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#1 MoBayBride2B

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    Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:57 AM

    Hi!  We would like to put Jamaican candy in our OOT bags, does anyone have any suggestions? 

    And also, has anyone picked anything up from the supermarket once they got there?

     

     


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    #2 futuremrstgun

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      Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:14 AM

      i don't know of any 'jamaican' candy, per se..now i know they have drinks like ginger beer and red stripe but i don't know of 'candy' per se..i'm eager to hear what folks have to say on this one.

       

      i've NEVER visited a supermarket on any of my trips to jamaica...not sure if that's really 'feasible'..but maybe other brides will have an opinion..i look forward to viewing comments.

       

      R~



      #3 crasht1224

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        Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:06 PM

        There are alot of jamaican candiesi cant think of too many right now)

        It should be easy enough to make a trip to a supermarket and browse the candy/ sweetie aisle. Every major area has a big supermarket. And they r cheap!

         

        A couple unique candies :  Ginger chews, Coconut drops,  Tamarind Balls, Bustamante Backbone, Paradise Plums

        I say u head to the store n browse



        #4 redginger

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          Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:31 PM

          I've been to Hi-Lo Supermarket, which is a major chain in Jamaica. There is a Hi-Lo less than 10 minutes from Montego Airport. I didn't buy any candy (I bought mostly Red Stripe!), but they have everything you can think of there. If you can, stop there after you arrive at the airport and browse.

           

          Originally Posted by MoBayBride2B 

          Hi!  We would like to put Jamaican candy in our OOT bags, does anyone have any suggestions? 

          And also, has anyone picked anything up from the supermarket once they got there?

           

           



           



          #5 MoBayBride2B

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            Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:03 AM

            Thanks ladies!  This is exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for, I now have a list of candies to look for and a supermarket to go to. 


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            #6 futuremrstgun

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              Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:55 AM

              wow!  who knew.....i'm sure your guests will appreciate the effort to add some local flavor to your OOT bags...good luck!!!  R~



              #7 tamandrob

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                Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:13 PM

                Love the idea of local candy in the oot bag!


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                #8 JayKay

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                Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:18 PM


                I think I am going to have to stop there!
                 

                Originally Posted by redginger 

                I've been to Hi-Lo Supermarket, which is a major chain in Jamaica. There is a Hi-Lo less than 10 minutes from Montego Airport. I didn't buy any candy (I bought mostly Red Stripe!), but they have everything you can think of there. If you can, stop there after you arrive at the airport and browse.

                 



                 



                 



                #9 Sllefebvr

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                  Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:10 PM

                  I was trying to think of "Jamaican" candies too and couldn't come up with any!! Great thread!



                  #10 Sllefebvr

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                    Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:12 PM

                    http://www.marketbas.../condiments.htm

                     

                    Just in case you do not want to venture to a supermarket in Jamaica... I'm not sure I want too!!






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