Ten foods that trigger the nation’s fondest grandparent memories

With many of families fondest memories including everyone gathering together around the table, celebrate Grandparents day with these ten nostalgic foods.

New research from leading older people's charity, Age UK, has found that food triggers the nation's fondest memories of their grandparents; with two in five Brits (40%) saying a favourite time with their grandparents when growing up was eating food together for family occasions.

More than two fifths (44%) believe that food has played an important role in their relationships with their grandparent – so much so that over half of the population (53%) are reminded of their grandparents by retro refreshments and nostalgic nibbles.

Reminisce with the following ten dishes: 

Bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding

Mince and potatoes

Shepherds pie

Apple pie / apple crumble

Apple pie

Roast dinner

Roast chicken

Sponge cakes and puddings

Sponge pudding

Victoria sponge

Victoria Sponge

Battenberg cake

Battenberg cake

Tinned fruit

Tinned Peaches


Scones and jam

Chicken soup

chicken soup

Survey provided by Age Uk

Last modified: June 10, 2021

Written by 10:37 am Food & Drink