This post isn’t exactly original. Posted similar one in my Facebook. But, in keeping with the purpose of this blog (documenting my being “Miss Chicago” against my missing Chicago, now that I am all the way across the pond), I am reposting my first list of favorite British things.
My friends and family will tell you I am not a person with a particularly sweet tooth. I am the one who usually skips desserts, and passes when you offer chips or cakes during breaks. I eat big main meals and nothing in between. But there is something about British cakes and sweets that I like. Perhaps it is because they are really not too sweet to begin with. But they are creamy and milky — a combination I like. So here are my faves, but please by no means consider this an exhaustive list ….:
1. Cream cakes from Tesco :
2. Tango — with the “zing”.
3. Cadbury “Mini Eggs”. Crispy shell and milky insides (a bit like M&Ms, but again, not as sweet)
and best of all, their visually such treats…. dotted like robin’s eggs and in the heavenliest colors!
4. Shrimp-Mayo “Jacket Potatoes” (baked potatoes in the US). They taste heavenly. But make sure the combo of shrimp and cold mayo is fresh. I’ve made the mistake of eating the wrong mix and I passed out in a hospital.
I’ve had more and more favorite things added lately. Will put them up in the coming days.