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Sarson's Malt Vinegar: A Brief History of the Iconic British Condiment - The Great British Shop

Sarson's Malt Vinegar: A Brief History of the Iconic British Condiment

If you're a fan of British food and culture, chances are you've used Sarson's Malt Vinegar at some point. This iconic brand has been a staple in the world of British condiments for centuries, and today, it's easier than ever to get your hands on their delicious products thanks to The Great British Shop.

But what exactly is Sarson's Malt Vinegar, and how did it come to be the beloved brand it is today? Let's take a trip down memory lane and explore the history of Sarson's Malt Vinegar.

The origins of Sarson's Malt Vinegar can be traced back to the 1794, when the Sarson family began producing vinegar in London using traditional methods. Their malt vinegar, made from barley and hops, quickly became a popular condiment for fish and chips and other classic British dishes.

In the decades that followed, Sarson's Malt Vinegar continued to be a popular choice for home cooks and professional chefs alike. Today, the brand is known for its high-quality vinegar products, which are still made using the same traditional methods that have been passed down through the generations.

If you're in Canada and looking to get your hands on some delicious Sarson's Malt Vinegar, The Great British Shop is the perfect place to shop. As a leading British store online, they offer a wide range of products from some of the UK's most beloved brands. Plus, their online shop makes it easy to get your fix of British food and culture from the comfort of your own home.

So the next time you're in the mood for this classic British condiment, be sure to check out Sarson's Malt Vinegar and The Great British Shop. You won't be disappointed!

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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.


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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