5 British Food Souvenirs to Buy from Supermarkets

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There are many types of souvenir, from traditional wood crafts to exquisite gems, but food souvenirs are still the best. Food souvenirs and snacks allows you to bring back a piece of the country you just visited, to be shared with family and friends. 

I used to buy expensive food souvenirs from various tourist attractions, but I realized the best place to buy food souvenirs are the local supermarkets. If you can buy from local traditional markets, it will probably be even cheaper. 

On my recent trip to London, I took my own advice and bought food souvenirs from the local supermarket.

You should be able to find these 5 British food souvenirs in any supermarket. 

1. Hobnobs

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Hobnobs was created by McVitie’s in 1985 and it is one of the most popular British biscuits. Hobnobs is made with  combination of rolled oats and jumbo oats, which makes it a healthy snack. There are 5 flavors: original, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, gluten-free original and chocolate chips. They are best eaten dunked in tea. 

2. Jaffa Cakes

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Jaffa Cakes was jointly created by McVitie and Price in 1927. It is a biscuit-sized cake named after Jaffer oranges. 

Jaffa Cakes have 3 layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange-flavored jam and a chocolate coating. 

Jaffa Cakes are usually orange-flavored but there are also limited-edition flavors such as lemon-and-lime, strawberry and blackcurrent.  

3. Tunnock’s Real Milk Chocolate Caramel Wafer Biscuits

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Tunnock’s is a family baker based in Uddingston, Scotland which has been in operation since 1890. 

Tunnock’s classic Real Milk Chocolate Caramel Wafer Biscuits consists of 5 layers of wafer and 4 layers of caramel and coated in chocolate layer made of cocoa and milk solids. The wafers are wrapped in red and gold colored foil. 

4. Tunnock’s Milk Chocolate Tea Cups

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Milk Chocolate Tea Cups is another classic sweet by Tunnock’s.

A small round shortbread biscuit is covered with a dome of Italian meringue and encase in a thin layer of chocolate. The milk chocolate version is wrapped in red and silver foil while the dark chocolate version is wrapped in blue, black and gold foil. 

5. British Tea

The United Kingdom has been the world’s greatest consumer of tea since the 18th century. 

A few of the most popular British tea brands are Yorkshire, Twinings, Tetley,  PG Tips, Lipton, Clipper and Teapigs. 

The above 4 British biscuits and snacks listed above all goes well with a cup of British tea. 

These are the 5 food souvenirs you can get in any British supermarkets. Which one have you tried? Let me know in the comments!

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