Groceries

The Food You Miss From The Cupboard Back Home


Whether you are searching for a unique gift or you are just in the mood for some of those hard-to-find English treats, get in touch with The English Shop. We are proud to carry some of the best English foods and treats. Since 1984, we have been proudly carrying a wide variety of unique products and foods that you may not traditionally find in the United States.

Biscuits
  • Mcvites plain, dark, milk, ginger nut, penguin, hob nob’s and many more
  • Cadbury Fingers milk & dark
  • Jacob’s Cream crackers, Jaffa cakes and twiglets 
  • Walker’s Shortbread, oat cakes, lg selection
  • Border’s Shortbreads
  • Burton’s Jammie Dodgers, biscuits
  • Dean’s Shortbreads
  • Crawford’s Biscuits and garibaldi
  • Boland’s Custard Creams
  • Tunnocks caramel wafers
Jam & Marmalades
  • Hartley’s, black currant
  • Rose’s lemon, lemon lime, orange
  • Mrs. Bridges lemon curd
  • Robertsons golden & silver shred 
  • Chivers jams and marmalade
  • Tiptree jams
  • Mrs. Darlingtons 
  • Frank Cooper’s orange marmalade
  • Mamade
Canned Goods
  • Heinz baked beans, soups
  • Batchelors mushy peas
  • John West kippers
  • Stahly haggis, veg haggis
  • Caledonian beef haggis
  • Sharwood’s
  • Patak’s
Condiments & Pickles
  • Oxo
  • Haywards picked onions, piccalilli
  • Coleman’s dry, wet, tube
  • Branston pickle
  • Hp brown sauce, original, fruity
  • Daddies brown sauce
  • Marmite small, large
  • Bisto gravy granules, curry, chicken
  • Paxo
  • Yorkshire Pudding Mix
Desserts
  • Mr. Kipling assorted
  • Birds instant packet, tub
  • Ambrosia custard, rice pudding
  • Cole’s spotted dick, sticky toffee sponge
  • Tate & Lyle golden syrup, black treacle
  • Demerara sugar cubes 
  • English Clotted Cream
  • Sticky Fingers asst. scones and gluten free
Walker’s authentic English Crisp 
  • Many flavors
Beverages
  • Irn Bru Scottish soda indiv. & 12 pack
  • Fentiman’s bottled in many flavors
  • Ribena concentrate and sparkling box
  • Lucozade
  • Tango orange & apple
  • Robinson’s orange squash
  • Bass Shandy
  • Ben Shaws cream soda, dandelion & burdock 
  • Cadbury drinking chocolate 
Frozen Food
  • Cameron’s meat pies, pork pies, Sheppard’s pie
  • big ben sausage, steak & kidney pie
  • BJ Balson & Sons breakfast links
  • Pie Society cottage pies, cornish pasties
  • Winston beef & pork sausage
  • Haywood & Padgett scones
We do not ship frozen food, sorry


A Traditional English Trifle Recipe

Prep- 15 min Cook- 30 Min; Ready- 2hr 45 min

  • 1 (9 inch) sponge cake, cut in cubes
  • 1 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 8 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 10 fluid ounces heavy cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 10 fluid ounces heavy cream
  • 2 ounces sliced almonds

Spread a little jam on each piece of cake and place in the bottom of a large glass bowl. Sprinkle raspberries over cake.
Heat 10 fl. oz. cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. 
While the cream is heating, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow and smooth. Strain yolk mixture into a clean bowl. Pour hot cream into egg yolks and stir vigorously. 
Return mixture to pan over low heat and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
While custard is cooling, whip 10 fl oz. cream until soft peaks form. 
Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast, in a 300 degree oven or toaster oven, stirring frequently, until golden, 2 to 10 minutes.
Spread cooled custard over cake in bowl. Top with whipped cream and toasted almonds. Chill 2 hours before serving.
Optional - Add Strawberries, Bananas or Blueberries or all, have fun

Our shop is conveniently located in Historic Downtown St. Charles. Visit or call us today to learn more about our English foods!
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