Homesick expats reveal top ten food items they miss the most

Baked beans, crumpets and Jaffa cakes are among the top items homesick expats are getting shipped across the globe.

New data has revealed Brits abroad are enjoying a taste of home by having a string of traditional foods sent to them, with cheese and onion crisps, squash and Bisto gravy also common shelf fillers.

Scampi Fries, Frazzles and tomato soup also emerged among a list of goods those who have left our shores cannot live without.

According to figures released by British Corner Shop, Brits who now live in Australia are rushing to cram their cupboards with Shreddies and oxtail soup.

Expats who now enjoy life in the U.S are opting for Heinz baked beans, Warburtons Crumpets and Robinsons squash.

And those who now live in Spain are buying gingernuts, Bisto gravy and Aptamil baby milk the truckload.

You can’t get proper gravy abroad

A spokesperson for British Corner Shop, who produced an infographic to show the products most commonly bought by expat Brits around the world, said: “Moving abroad to sunnier climates or more exotic scenery makes sense for thousands of Brits every year, and many take the plunge and up sticks.

“Though regardless of the exciting new life you find in a new country, it can be hard to let go of those familiar home comfort which may not grace the shelve of your new local supermarket.

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“Weirdly, many of our expats have baby milk on their minds, as well as the odd Brit-centric snacks and treats we seem to have a taste for here, like Frazzles, Jaffa Cakes and a good buttery crumpet.

“It gives an interesting insight into the diet of the typical Brit, who when taken out of their natural habitat still craves Heinz baked beans, Robinsons squash and McVities gingernuts.”

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British Corner Shop also revealed some of the orders they have shipped to more unusual parts of the world.

One expat in the Philippines got in contact to satiate their craving for Ambrosia, with an order of five Milk Chocolate Custard Pots and four Strawberry Rice Pots.

Try telling an Australian about Frazzles and he’ll laugh in your face

MOST POPULAR EXPAT PRODUCTS – US (in the last 12 months)

  1. Heinz Baked Beans in tomato Sauce – 5,870
  2. Warburtons Crumpets 6 pack – 3,454
  3. Robinsons Apple and Blackcurrant Squash – 2,720
  4. McVities Jaffa Cakes 10 pack – 2,645
  5. Robinsons Orange Squash – 2,614
  6. Milupa Aptamil Follow On Milk Ready to Drink – 2,448
  7. Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup – 1,958
  8. Cadburys Flake 4 pack – 1,840
  9. Cadburys Crunchie 4 pack – 1,587
  10. Bisto Gravy Granules – 1,576


  1. Warburtons Crumpets 6 pack – 1,125
  2. McVities Ginger Nuts – 1,114
  3. Robinsons Orange Squash – 645
  4. Robinsons Apple and Blackcurrant Squash – 530
  5. Milupa Aptamil Follow On Milk Ready to Drink – 473
  6. Milupa Aptamil First Milk Ready to Drink – 468
  7. Bisto Gravy Granule – 439
  8. Paxo Sage and Onion Stuffing Mix – 400
  9. Rubicon Sparkling Lychee Juice Drink – 361
  10. Robinsons Squash’d Summer Fruits – 305



  1. Heinz Baked Beans – 2,230
  2. Milupa Aptamil First Milk Ready to Drink – 535
  3. Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps 6 Pack – 443
  4. Smiths Bacon Fries – 399
  5. Smiths Scampi Fries – 351
  6. Walkers Frazzles 8 pack – 307
  7. Nestle Shreddies – 294
  8. Mr Porky Prime Cut Scratchings Single Bag – 274
  9. Heinz Oxtail Soup – 271
  10. Walkers Prawn Cocktail Crisps 6 pack – 270

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