At age 11 I fell in love with Britain. I partly blame Rosemary Sutcliff for this; I adored her historcial novels for children and YA, most of which (or perhaps even all of her novels!) are set in Britain. So when I first went to Britain for a stay with my penfriend, I might have been terribly homesick, but I also fell in love with the country. And whenever I visit the country now, it feels like coming home. Naturally, I also love (nearly) all things British.
Like Cadbury chocolate (except for Turkish Delight!!!).
I love eating Cadbury Creameggs, though I don’t quite like the taste and feel sick after a quarter of the egg. But, you know, this wonderful, gooey eating experience — hmmmm. (Besides, there are also Cadbury Chocolate Creameggs, though they are rarer than the regular creameggs — don’t ask me why!)
I love Yorkshire Pudding (but unperfumed!).
I love Twinings.
I love Chicken Tika Masala (Tesco’s got a wonderful microwave version.) (Well, Tesco’s microwave meals in general are rather good; I should know: they were all I ate during my last few weeks in Galway …)
I love British biscuits.
AND Cadbury minirolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So imagine my joy today when I found this itty-bitty shop in Frankfurt which sells All Things British. Like Cadbury chocolate, various variations of Twinings, British biscuits, Chicken Tika Masala sauce, etc.: A Taste of Britain. (They’ve got an online shop, too.)
Among the things I bought is Twinings’ Fruit Bliss Cranberry, Raspberry and Elderflower, which I drank all the time during my 8 months in Ireland. Therefore, when I sniffed at the box, it smelt like Ireland. :O)