If you live abroad, which foods from the UK do you miss?

(33 Posts)
BikeRunSki Sat 24-Nov-12 16:53:24

My sister and her family live in France and I am planing on sending them a "British" christmas food hamper (shoe box probably!).

On the list so far:

Cadbury's chocolate
Walker's crisps
Crumpets
Bread sauce mix

What else? - I wasn't planning anything fancy, just ordinary food that is difficult to get abroad.

Rosa Sat 24-Nov-12 19:11:58

In my British Corner Shop Basket I have at the moment ...
Weetabix ( varied),
HEinz, Ketchup and HP sauce
Mnce Pies, Stuffing , Cake and pudding ( small)
Baking powder
REd piping icing
Various flaours of crisps
Heinz Baked beans
Christmas chocs
Galaxy present things
Tubes of malteesers and jelly tots
Various biscuits ( sweet and savoury)
silverskin onions
Branston and Bacon
Salad cream

I still have about 50% off the box to fill and have every intention of doing it. I do an order once a year twice if its Xmas abroad .....

Rosa Sat 24-Nov-12 19:13:13

Bike do look at the British Corner shop - they do it all for you and delivery is not that expensive and they wrap everything really well....

BikeRunSki Sat 24-Nov-12 19:22:42

I love the ideas on this thread, thank you ex pat ladies! Will look at the Corner shop website, but if I do that,then I no longer have a great go-to present idea, because she'll know about it! Definitely silverskin onions!

LIZS Sat 24-Nov-12 19:54:16

Christmas Crackers

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Sat 24-Nov-12 19:58:40

If it's a Christmas hamper, definitely crackers, packs of christmas cards. Stuffing mix, Christmas puds and cake and mincemeat.
I'm in France and just bought some of those at an English market today, what a relief!

earlyriser Sat 24-Nov-12 20:08:39

Someone mentioned the other day that tesco now deliver abroad eg, south africa and australia iirc (free delivery over £50). No idea if this is only for tesco direct, or if they will deliver non perishables too, but might be worth finding out.

mrsnec Sat 24-Nov-12 21:12:56

Just remembered a couple more things. Proper chip shop vinegar, as cheap and nasty as poss! Also, I like hot choc in winter but low cal version. We can only get Options by the jar for about 6€! A handful of individual sachets of all other flavours would go down well here! Another advocate for the British corner shop here. DPILS use it just to buy tea! And some of our clients club together and do a bi-monthly order! It makes sense if you're buying in bulk.

Yes, if it is for Christmas, crackers (as in the ones you pull, not the ones you put cheese on) are very hard to come by over here sad

PMd you Fudge my new favourite MNer smile

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