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?
Who Cares About Marks & Spencer Christmas Junk Food?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 23, 2022 6:52 PM|
"Who cares" says the person creating a thread about it
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 19, 2022 6:11 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||November 19, 2022 6:12 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 Anonymous||reply 3||November 19, 2022 6:14 PM|
WHET those Whitman Sampler boxes with the diagram of all the chocolate fillings. Too bad that fell out of favor.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 19, 2022 6:14 PM|
No Spah’ed Dick?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 19, 2022 6:14 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 Anonymous||reply 6||November 19, 2022 6:15 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 Anonymous||reply 7||November 19, 2022 6:18 PM|
If there's no Christmas Colin, what's the point?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 19, 2022 6:24 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 Anonymous||reply 9||November 19, 2022 6:37 PM|
Who Cares About Marks & Spencer Christmas Junk Food?
We Do! We Do! 👏🏼👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
|by Anonymous||reply 10||November 19, 2022 6:39 PM|
Their roast beast is delicious
|by Anonymous||reply 11||November 19, 2022 6:44 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 Anonymous||reply 12||November 19, 2022 6:46 PM|
Maybe the Brits will be excited if we sent them Christmas junk food from JC Penney to sell at Harrods.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||November 19, 2022 6:56 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 Anonymous||reply 14||November 19, 2022 7:03 PM|
R13 - Last year Fortnum & Mason was selling Heinz Ketchup-filled chocolates, so go figure.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||November 19, 2022 7:05 PM|
What's the quality of the chocolate, and are the ingredients free of American-style chemicals and artificial ingredients?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 19, 2022 7:08 PM|
The Queen bought her underpants at Marks and Spencers so YES TO XMAS CANDIES!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||November 19, 2022 7:11 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 Anonymous||reply 18||November 19, 2022 7:17 PM|
OP is an ignorant uninformed piece of shit Just block this idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 19, 2022 7:21 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 Anonymous||reply 20||November 19, 2022 7:25 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 Anonymous||reply 21||November 19, 2022 7:29 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 19, 2022 7:39 PM|
It would go nice with figgy and plum puddings. A special British Christmas treat.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 19, 2022 7:41 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 Anonymous||reply 24||November 19, 2022 7:52 PM|
[quote] If there's no Christmas Colin, what's the point?
R8 that looks like it came out of the Christmas Colon.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 19, 2022 8:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 20, 2022 2:08 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 Anonymous||reply 27||November 20, 2022 2:22 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 Anonymous||reply 28||November 20, 2022 3:15 AM|
I wonder if r28 realises just how much he sounds like Hyacinth Bucket
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 20, 2022 11:17 AM|
R28's worst nightmare:
|by Anonymous||reply 30||November 20, 2022 11:35 AM|
The funniest part has to be him trying to act snobby without seeming to realise Colin is meant for kids parties.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||November 20, 2022 11:37 AM|
R30 that looks like one of those charts at the doctor’s office to help patients understand how healthy their poop is.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 20, 2022 11:58 AM|
It's all about M&S jumpers & suit trousers bruv
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 20, 2022 3:12 PM|
Didn't there used to be Marks & Spencer stores in Canada?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||November 20, 2022 3:28 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 Anonymous||reply 35||November 20, 2022 8:14 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 Anonymous||reply 36||November 20, 2022 8:21 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 Anonymous||reply 37||November 20, 2022 9:23 PM|
[quote] How the hell is that cake in [R8] supposed to Serve 10?
R20 it's for ten little KIDS, my love.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||November 20, 2022 9:56 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 Anonymous||reply 39||November 20, 2022 10:18 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 Anonymous||reply 40||November 21, 2022 1:41 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 Anonymous||reply 41||November 21, 2022 5:48 PM|
In addition to their department stores, M&S also have a chain called M&S Foodhall which is a supermarket
|by Anonymous||reply 42||November 21, 2022 6:07 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 Anonymous||reply 43||November 22, 2022 2:54 PM|
Or Bounty-free Celebrations!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 22, 2022 3:40 PM|
YOU CAN’T GO WRONG, OP! YOU CAN’T GO WRONG!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 22, 2022 3:42 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 Anonymous||reply 46||November 22, 2022 3:53 PM|
Waitrose begs to differ
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 22, 2022 4:08 PM|
Why won't someone sell Pocket Coffee? That stuff is like CRACK.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 22, 2022 4:14 PM|
M&S are concentrating more and more on their food because it really sells. Unlike their clothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||November 22, 2022 4:16 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 Anonymous||reply 50||November 22, 2022 4:20 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 Anonymous||reply 51||November 22, 2022 4:24 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 Anonymous||reply 52||November 22, 2022 4:42 PM|
To be fair, Marks & Spencer's food is usually nice, especially their Christmas stuff. OP is a ignorant snob.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 22, 2022 4:49 PM|
*an ignorant snob
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 22, 2022 4:50 PM|
Maybe they’re only selling 15 items from M&S because of expense.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 23, 2022 6:52 PM|