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Huge variation in Christmas pudding prices

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I do love eating imported christmas pudding during the festive season so I thought I would compare the prices before I bought it

yesterday I was completely shocked at the price variation here in pattaya

In the prices. In one supermarket, it was 850 baht when exactly the same product was available somewhere else at 495 baht !! I snapped it up thumbsup.gif

Other establishments had prices in between

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this year we were in Robinsons Sri Racha,on the discount stand they had 3 large xmas pudds at 55 baht each ,i couldnt believe it ,baught all 3 we had one a few months ago ,perfect , now one this year and one nextclap2.gif

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I,m in Patts now but returning back to UK for Christmas-in the New Year sales I will buy up as many Smart Price (ASDA) left over pudds and on my return late January you can buy them from my stall/temporary on soi Diana outside Nikom Court-the older a Xmas pud is the better it tastes,custard (Birds) is an optional extra.

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Been watching out for them at Rimping and Tops (CNX) for several weeks but haven't spotted any yet.

You're right about the Prices....they were exorbitant at both places the last couple of years.

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I,m in Patts now but returning back to UK for Christmas-in the New Year sales I will buy up as many Smart Price (ASDA) left over pudds and on my return late January you can buy them from my stall/temporary on soi Diana outside Nikom Court-the older a Xmas pud is the better it tastes,custard (Birds) is an optional extra.

I guess advertising whether for legal or illegal businesses is OK now....

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Been watching out for them at Rimping and Tops (CNX) for several weeks but haven't spotted any yet.

You're right about the Prices....they were exorbitant at both places the last couple of years.

As you're talking Chiang Mai, I saw them at the tiny Rim Ping at Mae Hia market. Not many so may be gone now. Price around 400 baht IIRC, but don't quote me on that.

EDIT: As with so many traditional Western foods, it would be an interesting project to make yourself.. And likely a lot cheaper.

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I,m in Patts now but returning back to UK for Christmas-in the New Year sales I will buy up as many Smart Price (ASDA) left over pudds and on my return late January you can buy them from my stall/temporary on soi Diana outside Nikom Court-the older a Xmas pud is the better it tastes,custard (Birds) is an optional extra.

I guess advertising whether for legal or illegal businesses is OK now....
You believed my "tongue in cheek" reply then? LOL
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What is Christmas pudding?

It;s a bit like a clootie dumpling.

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Been watching out for them at Rimping and Tops (CNX) for several weeks but haven't spotted any yet.

You're right about the Prices....they were exorbitant at both places the last couple of years.

As you're talking Chiang Mai, I saw them at the tiny Rim Ping at Mae Hia market. Not many so may be gone now. Price around 400 baht IIRC, but don't quote me on that.

EDIT: As with so many traditional Western foods, it would be an interesting project to make yourself.. And likely a lot cheaper.

I've never been able to find suet here (nor sixpences).

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There is a master baker I know here who asked for orders some months back for his incredible Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies. I placed my order and the cost for a 1 kilo size pudding is way less than any imported one at half that size and in my expert opinion twice as rich and moist. Unfortunately he does limited quantities and it's way too late to order now. I will think of you, though, as I enjoy my cake and pudding late next month.

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Been watching out for them at Rimping and Tops (CNX) for several weeks but haven't spotted any yet.

You're right about the Prices....they were exorbitant at both places the last couple of years.

As you're talking Chiang Mai, I saw them at the tiny Rim Ping at Mae Hia market. Not many so may be gone now. Price around 400 baht IIRC, but don't quote me on that.

EDIT: As with so many traditional Western foods, it would be an interesting project to make yourself.. And likely a lot cheaper.

I've never been able to find suet here (nor sixpences).

Obviously from an elite family. Threepenny bits was all I was ever allowed to break my teeth on. whistling.gif

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Been watching out for them at Rimping and Tops (CNX) for several weeks but haven't spotted any yet.

You're right about the Prices....they were exorbitant at both places the last couple of years.

As you're talking Chiang Mai, I saw them at the tiny Rim Ping at Mae Hia market. Not many so may be gone now. Price around 400 baht IIRC, but don't quote me on that.

EDIT: As with so many traditional Western foods, it would be an interesting project to make yourself.. And likely a lot cheaper.

I've never been able to find suet here (nor sixpences).

If you are seriously after suet then this lot will do it http://www.wwmco.asia/.

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OK, so don't keep us in suspense, which shop in Pattaya has the cheapest Christmas puddings?

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OK, so don't keep us in suspense, which shop in Pattaya has the cheapest Christmas puddings?

What is in it for me if I tell you, after doing all the legwork? rolleyes.gif

Have a guess tongue.png

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