I'm an American who loves Marmite!
One of my English friends introduced me to it a few years ago and now I'm hooked. I like Branston Pickle too, but I won't buy it 'cause it's made by Nestle.
Fake food recipies drive me crazy too. I like to cook from scratch and wading through the convenience food recipies can be a real drag. People keep disparaging the Betty Crocker Cookbook, but honestly it's one of my favorites. It really isn't full of convenience food recipies, there are a few, but mostly they are easy, basic, from scratch, recipies. I think its a wonderful cookbook for someone just learning to cook from scratch.
Yum, I love fish and chips, but it doesn't come in newspaper here, and shops are few and far between. Some places serve it in bags printed to look like newsprint, but not actual newspaper. I remember many years back, the English government made the fish and chips shops in London stop using newsprint. There was a huge outcry, not only because of losing a tradition, but also because the ink added a unique flavor to the fish and chips that was going to be lost.
Maybe we'll get some fish and chips tonight. There's a fish and chips place in my neighborhood that I've been wanting to try.