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Wil Dec 23, 2007 04:09 PM

Does anyone know any grocery stores/specialty stores prefereably in North York/Scarborough/Richmond Hill/Markham areas that sell British foods. I'm actually looking specifically for Jacobs Club Orange bars, but just any general British stores would be good as I can call them and ask, thanks everyone!

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    hungryabbey Dec 23, 2007 04:19 PM

    The nutty choclateir often has alot of british candies and treats. But even better is the Chocolate Box on Donlands http://www.thechocolatebox.ca .. I think they only sell british goods so I think if anyone has what youre looking for, its them.

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      PlayWithYourFood Dec 23, 2007 04:41 PM

      There's a store in Eglinton Square at Victoria Park & Eglinton. Walk towards the food court. It's on the left hand side. Sorry I don't know the name I've only been once. They have a good selection esp. the goodies.

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        Googs Dec 24, 2007 08:12 AM

        You mean this place:
        http://www.bestbritishfoods.com/ShowP...

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          cacruden Mar 21, 2009 04:25 PM

          Thanks, Last time I ordered the brown sauce I had it shipped from the UK.... this is definitely closer ....

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            Squeakycheese Mar 21, 2009 04:44 PM

            One thing to note about this one- they're not too fussy about selling stuff WELL past the sell by date, so check before buying!

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          seeldee Dec 23, 2007 07:44 PM

          Hi Wil,

          You'll want to visit A Bit of Home, an online store that also has a retail location in Mississauga that you can visit. Their prices are very good and they carry all the usual nostalgic favourites. Their prices on chocolates and candy compared to The Nutty Chocolatier will amaze you by their reasonable-ness (is that a word?).

          Here is A Bit of Home's website: http://www.abitofhome.ca/

          Oh, and you'll be delighted to hear that they carry Jacob's Club Orange Biscuits. Here's a link to that specific item: http://www.abitofhome.ca/page/C1/PROD...

          Enjoy!

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            Wil Dec 24, 2007 06:00 AM

            Seeldee, that looks perfect, now I have to figure out how to get the 'sauga from here. Might be a bit of a trek just to get chocholate, at least I know it's there!

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              millygirl Dec 24, 2007 06:02 AM

              I second The Chocolate Box on Donlands. They sell everything.

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                seeldee Dec 24, 2007 08:31 AM

                Good lord - hungryabbey and millygirl are right! I was just at The Chocolate Box's website and I am delighted that I'll no longer need to drive out to Mississauga for Galaxy Minstrels. Thanks for the tip, hungryabbey and millygirl! You've saved me some serious future driving hassles.

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            middydd Dec 24, 2007 08:42 AM

            Last week I was in Bulk Barn and they had a new section with a sign "British Invasion", they had quite a few British chocolate bars, also products like canned Sticky Pudding, Chip Shop Curry Sauce.

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              Pincus Dec 24, 2007 09:24 AM

              Newmarket isn't quite in the list you had, but there is a nice little shop there.

              British Imports

              474 Timothy Street, Newmarket , ON L3Y 1P8
              Telephone : 905-853-6450

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                Wil Dec 28, 2007 06:30 AM

                Thanks Pincus, I called them, they usually have stock but are sold out until the new year! Thanks though, I think this is actually closer to where I live (404/Major Mac)

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                alsiem Dec 24, 2007 09:47 AM

                The tabbaco shop in the Attrium on Bay sells British chocolate bars. I think that's the only downtown location I've seen.

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                  thebutcher Dec 28, 2007 02:08 PM

                  The Nutty Chocolatier (spelling?) on Queen Street West (West of Euclid, north side) has a pretty good selection of British candy/chocolate/crisps.

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                    acook1230 Dec 29, 2007 01:19 PM

                    British Eats And Treats
                    Address: 83 Jones Street Oakville
                    Phone: (905) 465-2346

                    If you ever find yourself in Oakville this store is always busy. They are located near the lake in the south west area of Oakville known as Bronte.

                    1. fruglescot Dec 30, 2007 04:39 PM

                      I hope you find what you are looking for. a friend asked me to help him find the British County saugage with the filler included (?) Please let me know if you see some around.
                      Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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                        ryth Jan 2, 2008 05:58 AM

                        I'm not sure iof there are any of these stores in North Y, but I know that you can buy Club Orange/Orange Club at Sugar Mountain and most of the similar-themed "candy boutiques". They don't always have them in stock, but I go to the one downtown to grab Clubs and Flakes all the time. They also have a lot of other British chocolate bars.

                        Hope that helps.

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                          Wil Jan 2, 2008 01:00 PM

                          Great, but excuse my ignorance, where is Sugar Mountain?

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                            yoyodyne Jan 2, 2008 02:51 PM

                            http://www.sugarmountain.ca/stores/to...

                            i believe this is the north york location.

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                          clisa Oct 9, 2008 08:26 AM

                          Hey Wil.. A very cool British and Irish shop in Ajax, THE BRITISH ISLES SHOPPE has Orange Clubs.. and tons of food, clothes etc from Uk, Irleand . I'm in the west end and order online www.britishislesshoppe.com . Biggest selection I've found .

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                            goaneat Oct 9, 2008 10:01 AM

                            Hi WIL,
                            I saw the Jacobs Club Orange bars at the Bulk Barn in the Scarborough Town Centre
                            last Friday. Hope this helps if you have not found them as yet.

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                              urbandreamer Mar 2, 2009 07:43 AM

                              I am looking for Kendal Mint Cakes, either Wilson's or George Romney's. So far, haven't found a shop in Toronto that sells them.:(

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                                Captain Maplesyrup Mar 2, 2009 07:54 AM

                                urbandreamer - I've been looking for Kendal Mint Cakes two years in the GTA with no success - I have asked at trade shows etc - seems not enough demand and others have never heard of it. (my daughter got hooked on them when we were hiking in Cumbria and the Lakes two years ago). Had to have emergency rations sent here along with Yorkshire Tea. Good luck.

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                                  Captain Maplesyrup Mar 5, 2009 09:57 AM

                                  Sugar & Co. Sweet Shop
                                  West Vancouver.
                                  604-925-0801
                                  www.sugarandco.ca

                                  They sell Romney's Kendal Mint Cakes for $2.29 each and will ship to Ontario....

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                                  peasontoast Mar 21, 2009 03:40 PM

                                  It's not exactly the GTA, but I saw them today at Blighty's in Orangeville. Right by the cash.
                                  http://www.blightys.com/
                                  In fact, the proprieter Tweeted about them just recently:
                                  http://twitter.com/BlightysTuck/statu...

                                  Better yet, they also had Bovril, which made my husband a VERY happy camper.

                                  -----
                                  Blighty's Tuck Store
                                  88 First St, Orangeville, ON L9W, CA

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                                    katietoronto Mar 30, 2010 10:23 PM

                                    hey,
                                    does anyone know where i can find angel delight (any flavours), and bath olivers in the GTA specifically, or general toronto area? theyre both so hard to find, been googling everything i can think of but no luck so far.
                                    thanks so much for any help!

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                                      Omnibus_Eater Mar 31, 2010 09:42 AM

                                      Bath Olivers! I used to get them at Eaton's a very long time ago, way back when Eaton's sold food items, way back when there was an Eaton's. I would love to find them again. Nothing goes better under a nice ripe hunk of Stilton.

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