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Is there any other kipper as good as Craster?
Tue 22-Sep-09
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Danny
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Maybe it's just me but I cannot eat any other kipper. Bad experiences with hotel breakfasts and disappointments at other non-Craster offerings now mean that I would refuse to eat any other type.

But smoking a herring is surely not rocket science. Somebody else must surely be able to produce one as good and market them through outlets other than Waitrose. Craster are very good but I would like to find a less expensive and equally good kipper. Anybody got any ideas?

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Tue 22-Sep-09
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JoannaS
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There is an alternative! Take a wonderful relaxing holiday up in the North East and buy a stone of kippers - should keep you going for while and the beaches are beautiful up there as well as the castles

Wed 23-Sep-09
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Theres a place in the Isle of Man that does very nice Kippers - they do mail order too. I have some in the freezer if you want I can dig them out and get the details. Might have to eat them once I dig them out...

Wed 23-Sep-09
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Thanks for that practical suggestion, Joanna. 🙂
A stone of kippers would be perfect for my Friday night supper.

Andy - such generosity is beyond the call of duty! I certainly would not voluntarily give away a good kipper.

I must do some research on this. Mail order might be an option if the postage cost is reasonable. It all comes down to the price/flavour ratio. A really good kipper is a joy.

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Thu 24-Sep-09
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Whitby Kippers are the best that I know of but I don't think they do mail order which is a great pity. I always have to get some for friends neighbours etc when I go to visit my mother.

Thu 24-Sep-09
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Oh your welcome Danny, anytime 🙂

Thu 24-Sep-09
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Manx kippers! Oh memories of childhood holidays there, we always brought kippers back home.smile

Fri 25-Sep-09
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Joanna's suggestion is very good! I think Northumberland is my favourite part of England. A lovely place for a holiday, especially if you like castles, and there is (or at any rate used to be) a great cafe on the beach at Craster where you can eat kippers for tea. It's a long, long time since I've been there 🙁

Sat 26-Sep-09
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I wonder if the company J T Cole still exists in Lowestoft?  They used to make the traditional 'red herrring' as well as kippers, bloaters, etc.  At least they'd be more local to you.

I'll try that again!

Tue 6-Oct-09
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I have never been to Lowestoft, Toffeeapple, but we do go up the east coast on a day trip from time to time. I will bear that option in mind next time. Thanks for the tip.

I am now quite excited because I found a few sites by searching for this in Google (the + means that all search results must include the word):

+kippers +mail +order

Up popped the redoubtable Craster kipper firm of: L Robson & Sons Ltd, Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3TR

http://www.kipper.co.uk  What a perfect domain name! Top marks to them for getting in first.

In the interests of forum readers, I feel obliged to make an investment. Yummy!

Sadly, the current UK postal services are in revolt as we speak (early Oct 2009) and L. Robson says:

"PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE POSTAL WORKER STRIKES WE ARE UNABLE TO DISPATCH
PARCELS UNDER 2KG IN WEIGHT AT THIS PRESENT TIME"

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Wed 7-Oct-09
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Oh dear, exhilaration followed by exasperation?  Good luck!

I'll try that again!

Wed 7-Oct-09
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Hi there, I'm new to all this but I have been reading this site for a while.  Why don't you try Swallow fisheries at Seahouses?  They do a huge box and send first class post via private company.  I really recommend their kippers and a box I bought for Mum and Dad last Xmas - kippers, smoked prawns, smoked haddock and salmon.  Delbee

Wed 7-Oct-09
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Thanks for the tip, Delbee. They have a really nice web site too. I have bookmarked it. I love the sound of that present you bought for your folks. Must have a whisper in mother-in-law's shell-like Smile

I think that, in the interests of research, I will be forced to treat myself to a sample from Swallows. None of the online stores are anywhere near budget range but this counts as special treat food. Cool

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Wed 7-Oct-09
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You won't be disappointed.  The smoked prawns are addictive! You get about 8 - 13 v. large kippers in one box. I like mine for tea with poached egg and toast.  All the fish seem to freeze well too.  Delbee. 

Wed 21-Oct-09
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scottiesews said:

Manx kippers! Oh memories of childhood holidays there, we always brought kippers back home.smile


same for me i love them

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