13 British Foods That Are Normal To Us, But Weird To The Rest Of The World

 

1. Mince pies

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“Once my British friends and I made a savoury pie with minced meat (ground meat) and I called it a mincemeat pie and they were like ‘oh actually…’ because apparently that’s wrong?!

2. Spotted dick

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“What is spotted dick and why is it called that? Is it named after someone? I’m confused.”

3. Black pudding

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“Being an American with an English boyfriend, I spend a decent amount of time in north west England. I can’t wrap my head around black pudding. Pig’s blood and cereal? And it’s at every breakfast place ever there.”

4. Mushy peas

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“Why can’t you call them mashed peas? Nobody wants to eat mushy food! And adding mint to it doesn’t make it sound any more appealing.”

5. Brown sauce

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“A food defined by its colour and category. They didn’t even bother to name it.”

6. Salad cream

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“My husband is a Brit, we live in England, and I cannot get over how much salad cream is used over here. And it’s really not good. It’s like mayo’s bitter and unreliable younger brother who was a major disappointment to its family, and I just want it to stop with its salty and judgemental opinions.”

7. Chips with vinegar

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“Are we not talking about VINEGAR on chips/fries?”

8. Crisps in a roll

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“The weirdest British dish is without a doubt crisp rolls. A dry roll. With crisps in them?! Why?!”

9. Squash

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“I have British family and they never drink just plain water, it always has to be mixed with some sort of diluting juice!”

10. Sausage Rolls

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“Why are y’all so obsessed with sausages and sausage rolls? Specifically from Greggs. What’s so great about Greggs?”

11. Jacket potatoes with beans and cheese

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“A baked potato (or ‘jacket potato’) with baked beans and cheese on top is a meal???”

12. Yorkshire puddings

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“They are awesome, but so weird, like weird-shaped savoury pancakes.”

13. Digestive biscuits

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“Biscuits described as ‘digestives’ don’t sound appetising. Are they medicinal in some way?”

 

 

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