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A Brief History of Potato Crisps

by Jeffrey Davies

Who doesn't love a crunchy potato crisp? (Or chip, as we say here in North America.) The UK is home to some of the most eclectic potato crisp brands in the world, and we're proud to sell some of them here at... read more

A Brief History of U.K. Fizzy Drinks

by Jeffrey Davies

Here at BritShop, we love exposing our Canadian taste buds to some classic soft drinks from the UK, or "fizzy drinks" as they are most commonly known across the pond. Unless you hail from British heritage or... read more

5 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice in the UK

by Jeffrey Davies

This year, the summer solstice falls on Wednesday, June 21st. The event is typically celebrated worldwide as it is considered the longest day of the year. The summer solstice occurs when one of Earth's geogr... read more

Why Did Edmund Pevensie Sell His Soul for Turkish Delight?

by Jeffrey Davies

Another one of our biggest sellers here at BritShop is Turkish delight, usually in the Fry's brand.Turkish delight is the British name for a confection that dates back to Turkey's Ottoman Empire called lokum... read more

Everything You Never Knew About Jelly Tots

by Jeffrey Davies

Here at BritShop, Rowntree's Jelly Tots are among our biggest sellers. Many customers remember them from childhood and are eager to get their hands on a nostalgic treat.But did you know that the creation of ... read more

Everything You Never Knew About Mint Sauce

by Jeffrey Davies

Mint sauce has a rich history in the UK and particularly in England. Traditionally served with lamb, it differs from the mint jelly that sometimes accompanies lamb dinners in North America. (Mint jelly is a ... read more