Well, I had a ball! I remember the days when this shop (store) was Safeway's and it has now had a complete make-over. It has a very West Coast of North America feel about the place with its wooden board exterior and brown grocery bags being packed by lads at the check-out. Yes, it had all the grains, pulses, nuts and seeds and plenty else besides. Yes, it was rather expensive but oh-h-h the range and quality!
I said to the lad at the delicatessen area where sushi was being offered for tasting, "Goodness! This could be Vancouver!" And just then a children's choir started singing "Do Lord, Oh Do Lord ..." negro spiritual! Apparently 5% of the day's taking go to the school which whose choir was performing.
What I was looking for was blocks of chocolate for baking ... and indeed, they had it (lower left corner of photo). I haven't seen that for years. Britain does not sell Bakers chocolate in any shape or form. Never has.
In the above photo I picked up [L] unsulphered apricots. Verdict: completely tasteless! [centre bag] red rice from the Camargue region of France [R] walnuts which apparently are the best ever according to Christina. (Though she lives near Whole Foods I was unable to visit today.) The Brownies are just out of the oven and are for tomorrow.