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Lucky Charms (453g) £5 at Tesco (Stockton store at least)
Lucky Charms (453g) £5 at Tesco (Stockton store at least)

Lucky Charms (453g) £5 at Tesco (Stockton store at least)

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Tesco (or some of the bigger stores) are now selling a wide range of American prodcuts, including Lucky Charms (normal and chocolate, 453g) Jolly Rancher drinks, Flipz pretzels, peanut chocolate, peanut spread, peanut and jelly spread, root beer, Wonka stuff and quite a few other things.

I believe a lot of people have been waiting for Lucky Charms to hit the supermarkets. Maybe this is the start and Asda will follow, especially as Asda are owned by Walmart. They did have an end date of the 23/10/12, so not sure what the future price will be. Also I'm guessing this will be just in the bigger Tesco stores around the country. I have no idea when they started selling these things (and which stores have them) and if they will continue to sell them.

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Is that Stockton on tees?

£5.00 for a box of cereal - someone is having a laugh. I realise that they sell this £7.00 elsewhere but we all know that this costs less than $3 (£2) in the States and someone is making a fast buck over here.

As an American I would love to try these again. Thanks
Edited by: "Infinitesd" 24th Sep 2012

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Infinitesd

Is that Stockton on tees?



Yes, Stockton-on-Tees.

NoveltyCondomHed

£5.00 for a box of cereal - someone is having a laugh.



That would be our government - import duty, VAT etc etc etc

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NoveltyCondomHed

£5.00 for a box of cereal - someone is having a laugh. I realise that … £5.00 for a box of cereal - someone is having a laugh. I realise that they sell this £7.00 elsewhere but we all know that this costs less than $3 (£2) in the States and someone is making a fast buck over here.



Of course they are making a profit, that's what businesses do. They are imported by Empire Foodbrokers Ltd. So if they sell for £2 in America, Empire Foodbrokers have to make a profit, as do Tesco. £5 is not a bad price considering. We all know it's expensive for a cereal, but what you going to do. You won't be able to buy these for £2 over here, so if you want them, you have to pay the price.

Get yer fookin' hands off mee lucky charmz



says it all really

Great price! Someone tell me where you can get this size box cheaper in the UK? You can't!

Wish my Tesco would sell them, nice treat every now and again

Just buy some Cheerios, add some colourful cardboard - et voila!

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starsparkle2311

Are they the proper US Lucky Charms or a crappy UK version?



Real, everything I looked at was all the real American products.

Gonna have a trip out after work. Hoping they have country gravy as well.

NoveltyCondomHed

£5.00 for a box of cereal - someone is having a laugh. I realise that … £5.00 for a box of cereal - someone is having a laugh. I realise that they sell this £7.00 elsewhere but we all know that this costs less than $3 (£2) in the States and someone is making a fast buck over here.



this

Just because selfridges sells them for £7+, doesnt make them a bargain at £5.
I remember when they WERE sold in the UK, and they were almost permanently on offer, because lets face it, they are grot in a bowl. Simple as.

JezUK

That would be our government - import duty, VAT etc etc etc



duty is going to be about 5%. VAT is charged on all sweets is it not? (sorry you said cereal? This is not a cereal)
I'll tell you the real reason they're £5. Supply and demand. Or lack of.

Anyone know if they have any of this in Stockport one ?

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moosery2

duty is going to be about 5%. VAT is charged on all sweets is it not? … duty is going to be about 5%. VAT is charged on all sweets is it not? (sorry you said cereal? This is not a cereal)I'll tell you the real reason they're £5. Supply and demand. Or lack of.



Or import costs and profit for the importer and supplier (Tesco)

This is how much things cost when you import them.

How come shops can import and sell sugary crap like this, but the same crap can't be produced then sold in this country?

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moosery2

thisJust because selfridges sells them for £7+, doesnt make them a … thisJust because selfridges sells them for £7+, doesnt make them a bargain at £5.I remember when they WERE sold in the UK, and they were almost permanently on offer, because lets face it, they are grot in a bowl. Simple as.



Of course it's a bargain to anyone that was paying £7,8,9 for them. Everyone is different, but this is the cheapest (as far as I'm aware) you can get them in the UK.

shawty1984

Of course it's a bargain to anyone that was paying £7,8,9 for them. … Of course it's a bargain to anyone that was paying £7,8,9 for them. Everyone is different, but this is the cheapest (as far as I'm aware) you can get them in the UK.




I'm with you these are hot at £5 a box unless somebody knows where we can buy them cheaper in the uk???

they also have them in pots for £1.50

Most of the things in a UK supermarket are imported! Or do you think we grow coconuts, bananas etc down in swindon.
Charging that much for a supermarket stocked box of cereal and using import as an excuse is a joke.
Or should we all start paying ten quid for a can of coconut milk because it came over from thailand.

Paddy_o_furniture

How come shops can import and sell sugary crap like this, but the same … How come shops can import and sell sugary crap like this, but the same crap can't be produced then sold in this country?



Why can't it be made here? I'm not aware of any restriction. I assume it's just because there was a lot of negative publicity some years ago about how people were feeding their kids sweets for breakfast. The manufacturer must have thought it was having a negative effect on their brand.

Banned

I'm voting hot as this is a DEAL. There are tonnes of things that I could get cheaper abroad, far too many to mention, but at the end of the day this is a good price to purchase this item in the UK so that makes it HOT.

Thanks, OP will start looking out for these.

fireman1

Most of the things in a UK supermarket are imported! Or do you think we … Most of the things in a UK supermarket are imported! Or do you think we grow coconuts, bananas etc down in swindon.Charging that much for a supermarket stocked box of cereal and using import as an excuse is a joke.Or should we all start paying ten quid for a can of coconut milk because it came over from thailand.



There are thousands of different duty classifications, they're not all charged at the same rate.
Fruit is Zero rated for VAT.

So yeah, in broad generalisations you're correct.. unfortunately, the real world isn't quite as simple as pub logic.

pauljameswright

Why can't it be made here?



mainly because nobody* wants it.

*except apparently a very small number of people willing to pay £7+

Also in Tesco, Durrington!

Poor quality rubbish drowned in sugar, now that's the American way.

Lol typical tescos, sent them an email to find out if any of the stores in Bristol sell them and just had a reply saying that lucky charms are not sold in any of their stores. Humm they obviously haven't checked their system if people have brought them in Stockton and durrington. Looks like I'm going to have to go and check for myself.
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