Tuesday, August 21, 2007

English foods I miss

A stroll round Asda in Stockton reminds me of the healthy and nutritious snacks I occasionally crave. Such as:

1. Cake!

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 ...

2. Pastries!

Specifically, the savory, meat-filled, high-fat, super-tasty pasties,

pork pies:

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.

4. Crisps!

(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 ...

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Blogger Laura said...

this is just bringing back memories of my trip to London when I couldn't find ANYTHING to eat in those monster grocery stores. what, don't they believe in salt over there? everything tasted like plain white rice and cardboard!

let's hear it for the colonies...

1:03 PM  
Blogger LimeyG said...

You do know you're supposed to take the Uncle Ben's out of the box and cook it first, right?

5:07 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

ha ha ha. very funny.


11:23 AM  

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