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Somebody stick on the kettle. A rundown of some of the most popular requests from Irish people living abroad over Christmas.

Irish foods immigrants crave at Christmas (PHOTOS)

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Somebody stick on the kettle. A rundown of some of the most popular requests from Irish people living abroad over Christmas.

For many families in Ireland this Christmas, there will be an empty space at the dinner table over the holiday season.

Many Irish people will have to put up with the hardship of missing out on family get togethers and catching up with friends but luckily many Irish foods are available around the world to offer some comfort to our exiles during the holiday season.

After doing a straw poll among staff here in our NYC office, here is a rundown of some of the most popular requests from Irish people living abroad over Christmas.

1. Teabags

There is nothing like a strong cup of Irish tea. Whether it’s Lyons or Barry’s, a few tea bags will never go astray over the holidays.

2. Rashers and Sausages

Longing for the smell of cooking Irish rashers? A full Irish breakfast is the perfect meal to remind you of home comforts.

A full Irish breakfast with all the trimmings.

3. Brown bread

A good wholesome slice of brown bread, smothered in Irish butter!  Brown bread mix is also the perfect way to create an Irish favorite in your own home.

Irish brown soda bread with butter

4. Tayto Crisps

Despite there being hundreds of chips (we call them crisps in Ireland), nothing beats a bag of cheese and onion.

5. Roses Chocolates

In Ireland, it’s hard to find a Christmas tree that doesn’t have a tin of Roses underneath it. So it’s no surprise they are a favorite abroad too.

6. Irish butter

The Irish bread is nothing without some home grown butter!

7. Jacob’s Chocolate Kimberley’s

Food Ireland describes them as  the ‘Best Selling Tinned Cookie in Ireland.’ Soft biscuits filled with white mallow and covered with milk Chocolate. They will get a quick death!

8. Sliced Pan

A good sliced pan of local bread is a great companion for a full Irish breakfast.

Brennans bread available to be delivered to your door in the United States

9. Spaghetti hoops

Spaghetti hoops in tomato sauce – perfect comfort food! While these are actually a British export, they remain popular among ex-pats.



10. Lily O’ Briens Chocolates

The brainchild of mother Mary Ann O'Brien, these Irish chocolates serve as the perfect treat over the holidays.

Lily O’Brien’s Ultimate Valentine’s Day chocolate gift basket

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