The Post Quiz: Made in the UK

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The Post Quiz: Made in the UK

A Foor Packet Label showing Brain's Faggots.

Okay, Brits: you're up. Foreigners (like your Editor) can guess along. The Edited Guide abounds with stories of food and drink products that are an integral part of the cultural heritage of the UK.

Match the product to its fact.

  1. 'Deceptively like crude oil in appearance.'
  2. Originally called 'Johnston's Fluid Beef'.
  3. One of those 'patent concoctions emerging from the dark satanic grime of the Industrial Revolution.'
  4. Also known as 'mother's ruin'.
  5. Connected in myth to Mary, Queen of Scots.
  6. What's in it 'is a subject possibly best left unresearched.'
  7. Named by 'drunken sailors'.
  8. This Australian favourite is 'possibly the most disgusting semi-edible bread spread in the world.'
  9. Invented by the landlord of an oyster bar in London's financial district.
  10. Invented by Heinz, but popular in the UK as 'the world's first socialist sauce.'
  • Vegemite.
  • Old Tom's Gin.
  • Salad cream.
  • Brain's Faggots.
  • Bovril.
  • Pusser's Rum.
  • Pimm's No 1.
  • Orange marmalade.
  • HP Sauce.
  • Marmite.

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