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Published July 31st 2012
From Fry's Chocolate Cream Bars to PG Tips, from Toffee Crisp to Birds Custard the British sure do have a ton of yummy treats. Ex-pats may already know this but if you are looking for something delightfully delicious and delectably different, then an old fashioned British shop should be your next stop.
For some British ex-pats finding a shop that sells all sorts of hard to find British items can be a bit like entering an Aladdin's cave. Seeing all the products they remember from back home, shelves full of the tasty treats and goodies that are not readily available in other stores.
Of course, you can find some British products in supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths, and IGA has a small section dedicated to international food-stuffs, so you can sometimes get British products there. There are a few shops in and around Perth that import and sell British food-stuffs but where can you find British products in Perth?
The biggest and possibly the best shop in Perth to find British produce would have to be The Best of British in Floreat. Owned and run by a lovely English couple this is a great shop and has been open since 2005. They stock a wide range of British food-stuffs, selling British products, groceries and confectionery you can find biscuits, breakfast cereals, jams, marmalades, tea, chocolates, sweets, crisps and loads more. They also sell a range of novelty and gift items. Visit the shop or buy on-line.
The Blue Thistle in Malaga has a huge range of imported British Products. For over seventeen years, the Blue Thistle has imported British delights and provides the best range and highest quality goods. They stock over 1200 different items including groceries, chocolates, confectionery, drinks and gourmet foods.
The Great British Sausage Company in Osborne Park produces and sells gourmet sausages including a selection of English sausages. The Star of the North in Currambine is an international meat specialist store and sells a variety of English foods including English sausages, pork pies, Cornish pasties and black pudding.
Visiting these shops can be fun and a bit dangerous - you will find yourself leaving the shop overloaded with things you didn't even know you needed.
These are only some of the shops in Perth that sell British products, there are probably more - if you know of any others please let us know.