Shipping things from London to New Zealand made us feel homesick, so we conducted a poll to discover which foods expats miss the most from back home. It was inspired by one of our team, a New Zealand born expat in London, trying and failing to get hold of some Chocolate Fish – a Kiwi favourite. More than a thousand of you responded and the results are in.

The top foods by country were (see below for full breakdown):

England and WalesAustraliaNew ZealandCanada    South AfricaIrelandScotlandAmerica
MarmiteArnott’s ShapesWhittakers Peanut SlabPoutineOuma buttermilk rusksTayto crispsMorton’s rollsHostess Twinkies

 

Shipping from London to New Zealand – what’s in your care package?

A map of the world illustrating food we miss the most

 

 

 

Kiwi Movers director and co-founder, Regan McMillan said:

“I dare say most Kiwis living overseas have a touch of nostalgia the snacks and food from back home. There’s nothing inherently special about these treats, you just miss them when you can’t get them, especially the good old chocolate fish, which we used to get as kids…and still enjoy.”

Cat eating chocolate

Don’t feed chocolate to homesick cats, it’s bad for them.

 

 

“There’s loads of foreign-born people in the Kiwi Movers team and you’d be surprised just how often we end up reminiscing about that stuff. When you mention it to someone who grew up in the UK, you realise just how weird your childhood snacks sound.
“We ship a lot of packages from London out to New Zealand, Australia and the States and a lot of the time, it’s parents sending out a few treats to their kids living abroad. They always tell us what they’re sending.”

The Foods Expats Miss the Most

 

England and WalesAustraliaNew ZealandCanadaSouth AfricaIrelandScotlandAmerica
MarmiteArnott’s ShapesWhittakers Peanut SlabPoutineOuma buttermilk rusksTayto crispsMorton’s rollsHostess Twinkies
Cadbury’s Dairy MilkNestle MiloBluebirds RashunsCitadelle maple syrupCeres JuiceBrennans breadIrn BruLucky Charms
Warburtons crumpetsVegemiteChocolate fishHerr’s Ketchup potato chipsWillards FlingsSuperquinn sausagesLorne sausageS’mores
Branston pickleCherry RipesArnott’s ShapesHostess Hickory SticksMrs. Balls ChutneyBarry’s teaGregg’s Macaroni PieOld Bay seasoning