Bringing home Tayto

Earlier this week I was sent a press release from British Airways about a survey they conducted to find out what holiday souvenirs were the most popular take-aways for travellers in 2014.

The survey claims that fridge magnets, novelty t-shirts and miniature statues were once the souvenirs to bring home from your travels. However, in recent years a ‘taste for travel’ means that international foods are the top tourist take-aways and Tayto crisps have made it into the BA worldwide top ten.

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The survey particularly interests me because every weekend at St George’s Market on my stall, tourists and locals spot my Tayto coasters and make a beeline for them. I would agree with the food thing being a popular take-away gift, but it isn’t always the food itself, something that refers to the food appears to be quite sufficient. And coasters are definitely a great alternative for travellers as they are small, flat and will definitely get through customs!

At only £3 for a coaster, they are great value and add a Tayto mug to the purchase and you have a great £10 take-away gift!

So if you want to follow the worldwide foodie take-away trend then call down and get a Tayto coaster to send to a local living overseas! I have been known to give away a free bag of tayto crisps with every Tayto purchase..you never know what offers I’ll have on each weekend!*

Just in case you are interested, the top 10 most popular treats to bring home from abroad are:

· Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates (USA)
· Turkish Delights (Turkey and Greece)
· Peanut M&Ms (USA)
· Tayto’s Cheese and Onion Crisps (Ireland)
· Chianti Wine (Italy)
· Tunnocks Teacakes (Scotland)
· The Chocolate Block Wine (South Africa)
· Tim Tam’s (Australia)
· Oliveira da Serra Gourmet Olive Oil (Portugal)
· Mount Gay Rum (The Caribbean)

For more information on British Airways, please visit ba.com or follow on Twitter @british_airways

*I’m having a break from the market and won’t be back until 13th September. The online store will reopen on the 8th September.

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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