9 Food Brands the Queen Loves
Queen Elizabeth loves some popular brands so much, she's awarded them a Royal Warrant.
First things first: What exactly is a Royal Warrant?
It’s essentially a seal of approval that can only be issued by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles or the Duke of Edinburgh. For a brand or company to receive a Royal Warrant, they must be purchased (and enjoyed!) by the royals for at least five consecutive years.
Love the royal family? You’ll be surprised by their favorite foods.
Even the Queen goes crazy over Cadbury… but not necessarily the famous gooey eggs we eat at Easter. The Royal Family receives specially-made bars of dark chocolate (Queen Elizabeth’s favorite!) every Christmas.
These bars, made on special equipment in the Cadbury plant, have been adjusted to best suit her preferences over the years.
There isn’t much that’s more quintessentially British than tea! The Queen often enjoys a cuppa Twinings Earl Grey with milk, no sugar in the morning. (Here’s the whole story.) When she’s hosting an afternoon tea, she’ll serve Twinings to her guests in sets of gorgeous Paragon china.
Those brightly-colored boxes in your pantry hardly seem fit for a queen… but Queen Elizabeth has a soft spot for a bowl of cereal! Her favorite is Special K, which she stores in Tupperware containers (another household brand that’s been given a Royal Warrant).
Most widely known for its Tabasco sauce, McIlhenny Company received its Royal Warrant in 2009. The famous hot sauce is made with hand-picked peppers on Avery Island in Louisiana, using essentially the same recipe as the original stuff in 1868.
The Queen likes a hearty breakfast, including a piping hot bowl of oatmeal some mornings. (After all, porridge is a very traditional British breakfast.) What’s the difference between porridge and oatmeal? Turns out porridge is hot cereal made with any type of grain, including rice or barley, while oatmeal is only oats.
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You probably can’t imagine the Queen enjoying an All-American backyard barbecue! But she does enjoy some of the classic cookout eats from Heinz, like their ketchup and baked beans (plop some on a slice of toast for a royal breakfast).
If you love shortbread (and who doesn’t?), you’re familiar with Walkers buttery shortbread and its familiar plaid packaging. The Scottish bakery, who has been producing their buttery cookies for over 100 years, even released a commemorative tin for the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.
Queen Elizabeth has a confession: She’s a chocoholic! She loves the higher-end chocolates like Charbonnel et Walker and Prestat (both with Royal Warrants), but you might also find her noshing on Nestle. She had her first Nestle bar when she was a princess back in 1933.
Wilkin & Sons
The perfect pairing for a fresh-baked blueberry scone? A pot of Wilkin & Sons Tiptree jam. Awarded a Royal Warrant in 1955, all of the fruit used for the company’s delicious preserves are grown on English soil, including their signature Little Scarlet strawberry (a rare variety of the summer berry).
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