Local Food and Drinks found in Scotland.
Scotland’s most iconic national dish is made of sheep’s pluck (liver, lungs, and heart) minced with spices, salt, oatmeal, suet and onion inside a lining of the animal’s stomach. Haggis may not be the prettiest of foods, but definitely makes up for it with its flavoursome taste. It’s best tried the traditional way, alongside neeps and tatties.
Battered Mars Bar
The chocolate bar is battered and placed in the deep fryer; voila; out appears a chocolaty, melted, sweet, beautiful dessert. Available from some fish and chip shops around Scotland.
Scottish tablet is a tricky recipe to get right, but our culinary experts have managed to master it. This delectable confection is made all over Scotland. This medium-hard sweet can be eaten on its own, mixed in with ice cream, or as various flavours on its own, such as rum and raisin, chocolate orange, nuts, and even Irn Bru!
Porridge is a staple of the Scottish diet and has been a favourite and a staple across Scotland for centuries. Nothing beats the hearty taste of good old Scottish porridge. It has been associated with Scotland throughout the years and is a healthy option. Try giving it some texture by adding walnuts or sunflower seeds.
Neeps and Tatties
‘neeps’ are turnips and ‘tatties’ are potatoes, typically served with haggis. In Scotland, neeps and tatties go together like peas and carrots.
1736 saw the first printed recipe of this wonderful invention. Available with a whole host of flavours, from chocolate and caramel and many others. You will find that the taste varies depending on who makes it. Shortbread makes the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea.
This dessert includes cream and fresh seasonal raspberries served up with Scottish oats and whisky. This traditional Scottish dessert was originally a celebration of harvest, following the raspberry harvest in June.
You cannot come to Scotland without buying a bottle of whisky to take home. With more whiskeys being added every day you may be spoilt for choice. Some of Scotland’s islands are home to numerous distilleries. Elsewhere, our cities and mainland towns and villages are also home to their own home-grown blends that perfectly capture a variety of flavours and combinations