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Edible Dishonesty

I have encountered the phrase "honest British food" a whole lot this morning.

What would be a good example of dishonest British food?

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alexmc
Nov. 17th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
Chicken Kiev
the_alchemist
Nov. 17th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Toad in the hole?
drasecretcampus
Nov. 17th, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
A lot of the stuff labelled "Homemade" in pubs.

Weatherspoon's sausage and mash when I was offered chips.

Weatherspoon's sausage and mash when I was was told the mash hadn't defrosted yet.

Spotted Dick...
black_faery
Nov. 17th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
Weatherspoon's sausage and mash when I was was told the mash hadn't defrosted yet.

Ewww...
cartesiandaemon
Nov. 17th, 2010 11:24 am (UTC)
Zing!
Ooh, I've got this one:

Indian food!
100% chemical free food!
Traditional but non-wholesome food
...
tisiphone
Nov. 17th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
Scotch eggs.

Or maybe that's just me.
ms_cataclysm
Nov. 17th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
Chocolate (or vegelate if you prefer) which contains barely a glimmer of cocoa.

My chicken diet soup which is in fact suitable for vegans.

Hedgehog and squirrel flavour crisps (also suitable for vegans)
cthulie
Nov. 17th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
"Black Forest Gateau"

Because A: it's an imitation of a German cake with a half-French name

And B: as everyone knows, the cake is a lie...
non_trivial
Nov. 17th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Pretentious Frenchified food? Bad produce hidden by complex sauces?
kerrypolka
Nov. 17th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Things that are mocked up to look and taste specifically like other things? Like the "prawns" and "duck" we had at a vegan buffet.
friend_of_tofu
Nov. 17th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
I'd classify that as honest dishonesty, because you KNOW it's not what it claims to be. Now, the great British grease-filled offal-tube, OTOH, is a classic.
toft_froggy
Nov. 17th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
Guacamole!
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ashfae
Nov. 17th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Toad in the Hole. Contains no actual toads. So disappointing.
m31andy
Nov. 17th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
And please. Just don't talk about the spotted dick.
ashfae
Nov. 17th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that one is dishonest. The mental image is bad enough.
moon_custafer
Nov. 18th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
As opposed to the Whizzo Crunchy Frog, which is completely honest, if thoroughly unpleasant.
ashfae
Nov. 18th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
Well, if they took the bones out it wouldn't be crunchy, would it? ;)
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rymenhild
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
The fish and chips at the dormitory cafeteria where I used to stay in London. We could never quite find the fish inside the breading.

(Relatedly, my friends in the dormitory and I started a tradition of going out for curry on Friday nights.)
easterbunny
Nov. 17th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
Welsh rabbit. Also anything with "pudding" in the name. This was not what I was led to expect after years of pudding recognition training from Bill Cosby's Jello ad campaigns. ;)
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labellementeuse
Nov. 17th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
CMOT Dibbler's.
rhiannon76
Nov. 17th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Leek & Corgi pie? Well, that's Welsh, and quasi-fictional.
moral_vacuum
Nov. 19th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
Pontefract cake - is SO not a cake. Instead it is EVIL. Kendall Mint Cake is another.

Angel Delight. Should be called Angel Nauseating Goop.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 7th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
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