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Just in time for the Summer Games: Here's a primer of quirky, iconic British snacks.

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Walkers Crisps

Walkers Crisps
Yes, they're potato chips. But the nice thing is they have built-in portion control: They're usually sold in much smaller bags than the bags of chips sold here in the U.S. These "crisps" are made with 100 percent British potatoes, and contain no artificial colors or preservatives. Flavors include Worcester Sauce, Roast Chicken and Prawn Cocktail (only in Britain, eh?). If you find yourself in a pub, ask for the Walkers Cheese & Onion. They go great with a pint of bitter.


While strolling in London during the summer, you're likely to see Brits and tourists alike enjoying glasses of Pimm's, a classic summer drink. James Pimm began serving the Pimm's "house cup" (gin flavored with liqueurs and fruit extracts) in 1823 at the famous Oyster Bar in central London. You can also find Pimm's at select liquor retailers across the U.S. The best part about this drink? The fruit and veg garnishes—a refreshing way to get some antioxidants.

Recipe: Mix 1 part Pimm's No. 1 with 3 parts chilled sparkling lemonade, lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale; add fresh mint, cucumber slices, orange slices, and a strawberry.


Made from brewer's yeast and quite high in B vitamins, Marmite has been a staple in British pantries since 1902. It's an acquired taste; in fact, the company's marketing slogan is, "Love it or hate it." Those who love it claim to be addicted, spreading it thinly on a slice of lightly buttered toast each morning and munching it along with a cup of tea. It's a good thing you need just a little: It's pretty high in sodium.

Jacob's Twiglets

Jacob's Twiglets
If you like Marmite, you'll love these classic British party snacks: the Original flavor has a similar taste to Marmite since it contains yeast extract. The whole-wheat, knobbly sticks are high in fiber and baked, not fried—with just 5.3 g of fat in a 45-g package. They also come in—wait for it—Worcester Sauce flavor. How veddy Brrritish!

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