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21 British Snacks That Americans Are Seriously Missing Out On

21 British Snacks That Americans Are Seriously Missing Out On

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As a transatlantic girl (half British, half American), I truly get the best of both worlds when it comes to snacks! However, since I live in Britain, I consider myself a true connoisseur of British snacks and know exactly which ones my American relatives are most jealous of. Here are the best British snacks – in no particular order – that Americans are seriously missing out on!

1. Caramel Chocolate Digestives

No, not the original or the plain old chocolate covered kind, caramel chocolate Digestives are where it’s at. The Digestive for the extra types among us.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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2. Quavers

Do they really taste like cheese? That’s debatable, but their addictiveness is definitely not.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

3. Fruit Pastilles

A playground classic that is supposedly for sharing (ahem), the purple and orange ones are the best.

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British snacks Americans are missing out on.

4. Pork Pies

Pork pies push the boundaries of a snack, but they are a British classic guaranteed to please meat lovers.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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5. Hoola Hoops

Did you even have a British childhood if you didn’t wear these as rings at school lunchtime?

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

6. Chocolate Buttons

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt victimised by the tiny bags of chocolate buttons that are ‘one serving size’… Best to get yourself a sharing bag.

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British snacks Americans are missing out on.

7. Kettle Chips

The snack that will make you feel a little posher. Crunchy, moreish and a little highbrow.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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8. Love Hearts

The only way to tell your primary school crush that you fancied them. 

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

9. Crumpets

The epitome of British snacking, best smothered in butter, jam or Nutella. Make them extra British by consuming with a pot of tea after a bracing country walk. 

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British snacks Americans are missing out on.

10. Jaffa Cakes

Biscuit or cake? Either way, there is no better feeling than getting a bonus Jaffa Cake in one of those mini packs of six.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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11. Pom Bears

Another primary school classic! You’re never too grown up to enjoy a pack of Pom Bears.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

12. Any Dairy Milk

The British snack that inspires the most jealousy amongst our American friends, Dairy Milk is the king of chocolate. 

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British snacks Americans are missing out on.

13. Moams

Ranked from stripes, fruttis to pinballs, of course.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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14. Battenberg

Sponge and marzipan? A twenty-something grandma’s dream and just look at those on-trend pastel colours!

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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15. Wotsits

Totally worth the cheesy dust that you’ll find for hours after eating them and much tastier than their American counterpart, Cheetos.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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16. Toasted Teacakes

Best enjoyed by a roaring fire and a huge mug of tea, perhaps alongside the crumpets from earlier?

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

17. Double Decker

A really hefty chocolate snack that’ll satisfy all of your chocolate cravings! For serious snackers only.

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British snacks Americans are missing out on.

18. Jelly Babies

Incredibly addictive and made for anyone with a seriously sweet tooth.

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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19. Scones

However you pronounce it or whether you put jam or cream on first, scones are a British teatime classic. 

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

20. Chocolate Fingers

Not just a snack, chocolate fingers are also a favourite in the baking world, as you can see by the gorgeous cake below!

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British snacks Americans are missing out on.

21. Mini Rolls

Basically a mini version of a Swiss roll – what’s not to love?

British snacks Americans are missing out on.

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What are your favourite British snacks? Let us know in the comments below!
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