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KashaUK2000 09-09-2013 08:50 PM

Calling American low-carbers
Hey folks, I'm in England and we're sort of limited in our low-carb specific products, but I'm moving to America within the next year, and until then I visit regularly. I'm thinking about what low-carb products I could try when I'm next in America, and what products I could bring home with me.

So far I'm looking at getting Crystal Light, low-carb or sugar-free peanut butter cups, coconut oil (so difficult and expensive to get in the UK!), and some of that Mexican frying cheese I hear so much about. Maybe try some of the Atkins brand frozen meals while I'm there too.

Anything else you'd recommend?

penguinpower 09-10-2013 09:27 AM

Are you able to get some of the baking ingredients like oat fiber, almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk powder? Glucomannan powder? Or the different types of protein powders? I travel a fair amount, and love taking my pre-made batches of Ouizoid's Better Than Flour mix with me on my trips. I've never had any confiscated by security lol.

KashaUK2000 09-13-2013 10:15 PM

Oh, yes...we can't get anything like almond flour or coconut flour where I am so that has to go on the list, thank you for reminding me! :)

LindaSue 09-14-2013 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by KashaUK2000 (Post 16603684)
Oh, yes...we can't get anything like almond flour or coconut flour where I am so that has to go on the list, thank you for reminding me! :)

Are you sure that you can't find almond flour there? I bought my very first bag of it in England at Sainsbury's many years ago. Mind you, it was a tiny bag and not cheap but it was the same as what they sell over here. I seem to recall that they had it where they sell nuts for baking.

Barbo 09-14-2013 06:49 PM

United Kingdom
I make my own ground almond meal, pecan meal and sunflower seed meal.
You need a machine like a Vita Mix and it does the job for you.

When I lived in England I didn't bake. One Danish bakery across the
Kings Road and one around the corner that was English bakery.
Oh those were the days. I had double Devon cream delivered to my door
by horse cart. We knew when the Danish's were iced and ready to go
out still warm. I gained 10 lbs. the first month I lived there. Still it was
such fun. Your smoked kippers cannot be beat!

snowangel9 09-15-2013 05:46 PM

Might want to add some kind of sweetener? Maybe some whey protein powder? I know I use it to cook with as well as shakes, mocha's and such. Someone mentioned it in a 'coffee bomb'. I think that'd be good too. Sugar free chocolate? Good luck with your move! :)

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