This is pretty special. Why is it people make fantastical claims yet never seem to try to demonstrate it. Shoes and tires lasting a long time, perhaps you had a good pair of shoes and a great set of tires. Sheesh.
But the spaghetti? Well, I'll only believe it when I see it. So I'm calling bullshit on that one.
edit: because I wrote in such a rage I couldn't type straight...
I kid, I understand the stereotype, I know it's not true, we all know Screwtape likes spotted dick.
To be fair, spotted dick only sounds wrong, it's only a dumpling with raisins in it. The Scots have haggis, which puts me off greatly too, but of course, there is much nicer food in Britain, some of it is British takes on foreign food, some of it is completely our own. A good restaurant will not disappoint.
However, I would say the quality of food and ingredients, particularly in supermarkets is going down. And with supermarkets being so widespread it is hard to find a proper butchers or a proper bakers, though we do have a decent butchers up the road from us, but it is a little bit out of the way but damn the food tastes good.