The Mountsorrel

217 Loughborough Road, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, LE12 7AR, United Kingdom
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Crisp bread

by Sjalen

I have a Swedish friend studying there and she's desperate for crisp bread. I'm very surprised she cannot find anything since Wasa and other big Swedish brands are quite common even in the UK these days and I've seen them in York for instance. Are Loughborough supermarkets smaller or what's the problem here? Any tips for a desperado?

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by leics

It may be that Loughborough supermarkets don't stock the brands your friend likes; it's quite a small place really. Has she tried the Aldi/Lidl/Netto type of supermarket (L'borough def has an Aldi)? They often have brands from abroad. It may be something more likely to be found in a deli though...maybe it's worth a trip to Leicester or Nottingham?

I'm sure IKEA sell it (bit of a trek from Loughborough, she'll need a car too).

I think she'll be able to get it online (delivered by post) from www.totallyswedish.com

The UK contact for Wasa is:

Barilla G.e R. Fratelli Società per Azioni
Rosendale House
Rosendale Road
Richmond TW9 2SZ
UK
Phone: +44 02089399013 (I think that code might now be 01208?) They should know who stocks it.

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by leics

Ignore the totallyswedish link...they're only running the actual shop now. Soz.......

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by Sjalen

Thanks - somehow I knew you'd be the first to reply! :)

She's thought of IKEA but of course a poor student has no car and she was hoping to skip a trek somewhere just to stock up on bread :)))

Thanks for the Wasa contact - I'll tell her to call it as there must be something somewhere nearby.

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by leics

Thanks!

Yes.........but she is in Leicestershire and.....(whisper it).......it's not quite as cosmopolitan as York.......... :-)

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by Sjalen

LOL. cosmopolitan York...ehum...yes...giggle. That will be the Stonegate tourists.

But seriously, Tesco there even had my favourite Swedish cheese in the deli counter! I was dead impressed.

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by leics

Trust me, York really is cosmopolitan in comparison! And is catering for tourists as well as locals and students, whereas Loughborough (and Leicester)have none to speak of.

The online Tesco stocks Dr Karg, Finn Crisp and Kallo (?any use?). So even if the Loughborough Tesco doesn't, it might be worth the 5GBP delivery charge to stock up, perhaps? www.tesco.com

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by Sjalen

Again, thanks!

Nah, Leicestershire KILLED Richard III (horror). York thrives on his memory :)

Yes, York is OK. There's a VT member in Reading who will soon scare everyone off with his comments on rough estates though! :))) To me, he has a point, the trouble is, foreign tourists will think it's the whole city!

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by leics

Nononono.........it was the Welsh Tudors wot killed Dick, not the local yokels. I suspect they kept their heads down and their mouths shut tight till the time came to scavenge the battlefield!

As for Reading....well, it's not such a bad place (I've been several times). Bet you can get Scandiwegian crispbread there....it's v cosmopolitan. :-) But everywhere has rough areas. And agree entirely about giving the wrong impression.

RE: RE: Crisp bread

by Sjalen

Haha, I know! He was even born in Leicstershire of course so we still have to thank it for something :)

And indeed everywhere has bad places. That's why this York page sticks out as it makes York look quite scary...

Travel Tips for Loughborough

Party clothings in winter.

by A2002

I was very amazed when I went to the pubs in the very cold winter nights. I can see gals wearing tubes, or sleeveless clothings, with short dresses and stilettos on the streets running from pub to pub. I would be in my thick, heavy jackets in the cold of almost zero degC. Do they prefer to look pretty than keeping themselves warm???

We have a saying for that in Singapore in hokkein: "ai siu, mai mia".

Travel to Peak District.

by A2002

Why not try a trip to the Peak District from Loughborough on a day pass? There are Trent and Burton buses in Loughborough, so the following options are available.
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Zig Zag Plus (formerly known as Trent Explorer) -
Valid on Trent/Barton buses (plus Stagecoach 737/747) so if you live in this company’s area this ticket could prove cheaper. Purchase on the bus. £5-95 Adult (inc one child free), £3-00 Derbys/Notts OAP. Further details from Trent (01773 712265).

Trent Zig Zag -
Valid on Trent/Barton buses (after 9am) covering routes as far north as Bakewell. Purchase on the bus. £3-50 Adult (no free child with this ticket), £1-75 OAP/Child, and Family ticket £7-50.

Stagecoach East Midland Day Rover -
Valid on Stagecoach buses so could prove cheaper for anyone travelling from Notts & NE Derbyshire. Latest prices to hand are Adult £4-50, OAP/Child £2-25.
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The Zig Zag passes are also valid on "Rainbow", "TransPeak", "Red Arrow", "Villager", "Spondon Flyer", "Ilkeston Flyer", "Borrowash Flyer", "Harlequin", "Double Two" and "Black Cat" services. So, from Loughborough, take Rainbow 5B to Nottingham Broadmarsh and change to Transpeak there to get to the peak district. Timetables of these buses are available at www.kinchbus.co.uk.

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