Monday, March 3, 2014

Off to London

Union Jack Chocolate Bar

I’m traveling this week, picking up new colourful and flavourful things to review in the coming weeks.

Do you have a British favorite that I haven’t reviewed yet?

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for your suggestions! I was able to find a lot of the items, plus a few more I’m looking forward to trying. I have to photograph everything, but they’ll be reviewed in the coming months.

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  1. Haribo Star Mix or a Lion Bar

    Comment by M on 3/03/14 at 12:57 am #
  2. Don’t you mean favourite? smile

    Comment by Marvo on 3/03/14 at 2:36 am #
  3. Yes! Montezuma’s chocolate.

    Comment by Yurei on 3/03/14 at 3:59 am #
  4. Wanna pick me up something? grin

    Comment by Jason on 3/03/14 at 9:19 am #
  5. Lion, both white and milk, are so good! I second that suggestion.

    Also, if it’s sold in the UK, Nestle’s Princessa. It’s a Polish chocolate bar. I’m partial to the white/coconut version myself.

    Comment by Nina on 3/03/14 at 9:29 am #
  6. When I visit England I tuck these into my suitcase to share when I get home: Rhubarb Rock, Rhubarb and Custard, Aniseed Balls, Kola Kubes, Rosey Apples, Fruit Salad and Blacks Jacks, Tangfastics, Orange Kitkat, Mint Humbugs, Cinder Toffee, Bonfire Toffee, Pear Drops, Clove Rock, Chocolate Limes, Poppets, Randoms, Rhubarb and Custard Splats, and Shrimps and Bananas.

    Oh, and Sherbet Lemons, Dumbledore’s favorite Muggle sweets.

    I get a bag of Koff Kandy, Army and Navy, Gray’s Herbal Tablets and Jakeman’s Throat and Chest to store away for cold season.

    There are sooooooo many goodies.  I am sure I will think of more… Lucky you!

    Comment by Sara on 3/03/14 at 9:34 am #
  7. i want you to review uk exclusive beans like lychee, green tea, guava and passion fruit, the jelky belky milkshakes and last but not least, the beanaturals range which is uk exclusive.

    Comment by Ben Exworth on 3/03/14 at 10:12 am #
  8. Try and Uk Mars bar side by side with a US Milky Way and see how lucky you guys are to have a bar with some malt in it.
    The UK version is plasticky sweet! :(

    Comment by Groaver on 3/03/14 at 10:48 am #
  9. My personal favorite is the Cadbury Crunchie Bar. Don’t know if you’ve reviewed that one yet.

    Comment by Laura on 3/03/14 at 2:22 pm #
  10. Unfortunately I can’t remember the exact name or the manufacturer, but I saw them everywhere in England.  They had “Special” in the name, and they were shaped like little footballs (“our” footballs!) and came in purple wrappers.  They were milk chocolate with a hazelnut core and I loved them!

    Comment by caffeinequeen on 3/03/14 at 3:25 pm #
  11. Ah, I found it!  It’s by Nestle and is called My Purple Bar.  More information here (not affiliated):

    Comment by caffeinequeen on 3/03/14 at 3:30 pm #
  12. Ever had Coltsfoot Rock?

    Comment by Sara on 3/03/14 at 4:45 pm #
  13. Kendall Mint Cake.

    Comment by Sara on 3/03/14 at 4:48 pm #
  14. I third Lion. That’s delicious.

    Comment by Tenko on 3/03/14 at 7:42 pm #
  15. PERCY PIGS!!! smile

    Comment by Liz on 3/03/14 at 7:54 pm #
  16. You should try the different aerated chocolate products, they’re not all Aero and Wispa. There’s a great Galaxy Bubbles Bar and a new Cadbury one called Bubbly.

    Comment by Ian on 3/04/14 at 12:57 am #
  17. Caramac! I’ve always been dying to try it!

    Comment by Caley on 3/04/14 at 3:21 am #
  18. Any sweet that is flavored with black currant. Fox’s glacial mints. Tour the Cadbury factory near Birmingham! Delicious tastes the whole way through. Rubarb custards and any other penny candy if you can find an old fashioned sweet shop. My favorite is in Tenbury.

    Comment by Mary on 3/04/14 at 3:02 pm #
  19. Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls

    Comment by Steve on 3/05/14 at 12:18 am #
  20. DoubleDecker!

    Comment by A on 3/08/14 at 5:52 am #
  21. Percy Pigs, for the love of God. Buy all you can; you’ll be addicted.

    Comment by Peter on 3/09/14 at 4:01 pm #
  22. I’d love to see your take on Thornton’s Great British Puddings chocolate assortment. My roommate brought some home, and I thought they were very good and pretty unusual flavors.

    Comment by Liz on 3/12/14 at 1:31 pm #
  23. Look for Bassett’s Fruit Allsorts - you’ll probably be amused by how they base the shapes and patterns on classic licorice allsorts, but give them bright “fruity” colors. They taste great, too!

    The standard Wine Gums and similar candies that you find at any drugstore or newstand candy counter are fun.

    Some of the best candies I’ve run into were in a motorway rest stop. There was a candy section with an amazingly wide selection of good-quality bulk candies. Not like anything you’d find at a US interstate rest-stop.

    If you feel like branching out into cookies (biscuits), go for Ginger Nuts, and the classic Digestive Biscuits.

    Comment by Bill Brown on 3/12/14 at 6:24 pm #
  24. You absolutely must seek out Damien Allsop’s Eat London chocolate bar series.  6 bars that represent various areas of London and have unique ingredients that are commonly associated with them.  Really different. 

    Also, pick and mix favourites like Milk Bottles, shrimps, foam bananas, and cola cubes. 

    Thornton’s Bakewell Tart bar, or Banana and Custard. 

    Also, you probably already know, but stop in at Cyber Candy and pick up other goodies from Commonwealth countries. 

    Valrhona Blond chocolat bar, which can be picked up in Selfridge’s candy section.

    Could go on and on, but it’d be boring.

    Comment by Holly on 3/14/14 at 12:17 am #
  25. Definitely visit a Thorntons, their praline truffles and Marc de Champagne truffles!

    Don’t know if you have ever had a Flake. Or a Curly-Wurly (caution, sticky stuff)

    Can’t wait to see what you get, so I can scurry off to get what you’ve tried! smile

    Comment by Gwendolynne K Cross on 4/02/14 at 11:06 am #
  26. Jelly Babies and Rose Turkish Delight!  So. Jealous.

    Comment by val on 4/08/14 at 7:49 pm #
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