The Taste of Home

Written by  //  November 20, 2012  //  eat  //  No comments

Why having that ‘taste of home’ can be so important when living abroad
Written by British Corner Shop – the online supermarket for expats.

When British citizens choose to move abroad, no matter how fantastic their new lifestyle is, there’s always something that they miss from home. When we put this question to our Facebook fans we received a huge list of such things ranging from; the countryside, beer, Sunday papers, pubs, and the language to double-decker buses, the theatre, Boots, M&S and TV.

However, despite all these great aspects of British life, it is always food that people seem to miss the most. Perhaps it’s the way that food can take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane within seconds of it hitting your taste buds, or perhaps it’s simply because you can’t make a proper bacon buttie without proper British bread!

So whether you miss the Bisto Gravy Granules you add to you Shepherds Pie, or the bag of Haribo sweets you eat to indulge your inner child, it has to be said that if you’re homesick there really is nothing more comforting than eating something typically British.

We often research which products are the most popular in each individual country, and perhaps not surprisingly, the same items come up again and again. In fact, France, Germany, Italy and Spain all have the same top 5! Some of the most common products that are delivered to Portugal are: Heniz Baked Beans, Warbutons Premium Brown Bread, Mento Peppermint Gum and Fray Bentos Steak and Kidney Pie. Not far behind are other British classics such as: Tetley Tea, Jaffa Cakes, Marmite and Cadbury Crème Eggs.

Having access to these kinds of products really can make all the difference to how easily you settle into a new place, MD Mark Callaghan says;

“Having access to your favourite foods from home can help the transition to a new life abroad be a success, especially if you have young children.

It is because of this that we welcome any product suggestions from our customers. So, for example; if there is a particular cereal, baby food or chocolate treat your child craves that we do not already stock, we will do our best to find it for you and email you when it is available.”

So, what makes having British food delivered abroad such a lifeline. Is it the fact that you can once again enjoy your favourite brands or sweets from your childhood, or is it simply that it helps you to feel more connected to your home country? Whatever the reason, whatever the products are that you miss the most, we hope that at British Corner Shop we can help make your life abroad feel like home.

To browse a wide range of products that can be delivered to your door, visit:

British Corner Shop

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