8 sensationally Scottish foods you should try

As a nation, we may be better known for our haggis and single malt whisky, but you don’t have winters like ours without creating tastes that are like sweet sunshine on the tongue.

For generations, we’ve been sharing these delicious gooey, sticky treats with family and friends. Taste them for yourself, and you’ll understand why.

Clootie Dumpling

Clootie Dumpling from Scottish Food Overseas

When facing a dark winter, there is no better way to fight the cold than with a slice of clootie dumpling. Maw Broon, from the Sunday Post’s comic strip family, includes grated apple in her clootie.  Our award-winning Tilquihillie clootie dumpling will fill your kitchen with an irresistible orange and lemon fug.

Tablet

A pile of sweetScottish tablet  pieces isolated over white

Never to be confused with fudge or the latest tech gizmo, Scottish tablet is a bombastic blend of condensed milk, sugar and butter.  Great after dinner and with your favourite film, it is extremely moreish. Aye, tablet here.

Irn Bru

Irn Bru on sale at Scottish Food Overseas
Once rumoured to be flavoured by Falkirk’s iron girders, this bright orange pop has an extra special place in Scottish hearts. When McDonald’s opened here, people picketed the restaurants for not selling Irn-Bru. It is now available in some branches and of course, you can buy Irn Bru here too.

Ginger Cake

Ginger Cake

Great with a cuppa, and a deep pool of custard or cream, this delicious sticky cake contains stem ginger, sultanas and mixed peel. It is moistened with treacle and golden syrup and bound with oatmeal and eggs making it a really scrumptious mouthful. Just like your mum would make, buy ginger cake here .

Scottish Berry Chocolate

Scottish dark chocolate with raspberriesDark rich and creamy chocolate with raspberries  – surely  one of your five a day. We’ve even got white chocolate too.  From our fabulous specialist producers and not one to be missed. Buy Scottish Berry Chocolate here.

Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers

Tunnocks Wafer or Tea Cake

Tunnock’s is a great Scottish brand. Most of us have found memories of eating a caramel wafer or tea cake at Gran’s.  Chris Martin, from Coldplay, has said, ‘You can’t choose between the Caramel Wafer and the Tea Cake – they’re like Lennon and McCartney, you can’t separate them.’ So Coldplay can’t be all that bad! Wafer or Teacake, you decide.

Shortbread

Walkers shortbread

Shortbread is a biscuit ‘shortened’ by glorious butter. The texture of the biscuit is crisp and snappable- hence ‘short’. History suggests Scottish bakers used the name “shortbread” to escape the government’s tax on biscuits. Whether true or not, this “bread” is never short with its sweet sugary crunch. Try shortbread here.

Scottish Berry Preserve

strawberryjam

Made with berries grown in the fields of eastern Scotland,  Mackay’s Scottish Berry Preserve is a perfect way to begin your day. 

What are your favourite Scottish sweet treats? Share them  in the comments below.

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