British Food I’m Bringing Back To America

Guess what? My first term of uni is officially over. I survived! Okay, I’ve got four essays and an exam due when school resumes in January, but that’s beside the point. The point is that my big brother is getting married in California, which means that I’m gonna get to go back to the US over the holidays to see mia familia! I couldn’t be more excited.

Now the time for packing has ensued. I don’t have the time or money to buy souvenirs for each one of my seven siblings, but I can at least bring some goodies to share.

So now it is time for a bit of soul searching. What British junk food have I discovered in the past few months that have become an essential part of my existence and that my family must now experience?

Here is the complete list:

Digestives 

british biscuits

Umm yeah, I’ll probably make it approximately 5 hours outside of the UK before craving a warm cuppa and a dark chocolate Mcvite Digestive. These perfect biscuits have become a staple for any rainy day cheering up session. I am officially dependent. My family should give me a special reward if the Digestives make it all the way across the ocean without being opened. A VERY special reward.

Welsh Cakes 

welsh cakes

It’s a cookie, no it’s a pancake… it’s a cookie, no it’s a pancake… it’s a Welsh cake. I’d be a sad dispicable daughter if I came all the way from Wales without this Welshest of Welsh treat.

Peri Peri Sauce

peri peri sauce

So Nandos was a phenonmenon I hadn’t run into until I came to the UK. Portuguese rotisserie chicken topped with a creamy but tangy spicy sauce. The restaurant sell’s its special sauce in food stores all over. It is like the UK’s version of A1 Sauce… it goes good with everything. And I mean EVERYTHING…except for ice cream. Then again, I might just have to test that ice cream theory cause I can almost see a peri peri sundae tasting semi-decent if I was in the right mood.

Custard 

british custard

This is basically like a runny pudding that you buy in a can and serve as a side with desserts. I don’t particularly fancy it, but hey, there are very few things as British as custard, so I’ll have to let my family try it and decide for themselves what they think.

Happy Hippos

kinder happy hippo

One word: Kinder. That company knows how to make the most perfect decadent treats that are basically childhood wrapped in plastic and coated in chocolate. This is my favourite Kinder treat. Let me just tell you, these lil guys do truly live up to their name. Not only are they shaped as everyone’s favourite African animal, eat too many of them and I gurantee you will start to feel like a very happy hippo yourself.

Hula Hoops 

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The British love their crisps. I’m buying a variety pack of new flavours for my family to try.

And there you have it. But now I need your help. What American treats should I bring back to my British friends to try?

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

8 thoughts on “British Food I’m Bringing Back To America”

  1. pretty much crying & laughing because YOU ARE BECOMING THE BRITISH VLOGGERS I ASPIRE TO BE. seriously, lately the only cure to my anxiety has been to watch my favorite british youtubers, & they all vlog during december which helps me immensely with the being home alone thing. but it also makes me want to be them x1000. aka i wanna be you. cause look at you, you’re eating the food they constantly talk about on their videos!! my favorite group of people & favorite person are colliding & it’s hilariously wonderful.

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      1. Zoella is my ultimate favorite! but I also watch her boyfriend Alfie, Tanya Burr & her husband Jim, & Marcus Butler! I used to watch even more but i’ve narrowed it down hahah.

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      2. i’m pretty sure i’ve seen it!!! i watched a ton of his British vs. America habits videos as well to try and educate myself haha 😉

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  2. I AM SO SURPRISED THAT YOU DON’T LIKE CUSTARD. I’ve never had it from a can but we make it a lot to eat with cake or pie… have you ever tried making it yourself from powder? I adore it. :3 Also, I love digestive cookies!! Do you not have them in the US at all or just not the same kind as it Britain?

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    1. I am used to pudding being a bit thicker than custard. The best custard I ever had was Bird’s custard powder. It was good, but I still wasn’t carried away with it. I LOVE DIGESTIVES. But they are really difficult to find in the States.

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  3. These all sound amazing!!! *packs bags to move to UK* Do they have Ghirardelli chocolate on the other side of the pond? If not, you should bring that for your British friends to try. (-: If I’m ever in the UK again I’m going to have to try the Peri-Peri sauce. It sounds phenomenal! Have a great break. (-:

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