they are partnering with such a low-end retailer like Target.

by Anonymousreply 46November 22, 2022 4:53 PM

Waitrose begs to differ

by Anonymousreply 47November 22, 2022 5:08 PM

Why won't someone sell Pocket Coffee? That stuff is like CRACK.

by Anonymousreply 48November 22, 2022 5:14 PM

M&S are concentrating more and more on their food because it really sells. Unlike their clothing.

by Anonymousreply 49November 22, 2022 5:16 PM

R46 Target makes the most sense. What other US retailer would you suggest? Target isn’t that cheap, and probably has the same demographic as MS.

by Anonymousreply 50November 22, 2022 5:20 PM

M&S produces some decent food but a lot of the party food is made by the same factories that make food for Iceland (the frozen food shop.) So, yes, packaging and pricing really do play a big part in how 'special' some people think they are.

I prefer Waitrose. It carries good brands and its fruit and veg. are always top-notch. The booze selection is better, too.

by Anonymousreply 51November 22, 2022 5:24 PM

R51 Maybe only two or three factories in Britain have the scale to efficiently produce a particular food line, so of course the major chains source from the same handful of places. But the recipes and quality standards are set individually by each chain.

by Anonymousreply 52November 22, 2022 5:42 PM

To be fair, Marks & Spencer's food is usually nice, especially their Christmas stuff. OP is a ignorant snob.

by Anonymousreply 53November 22, 2022 5:49 PM

*an ignorant snob

by Anonymousreply 54November 22, 2022 5:50 PM

Maybe they’re only selling 15 items from M&S because of expense.

by Anonymousreply 55November 23, 2022 7:52 PM
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