I love most of it, Only the eel make me think.... "Wait wha???"...
But mostly, I love it. Here are my favorites.
Lets start off with a food that should be eaten at least once a day... :)
Cadbury, If you ask me, is by far, the best Chocolate on the PLANET! An American company recently bought out Cadbury, so lets all hope it doesn't start to taste like Hershey!
I discovered this one last month... OH MY GOSH. Perfection in a Wrapper!
A second close to being as wonderful as Cadbury, is "Counters", they are a luscious galaxy chocolate, when you eat them, you will have to remind yourself that you haven't died and gone to heaven. Galaxy chocolates are the 2nd greatest on the Planet. In my humble opinion!
This blog is already making me want to break out some chocolate! Another Galaxy Chocolate... Minstrels. They are chocolate in a hard chocolate shell.
As you can see I have greatly experimented with British Chocolates, but I do not regret a day of it :) Curly Wurley (My kids favorite)... Chocolate covered caramel.
Galaxy Ripple... Proof God loves us people...Chocolate covered swirly chocolate airy chocolate goodness... Why do we need men with all of this chocolate? Oh ya... To catch Spiders :) The Cockney bought me 4 for my stocking. They were gone in a week! (I hang my head in shame :)
More perfection from Cadbury Is the Flake bar, it's messy....very messy, but very delicious. The British have been known to stick these delicious delightful flake bars into their ice cream... right through the top of the cone!
Other chocolates that must be named... Strawberry Bon Bons and Cadbury Buttons
Now that we have covered the most important edible items ... Lets move on to the crisps. The British take their crisps very seriously, I think most of you know by now that what we call potato chips are crisps in the UK. I find the Walkers "Prawn Cocktail" to be my most favorite crisp, however I discovered some other very interesting ones while visiting London last month, I don't think I'd eat Lobster or Goats cheese crisps, but these picked onion are quite nice, not so much a crisp... but in the same category.
Lobster Cocktail... I just don't know....
My personal favorite. Prawn Cocktail. DELICIOUS!
There is a delicious brand of cheese called Cathedral Chedder Cheese that I love to make my Beet Root and Cheese sandwiches... Don't knock it until you try it! And aren't the tiny milks containers cute?? I love them, I've brought a couple of the cleaned out milk containers home for my daughter to play with in her play kitchen. Just too cute. I'd need 10 a day for my kids though!
Speaking of Sandwiches, when I discovered the Sandwich shop in London called "Pret a Manager" I tried the most DIVINE sandwich, it's Turkey, Cranberry and Stuffing. It might just be a special sandwich during the holidays, as every sandwich bought raised money for the homeless at Christmas.
Other meals that every American should try when visiting the UK?
Yorkshire Pudding for start... yes you can buy a giant Yorkshire pudding filled with meat, gravy and carrots or you can have Yorkshires on the side of your Sunday chicken or roast!
I believe everyone should have a go at Pie and Mash as well.... It might put a lot of people off with the green stuff, but that "stuff" is called "Liquor", it's very tasty and it's a gravy. The British pour vinegar all over it, They take vinegar very seriously in England, and the one that they use the most is more of a malt vinegar.
The Pies are filled with Hamburger meat and are really quite bland if I'm to be honest. It's the liquor and the vinegar that give this meal it's taste. It's perfect for a cold day though, and a tradition.
In some of the Pie and Mash shops you will find Eel. Yes. Eel. I hear it's "Quite Nice". I'll take their word for it. See the window display? EEL!
Since we've established that the British love vinegar... one of their favorite things to have with their vinegar? Fish and Chips... I'd like to say it's the other way around, but I swear my Cockney drinks the stuff!
Sometimes we will just get a portion of chips, they used to use newspaper way back in the day, but now it's plain paper wrap. I've covered a lot here so I'm going to stop and have a part 2 for another time, as there is so much to cover when covering anything British :) But I think I've covered the main things, Chocolate and Yorkshire pudding!!