Huddersfield takes pride in its diverse community and the mish-mash of cultures it has brought together — and you need look no further than our high street for proof.
Food stores selling produce from Poland to Pakistan are right on your doorstep, and we decided to see what interesting snacks and drinks we could find.
We visited four international food shops scattered across town to try out snacks from overseas, from crunchy pea snacks to purple sweet potatoes, Koala cookies, Indian ladoo and more.
Shopping in these small businesses certainly proved an interesting change from popping down the Nisa for a Mars bar.
Taste test: The best international snacks for sale in Huddersfield
Mackinley’s Caribbean and African Food Store
Dong Dong Oriental Supermarket
Huddersfield Ring Road
Wisla Polish Supermarket
John William Street
The first Asian shop to hit Huddersfield, with the Pakistani family business having sold spices and halal meat for the past 53 years.
Reporter Susie Beever, who sampled the snacks said: “It was just really nice to browse and see something different to boring old Walkers crisps and Cadbury’s chocolate bars.
“I saw things in some of the shops I’ve never seen before, like the Caribbean fruit and vegetables in Mackinley’s.
“I also found things I’ve been looking for for ages but couldn’t find in British supermarkets.
“I’d much rather be supporting local businesses than spending another few quid in giant superstores.”
Although the stores boast some delicious food, not everything Susie tried tickled her tastebuds.
“I wasn’t a massive fan of the Chinese purple sweet potato snacks, despite it normally being one of my favourite foods.
“Then there were things I didn’t expect to enjoy that I loved.
“I think that says a lot about how exciting buying things you haven’t heard of can be.”