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9 Food Brands the Queen Loves

Queen Elizabeth loves some popular brands so much, she's awarded them a Royal Warrant.

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First things first: What exactly is a Royal Warrant?

It’s essentially a seal of approval that can only be issued by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles or the Duke of Edinburgh. For a brand or company to receive a Royal Warrant, they must be purchased (and enjoyed!) by the royals for at least five consecutive years.

Love the royal family? You’ll be surprised by their favorite foods.

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Cadbury Bars

Even the Queen goes crazy over Cadbury… but not necessarily the famous gooey eggs we eat at Easter. The Royal Family receives specially-made bars of dark chocolate (Queen Elizabeth’s favorite!) every Christmas.

These bars, made on special equipment in the Cadbury plant, have been adjusted to best suit her preferences over the years.

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Twinings

There isn’t much that’s more quintessentially British than tea! The Queen often enjoys a cuppa Twinings Earl Grey with milk, no sugar in the morning. (Here’s the whole story.) When she’s hosting an afternoon tea, she’ll serve Twinings to her guests in sets of gorgeous Paragon china.

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Kellogg’s

Those brightly-colored boxes in your pantry hardly seem fit for a queen… but Queen Elizabeth has a soft spot for a bowl of cereal! Her favorite is Special K, which she stores in Tupperware containers (another household brand that’s been given a Royal Warrant).

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McIlhenny Company

Most widely known for its Tabasco sauce, McIlhenny Company received its Royal Warrant in 2009. The famous hot sauce is made with hand-picked peppers on Avery Island in Louisiana, using essentially the same recipe as the original stuff in 1868.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - March 20, 2015: Photo of a healthy breakfast. Quaker Oats is part of a high-fiber heart-healthy breakfast.; Shutterstock ID 262949393; Job (TFH, TOH, RD, BNB, CWM, CM): Taste of HomeShutterstock/Darryl Brooks

Quaker Oats

The Queen likes a hearty breakfast, including a piping hot bowl of oatmeal some mornings. (After all, porridge is a very traditional British breakfast.) What’s the difference between porridge and oatmeal? Turns out porridge is hot cereal made with any type of grain, including rice or barley, while oatmeal is only oats.

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Heinz

You probably can’t imagine the Queen enjoying an All-American backyard barbecue! But she does enjoy some of the classic cookout eats from Heinz, like their ketchup and baked beans (plop some on a slice of toast for a royal breakfast).

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Walkers

If you love shortbread (and who doesn’t?), you’re familiar with Walkers buttery shortbread and its familiar plaid packaging. The Scottish bakery, who has been producing their buttery cookies for over 100 years, even released a commemorative tin for the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.

Psst…you can make copycat Walkers at home!

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Nestle

Queen Elizabeth has a confession: She’s a chocoholic! She loves the higher-end chocolates like Charbonnel et Walker and Prestat (both with Royal Warrants), but you might also find her noshing on Nestle. She had her first Nestle bar when she was a princess back in 1933.

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Wilkin & Sons

The perfect pairing for a fresh-baked blueberry scone? A pot of Wilkin & Sons Tiptree jam. Awarded a Royal Warrant in 1955, all of the fruit used for the company’s delicious preserves are grown on English soil, including their signature Little Scarlet strawberry (a rare variety of the summer berry).

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Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.

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