With origins from Eton College in Berkshire, England, this dessert is a lovely blend of berries, meringue, and cream. As for the mess, that may come from the presentation . This is not a pie of fine finish but instead is a tossed combination of the three key ingredients. Other flavors at work include: vanilla, lemon zest, balsamic vinegar, toasted almonds,and optional liquor. The texture and colors of Eton Mess are as lovely as the flavor.