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From Haggis to Marmite: A Taste of Britain at The Great British Shop - The Great British Shop

From Haggis to Marmite: A Taste of Britain at The Great British Shop

Welcome to the wonderful world of British cuisine (and junk food)!

The Great British Shop, located at 201 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, is your one-stop destination for all things British. With a wide variety of traditional and iconic British food items, we bring the authentic taste of Britain right to your doorstep. In this blog post, we'll highlight 15 must-try British foods that you can find at our store or online, ready to be shipped anywhere in Canada.

  1. Haggis (in-store only): Experience the rich, savoury flavours of Scotland's national dish, haggis. Made with minced offal, oatmeal, onions, and spices, our in-store haggis is the epitome of Scottish tradition and culture.


  2. Soreen Malt Loaf: Soreen Malt Loaf is a British classic that combines the wholesome goodness of malt and dried fruit. Its unique, squidgy texture makes it perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea or as a satisfying snack.


  3. Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps: These iconic British crisps offer an irresistible combination of tangy cheese and pungent onion flavours. Each crisp is coated with a deliciously seasoned dusting, making them the perfect savoury snack.

    Walkers Cheese And Onion Crisps The-Great-British-Shop

  4. McVities Penguins: McVities Penguins are chocolate-covered biscuit bars filled with a creamy chocolate centre. Their smooth texture and delightful taste make them a timeless and much-loved British snack.

    MCVITIES PENGUIN The-Great-British-Shop

  5. Aunty's Sticky Toffee Pudding: Indulge in the decadence of Aunty's Sticky Toffee Pudding, featuring a moist and tender sponge cake, generously smothered in a rich, velvety toffee sauce. It's the ultimate British dessert that will leave you craving more.


  6. Burton Jammie Dodgers: These classic shortbread biscuits are filled with a layer of sweet, tangy raspberry jam. The buttery, crumbly texture of the biscuit perfectly complements the fruity filling, making Burton Jammie Dodgers a true British favourite.

  7. Barr Irn Bru: Barr Irn Bru is Scotland's other national drink, boasting a unique and refreshing flavour that combines citrus, bubblegum, and a hint of spice. This bright orange carbonated beverage is a must-try for those seeking a taste of the extraordinary.


  8. Cadbury Curly Wurly: Discover the playful and delicious taste of Cadbury Curly Wurly. These twisted, chewy caramel bars are covered in rich Cadbury milk chocolate, creating a perfect blend of flavours and textures in every bite.


  9. Sausage Rolls (in-store only): Our in-store, freshly baked sausage rolls are a true British delight. Packed with juicy, seasoned meat and encased in a flaky, golden pastry, these sausage rolls will transport you straight to the streets of London.

  10. Heinz Salad Cream: Heinz Salad Cream is a quintessential British condiment that adds a tangy, zesty twist to your salads and sandwiches. Its creamy texture and distinctive taste elevate your everyday meals to new heights.

    Heinz Salad Cream The-Great-British-Shop

  11. Warburtons Crumpets: Warburtons Crumpets are traditional British delights with a warm, pillowy softness. Their porous texture makes them perfect for toasting and topping with butter, jam, or Marmite, allowing the flavours to seep into every nook and cranny.

    Warburtons Crumpets The-Great-British-Shop

  12. Marks & Spencer Gold Tea: Experience the rich, full-bodied flavour of Marks & Spencer Gold Tea. This premium blend of Assam and Kenyan teas offers a robust and satisfying taste, perfect for enjoying at any time of day, whether it's a morning pick-me-up or an afternoon break.

    Marks and Spencer Gold Tea The-Great-British-Shop

  13. Crawford's Cheese Savouries: Crawford's Cheese Savouries are moreish cheese-flavoured crackers that are crispy, light, and loaded with flavour. They make a great accompaniment to your favourite British cheeses or simply on their own for a delightful snack.

  14. Barratt Dolly Mix: Satisfy your sweet tooth with Barratt Dolly Mix, a delightful assortment of colourful, retro British sweets. This mix features a variety of soft and chewy candies, including sugar-coated jellies and fondant shapes, providing a nostalgic treat for all ages.

    Barratt Dolly Mix The-Great-British-Shop

  15. Marmite: Love it or hate it, Marmite is an iconic British yeast extract spread with a distinct umami flavour. Rich in B vitamins, Marmite pairs perfectly with toast, crumpets, and cheese, offering a bold taste sensation that is uniquely British.

    Marmite Canada The-Great-British-Shop
More about The Great British Shop!

The Great British Shop is an award-winning British store that brings you the best of British food and culture. We bake fresh British style baked goods, from scones to meat pies, seven days a week, ensuring you can always indulge in the finest British culinary delights. Our store also produces British style meats, from black pudding to British bangers, adding an authentic touch to your meals.

As one of Canada's largest ranges of imported British groceries, we strive to provide a seamless shopping experience both in-store and through our online shop. Shipping across Canada, The Great British Shop ensures that no matter where you are, you can enjoy the rich flavours and comforting tastes of British food.

So why wait? Explore our extensive selection of British foods and experience the true taste of Britain with The Great British Shop. Whether you visit our brick-and-mortar location or shop online, we guarantee a delightful culinary journey that will make you fall in love with British cuisine.

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