memory lane, eh?

Now most of you may know from reading this blog, that I am Canadian. I was born in Canada, my parents grew up in Canada, and the majority of my extended family is from and lives in Canada as well. Even though I grew up in California, I have this love for my home country. Some Canadian traditions and things obviously found their way into our household growing up. One of those, was the love for the Royal Family. For those of you who don't know, Canada is a commonwealth country, which means the British Royals, are the Canadians Royals as well. You bet me and my mother were on the phone talking about William and Kate's wedding for days :)
Anyways, me and my mother spent some time in London after my graduation, and I loved it there. This is a long round about way to tell you why I was so excited to go to these two shops here in Salt Lake City. I have lived here for four years and drive past these shops all the time. So when my parents were up for my graduation I decided we all had to go together. It ended up being a real treat, and we all had a blast.
The store was like memory lane, because so much of the British candy is the same as in Canada. We had so much fun wandering through the store and reminiscing over our favorite candies, and things me and my parents grew up eating. I normally don't get to see this stuff unless it is in a Christmas package from my grandparents.
Then imagine our surprise when Trevor started recognizing foods and snacks on one of the shelves. He kept saying how they had this on his mission, and that, etc. Then I noticed the sign on the shelf, it was a South African corner! Trevor served his mission in the Johannesburg South Africa Mission. He got so excited he ended up getting some jerky he use to eat all the time down there, which was nasty by the way, haha. Then we headed over to the other shop which was a bakery with English goods, we got us some Cadbury Hot Chocolate, which me and my mama enjoyed.
You got to love the William & Kate flag :)
Trevor excited to find the South Africa corner!
"Mind the Gap" made me think of when me and my mother were traveling around London :)
My Dad with a Harry Potter wand :) haha love him.
I drank Ribena a lot when I spent time in Scotland, and other parts of Europe. Love this stuff.
Meat pies and pastries galore!
I remember eating these as a kid :)
Me with my Cadbury hot chocolate and free British Newspaper :)
If you are in the Salt Lake City area and you are interested in going the stores they are the London Market and Elizabeth's Bakery & Tea Shop!
It was such a fun afternoon, and brought back memories for all of us!
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46 comments

  1. Seeing this just made me happy. I love Canada, I love all that is Canadian.

    I love that you love Canada... There's a store in Provo called Krazy Kanuck it's ALLLLL Canadian stuff. When I was in school in Utah I'd go there when I was home sick. xoxo

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  2. Lachele I know exactly what store you are talking about :) haha

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  3. Biltong is delicious! I have such a craving now... It is afterall our 'national' meat ;)

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  4. I went to the UK.as a little girl when my family was visiting the missionary who taught my Dad. I have been in that store...I loved the little lady runningit and I definitly brought back some Regina :)

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  5. I lived in London for awhile a few years back. It is, without question, my favorite city on earth. I love when other people love it too!

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  6. One of my best friends is from England and we go to Elizabeth's all the time. Their sausage roll and egg tart is soooooooooooooooo freaking good! Did you see the Groupon for Elizabeth? Have you been to Les Madelines yet? They are pretty phenomenal too!

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  7. London looks awesome, I went there though I was really young.

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  8. I miss London and all things British!!! This post just made me smile!

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  9. looks amazing! I am definitely going there next time I visit SLC.!

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  10. there is a wonderful store near where i live in toronto {though, not nearly as posh as those you visited} that we go to for meat pies and our 'brown sauce' and crisp flavours we don't have in canada. {onion & cheese? yes, please!} it also stocks 'coronation street' merchandise that we stock up on for gifties. great post.

    xoxo
    http://tinylittlehappies.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh man my family would just die over that store! I wish we had something like it near me. I'm not Canadian but my grandpa was born and partially raised in England and immigrated to the US through Canada when he was young. I'll take some clotted cream!!

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  12. Great pictures!! These brought back memories for me too as I used to live in England. I need to start searching for a store like that here in Boston :)

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  13. Oh I love that you posted this! I studied abroad in London, and I can't wait to visit these.

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  14. YAY for the South African corner!!! And DOUBLE yay for Biltong. Its one of the biggest things I miss about home (im a South African living in NY).
    Awww... was so cool seeing those pics and they bring back some awesome memories as I used to live in London too.
    And Ribena is pretty much the #1 thing I miss about the UK.
    Thanks for sharing those pics, it made my day!

    www.saffakate.blogspot.com

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  15. Haha south African corner! These photos are so cute! Wahoo Canada!

