40+ Food-Related Word Differences Between Britain And The U.S

British and American English often use different terms to describe the same thing...


Food-Related Word Differences: USA - UK

USA - UK

Eggplant - Aubergine

Sausage - Bangers

Crackers, cookies – Biscuits

Sandwich – Butty/Sarny

Candy - Sweets

COTTON CANDY = CANDY FLOSS

Bell peppers – Capsicum

French Fries – Chips

Cilantro – Coriander

Zucchini – Courgette

Potato chips – Crisps

Light brown sugar – Demerera sugar

French toast – Eggy bread

Broiler – Griller

Jell-O – Jelly

Popsicle – lolly

Ground meat – Minced meat or mince

Seeds (like apple seeds) – pips

Oatmeal – porridge

SHRIMP = PRAWNS

Bacon slice – rasher

Beer with lemonade – shandy

Pigs feet – Trotters

Other Food Names

USA - UK

Double Boiler - Bain Marie

Basil - Basil

Fava - Broad Bean

Superfine Sugar - Caster Sugar

Romaine lettuce - Cos lettuce

Half and half - Single Cream

Graham cracker - Digestive Biscuit

Fish Sticks - Fish Fingers

String Beans - Runner Beans

Candied Fruits - Glace Fruits

Confectioner’s Sugar - Icing Sugar

Smoked Herring - Kipper

Entrée -Starters

Pie case -Pastry case

Cheap Wine - Plonk

Cream Puff - Profiterole

Arugula - Rocket

Self-rising flour - Self-raising flour

Cream of wheat - Semolina

Porterhouse - Sirloin

Soda - Soft Drink

Sherbert -Sorbet

Stella Artois - Wife-beater

Rutabaga - Swede

Canned -Tinned

Molasses - Black treacle

Whole-wheat flour - Wholemeal flour

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