Warrington-Worldwide.co.uk incorporates the Village Life, Culcheth Life, Frodsham Life & Lymm Life magazines.

Brits pack biscuits, toilet rolls, and (of course) tea when they go on holiday


While holidaying abroad, is great for exploring new local cuisine, many brits prefer to opt for the more familiar favourites.

A poll conducted by luxury experts Oliver’s Travels shows Half (52 per cent) of holidaymakers take ‘typically British’ food on holiday with them. With two-fifths taking these items because they think they won’t find them abroad while 34 per cent believe the ones available overseas don’t taste the same.

These were the top-6 most common ‘British staples’ to pack:

  1. Tea Bags (37%)
  2. Coffee (23%)
  3. Custard creams or digestives (16%)
  4. Favourite cereal (9%)
  5. Marmite (8%) and British cheese (8%)
  6. Baked beans (7%)

Psychologist, Honey Langcaster-James, said: ‘Travel is as much engrained in the British psyche as tea is, but the extent to which the two seem to go together is surprising’.

‘It seems many Britons want to take a piece of home with them on holiday as a creature comfort and the Great British institution that is our beloved cup of tea has made it to the top of the list!’

It’s not just food and drink which proved a hit with Brits. In fact, 22 per cent of those surveyed admitted that they pack slippers, while 5 per cent even pack their own toilet roll!

See the full results of the survey in the visual infographic below.


About Author

Leave A Comment