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A bit about Bisto! - The Great British Shop

A bit about Bisto!

Bisto is a brand of gravy and other food products that is widely popular in the United Kingdom. It was created by the Roberts and Patterson company in 1908 and has been a staple in British kitchens ever since. 

British Bisto Gravy in Canada

Bisto was originally created as a gravy powder that could be mixed with water to make a quick and easy gravy. It quickly gained popularity due to its convenience and flavour, and the brand expanded to offer a range of other food products, including stocks, sauces, and seasonings.

Over the years, Bisto has become a household name in the UK and has been used in many traditional British dishes, such as roast dinners and pies. It has also become popular in other parts of the world, and can be found in supermarkets and grocery stores around the globe.

Bisto Logo - Greencore

In addition to its food products, Bisto has also been known for its advertising campaigns, which have featured catchy slogans (“Aah Bisto”) and memorable characters. The brand has remained popular for over a century due to its consistent quality and commitment to using high-quality ingredients in its products.

We carry a wide range of Bisto here at The Great British Shop and deliver anywhere in Canada!


You can order directly from our online shop, or come to our physical British store in Halifax, Nova Scotia located at 201 Chain Lake Drive!


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The Great British Shop is one of Canada’s leading and trusted British food distributors.

We ship across Canada, including Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, Burnaby, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, London, Markham, Windsor, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Oakville, Burlington, Sarnia, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, Gatineau, Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Charlottetown, Halifax, Dartmouth, Sydney, St John’s, Corner Brook and all points in-between!
More on our physical British store!

We are home to the largest and most authentic range of British baked goods this side of the Atlantic! We are committed to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients where possible and pride ourselves in the quality we provide, both in product and service. Our imported grocery is one of the largest in Canada, from your favourite British chocolate, crisps, Marks and Spencer and Battenberg cake to imported frozen goods including Warburtons bread, crumpets, Quorn, Linda McCartney and so much more. We carry a wide range of British style meats, including black pudding, British bangers, British bacon, Haggis and, Chipolatas and square sausage!


Established in 2019.

Our Halifax location is our first in Atlantic Canada, our family business stems from our chain of British Pride Bakery locations in Ontario. We opted to continue our growth in the Maritimes under the name in which our online shop operates to enhance our reputation online as well as add our own mark on the brick & mortar stage. We are Canada's largest chain of family owned British specialty stores and we've built our reputation on quality, service and authenticity.

Meet the Business Owner

Being an expat in Canada, I understand the need for British foods for fellow expats, generational Brits and British enthusiasts. The nostalgia and emotion tied to British products can all but eliminate homesickness, a simple sausage roll for lunch can hit the spot like nothing else and comfort foods people grew up with or come to love through parents, grandparents or trips to the UK are brilliant to have so easily accessible locally or delivered to your doorstep anywhere in Canada. Being able to bring authentic British style baked goods to the market is a great feeling and it's fantastic having the entire shop at my disposal when any homesickness might sneak up on me! Nothing a Cornish pasty and a shandy won't fix!

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