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Bovril in Edmonton

jnorton Jul 4, 2009 06:14 PM

Does anyone know where to get Bovril (the spread for toast) in Edmonton?

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  1. Bryn RE: jnorton Jul 5, 2009 08:59 AM

    Maybe the British Import shop in WEM? I got Paxo there.

    Their # is 780.443.3465

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      foodiesnorth RE: Bryn Jul 6, 2009 04:52 PM

      If you are in the east end, there is a butcher shop in Sherwood Park who carries many British products (Butcher Block beside the Home Depot on Baseline road). If he does not have it, I suspect he can get it.

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        jnorton RE: foodiesnorth Jul 16, 2009 07:43 AM

        Thanks. The British shop in WEM doesn't carry it, but I will try the Sherwood Park option.

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      bubblepuffer RE: jnorton Jul 24, 2009 11:38 AM

      try chinatown grocery store. Most Chinese grocery store will carry those.

      1. Canadawg1 RE: jnorton Aug 14, 2009 03:37 PM

        The Stadium Save-On (82 St and 112 Ave) has it on the bottom shelf under all the soup stocks and bouillon cubes. They always have Marmite in stock, too, and Lyle's golden syrup.

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          dingmah RE: Canadawg1 Aug 19, 2009 08:21 PM

          I'm pretty sure you're talking about the ones that come in a squeeze brown bottle, which is not what we're looking for.

          The one we're looking for has a molasses consistency. A picture of it is posted below.

        2. felix the hound RE: jnorton Aug 15, 2009 08:23 AM

          You mean "Johnston's Fluid Beef'"? on Chowhound? :-)

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            dingmah RE: jnorton Aug 19, 2009 09:01 PM

            Success!!! Bovril & its counterpart Marmite can be found at:

            Jacaranda Imports
            3018A - 106 Street
            Edmonton, AB


            It says right on their website that they sell Bovril & Marmite when you check out the "Spreads" section description under the site map link.

            Definitely call before heading in, because they have the weirdest store hours I've ever seen; only open 3 days a week from 11am to 5pm on Wed, Fri & Sat. I'll be going there this weekend, I'll report back!

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              dingmah RE: dingmah Aug 21, 2009 03:31 PM


              No Frills in Leduc sells Marmite. I just bought a few jars of it.

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                Canadawg1 RE: dingmah Aug 24, 2009 12:16 PM

                Marmite is easy to get around here. Most Save-Ons have it (they stock it with the peanut butter).

                I grew up using Bovril as a broth base but would never put it on toast. That's what Marmite's for! We used to get English relatives to bring us big cans of Bovril when they came to visit.

                Jacaranda sounds kind of fun, but man, what a crap website.

            2. Magnapro RE: jnorton Aug 23, 2009 04:14 PM

              Call the Italian Centre.

              1. Magnapro RE: jnorton Aug 23, 2009 04:18 PM

                http://www.italiancentre.ca/10878 95 Street Nw, Edmonton - (780) 424-4621 (780) 424-4621
                5028 104A Street Nw, Edmonton - (780) 989-4869

                1. Pata_Negra RE: jnorton Aug 24, 2009 12:34 PM

                  hey glad you found your Bovril. i like Marmite as well but prefer Bovril. although the Guinness version is great too :D miam miam... [Vegemite comes last ...i do eat it but sorry, Aussies! photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenhosau...]

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                    cdobs RE: jnorton Dec 10, 2011 09:31 PM

                    candy boutique in St.Albert. the REAL stuff!

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