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Can You Guess the Name of These British Foods?

Winner of this quiz takes the crown!

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Food 1

This layered dessert has been referenced in history as early as the 16th Century.

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Answer: Trifle

Making trifles in the Victorian era was a way to use leftover sponge cake and cream, novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard told the New York Times.

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Food 2

Essentially this meal is a French fry sandwich. It’s even considered one of the best sandwiches from around the world.

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Answer: Chip butty

You can dress your chip butty with ketchup, baked beans, or leave it naked with just some buttered bread.

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Food 3

This might look like an American’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, but it surely isn’t.

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Answer: Treacle tart

A treacle tart is even one of Harry Potter’s favorite desserts, as we find out in the first book of the series.

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Food 4

This famous British food often gets confused for being a pie. 

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Answer: Steak and kidney pudding

Steak and kidney pudding was first brought to the table in the early 17th century after the pudding cloth was invented and took the place of containers made from cow stomach linings, according to The Telegraph. Check out more weird foods you won’t believe people actually eat in other countries.

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Food 5

This is one of the most iconic British dishes out there. Pass the tartar sauce!

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Answer: Fish ‘n’ chips

Chips are what we in the United States would call French fries. Here are more common foods that have different names in the U.K.

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Food 6

It isn’t the holiday season without this delicious dessert.

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Answer: Christmas pudding

Luckily, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to make this sweet.

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Food 7

This sausage and Yorkshire pudding meal has a name that sounds like it could be a children’s book title!

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Answer: Toad in the hole

There are various stories about the origins of this creative name, but it can be agreed on that the dish was created at least in the early 18th century, the Telegraph reports.

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Food 8

Nope, this isn’t a cottage pie; that has beef inside. This type of pie actually has lamb. 

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Answer: Shepherd’s pie

It takes a a true English chef to make sure that you have the perfect crust and never too much meat or potatoes in your pie. Of course, that’s not quite how Americans picture a pie. Check out these 10 other words that have completely different meanings in each country.

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Food 9

Putting together lots of whipped cream, meringue, and strawberries can get a little messy

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Answer: Eton mess

The story goes that strawberry, meringue, and cream pudding were dropped during a cricket match between Eton College and Harrow College, and it was scooped off the floor and served in smashed bits so the food wouldn’t be wasted. There are other stories about this dessert’s origins, but this one is the most well-known—and hilarious. These are the top British phrases that always confuse Americans.

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Food 10

This favorite English bakery item is made simply of egg, flour, and milk

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Answer: Yorkshire pudding

Believe it or not, this pastry was originally filled with meat until the late 18th century.

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Food 11

This little biscuit is over a century year old and still loved by everyone. Legend says that they were made to help digestion, but that might not be so true now.

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Answer: Digestives

Even if they don’t help digestion, they are a tasty snack that are perfect for anyone on-the-go.

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Food 12

This popular dinner meal is favored not only in Great Britain, but also in Ireland. The sausages can be made of either pork, lamb, or beef.

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Answer: Bangers and mash

Calling sausages “bangers” might seem strange, but during the Victorian era, people called them “little bags of mystery,” because they were suspicious of what the sausage was made of. Here are more popular British words and phrases everyone should know.

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Food 13

This complementary tea snack is served best with cream and jam. 

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Answer: Scone

But what should be spread on first? Looks like Queen Elizabeth II has weighed in on the topic, and at Buckingham Palace, jam always goes on first. On the other hand, these are the 9 foods Queen Elizabeth never eats.

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Food 14

Made with lots of butter, this sticky and chewy sweet has been an English favorite for centuries.

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Answer: Toffee

Be careful how many pieces you eat, though; you don’t want to end up in the dentist’s chair!

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Food 15

Here’s a hint: This fluffy dessert shares the same name as the British currency.

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Answer: Pound cake

Next, find out the 13 foods Queen Elizabeth eats every day.

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