You gotta hand it to Prince William. It's his big day and he's not letting royal blood or any uppity aristocratic protocol stop him from having the wedding cake he craves. Even if that cake is not so much a cake as a pile of mashed-up McVitie's biscuits set in a rich chocolate shell. While it's more like a cake-shaped candy bar, it's a tasty cake-shaped candy bar.
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British chocolate bars: are they really awesomer than their American counterparts? Some say, absolutely-hands-down yes. These are the same people who bring an extra suitcase when visiting just to fill it with British Kit Kats, Curly Wurlys and Aero bars. We tried as many as we could find in London to bring you this comprehensive guide.
As crumb-wearing fans of McVitie's biscuits, we had to share this little news tidbit about the Royal Wedding dessert menu. Prince William and Kate Middleton announced the flavors of the two cakes they'll be serving at their April 29 wedding. They'll have a multi-tiered fruitcake and a McVitie's chocolate biscuit cake. Apparently William was a fan of the biscuits during teatime as a wee boy.
The UK's Fredericks Dairies is rolling out a fish and chip–flavored ice cream this week as "an homage to our favourite national dish." The company says the ice cream "will be a taste of the British seaside in a lick." Vanilla and pepper batter surrounds "creamed cod fillet ice cream." Paired with potato ice cream chips and served with salt and vinegar seasoning and wedges of lemon. On a bed of newspaper, of course. Too strange for you, SE'rs? What's the weirdest ice cream flavor you've ever eaten?