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10 British Foods Americans Love Slideshow

10 British Foods Americans Love Slideshow

Some British food makes us scratch our heads, but some just makes us want to eat

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Potatoes, eggs, sausage, melted cheese — these are foods we all love, and the British way of enjoying them, while it's sometimes a little different than ours would be on this side of the Atlantic (we eat mashed potatoes and we eat Brussels sprouts, but we don't generally combine them), can be downright irresistible. Here are ten typical British foods that Americans love.

10 British Foods Americans Love

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Potatoes, eggs, sausage, melted cheese — these are foods we all love, and the British way of enjoying them, while it's sometimes a little different than ours would be on this side of the Atlantic (we eat mashed potatoes and we eat Brussels sprouts, but we don't generally combine them), can be downright irresistible. Here are ten typical British foods that Americans love.

Bangers and Mash

This pub favorite consists of mashed potatoes, sausages, gravy, and onions — what's not to like? The term bangers comes from the fact that some English sausages (especially the cheaper ones) split open with a pop as they're fried.

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and squeak sounds like something the lovably odd headmaster in the Harry Potter fantasy series would say, but it’s actually a popular English dish made with the fried vegetable leftovers from a roast dinner. The recipe principally includes potatoes and Brussels sprouts, but any other leftover vegetable can also be included.

Boiled Egg and Soldiers

Boiled egg (sometimes called "dippy egg") and soldiers is a British breakfast favorite – in this case, soldiers are thin strips of bread or toast, used for dipping into a soft-boiled egg with the top cut off.

Fish and Chips

Fish and chips have been an English classic for over 125 years. The fried fish is usually haddock or Atlantic cod, and it always comes with fries (“chips” if you’re British). The meal is a common take-out order.

Scones

Classic English scones are served with jam and clotted cream – perfect for afternoon tea at a classic English tearoom. Other tea snacks include finger sandwiches and petite cakes.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Don’t let the name deceive you – this isn’t pudding the way Americans view it. This British dessert means a moist sponge cake made with chopped dates, covered in toffee sauce, and usually served alongside vanilla (or, increasingly, banana) ice cream.

Sunday Roast

It’s tradition in the United Kingdom and Ireland for Sundays to be fueled with a meal consisting of roasted meat, roasted or mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy, and Yorkshire pudding. Typical meats for Sunday roast can include roast beef, lamb, pork, or chicken.

Welsh Rarebit

This dish, also called Welsh rabbit, is simply Cheddar or some other cheese melted with ale, covered with a savory sauce made with ingredients like Cheddar or Cheshire cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and dry mustard. Any type of cheese-based sauce on bread is a winner in our book.

Yorkshire Pudding

Part of the traditional Sunday Roast, Yorkshire pudding, a kind of oversize popover made with flour, milk, and eggs, can be served as part of the main meal or sweetened for dessert.


The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

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The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

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The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

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The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

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The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

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The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.


The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.


The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.


The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

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The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.

And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than right now -- lest they get changed forever? We've tried and highlighted our favorites before, but this time we went with Anglophenia's suggestions in their latest video, "15 British Sweets Everyone Should Try," with host Siobhan Thompson.

1. Jelly Babies Associated with both Tom Baker's Dr. Who and grandmothers, Thompson says this candy tastes like "a very condensed jam covered in icing sugar."

2. Flake Known for their overtly-sexual ads, Thompson says this melt-in-your-mouth candy is just "Cadbury's chocolate, layered" and it's generally found on the top of soft-serve ice cream. Us Americans found them very "dry" with a "polarizing texture" in a British candy taste test.

3. Licorice Allsorts Not only do they look like "loo" treats, they apparently taste "gross" -- no surprise considering the treats are a mixed bag of licorice, sugar, coconut, aniseed jelly, fruit flavorings, and gelatin.

4. Black Jacks and Fruit Salads Despite somewhat racist advertising used by Black Jacks in the past, these "penny sweets" are both delicious and worth trying. While Thompson said Black Jacks taste like aniseed, we think we'd be happier with Fruit Salad's orange and pineapple flavors.

5. Sherbet Fountains Sherbet has another meaning in the UK, where Thompson said it's used to describe a sour-like flavored sugar, rather than a frozen dessert. Sherbet Fountains remind us of Fun Dip, except this time it's a licorice stick dipped into a tube of sherbet.

6. Pear Drops There's no way to describe how they taste, other than Thompson's description that "they're just kind of pear-drop flavored."

7. Maltesers "Malt balls, but good," says Thompson. Below is a picture of the Queen herself looking at a vat of them:

8. Anything black-currant flavored In the UK, anything purple is black currant-flavored, instead of grape-flavored, says Thompson. Grab anything purple you can find (including Skittles and Starburst!)

9. Wine Gums Nope, this isn't an oral health issue, but instead a fruit-flavored gummy with no alcohol included. The gummies are made with starch instead of gelatin, so they hold more flavor than regular gummies.

10. Double Deckers This is basically our favorite British candy of all time. This combination of crispy cereal and nougatine wrapped in milk chocolate makes us shout, we "love the double layer concept!"

11. "Brighton Rock" sweets Similar to Halloween candy for Americans, "Brighton Rock" candies are "hard sticks of candy that are traditionally mint-flavored." These sweets generally refer to those found at "seaside holiday towns." They don't all share the name "Brighton Rock" and instead switch names to whatever little town you're going to for holiday.

12. Crunchie Another HuffPost Taste favorite and basically crispy, chocolatey paradise in a bar. You'll never stop loving this honeycomb center.

13. Chocolate Buttons According to Thompson, it's the shape that makes these sweets taste better than good ole' regular chocolate.

14. Aero Bars It's aerated chocolate, aka milk chocolate with bubbles in it. Or, as we like to say -- "carbonated chocolate."

15. Irn-Bru Bars A Scottish speciality named after a soda that have "tiny little crystals of ultra-sour fizziness scattered through them."

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