British Taste test American treats!!!???

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leethebard
Sirloin
2014/04/10 10:23:31
https://www.yahoo.com/foo...eerio-82216437592.html
 
Have a laugh...this video shows some Brits tasting some exclusive American treats including the classic American treat, a Twinkie....for the first time. I guess some tastes don't cross the English channel well!!!
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 10:35:56
Yeah well, having spent a great deal of time in the UK I can say the same. Haggis flavored crisps with cracked black pepper comes immediately to mind.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 10:40:34
English Channel??  I thought the Atlantic Ocean separated the US from the UK.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 10:41:21
Actually, on all those treats, I'm inclined to agree with the British!   (They'd choke on the U.S. version of Lea & Perrins.)
post edited by MellowRoast - 2014/04/11 09:56:06
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 10:43:58
Thanks! Cute video. We should now "turn the tables" on the Brits and have a similar group of (young-ish) Americans eat some popular British foods like, mushy peas, jellied eels, spotted dick, and, kippers. And then watch their reactions.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 10:52:46
Lets not forget my all time favorite.....black pudding.
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 11:54:03
lleechef

English Channel??  I thought the Atlantic Ocean separated the US from the UK.

...ooops  what was I thinking....help I'm lost.....
leethebard
Sirloin
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 11:56:22
brisketboy

Yeah well, having spent a great deal of time in the UK I can say the same. Haggis flavored crisps with cracked black pepper comes immediately to mind.

Blame the Scotts for that one.....actually doesn't taste that bad,if you don't vomit over the ingredients...then again we have cold cuts including head cheese!!
Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 11:59:05
I am reminded of a time, not too long ago, when my wife was grading beer judge exams from Britain. Someone had written down that the beer they had tasted had tasted like "pear drops and twigglets". LOL. Took my wife some time to research what they were talking about. Pear drops don't taste like pear, they apparently taste like banana. The not understanding treats apparently goes both ways. That said, I've always been a huge fan of British Cadbury chocolates. Much better than US made versions.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 12:46:01
Just shot coffee all over my monitor. Every time I went to Britain I would have to bring back several bags of Twigglets for our security guy. Haven't thought of them in years.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 12:48:37
Who besides me has sat in a pub perusing the menu and there in the dessert section was an item called Spotted Dick? Imagine the look on this ex-sub sailor's face!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 13:53:35
brisketboy

Who besides me has sat in a pub perusing the menu and there in the dessert section was an item called Spotted Dick? Imagine the look on this ex-sub sailor's face!

Here's just the thing for your summer wardrobe.
 
http://www.cafepress.com/mf/18797303/spotted-dick_tshirt?utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=124087130&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=sem-cpc-product-ads&utm_content=search-pla&productId=124087130
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 13:58:17
Thank you Mr. Hoffman, I and the the guy I travel to the UK with have ordered them. I caused quite a stir when I brought back a can of it I bought at Tesco's in Plymouth. Nobody wanted to believe it was real.
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 14:40:43
Mt Sister-in-law works in an upscale market in New England ( who shall remain anonymous, but the brothers are not really detestable insects).  She got me a can for my Christmas stocking.  Told me they got them in and sold out on 3 days
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 15:00:32
Yes, Heinz makes them and they also can Treacle cake with the same label. I brought back that can I think in 2005 and the person I gave it to has since left the company. We're going to open it for my pending retirement. I heard they also sell them at World Market.  
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 15:42:55
brisketboy

Thank you Mr. Hoffman, I and the the guy I travel to the UK with have ordered them. I caused quite a stir when I brought back a can of it I bought at Tesco's in Plymouth. Nobody wanted to believe it was real.

You really ordered the shirts? Great!
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/10 18:12:27
brisketboy

Thank you Mr. Hoffman, I and the the guy I travel to the UK with have ordered them. I caused quite a stir when I brought back a can of it I bought at Tesco's in Plymouth. Nobody wanted to believe it was real.

 
My best friend in Dallas is British and went to one of those expensive boy's boarding schools when he was younger and lived in England. He said Spotted Dick was the pre-requisite pudding for dessert.
 
Bye the bye, Spotted Dick is available in the "international" section of my local Kroger store. Along with packets of (dry) Cock Soup mix and other "tempting British goodies
such as HP Sauce, Salad cream (remember the snotty little boy on Fawlty Towers asking for it?) and, Golden Syrup as well as other UK food items.
mlm
Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/14 11:04:27
You got to admit, they were all pretty polite about the food. I was disappointed that I couldn't understand more of what they said (couldn't find a cc button) but the tone was diplomatic. However, convulsive motions and spitting out your mouthful certainly translates well. It would be fun to watch such a review in a foreign language and see what I can pick up just through body language.
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/14 11:13:19
I've seen it at Wegman's in Hunt Valley, MD many times.  Never bought it though.  Have purchased the Lyle's Golden Syrup.
 

FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/14 12:20:12
Hmmm...a new recipe1 The mind boggles at what might happen that it changed so much they also decide to change the name
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/14 13:53:20
I have heard rumors that the term "Spotted Dick" is no longer PC and establishments are calling it raisin pudding or some such. Can't wait to get my shirt and wear it over there.
Ralph Melton
Double Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/14 14:01:45
Someone on this weekend's Cincinnati tour bought haggis and cracked pepper crisps and passed them around. (I think it was CajunKing, but I'm not sure.) I judged them perfectly edible, but not a flavor I would seek again.
brisketboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/14 14:20:57
I have had the dubious pleasure to having been invited to the senior rates mess in Faslane Scotland for their Robbie Burns night and after the recital of the Ode to the Haggis actually got to partake in the feast. Not something I'd care to repeat bu then the single malt scotch was great. What genius decided it would make a good chip is questionable. 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:British Taste test American treats!!!??? 2014/04/15 03:16:39
Make your own Spotted Dick!
The name of this classic English pudding usually will raise a smile or look of abject horror which is why some prefer the less-well-known title of “Spotted Dog Pudding”. It is believed the spotted part refers to the raisins and currants in the dough and the word dick' is a colloquial word for pudding originating from the older word for a pudding, a "puddick"" or ""puddog". There are stories around of the pudding being named after favourite dogs but there is little historical fact to back this up. Who cares, the pudding is delicious no matter where the name comes from.
http://video.about.com/britishfood/How-to-Make-Spotted-Dick-Pudding.htm