Irish ex-pats certainly miss friends and family back home at Christmas time, but there's a special yearning in December for these Irish treats!

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

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Teabags

Barry's Tea (BarrysTea.ie)

Barry's Tea (BarrysTea.ie)

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

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Rashers and Sausages

Irish sausages (Getty Images)

Irish sausages (Getty Images)

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

Brown bread

Brown bread (Getty Images)

Brown bread (Getty Images)

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.

Tayto Crisps

Tayto (FoodIreland.com)

Tayto (FoodIreland.com)

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

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Roses Chocolates

Roses chocolates (Cadbury)

Roses chocolates (Cadbury)

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.

Irish butter

Irish butter (Kerrygold)

Irish butter (Kerrygold)

The Irish bread is nothing without some homegrown butter!

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Jacob’s Chocolate Kimberley

Jacob's Chocolate Kimberleys

Jacob's Chocolate Kimberleys

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!

Sliced Pan

Sliced pan

Sliced pan

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

Spaghetti hoops

Spaghetti hoops

Spaghetti hoops

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

Lily O'Brien's Chocolates

Lily O'Brien Chocolates (LilyOBriens.com)

Lily O'Brien Chocolates (LilyOBriens.com)

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

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*Originally published in December 2012

What Irish foods and treats do you miss the most at Christmas time? Share in the comments!

Everything from Barry's to Brown Bread - it's just not Christmas without these Irish treats.