The former Colonies-celebrating America's freedom from the jolly Brits-is all about the BBQs.
But why not-go celebrate their World Cup team...with eats heralding English eccentricity, the recent Royal Wedding, and unique UK tastes (and contributions).
Highlights from the Fancy Food Show 2018
It's always tea o'clock ---YAY!!!!
|traditional LAKELAND Bake crumpets-think a merge of EnglishMuffins with a muffin...yummy when toasted and slathered with jam...and clotted cream. FYI-the CO2 shortage has Brits in all twisty knotted knickers...but this company's MO "CARRY ON.." so no worries.|
|With it's distinct Scottish tartan packaging-WALKERS indulgent, butter rich shortbreads-stormed these shores years ago...adding gluten free and flavorful options recently -to their traditional shortbread selection. Not cloyingly sweet either...the salted caramel and Belgium chocolate chunk version-is seriously packed with creamy pieces-great for dipping in a hot cuppa. Widely available. Vegetarian+Kosher, non-GMO, made from real deal ingredients...that comes through in the first bite.|
|TA-DAH...ROYAL Wedding fever-still burning? No invite? Missed the endless coverage? Load up on limited edition, commemorative items-including these Ahmad tea tins. YES these have teabags inside -but it's the outside- emblazoned with official Royal Wedding portraits that's the main selling point. Somehow...we doubt JAVANKA- Trump Inc...could ever get away with this, mercifully. But hey, ya never know. Ahmad Teas|
|cheeky graphics and 'tude-we loved the SAVOURSMITHS other flavours-(Desert Salt and Truffles+Rosemary-yummy). These English version of what we call potato chips...are imo slightly thinner and more greasy licking' good than the latest USA chips we've inhaled...made from hand-picked British potatoes. As non-meat eaters tho... we just gave a courtesy curtsey (practicing for our meet/greet with the the Queen/King in our next life)--- to WAGYU Beef and Honey Mustard...(high end version -Japanese beef-sweet honey mustard).|
Gluten free, no MSG or artificial ingredients. Not really sold in the USA yet-we bet that changes after this tradeshow,
POTATO CRISPS-we've noticed bacon +heated spicy versions (chips) all over the lower 48 plus 2-but across the POND-gourmet flavors of-real deal meat flavors-are definitely "a Brit thing."
|great packaging-"Tastier Than The CAT'S MIAOW"---ahhh-that's how it's spelled in translation|
|Glens of Antrim Crisps- in Roast Beef and Mustard...gets the traditional makeover in thick(ish) cut crisps. Not pictured-the Irish Whiskey flavour. And yes, Google auto spell check tried to annihilate the added 'u's' in the King's English.|