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Saturday, October 14, 2006

The best England has to offer

One day last week Marek returned from work brimming with excitement.

'This guy from the office was in England for his sister's wedding and brought us back this amaaazing stuff'

'Oh yeah? What was it like?'

'You know those chocolates? Eight? Eight o'Clock or something?'

'After eights?'

'Yeah, well it was like that, except without the chocolate, and harder, like a mix of icing sugar and mint and sugar. Delicious stuff.'

Becca goes to cupboard and pulls out box of Kendal Mint Cake that has been hanging about there ever since she brought it back on a whim after a trip to see the family in Cumbria in August.

'Er, like this?'

'That's it! How did you know?'

What else does England have to offer? I could hardly bring back baked beans now could I?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had some success with crumpets and scones. They're also very light to carry.

I'll keep my eye out for Kendal Mint Cake as I've never tried it myself...

(sob sob)

2:47 pm  
Blogger Becca said...

oooh, crumpets, yeah. Scones are better if you make them yourself though :-)

I guess having family in Cumbria has brought me into contact with kmc - very good to give you energy when walking in hills (although mars bars do pretty much the same thing...)

4:08 pm  
Anonymous gs ps and ct said...

Marmite, chocolate digestives, gooseberries, rhubarb crumble, muffins, parkin, simnel cake, mince pies, yorkshire pudding, pontefract cakes, eccles cakes, bakewell puddings, birds custard powder, blancmange, lemon barley water, lime juice cordial, seville orange maramlade, Betty's cherrry cake, earl grey tea, lemon curd, foules, cox's orange pippins, bramleys, fudge, scotch pancakes, treacle toffee, toffee apples, sherbert lemons, edinburgh rock, seaside rock, branston pickle, oxo cubes, bovril, sam smith taddy ale, london pride, shepherd neame, bath olivers, oat cakes, scotch single malts, pikelets, victoria sandwich, wensleydale, guiness, golden syrup, French/golden toast (eggy bread), flapjack, Cadbury's chocolate buttons, liquorice allsorts, winegums, peardrops, winter mixture, aniseed balls, dolly mixtures, sherbert fountains, mushy peas, fish and chips, saveloys, (crab sticks) jellied eels, all right we're scraping the barrel now, but Maltezers, Ovaltine, Horlicks, dinnefords, rose hip syrup, is there a problem?

10:31 pm  
Blogger Becca said...

oooh, did I hit a nerve? :-)

But marmite? (gross) foules (what?) shepherd neame (again, what?) guiness (you can get this everywhere, even Burkina Faso) French toast and rhubarb crumble (who's stopping you from making that?) mushy peas (gross) crab sticks (gross and unfortunately available everywhere)oval5tine and horlicks (gross and gross again).

I admit you have a point with golden syrup and I would say minstrels rather than maltesers (available here too).

And winegums, yum.

9:22 am  
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9:25 pm  
Blogger Larski said...

True, you can get guinness everywhere, but not the manna that flows from the heavenly taps only found in Ireland (cue diddly eye music). and you forgot shortbread - food (or biscuit) of the gods.

6:06 pm  
Blogger Becca said...

Hi Larski.

Irish I take it? :)

9:45 am  

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