A Taste Of British – Christmas Edition – The Christmas Nugget

Welcome to this month’s feature – we always look at the weird and wonderful snacks and fast food of America. Well, for Christmas we are going to have a look at some of the bizarre things that have hit the United Kingdom over the years as Christmas themed foods. Today we head over to London.

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For those who do not know  a lot about British fast food there is a real cult around the world of Chicken Nuggets. I have no idea how or why it started but it has become a ‘thing’. There are shows like Geordie Shore that film drunk reality stars demanding them (I would like to point out this is not the whole show but it is a running theme) However I do not think that this is what caused this cult following.

In London there is a restaurant called Hawksmoor that is an award winning British Steakhouse that serves up ‘good quality grass fed aged beef.’ Back in 2018 Hawksmoor released a number of different Christmas based food such as Hawksmoor Christmas burger and the one that we are going to talk about today – the Christmas nugget.

So what exactly is a Christmas Nugget? It is a crispy panko crumb in a circular shape filled with turkey thigh, Ginger Pig sausage patty and bacon ( a pig in blanket) wrapped around a melting Ogleshield Cheese core. The nuggets were served with a cranberry ketchup and you could also purchase beef dripping fries or triple cooked chips.

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