While every country has its own specific delicacies which are by the way a great option to choose as a gift from your trip, different cities within the same country also have their own specialities. Here is the list of the most delicious foods you can purchase in Edinburgh and actually bring home as gifts for your family and friends.
If you have never tried the Irn-Bru drink, staying in Edinburgh is a the best moment to do it and it is also a great idea to bring a bottle or a can to let your family have a taste of it. This beverage has been extremely popular in Scotland since 1901. Irn-Bru is so popular that it is even considered to be the second national drink of Scotland.
If you develop a particular taste for Irn-Bru, it is possible to purchase a larger quantity online with a shipment abroad.
While The Tunnock’s Teacakes are generally highly common in Great Britain, they are also widely available in Scotland. This delicious sweet treat is a perfect addition to a cup of tea or coffee.
The Tunnock’s Teacakes look like small round biscuits of a shortbread type. They have a dome made of Italian meringue. This is a special sweet concoction made of whipped eggs resembling marshmallow. The cookies are coated in a layers of dark chocolate, however, you can also find another version of this dessert coated in milk.
If you are a fan of simple biscuits with a delicious buttery taste, you definitely should try Walkers Shortbread. These biscuits are perfect to serve with coffee, tea or ice-cream. You can also explore the rest of the assortment of the goods offered by the brand especially such sweet treats as Scottish Cookies, Shortbread Fingers, Highland Oat Crackers, Scottie Dogs and many other types of shortbread with chocolate.
Needless to say. The United Kingdom of Great Britain is well known for its long tradition of tea and Scotland is no exception. This country started its connection with tea in the 16th century and since then it has developed many unique Scottish blends.
Getting a box of Scottish tea is a great idea for a present as, in all likelihood, it will suit the taste of anyone, it will not cost you an arm and a leg and you will not have to bother travelling with anything heavy or bulky.
To get a real blend of Scottish tea you should look for such brands as the Scottish Blend and the Scottish Tea Breakfast. Their tea compositions are particularly suitable for soft water and are traditionally served with milk and sugar. Anyone who loves black tea with a musty aroma will enjoy of this Scottish tea.
The most affordable tea offered by these brands is available for 5 USD while the most expensive options in their offer cost 40 USD.
One of the best places to get your tea in Edinburgh is PekoeTea at 20 Leven Street, Edinburgh EH3 9LJ.
Scottish heather honey
Honey is one of the most traditional foods produced in Scotland and this country is known for exporting honey of the highest quality. Since honey is always a great gift as it is not only tasty but also very good for one’s health, getting a jar of Scottish honey will be a great idea.
If you are wondering about the best honey manufactured in Scotland, you should consider getting the honey of the Scottish Heather honey brand which is particularly loved by honey connoisseurs. This honey features a strong flavour, jelly-like texture and a very natural taste.
This honey is made by the bees populating the hives around the Scottish highlands from the nectar collected from ling heather and bell heather. This particular type of honey is especially rich in iron.
The price you have to pay for a jar is between 10 and 15 USD. This product is widely available around Edinburgh. For instance, you can go to Real Foods Ltd at 37 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 3JU or 8 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 9JH. You can also check Good Food at 255 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4RD, Morningside.