Remember how when we first went to Scotland there was a whole list of things we missed? Like Cheez-its and candy corn? I'm not even sure I could remember the whole list now because over time we just learned to live without or find substitutes. The only thing that I never stopped craving and just couldn't be duplicated was a Philly cheesesteak. It's funny now how every once in a while I find myself longing for some of my favorite UK treats. Here is a sampling.
You haven't lived until you've eaten an entire Cadbury Bournville bar (200g) in one sitting. Not too dark. Just dark enough.
I'd never even heard of "sweet cream" flavored ice cream until we tried Mackie's, which can only be described as a little drop of Scottish heaven. It's as smooth and delicious as you can possibly imagine.
We discovered the cheapest bottle of Portuguese Rose at Morrison's and it became a staple. Effervescent and delightfully refreshing, it practically danced on your tongue. And as pretty to look at as anything. Plus the empty bottle doubled as a nice taper holder.
European butter is unparalleled. The high fat content makes any baked good incomparable. It even smells divine.
My number one weakness, a bag of Walker's Thai Sweet Chili Crisps. I could eat my weight in them...in one sitting.
In doing this blog I discovered that they've recently redesigned the package. Just not quite the same for me. I loved the little pile of chili peppers on the bag. Plus, their new package announcement proudly proclaimed, "Black is the new white." Hmmm...am I the only one who finds that slogan slightly problematic?
They still are the most addictive, delicious little snack ever invented.