Brit expats can’t live without baked beans and Shreddies

Published:  8 Nov at 6 PM
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Tagged: Spain, USA, Australia
British expats in Australia still pine for a taste of the home country.

In spite of the Australian love of barbecued meat and other such delicacies, homesick Brits living in Oz are still sending off for all-time British culinary favourites such as cheese and onion crisps and Bisto gravy. Figures released by online grocery British Corner Shop show a long list of regularly-ordered goodies expats simply can’t live without.

It seems preferences depend on which country expats choose as their home from home, with Britons in the USA ordering Heinz baked beans, Robinsons squash and crumpets whilst those in Oz can’t wait for their deliveries of oxtail soup and Shreddies breakfast cereal. Britons living in Spain can’t live without gingernut biscuits, and their babies won’t thrive unless they’re given Aptami baby milk.

Culinary home comforts such as those described above often don’t feature in overseas supermarkets’ orders lists, as locals simply don’t buy them and import duty is an inconvenience as well as driving up prices for foreign foods such as real butter, local cheeses and even wine, all of which need to be imported. Many foreign supermarket chains, especially those in Asia, attempt to guess at the local expat community’s needs, getting it wrong more often than not and sending paying customers back to their computers for another order from online suppliers back in the home country.

Orders received by British Corner Shop typically resemble a home-country weekly shopping list heavy on calories, sweeteners and other less than healthy sugary snacks and breakfast cereals, even when they’re placed in countries known for their easily available, cheap fresh fruit, vegetables, selection of meats, cheap street food and good eatieries. Perhaps taking the average Brit out of his or her natural habitat doesn’t remove long-standing cravings for fattening foods and the diet they enjoyed when they were children, however much they’re enjoying their new lifestyles overseas.
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