When I moved to the U.K., I didn’t realize how hard it would be to go without my favorite snacks. Don’t get me wrong, you can find a lot of US snacks in the U.K.-they even have American food sections in grocery stores! Over time, you do start to forget about your old favorite snacks. You do your shopping and you’ll find things that you really like! These are some things I’ve found in the last year that I absolutely love! If I live in America again, I would honestly miss these things.
1. Percy Pigs——freakin’ Percy Pigs, man!
If you have a sweet tooth and love gummy candies, this is the snack for you! These can be found at Marks and Spencer! They regular Percy Pigs, but they also have a Veggie Percy Pig that’s gelatin-free! They also have holiday-themed Percy Pigs for like Halloween or Easter and they’re so cute hahaha😂. The previous ward I worked on, we were so obsessed with Percy Pigs that we would take turns buying them every day haha. (I’m obsessed with the Veggie Percy Pigs btw😉😉) .
Don’t they look fab?
2. Cheese Tasters and Wotsits!!
You can find Cheetos puffs here, but they’re really small! I was missing the real deal. I went to Marks and Spencer and found Cheese Tasters and decided to try them! At first they didn’t quite taste like Cheetos puffs, but over time they grew on me and now I think I prefer them! Wotsits are really good too, but I think I prefer the Cheese Tasters! 😂 Wotsits you can find anywhere too!
3. Digestive biscuits
The Brits love dunking biscuits in their tea! I thought it was a strange concept, until I tried it one day! We bought some digestive biscuits one day and had some hot tea and now it’s a regular thing with me. The brand in particular is McVitie’s !😉You’ll never go back.
4. Salt and Vinegar Pringles
Brits are obsessed with salt and vinegar things! They put it in their chips (thick fries). We have Pringles in the US, but we have pizza and other random flavors! I tried the salt and vinegar flavor and now I’m obsessed. You can also find these at any store you go to!!
So addicting lol
5. Pot Noodle
If you’re missing Ramen Noodles, I highly suggest Pot Noodle (chicken and mushroom flavor is the best). They are £1 and a decent size! Just boil some water and pour it in the cup and it’s good to go! It comes with a little sachet of soy sauce! They have other flavors to pick from—-curry, beef & tomato, Bombay Bad Boy, chow mein , and others ! The most popular by far is chicken and mushroom 😍
These are just a few things I love here! I will come out with other things I enjoy and things that I really hate 😂 feel free to let me know what U.K. foods you like!