12 British Foods That Confuse The Rest Of The World

There are divides within the UK… for example, the North only understanding the beautiful combination of chips and gravy or chips and curry, we are all still united in some thoughts about our food. Believe it or not, puddings aren’t puddings and tea isn’t tea. Here are 12 foods that baffle everyone who isn’t British. Enjoy!

1. Ginsters Products.

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Ginsters products are classic British foods which are sold at petrol stations regionally. They make pasties, sandwiches, and pork pies in pretty much every single British petrol station there is to be found.

2. Spotted D**k.

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Believe me, this is nothing X-Rated! This yummy treat does have an absolutely filthy amount of sugar in it!

3. Digestive Biscuits.

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Funnily enough digestive biscuits actually have nothing to do with digestion, other than the fact you’ll obviously digest them when you eat them. However, the skill of successfully dunking digestives in tea is basically considered a sport.

4. Haggis.

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I absolutely love Haggis! It almost like a strong tasting sausage, but not as strong as black pudding. It’a traditionally eaten with neeps and tatties.

5. Pickled Eggs.

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A pub wouldn’t be complete without a nice big jar of these. No one has ever actually seen anyone buy one, they’re just there complete the British vibe. They probably taste as disgusting as they sound.

6. Chips and Gravy / Chips and Curry Sauce.

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A true British classic, especially up North! Northerners and southerners have been known to clash over what they put on their chips. We put gravy on our roast potatoes, what’s so weird about putting it on chips?

7. Greggs Sausage Roll.

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Ah, the Greggs sausage roll! The most desirable national delicacy. Brought to us by Greggs (and elsewhere but let’s face it, the best are from Greggs) this is a workman’s favourite snack and a truly British delicacy.

8. Colin the Caterpillar Cake.

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There’s not one person who loves a party more than Colin the Caterpillar. This guy was brought out every single time it was someone’s birthday. If you were the birthday girl or boy then you had the piece with Colin’s face on, didn’t you? That was because this had the most chocolate on it.

9. Freddos.

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Although they may seem small, these tiny little chocolate bars are vital for determining the current state of our economy. I remember them being as cheap as 10p but now look at the mess we’re in…

10. Irn-Bru.

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An orange, bubble gum tasting liquid that weightlifters presumably drink. It definitely makes you strong as Irn. “Irn”, of course, being the preferred British spelling of “iron”. But believe it or not, there isn’t any iron in it at all!

11. 99 Flake Ice Creams.

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So… They don’t even cost 99p. And we have such a small time window of “ice cream appropriate weather”. But anyway, who cares?

12. Proper Cuppa.

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You really don’t get more British than a cuppa! Not just a cup of tea, a proper brew, which is traditionally put in a hideous mug and served with digestive biscuits…