English foods I miss
Ah, the cake aisle. Strawberry sponge, lemon slice, Jamaican ginger, Bakewell tarts, Battenburg and Soreen.
Whether it's fresh cream:
or the entire oeuvre of Mr. Kipling:
I linger over the shelves ...
Specifically, the savory, meat-filled, high-fat, super-tasty pasties,
and ... ohhh ... scotch eggs (that would be a hard-boiled egg enrobed in pork-sausage meat, breaded and deep-fried) ...
3. Bacon bacon bacon!
'Specially when grilled, along with yellow tomatoes, and served in a brown bun with ketchup.
(Aka potato chips.) Yeah, I know you can get them in the US, but not in flavors like prawn cocktail, roast chicken, smokey bacon. Or:
5. Ambrosia rice pudding!
Total nostalgia. Sweet, creamy and fabulous when hot with a spoonful of strawberry jam. Or cold straight out of the can.
Of course, this isn't to say that everything in English supermarkets is delicious. Take, for example, this limited-edition taste sensation:
Could be worse, though. Could be Budweiser and Clamato ...