by Laura Mason

Top 5 British products

Top 5 British products
With consumers more eager than ever to support local and with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, there really is no better time to embrace British on your menus.

Did you know the appeal for the British cuisine is on the rise too? With 7 in 10 consumers now typically choosing classic British dishes when they eat out, and 86% of those are doing it as often, or more often, than they did in 2019 .*

So when thinking about British cuisine there are different angles to go down. You could go really classic with traditional British dishes, or focus in on national varieties in the form of English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish, or embrace modern British which has strong influences from around the world.

As I’m writing this blog on the run up to the platinum Jubilee, I think it’s only right to focus on classic British cuisine, so I’ve tried to pick products that I think would be fit for a Queen.


1. Farmstead beef rump roast


British beef rump


Our Farmstead rolled beef rump (02385) is perfect for a premium Sunday roast! It’s British and red tractor assured rump, giving you traceability right back to the British farm it came from, as well as confidence in the quality.


2. Premium Selection British steak & ale pie


British beef and ale pie


Pie and mash is such a classic British dish that started off as a traditional working class food originating in the docks of London. Nowadays, savoury pies have been elevated and are a staple of any classic British menu.

Our Premium Selection British steak and ale pie (61202) is made with tender chunks of British steak in a rich beef gravy flavoured with British ale in a shortcrust base with a light flaky puff pastry lid.


3. Everyday Favourites Victoria sponge cake


Victoria sponge cake


It should really be called the Royal Victoria sponge… as its name stems back to Queen Victoria herself, who was said to enjoy a slice of this delicious cake with her traditional English afternoon tea!

Can you get any more British than that?

Our Everyday Favourites Victoria sponge cake (01165) is the perfect option for a classic British sweet treat, but if you want to explore our desserts further click here.


4. Yarde Farm blackcurrant & clotted cream ice cream


yarde farm ice cream


What do you think of when it comes to British summertime? Ice cream of course.

This blackcurrant and clotted cream ice cream from Yarde Farm (54980) encompasses two classic British flavours and, what’s more, it’s hand crafted in Devon. The flavour is so good this ice cream can stand alone as a dessert but can also be a great partner for a fruity dessert like a crumble.

Or how about a delicious ice cream sundae topped with fresh berries?


5. Hattingly Valley Classic Reserve


Hattingly Valley Classic Reserve


From one of the leading UK wineries, based in rural Hampshire, Hattingly Valley Classic Reserve (48166) is a premium English sparkling wine that would be a great addition to your menu.

It’s pale gold in colour with delicate and fine long-lasting bubbles. The beautifully complex bouquet combines aromas of green apples with creamy nougat, freshly baked brioche and delicate toasted notes from ageing in bottle.

So there you have it, my top 5 British products!

I’m slightly regretting limiting my top picks to 5 as we have so many more great products I could of included within our range, but fear not, if you want to discover more, we have plenty more for you over at our Celebrate British page, including more amazing products, recipes, menu ideas as well as the British brands and suppliers we work with.

*Bespoke consumer survey, Bidfood & CGA. 1,502 UK consumers, October 2021

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