Top ten most loved classic British brands (that are still around!)

Top ten most loved classic British brands (that are still around!)

We all know the feeling of going into the supermarket and stumbling across a product that brings back vivid memories, perhaps of our childhood or a family favourite and in Britain there are many brands that have been around for decades and even hundreds of years! Personally I can’t think of better comfort food than a native Cadbury’s dairy milk bar or a McVitie’s chocolate digestive to name but a few classic brands.

  1. Twinings; Founded in the year 1706 from there they have gone to be one of the highest selling tea makers in the world with selling just under 400 different types of tea. The founder of Twinings was Thomas Twining from Painswick, Gloucestershire in England. He opened Britain's first known tea room at No. 216 Strand, London, in 1706; it still operates today.

  1. Sarsons- The vinegar maker was first made by Thomas Sarson in 1794, he was a vinegar maker living at Shoreditch before forming his own company.

  1. Cadbury’s- Formerly Cadbury's, is a British company wholly owned by Kraft Foods since 2010. It is known for its Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg and Roses selection box. In 2013 The Daily Telegraph named Cadbury among Britain's best exports
  2. Bird’s Custard; First formulated and first cooked by Alfred Bird in 1837, in a chemist shop nonetheless. Story goes he developed the recipe because his wife was allergic to eggs, which are the main ingredient used to create custard.

  1. Jacob’s; W & R Jacob, founded the company in ireland. his brother Robert, later moved to Dublin. The company is known for its crackers and other biscuit snacks amung brits and people all over the world.

  1. Fox’s biscuits- Founded in 1853 by Michael Spedding, who worked from his small bakehouse before he ventured out himself. His daughter the name for the company after she married her partner with the last name ‘Fox’.

  1. Hartley’s- Founded by William Pickles Hartley in Lancashire, 1871. A supplier failed to deliver a shipment of jam, so William made his own and packaged it in his own design pots.
  2. Lyle’s  The company was formed in 1921 from a merger of two rival sugar refiners: Henry Tate & Sons and Abram Lyle & Sons. In turn, both men created one of the biggest sugar making business in great britain

  1. Bisto- The first Bisto product was a meat-flavoured gravy powder, which rapidly became a bestseller in the UK. It was added to gravies to give a better taste and smell. Invented by Messrs Roberts & Patterson, it was named "Bisto" because it Browns, Seasons and Thickens in One mixture.

10.McVitie’s- Robert McVitie had two biscuit works at the head of Leith Walk in Edinburgh,The established Edinburgh biscuit company of Robert McVitie was joined in 1875 by Charles Edward Price to create McVitie & Price. On the death of Robert senior, Robert McVitie junior joined and the firm expanded.

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