What do the Irish living abroad miss most about Ireland? Tayto crisps
Barry’s Tea, Guinness and Denny Rashers are amongst the brands that Irish people living abroad miss the most, but none have the hold on the emigrant community that Tayto crisps do.
A survey by Irish retail trade magazine Checkout found that the ever popular crisps topped the list of brands that Irish people living abroad missed the most, followed by Cadbury’s chocolate, while Barry’s Tea and Denny rashers and sausages proved slightly more popular than Lyons’ Tea and the fry-up food offered by the folks at Galtee.
A slab of Kerrygold butter also featured prominently alongside Guinness and Jacob’s biscuits in a survey carried out by Irish firm Behaviour & Attitudes, with 141 Irish adults living abroad and 300 who had recently moved abroad taking part.
“While the Irish diaspora now spreads right across the globe, it seems that when it comes to foods that remind them of home, Tayto is top of the list,” Checkout editor Stephen Wynne-Jones is quoted as saying in the Irish Examiner.
“With Christmas just around the corner, expect many of these top Irish brands to be shipped out en masse to hungry Irish overseas.”
Although all of those products are readily available here, we're suddenly jealous of all the Irish people set to receive those packages in the next few weeks, but hey it's not all bad, maybe the folks send us some Vegemite in return.
Whaddya mean nobody loves Vegemite?