Food·Posted on Oct 24, 202117 Sweet Treats That I'm Convinced Everyone Else Is Just Pretending To LikePSA: raisins do not belong in desserts.by Ivy RichardsonBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Britain is responsible for some of the greatest desserts out there. Who doesn’t love a Victoria sponge cake or sticky toffee pudding? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC However, there are also a number of popular sweet treats that I think us Brits need to evaluate. Here are 22 of them. 1. Bread and butter pudding Haoliang / Getty Images A moment of silence for anyone that has had to experience this dessert first hand – your tastebuds truly deserved better. I am not actually opposed to a bread/dessert hybrid, because who doesn’t love a piece of banana bread or a cinnamon roll? But slices of buttered bread covered in raisins and drenched in an eggy custard mixture is where I draw the line. 2. Dolly mixture Gourmetphotography / Getty Images/iStockphoto Dolly Mixture is proof that looks can be deceiving. These adorable pastel-coloured sweets look appetising, but they have an unpleasant aniseed aftertaste that leave me regretting my life choices. 3. Fruit cake Diana Miller / Getty Images/Image Source Who in their right mind would put raisins, currents, and sultanas in a cake? Dried fruit has absolutely no business being inside desserts and that is a hill I’m willing to die on. 4. Fig Rolls Alasdairjames / Getty Images/iStockphoto Fig paste takes centre stage in this dessert and it tastes about as good as it sounds... Unfortunately, not even the sweet biscuit exterior could save this pastry. 5. Banoffee pie Irina Taskova / Getty Images/iStockphoto I think we can all agree that banoffee pie is not all it’s cracked up to be. Bananas, cream, caramel sauce, and biscuits are all wonderful individually, but mixed together? It's just a mushy mess. It’s true what they say, too many cooks spoil the broth and too many textures ruin the pie. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC One 6. English trifle Graletta / Getty Images/iStockphoto When are we going to stop pretending that English trifles are enjoyable? This is easily one of the sickliest desserts out there and I’m convinced that it’s impossible to consume more than a few spoonfuls in one sitting. 7. Coconut chocolates. Enrique DÃÂaz / Getty Images There is no feeling worse than sifting through a box of variety chocolate to find that there are only coconut ones left. It really is a pain like no other. 8. Pineapple upside-down cake Sbossert / Getty Images Pineapple upside-down cakes are truly a sight to behold. They’re great to look at, but the textures are just all wrong. The wet, citrusy pineapple and dry sponge cake are sadly not a match made in heaven. Who wants a soggy dessert after all? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC One 9. Ice cream and Jelly Monkeybusinessimages / Getty Images/iStockphoto What a way to ruin two perfectly good desserts! Some pairs are just meant to be, but I think it's time we admit that ice cream and jelly are certainlly not. 10. Anything liquorice flavoured Cristianoalessandro / Getty Images/iStockphoto Liquorice is somehow sweet, sour, and sickly all at the same time. Any sweet that is also kind of bitter is not a sweet worth having in my opinion. 11. Mince pies Donald Iain Smith / Getty Images Now I don’t want to sound like the Grinch here, but mince pies are borderline offensive. The pastry itself is actually decent but we could do with a lot less of the “mincemeat” filling. 12. Rock candy Photomadly / Getty Images All I can say is, good luck to you and your teeth if you decide to take on this candy. It's not worth the dentist bills. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Channel 4 13. Eccles cake Clubfoto / Getty Images/iStockphoto Again, why are Brits obsessed with putting dried fruit in desserts? I've bitten into too many of these tasty-looking pastries only to discover a sea of currents – it’s the worst kind of surprise. Currants have no place in society, let alone in our cakes, pies, or pastries. Whoever invented this clearly woke up and chose violence. 14. Marshmallow teacakes Vikif / Getty Images/iStockphoto One way to ruin tea time is to bring out a plate of these bad boys. The chocolatey exterior is palatable but the whole experience is ruined when you get a whole mouthful of sticky marshmallow fluff. It’s a no from me. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC One 15. Christmas pudding Nickyp2 / Getty Images/iStockphoto The usual suspects are back once again… Clearly, we just can't get enough of raisins, currents, and sultanas and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. I wouldn’t even wish this fruity cake-like dessert on my worst enemies. 16. Digestives Adam Gault / Getty Images Digestives are arguably the least exciting biscuit to come from the UK. They lack flavour and are so incredibly dry that they’ll leave you parched. Sadly, not even a cup of tea can save this sweet treat. 17. Spotted dick Margoeedwards / Getty Images/iStockphoto Last and certainly least, spotted Dick. Trust me, it’s about as appetizing as it sounds... What sweet treat do you think it's time we gave up? Tell us in the comments!