British food has been around for centuries. Although people don’t always know to appreciate it at its true value, traditional British cuisine has a lot to offer when it comes to satisfying the tastes of different people from all over the world, with different cultures, religions and hence, different culinary tastes. British cuisine has in its “portfolio” many delicious dishes and a great variety from many different corners of the United Kingdom.
The reason for which British food has such a large variety of culinary options is the fact that British culture and cooking have been influenced in a great measure by immigration and overseas culinary elements. Do you want to know what most predominates in the United Kingdom when talking about food? Well, it’s pretty much all about: candies/chocolates (Cadbury Crunchie is one of the most popular chocolates in the United Kingdom), biscuits/cookies, tea/coffee and different groceries such as custard powder, pickles, mustard and many more.
Even though there are many disputes when it comes to the structure of the British Isles, one thing is for sure: the United Kingdom is a “square” formed of four parts – England, Northern Island, Scotland and Wales – each having their own different cultural and culinary traditions. Combined with the already mentioned elements – immigration and intercultural changes – all these factors have influenced in big proportions British food and have led to the appearance of new culinary styles such as Anglo-Indian (a popular food in the United Kingdom is Kedgeree – Flaked fish (usually smoked haddock), with boiled rice, butter and eggs and it is a food that has its origins in the time of the British Indian Empire).
British food has always been based on meat. Be it beef, chicken, fish, lamb or pork, this food is generally served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most encountered typical foods eaten in the United Kingdom include fish and chips – one of everybody’s favorites, pies like the Cornish pasty, roasts dinners and of course, the “immortal” sandwich, the savior of us all, people in a hurry.
There are some main dishes that have really strange names, like, for example, “Bubble and Squeak” or “Toad in the Hole” (sausages cooked in Yorkshire pudding batter). The main alimentary products of Great Britain are represented by butter, eggs, fish, flour, meat and potatoes. And the majority of the British dishes are all based on these products.
But let’s not forget about sweets, everybody’s favorite! Like we have already mentioned, Cadbury Crunchie is one of the most popular chocolates in the United Kingdom. Cadbury Crunchie is golden honeycomb covered in ‘Dairy Milk’ chocolate. This chocolate bar offers an uplifting taste experience every time that you eat it. If you need an energizing treat throughout the day, Cadbury Crunchie offers you the sweet boost that you want.
The chocolate bar is popular not only in the United Kingdom, but also in Australia, India, New Zealand and around the world. Introduced in 1905, so having more than a century of existence, Cadbury Crunchie has an impressive number of varieties including ‘Fruit and Nut’ and ‘Whole Nut’. For a short period of time a ‘Fruit’ variety (without the nuts) was available, but was discontinued.
British food, especially English cuisine, has not always had a good reputation abroad. Just to have an idea, in 2005, for example, the French President, Jacques Chirac described English food as the second worst in Europe. But things have changed meanwhile and today there are many excellent British restaurants.