What food do you miss when away from your native country?

Now hands up if when you’re away from your native country, you miss some of your favourite foods if they are not readily available. I’ve got an Australian friend, who when she goes back to Australia, returns to the UK with her suitcase, packed full of her favourite foods. And she was very pleased when she discovered that she could buy Violet Crumbles via Ocado here.

Some of us love trying international food but others are not so adventurous. So wouldn’t it be great if you could still get your hands on a pack of jaffa cakes or a jar of marmite. Well you can, by ordering online from the British Corner Shop.

British Corner Shop hamper

British Corner Shop hamper

I have just received a free hamper of goodies to review from the British Corner Shop. Very well packed and it contained all the following items from traditional British brands.

Tomato Soup
Ginger Nuts
Sage & Onion Stuffing
Mushy Peas
Marmite Crisps
Steak and Ale Pie
Jelly Babies
Caramel Wafers
Flake Chocolate

It was nice to note that they sell short-dated bakery food like crumpets. That is a regular item on my shopping list. The whole family love buttered crumpets and we would certainly miss those. And I like mine best with marmite, another traditional product sold by the British Corner Shop. But you will need to check the estimated delivery times carefully for short-dated products.

And they even offer a chilled service to selected European countries so you can enjoy British cheese, sausages, bacon, yoghurts, butter, fish and so much more fresh produce!

British Corner Shop is the online supermarket for British Expats and others who simply appreciate great British food. They have a range of 10,000 products and last year they delivered over 4 million products to 138 countries worldwide.

Delivery cost is based on the weight and volume of your order plus destination. It will be calculated automatically as you add the items to your basket.

British Corner Shop hamper

We haven’t tried all our goodies yet, but I’ve enjoyed everything so far and I’m looking forward to the rest except for the mushy peas. But I’m sure one of you is shouting at me, that you love mushy peas and would really miss them if living abroad.

And I have a special offer to share with my readers of £15 off your first order over £75 from British Corner Shop. Enter the code MUMMYBLOG15 at check-out. This offer is valid until 9 December 2015.

I’d love to hear what food you would or do miss if away from your native country?

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

13 thoughts on “What food do you miss when away from your native country?

  1. Camie

    When we lived in Peru we missed chocolate chips, tootsie rolls, our favorite cereals, beef jerky, flavored water, and cream of mushroom soup. When we lived in Canada we missed Keebler cookies.

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    1. mumjd Post author

      yes I love Cadburys chocolate a lot. Some other brands are just not the same. A friend brought back some Hersheys chocolate kisses from the US and I didn’t like them at all


    1. mumjd Post author

      oh yes, I now often make a cup of tea from a sprig of mint or sage after first trying years ago in Turkey. And holiday food or restaurant food sometimes influences what dishes I attempt to make


  2. diaryofatiredmummy

    Oh wow! What a fantastic idea! I do miss English foods while I’m away. I always miss proper chip shop chips and gravy (and I don’t even eat them regularly when I am at home) cheese and onion walkers I miss cadburys chocolate and tea!!



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