brum brum motherfucka jfc
this made me so fucking hungry omg. i’m off to the shop to get maltesers
all the things i miss about the UK in one post.
(except 90% of these are not gluten free *sob*)
and I have wanted a kinder egg but obv. they’re ILLEGAL
I can walk to my corner shop and buy a gun in less than an hour
BUT I CAN’T BUY A KINDER EGG???!!!!!
so if someone mailed an american kinder eggs would a swat team bust in or what?
and england! you send your big english stores like tesco into our eastern european countries and you neglect to send us cadbury cream eggs just once in my life i would like to try one if it’s gluten free which it probably isn’t but a girl can dream. while you’re listening england, there aren’t any gluten free frozen pizzas in my entire country you could have monopoly please.
1. I’m pretty sure they just confiscate any Kinder eggs they find in the normal course of duty. Choking hazard. (They don’t ask you when you’re driving into the U.S. from Canada (land of Kinder eggs) if you have any with you.)
2. Last I checked (though that was a decade or so ago) you can get malted milk balls in America if you buy them through the Scouts (I don’t remember if it was Girl or Boy) during the relevant sale (I believe both possibilities are in the autumn). They suck, and I suspect the problem is inherent to malt and a mere brand switch could never make them good.
3. The OP probably should’ve pointed out the claimed superior taste of British Cadbury bars to justify putting them in this list.
My Girl Scout troop did a taste test with American bars and bars bought from a place specialising in importing British food into America. Everyone else agreed the British one was much better, but I couldn’t taste the difference and thought they were equally lovely. (My too-good-for-its-own-good ability to detect subtle variations in processed food takes several months of regular-basis eating to rev up, but since everyone else could taste it my unprepared tongue ought to have done. I’m starting to wonder if there was a mix-up and I accidentally got two American bars.)
4. Smarties also suck. Too sweet, funny aftertaste. M&Ms are far better. (Canada, by the way, has both, calling the American Smarties “Rockets”. So now you know what to ask for if you’re in a Canadian store and want to get some.)
5. So British Milky Ways are North American 3 Musketeers. That doesn’t sound like a big deal. (Fun fact: the “45% Less Fat!” on the wrapper may seem like pure pandering to a diet-obsessed culture, but the old formula gave me stomachaches and the new one does not.)
6. Cadbury Creme Eggs are commonplace in America, during the Easter season and lately the Halloween season as well (with the appropriate change in food colouring). They, once again, suck. And I don’t mean the chocolate shell: that’s the good part. However, I am perfectly willing to admit this is just my own dislike of gooiest sugariest things. (Well, I suppose that general idea applies to all the sucky things on this list.)
7. I concede that chocolate frogs are a good idea even when un-magical. I’d say we ought to have them, but I would not be the least bit surprised if we do and I haven’t noticed. (I tend to ignore the finger-sized candies.)
#food #reply via reblog #I always forget how particular I am about my candy #until Halloween comes and I end up with a wide variety #at least half of which I hate #(worth trick-or-treating for the other half) #(and maybe I can trade some of the crap away)