The World Series: 15 Very British Products

'Iya! In our World Series, we profile 15 products from a country that we think capture that nation’s culture and lifestyle. Today: the UK. Brits are known for complaining about anything: the pouring rain, politics or the price of a pint. So here are some British products you can't complain about... and we won't even mention Brexit once!

English Breakfast Teabags

Fancy a cuppa? Britain's most stereotypical drink — for good reason! If the tea bags aren't enough, the Telephone Box Tin is bound to make you feel right at home.

McVitie's Digestive Biscuits, 400g

The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea, especially when dunked. Luckily for us Brits, and everyone else who has sense, Digestives are fairly easy to get your hands on in China!

Rainbow Umbrella, Automatic

When someone thinks of England — they think of rain. Whilst it does rain a lot in the UK, this umbrella is also super handy here, especially in Plum Rain season.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar, 200g

Sorry Dove, or Galaxy as it's known back home, you just can't compete with Cadbury chocolate. The original and best.

Classic Black and White Football

The beautiful game! Not to be confused with American Football, this game, or 'soccer' to Americans, is a lot easier to understand. Probably best not to mention the 2018 World Cup Semi-Final to an Englishman though.

Canned Baked Beans, 400g

If you're craving home comforts, baked beans are as comforting as it gets! Just remember: Beans, beans, good for your heart, the more you eat the more you ...

 

Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 700ml

The world's best-selling single malt whisky... and it's from Scotland! The name comes from the Scottish Gaelic meaning 'valley of the deer' — not that you'll remember after a few glasses of this stuff.

Shortbread Butter Biscuits, 68g

The Scots are fans of anything deep fried, or beige — so these are a staple! 

The Beatles Cushions

We Can't Buy You Love, but you CAN buy this cushion! After a Hard Day's Night you'll want to curl up on the sofa with a cushion featuring Liverpool's most famous export.

Newsboy Style Hat

Peaky Blinders but make it fashion.

This style of hat has become, somehow, fashionable again thanks to the hit TV show featuring the Brummie gang.

Harry Potter Scarf

It's said that J.K Rowling wrote the beginnings of Harry Potter on a long train journey, so throw one of these Potter inspired scarves on and you never know — you might become the next J.K!

Barbour Men's Jacket

Barbour jackets scream British Countryside. Whilst Barbour is now an international brand, it remains true to its South Shield roots.

Classic Bacon Slices, 120g

A fry up is about as British as it gets, and no fry up is complete without bacon!

Royal British Girl T-Shirt

Queen Elizabeth II is Britain's longest reigning monarch, so she is the definition of a Royal British Girl! Show your patriotism, or love for Britain, in this slogan tee.

Homestyle Gravy Mix, 24g

An essential for the perfect Sunday Roast. Also great on chips, or anything really if you're from the north of England.