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  16. I love that you stay true to your roots :) Those desserts and pies look DELICIOUS!

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  17. My family is Canadian too! Living in utah, haha. What part of Canada are you from?

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  18. oh fun! i totally want to go.

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  19. I love this post and I love England. I want to go back to London so bad.

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  20. awesome. my sister married a Canadian and lives in Ontario now. I love to visit and see all the fun treats we don't have here. That looks like such a fun place to explore!

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  21. Yay for Canada! I'm a Canadian living in Toronto currently but my best friend livesout in Calgary, Alberta so she is close to where you're from!

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  22. I love going to London but that store looked like you were actually there..love it! Go Canada!

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  23. Just love finding other Canadians in blogland:) Thanks for coming by and finding me, girl! I'm following right back.
    Keep in touch!
    xo
    L

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  24. love the car. psst, you left a comment on my blog on my giveaway post. i was wondering if you wanted to enter, or if you were just leaving me a comment. let me know soon, thanks. :)

    Tara
    greeneyedopinions.blogspot.com

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  25. Great pics. Looks like you had fun. Funny how Trevor got excited about the food he used to eat. I bet he wouldn't be if he is still in the mission. Your dad is so cool with the Harry Potter Wand.

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  26. Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog! I'm following your blog now. Great pics! (:

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  27. thank you so much for following my blog, because now I can follow yours too! haha, what I mean is, as soon as I clicked and saw your page I knew I would love it. The layout is sooo cute. How did you get it like that? I would love having it as wide as yours is but I'm not really sure how? :o

    But yes, we graduated 97 in our class, crazy right?

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  28. Oh my goodness - the Kate & William flag is hysterical! ;) Love all of the pictures, and I bet it is so cool to be reminded of it all!

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  29. Aw, I love this! (And I love your boots in that mini cooper pic, btw)

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  30. I am so glad you stopped by my blog. You are so sweet with your comment about my blog. I am now hooked on yours. I love a good modest fashion blog. I am now one of your newest followers:>

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  31. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog, Alycia! I'm following you back. :D

    How cool that you're from Canada! I've never been there but it seems like an awesome country. Those desserts look delicious! :))

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  32. okay those shops look so lovely!! i think i have driven past but haven't ever stopped. guess what, my hub served in south africa too! i am dying for him to take me there!! and i am going to have to stop by to get some surprise south african items!

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  33. Living in the UK , I guess I take so much of this stuff for granted. If I moved away I know I would miss Cadbury's chocolate. Looks like a really fun store.

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  34. one of my good guy friends is from south africa and he and his dad make their own biltong and I must agree, I think it is nasty too!!

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  35. It was so much fun to take a few minutes and go. Why do we always wait so long to stop and see and do some of the things we say we'd like to. I guess there's a lesson there for all of us. We need to seize the moments and not wait! No regrets!

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  36. Oh my goodness, I could only wish they had these kinds of markets here! x

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  37. I thought I was already following your blog, but I couldn't find myself. Weird. Those shops sound amazing and the next time I'm up in the SL neck of the woods I am totally going to look them up.

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  38. canadian pride right hurrrr. that's my girl! ha.
    i'm such a canadian ;)

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  39. Ahh!!! The picture of beef jerky brings back memories of when I lived in Namibia!! Love these photos :)

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  40. This is fabulous! We include Sweetheart sweets(and other retro sweets) in all our parcels - always make people smile. :)

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  41. hello!! thanks so much for following my blog and leaving your sweet comment. i'm english so this post makes me very happy- i love ribena too and of course cadburys is the best chocolate! :) id love to come to america!
    xxx

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  42. That is such a fun little place. Daniel served in England so we went there a few years ago to check it out!

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  43. Looks like an awesome day!

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  44. My dad lives in Canada. I've never lived there, but have visited...a little bit of Canadian lives in me though!!! And I'm always proud to say it..

    Grew up in California too, but now live in Michigan which people think is SO weird and wonder why I would ever leave California...I miss it daily. But love it here too =)

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  45. ahhh i want that biltong, milo, roobois, nando's, black cat peanut butter, cadbury's.... YUM! I hope he got to get some yummy SA treats!

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