Ketchup, Marmite and long-life milk: just some of the foods Brits take away on our holidays


When you're abroad, do you yearn for a good squeeze of ketchup on your paella, or gravy on your chips?

You're not alone. In a survey conducted for Barclaycard, Brits revealed their favourite foodstuffs to take on holiday.

The survey, taken by 1,232 people, showed that 11% of us are scared that we won't like the local food when we go away.

So what exactly are we bringing to help us through until we get home and back to 'British' food?

The  top three foods are well established at blocking out the flavour of whatever you put them on - tomato ketchup, vinegar and Marmite.

Food historian Seren Evans-Charrington, says: "Tucking into local dishes should be part of the holiday experience, but for many Brits sticking to what they know is the preferred option because it gives them a sense of comfort: making them feel 'at home' whilst abroad."

Maybe we all need to be a little more adventurous.