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Irish emigrants miss this food the most.... (can you guess?)

Hint: Ms Longoria had a brief romance with him this year…

IT’S LOVED BY the rich and famous… (Well, Eva Longoria, at least).

Tayto Crisps is the most missed brand by Irish emigrants this year.

Checkout Magazine’s Behaviours and Attitudes survey found that 64% of the 500 Irish emigrants surveyed overseas said they missed the golden crispiness of the cheesy onion flavour.

The crisp’s popularity is up this year from 61% in 2013. So, who is snapping at the heels of Mr Tayto?


That would be Cadbury’s chocolate, with 56% of respondents stating they miss it. Coming in third is Kerrygold Butter which is missed by 56%, followed by Denny Rashers which are missed by 49% and Denny sausages missed by 48%.

When it came to the serious question: What is the preferred choice of cupán tae? It was close.

Of the 500 people surveyed, 49% said they missed Barry’s Tea, while rival Lyons Tea is missed by 47%. Close call. You can check out our own non-scientific test here.

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The survey, which was broken into two groups, had 131 Irish adults who were living abroad, as well as 369 Irish adults who lived away for at least six months who had returned home.

Martha Fanning, the Director of Behaviour & Attitudes said that the Irish abroad or returned emigrants have a deep fondness for iconic Irish brands, adding that it can transport people back to that feeling of home.

“The depth of our fondness for the pot of tea, the fry and Tayto is very significant indeed,” she said.

So, do you agree with the results, or are you outraged? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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