Darren McGrady, the former royal chef to Prince Harry and his family, revealed on Twitter on Wednesday one of Prince Harry’s sweet treats-Nanaimo bars. This kind of sweet bar comes from the Canadian city of the same name and features a coconut base, custard filling and a chocolate filling.
He talks about how the Prince has been a fan of the sugary treat for years, remembering that he used to make them for Harry and his brother Prince William when they had friends over to Kensington Palace.
Taking to Twitter, the chef explained: “Prince Harry is no stranger to Nanaimo bars. I used to make them (the Buckingham Palace recipe we got when The Queen visited Canada in 1983) for him and William at Kensington Palace when they had friends over.”
Darren has quite a following online, as he oftentimes talks about his time working for the royal family and reveals all their favourite snacks and foods. He worked for the Queen, the late Princess Diana and Prince William and Prince Harry for fifteen years as a personal chef, so he had a firsthand look in the royals diet. And from what we can see lots of royals have a sweet tooth.
The celebrated chef has also revealed that the Queen loves to indulge in foods that are rich in “cream and butter and fat” and she certainly isn’t worried about calorie counting. In a Delish YouTube video, Darren revealed: “One of the things I soon learned working for the Queen, was that all of the dishes were rich in cream and butter and fat. Calories didn’t really matter. We could use as much cream and butter in the dishes as we wanted to and it just made them taste amazing. It really was traditional French cuisine.”
Prince Harry is no stranger to Nanaimo bars. I used to make them (the Buckingham Palace recipe we got when The Queen visited Canada in 1983) for him and William at Kensington Palace when they had friends over https://t.co/cjh9rGUgta— The Royal Chef (@DarrenMcGrady) January 15, 2020
Darren also revealed that the monarch is a huge fan of a dish known as Gaelic steak, which is made with beef tenderloin steak. However, the royals prefer using the venison caught on the grounds of Sandringham or Balmoral.