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Aeroplane-proof New Year's Eve party food ideas?

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tearystroppings Sun 23-Dec-18 20:02:45

I have been kindly invited to an unexpected New Year's Eve celebration in someone's home in another country and would really like some help to think of some ideas for English food to contribute to the table.
There's a fair bit of space in my luggage for some tasty items.
All I can think of is a block of cheddar smile

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ErrolTheDragon Sun 23-Dec-18 20:08:41

Check if there's any food importation restrictions for that country.

Nice chutney maybe?

Jasonmendoza Sun 23-Dec-18 20:09:18

Scottish shortbread

HotInWinter Sun 23-Dec-18 20:11:10

Tin of shortbread biscuits.

Mince pies??? Christmas cake.

Cheese is a good call (depending on where you go).

Will keep thinking. My usual shopping list isnt typically party food (and I don't suppose vanilla extract, glace cherries, individual packets of fingers or jammy Dodgers or gingerbread figures, oxo cubes are going to hit the mark!).
Or, go to M&S and look at the seasonal, none fridge, section!

tearystroppings Sun 23-Dec-18 20:12:05

Oh yes, thanks, I hadn't thought of food restrictions.

Chutney is a good idea.

And shortbread of course.

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tearystroppings Sun 23-Dec-18 20:15:21

I suppose a jar of marmite could be quite entertaining grin

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KatyMac Sun 23-Dec-18 20:17:15

Scottish smoked salmon?

Fruitcake? Shortbread? Fudge?

tearystroppings Sun 23-Dec-18 20:24:46

Great ideas. Fruit cake/Dundee cake definitely.
Thank you very much.

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AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 23-Dec-18 20:28:37

Depends on the country but some are rubbish for good flavoured crisps. Maybe pigs in blankets flavour!

DBN1 Sun 23-Dec-18 20:29:57

I'd not bother with "Christmassy" things, take something that you know is hard to get in their country. When my family visit me I'm always grateful fir stock cubes, Marmite, piccalilli, healthy breakfast cereals, biscuits, chocolate, Ryvita, cream crackers etc. Oh, and a cheeky block of cheddar and ANYTHING pork based (bacon, salami, sausages)

DBN1 Sun 23-Dec-18 20:31:44

AtleastitsnotMonday good call! I forgot my biggest ask - any salt & vinegar flavoured crisps/snacks! (It's been soooo long now sad)

lastqueenofscotland Sun 23-Dec-18 21:00:45

Marmite
Depending on where they are, nice milk chocolate
Shortbread
Oatcakes
A nice fudge

Not party food but when I lived in east Asia I missed things like crumpets, potato cakes, soda bread

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