4 food and drink products whose names mean something different in Scotland

These product names have different meanings in Scotland.

Published 21st May 2021
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

From a Malaysian nut butter that went viral to a Canadian chocolate bar - these products often have gone down a storm on social media.

While the rest of the world will think nothing of the product names, many of us in Scotland will raise a smile to the words that have another meaning here.

Jobbie peanut butter

Picture: Jobbie

This Malaysian nut butter brand went viral in 2018 due to its name, Jobbie.

The vegan-friendly spread comes in both creamy and chunky versions, and was created by Joseph Goh and Debbie Ching.

Jobbie is a combination of their names, but in Scotland means something else entirely.

Shyte chocolate

Picture: Shyte Chocolate

Around the same time as Jobbie peanut butter, a Canadian man launched a chocolate bar called Shyte.

The name and the hashtag #EatShyte had many Scots in stitches.

Described as "incredibly delicious, high quality chocolate infused with protein", creator Kevin Richards sells Shyte Chocolate throughout Canada.

Despite the obvious connotations, Shyte stands “seriously helps you to energise”.

Dobber IPA

Picture: Marble Brewery

Manchester's Marble Brewery has this Dobber IPA beer - a golden Indian pale ale.

It's described as fruity, light and biscuity - and unfortunately shares its name with a Glaswegian slang term.

Füd energy drink

Picture: Füd

The team behind this fruity energy drink (formerly Brain Füd) say it "combines natural caffeine, B-vitamins and electrolytes with real fruit juices to deliver a completely natural energy boost."

It's billed as a natural alternative to traditional energy drinks, but means something different in Scotland.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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