With the New Year in full swing, we’re rounding up the top 10 food-favourites chosen by our British Expats in 2016.
Despite embracing new local cuisines when you move abroad, it’s hard not to miss some of those nostalgic classics from time to time. Whether that’s a chocolately bourbon dunked into a cup of Tetley’s, or some buttery toast topped with Marmite – we know that similar substitute alternatives just don’t cut the bacon.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the Top 10 foods missed most by the nation over the last twelve months…
Top of our list and claiming first prize are the much-loved breakfast crumpets from Warburtons. Served straight out the toaster with real butter and a generous helping of seeded jam, these quintessentially British bakes will live forever in our islands foodie hearts.
Aside from being a store cupboard essential for most young students, Heinz Baked Beans remain a favourite among Brit food-lovers of all ages. Whether they serve as an addition to a Full English, or the main centre-piece on top of a jacket potato – this cheap and cheerful staple continues to prevail with Expats near and far. Long live baked beans!
Sunday Roasts are one of the nations best loved meals, so it’s no surprise that these Bisto Gravy Granules came third on your list. Whether you like yours drizzled on top of crunchy roasted potatoes, or blanketing your Beef – no roast would be the same without this British classic.
Young in age or young at heart, these Kinder Surprise Chocolate Eggs are a firm-favourite with our British audience. With their distinct milk and white chocolate shell, and complimentary toy gift – this sentimental sweet treat is our countries jovial guilty pleasure.
In the bleak Winter months, there’s nothing we Brits love more than coming home to a warming bowl of soup at the end of the day – and this Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup hits just the spot. Thick in consistency and rich in flavour, this comforting kitchen favourite provides a satisfying lunch or dinner option for all palates to enjoy. We like to team ours with thick toasted, buttery soldiers (yes, this never gets old).
Whether it’s the distinct savoury taste, or the ease of preparation – you just can’t get enough of this Sage and Onion Stuffing Mix from PAXO. Simply add water to the powdered mixture, roll into balls, bake and revel in uncomplicated Sunday Roast ease.
Number 7 on your list is the classic picnic-pleaser, Branston Pickle. Best known for it’s foolproof pairing with Cheddar cheese and thick-cut wholegrain bread, this sweet and spicy sandwich filling is a recognizable flavour loved by the nation. Available in big or small chunks for your crunch preferences.
Cadbury’s have produced some fine chocolate in their time, but their infamous Creme Eggs have proved to be a favoured choice amongst us Brits for over fifty years. Popular for their hard milk chocolate exterior, and gooey fondant filling, it’s no wonder these are the best-selling confectionery item between New Year’s Day and Easter. Note: To avoid sudden craving disappointment, we stock up in advance for the latter part of the year.
Since launching back in the early 1900’s, OXO’s Beef Stock Cubes have remained a reliable pantry essential for an array of kitchen creations. We Brits adore these individually wrapped cubes for making tasty stocks and fragrant dish enhancements.
Last, but by no means least are a cult-classic among British biscuit lovers. For those that like it hot, these fiery McVities Ginger Nuts provide the perfect accompaniment to day-time tea dunking- WARNING: Eat with caution, they are incredibly moreish.