Living abroad has many perks, but of course there’s a downside too. Quite often my students in Prague ask me what I miss most about the UK. Next time someone asks, I shall refer them to this post! Here are the top 5 products I really wish I could get in the Czech Republic, and always have waiting for me when I pop back home.
1. Brothers Toffee Apple Cider
I’m not a big cider drinker, but this one is so sweet and delicious I just love it. It may permanently be on offer in the supermarket as well, which doesn’t hurt.
2. Superdrug Coconut Conditioner
In the UK, Superdrug shops are everywhere and most (all?) of their own toiletries are labelled vegan and are reasonably-priced. I don’t know anything similar in Prague, where I’ve only found vegan toiletries in vegan grocery shops and they cost an absolute fortune – so much so that I can’t really justify buying conditioner. So it’s nice to get home and use this affordable and effective conditioner and have lovely hair again for a couple of weeks.
3. Morrisons Garlic Pizza Bread
I don’t think I ever truly appreciated how wonderful garlic pizza bread is until I went vegan and realised that they all contain butter. And then this accidentally vegan version appeared! It’s such a great accompaniment to an Italian dish – or, as we discovered during a fit of summer idleness, an accompaniment to oven chips.
4. Lazy Days Ginger Tiffin
It’s impossible to overstate how good these are. The Lazy Days range includes rocky road and millionaire’s shortbread, amongst others, but these ginger ones are my favourite.
Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of fancy breakfasts, and always rustle up something exciting at weekends. When I’m in the UK, these Jus-rol chocolate croissants and cinnamon swirls make that much easier for me. They are not time consuming at all, and the results are, unsurprisingly, absolutely spot on.
What vegan products do you just hate to be without?