I just picked up some of their spicy cocktail sauce over the weekend.
Dennis in Cary
I came home last year with Golden Shred–wait, actually Silver Shred lemon marmalade, Weetabix, and Sainsbury’s red label tea.
Bird’s Dessert/Custard Mix [8D]
Schweppes Ginger Ale (a familiar presence for many years at the British Open
with those drink carts behind the players)
Weetabix Shredded Wheat
Heinz Spotted Dick is pretty tasty, IMHO. Give it a try.
The last time I was in Plymouth I went into Sanebury’s a there was a can of Heinz Spotted Dick. I could not resist and it now has a place of honor on my bookshelf at work. It’s quite a conversation piece.
PS–I once ran across enough Lyle’s Golden Syrup in the bargain bin to last the rest of my life. It’s been at least a decade now and I’m still using it. I wonder how long the stuff lasts. Will the cockroaches be eating it after nuclear winter?
Here’s another book on the subject:
"Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking," by Kate Colquhoun
The Wall Street Journal ran an excellent review on Saturday (1/19/08) which is online at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120070265444601873.html?mod=todays_us_weekend_journal if non-subscribers can access it.
Er… no we don’t ! Not generally anyway 🙂 As Greyghost said, its because the brands are pervasive and not necessarily British in origin – think of the relationship between Spam and Hawaii – no one could say that Spam was an indigenous Hawaiian product yet it has become irrevocably associated with their national identity.
I haven’t time yet to listen to the programme as I have to go out for a work meeting but I will later. For further reading, you could try � Eating for England: The Delights & Eccentricities of the British at Table by Nigel Slater. Not sure how many of you have read his work but he is a thoroughly enjoyable and immensely evocative read. He is a cook and food writer rather than chef and his books are very accessible and full of personal anecdote.
Crosse and Blackwell (Although Smuckers now owns it)
The company I work for imports iconic British brands produced in the UK such as Heinz, HP, Robinsons, Lyles Golden Syrup, and many other brands. The HP Sauce produced in Fairlawn, NJ by Lea & Perrins is a different recipe from the authentic original HP Sauce.
My products are sold in retailers ranging from tea rooms to supermarket chains. You’ll find our products in supermarkets in British sections that are part of the International aisle.
One of my bigger (in terms of number of items) single retail stores is Jungle Jim’s in OH. I am responsible for all sales in the Midwest as well as the Northeast and Mid Atlantic.
Callard & Bowser’s, which used to make my favorite butterscotch.
Some of the iconic British Brands sold in the US are not produced in Britain. Lea and Perrins has a plant in Fair Lawn, NJ.
Oddly enough, all of these products and, many more are available at my local Kroger supermarket.
Good question…I assume it is because it is a pervasive brand in the UK and has been for a long time. A lot of the brands they talk about are no longer strictly British but owned by Unilever. Not exactly British anymore. Then again we think of Dr Pepper as ours when it is actually owned by Cadbury
I wonder why the Brits seem to believe that HJ Heinz is a UK company??
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