A recent survey by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to mark the Blu-Ray and DVD release of the English comedy – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, found that 27% of Britons admit to packing tea bags when they go on holiday.
The thought of going without a ‘proper cuppa’ for a whole two weeks is too much for many British travellers to bear, and so if you find yourself stuffing PG Tips between your socks and undies, you will be happy to know you are not alone!
A further 10% of those surveyed said they take a packet of their favourite biscuits on holiday, 10% take chocolate, 8% take breakfast cereals, and 6% stash a bag of their favourite sweets into their suitcase.
Women are the worst ‘culprits’ with a staggering 53% packing British food or beverage items along with their bikini’s and suntan lotion, and 28% of those questioned said they look for British-style restaurants and supermarkets when abroad.
I can appreciate that people like to travel with ‘creature comforts’, and many countries do not stock our preferred tea bag brands, but I have yet to visit a country that does not sell chocolate, and cornflakes can even be found in the Amazon Jungle, so I think we may be taking it a little too far!
As someone who believes that travel is all about discovering new countries, meeting new people, and trying new foods, I can honestly say I have never packed any food items into my suitcase – there simply isn’t enough room between the shoes!
Do you take local food or beverage products on holiday? If so, what is the one item you simply couldn’t travel without? Drop us a line and let us know!