View Full Version : Where can I get tinned pumpkin in the UK?
30th May 2007, 10:47 PM
I found Libby's pumpkin online but it costs Â£2.30 plus Â£3.99 shipping :yikes
Is there a UK brand I can get in a supermarket?
30th May 2007, 10:56 PM
Just posted in Dylan's thread, have you tried google? Anyway, here's another :hug: for the both of you!
31st May 2007, 12:17 AM
I have never found any in my supermarkets; pumpkins are not a favoured product in the UK unless its Halloween :(
I wanted to get some for SiÃ¢nE, I know itâ€™s not the same but butternut squash I think is from the same family, and I don't know it its dose the same thing.
I know since I started giving SiÃ¢nE live yogurt it has helped her a lot with runny stools.
31st May 2007, 12:32 AM
Any winter marrow (eg hard marrow) is going to do the same thing pumpkin does -- add roughage (so will sweet potato BTW). This can help diarrhea for example. The squashes are all the exact same family -- and most supermarkets these days carry the large butternut squashes (as they are called in the US). Just microwave or bake them and mash up a bit and it is the same in its effect as pumpkin. Basically these all have good levels of roughage and are quite bland, which helps upset tummies and firms up poops. I am not sure why pumpkin in particular has taken on a special aura -- I think mostly it's that it is easy to buy tinned in the US so you don't have to bother fussing with cooking it!
So if this is for diet reasons I'd not worry about tracking down pumpkin -- I'd get one of the butternut or other hard marrows. I've used a bit of mashed red sweet potato to the exact same effectas pumpkin too. Some larger supermarkets or good veg markets will carry hard marrows and cooking pumpkins; I get them all the time at the farmer's market on Saturday in Dublin. :)
31st May 2007, 12:55 AM
Any winter marrow (eg hard marrow) is going to do the same thing pumpkin does -- add roughage (so will sweet potato BTW). This can help diarrhea for example. The squashes are all the exact same family -- and most supermarkets these days carry the large butternut squashes (as they are called in the US).
I know I got my Mum to cook butternut squash in her winter stews and gave SiÃ¢nE some and she loved it. Itâ€™s much easier to get hold of then pumpkin, because it seems to be a favourite to some TV chefs the supermarkets are more likely to carry it.
31st May 2007, 02:59 AM
I can't speak for the UK, but here in the US, it is usually in the baking supplies (flour, sugar, spices, etc.) section with canned/tinned pie fillings.
31st May 2007, 03:26 AM
When I had trouble finding pumpkin here and Lucky was having a serious bout of his colitis, I was able to find some sweet potatoes in the baby food aisle.
Probably a little more more expensive than the pumpkin, but Lucky loved it too and I don't always have the time or forethought to bake a potato (and I'd rather not heat up the house in the summer either). I keep some of the sweet potato baby food in my cupboard for emergencies.
Not sure if they have this in the UK, but perhaps it'd be an option for you if you can't find pumpkin. (as always, check ingredients to ensure it is 100% sweet potato).
31st May 2007, 12:45 PM
I've only ever fresh pumpkin in larger Tescos during October. I've never ever seen tinned pumpkin. The British don't eat it! I doubt many brits eat or know what do with it !!
31st May 2007, 01:01 PM
I was told by a British Member who used to be a moederator on this board that pumpkin cannnot be found in Scotland.
I did send her 3 +tins but the shipping was extremely costly.
Not sure if it is available in England/Ireland.
31st May 2007, 08:13 PM
Ah, this has been very useful, thanks everyone. I can get butternut squashes and sweet potatoes quite easily.
I was told to give him his antacid 30mins before food and with 12 hour intervals. He's really not happy about waiting. I usually feed him at 8.30am then at 5pm.
I think he could have a little lunch of butternut squash to ease his tummy and hunger.
31st May 2007, 08:27 PM
The British don't eat it! I doubt many brits eat or know what do with it !!
Oh yes we do! ;) I'm not so good at cooking myself but I've had sweet :yuk: and savory :thmbsup: flans made for me here in Old Blighty! I prefer it when it's not all mashed up.
1st June 2007, 09:03 PM
They sell sweet potatoes in Lidl. I got 3 for 78p :D
2nd June 2007, 07:34 PM
When Harvey was very little we needed to get tinned pumpkin for his tummy!
We live in Hampshire and are local Waitrose sells tinned pumpkin!! I still have 3 tins in my cupboard, its by the manufacture "Libbys" its about Â£1.50 a tin ish...
Excellent stuff, always sorts my Harvey out!!!
3rd June 2007, 10:57 PM
Oh we have a waitrose near us, thanks for the tip. :D
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