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Food for expat thought: Takeaway anyone?

Emery added that, while there are a lot of great things about living in France, “You just can’t get a good curry”. So, the unusual delivery was arranged through a Facebook group of like-minded expats.

Yes, this is quite extreme, and some expats may disagree with the group’s verdict on Indian food in France, but the group’s mission does go to show how much expats can miss a taste of home from time to time.

If you find yourself in a similar position, there may be no need to go to such lengths.

Hope for hungry expats

If it’s British food you miss, you’re in luck.

As well as Emery, and his friends, there have been many other expats before him who’ve craved their native diet – expats such as Mark Callahan. Speaking to the Guardian, Callahan explained how he missed small British essentials such as Kellogg’s cereal, Tetley tea, and Heinz Baked Beans when living in America. So when he heard of the British Corner Shop, a food exportation business set up in 1999, he knew he had found his true calling and proceeded to take over the company in 2004.

The British Corner Shop (BCS) now sells favourite British food brands and delivers them to expats worldwide (and there’s no shortage of similar businesses, with Britsuperstore and British Shop Abroad offering the same service).

According to figures released by BCS, the most popular items ordered on the site include Warburton crumpets, Cadbury chocolate, Heinz tomato soup, and McVities biscuits.

Beat the expat blues

Whether it’s good old fish and chips, Hob Nobs or maybe even the infamous British weather that you’re missing, there are plenty of effective remedies available to help cure your longings. Just take a look at our blog on beating the homesickness bug for more advice.

Although it can be hard to predict the little things you’ll miss while living abroad you can predict, at least to some degree, how moving overseas will affect your finances and how you can maximise your wealth to help you better prepare for the future, especially when it comes to expat retirement planning.

Contact Blacktower today for some independent financial advice. While we can’t make you a curry, we can provide hot wealth management advice.

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