Royal Endorsed Products You Should Own
We continue our extensive coverage of the Royal Wedding by bringing you an assortment of Royal Family sponsored food and drink products. What is a Royal Warrant you ask? From the horse drawn carriage itself, they are:
… a mark of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales.
So those obscure looking crests on that packet of tea you have in your cupboard — it means you drink the same crap as The Queen, her husband whose name I forget, or Prince Charles. For some reason the rest of the Royal clan aren’t worthy of sponsoring products — either that or we just don’t care. And in case you were wondering, The Queen Mother (may she rest in peace) also had her own endorsement deals — she was partial to a
bottle glass of Bombay Sapphire from time to time. So if you plan to eat and drink like a Queen during this royal season, don’t forget the…
A staple in any fine kitchen, Coleman’s mustard was endorsed by The Queen in 1964.
Not long after her coronation The Queen was quick to appoint her favorite tipple. Tanqueray Gordon & Co Ltd. was given the Royal honor way back in 1955.
Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Don’t be fooled by any other brand, there is only one true and genuine Worcestershire Sauce and The Queen knows it. Lea & Perrins Ltd. were given the Royal seal in 1955.
Despite being taken over by corporate America, Cadbury still manages to keep a hold of its Royal Warrant, given by The Queen in 1969 for their exquisite cocoa and chocolate manufacturing.
Not to be outdone by his gin guzzling elders, Prince Charles — apparently having a more refined palate — awarded Laurent Perrier Champagne his Royal seal in 1998.
Weetabix was a staple on my dining table as a child —as it was in the Royal Household. I’m guessing this was for The Queen’s grandchildren, as the warrant was originally awarded by the late Queen Mother.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few years you’ll know that Angosura Bitters is a crucial ingredient for any good mixologist. It seems The Queen was on to something when she gave it her seal of approval. But she wasn’t the first Royal to do so; they’ve been warrant holders since 1912.
One of the most iconic of British drink products, Twinings Tea is the lucky recipient of the trifecta: three warrants, from The Queen, the Queen Mother and Prince Charles.