Top 5 British Foods Expats can’t Live Without

Here at British Corner shop, we know living overseas requires some adjustment and adaptation. Whether it is learning a new language, taking on a different culture or adjusting to a new (and often warmer!) climate.

However, although there are many aspects of British life that will be missed, it is food that’s often discussed most when expats are feeling a little homesick. So, we have created a list of the top 5 British foodie favourites that expats just can’t live without.

  1. Marmite

Love it or hate it, you will always end up missing it! We’ve heard through the grapevine New Zealand now have their own version of Marmite, but nothing beats the original – especially when it’s spread generously on top of a thick slice of freshly made toast!


  1. Branston Pickle

Branston Pickle first blessed Britain’s food cupboards with its presence back in 1922, and it’s now the country’s leading brand of pickle. Since its creation, it has been used to bring life to millions of cheese sandwiches across the country but can also be used as an accompaniment to a classic Ploughman’s lunch, or to spice up a traditional Shepherd’s Pie.


  1. Crumpets

Us Brits are known to love a crumpet first thing on a Saturday morning, either slathered in butter or Marmite – but let’s be honest, crumpets are an acceptable snack to eat any time of the day. Simply pop under the grill, add a generous layer of butter (making sure to leave it long enough for the butter to soak into the little holes) and enjoy!


  1. Heinz Baked Beans

Heinz Baked Beans in tomato sauce are one of the best-loved food products in the world, and we can see why! Full of fibre, virtually fat-free and low in sugar – beans are a healthy, delicious and easy to prepare option for breakfast lunch or dinner. I mean we’ve all had cheesy beans on toast, right?


  1. McVities Hob Nobs

McVities Chocolate Hob Nobs has been one of Britain’s favourite biscuits since 1984, and due to their top performance when it comes to dunking, Hob Nobs can be found in almost every Brits Kitchen cupboard. Be warned though, these delicious crumbly biscuits are incredibly moreish, so once you’ve opened the pack there’s no going back!

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