Wednesday, April 24, 2013


The Totally British Magazine's May Edition has just arrived at Blighty's as well.  $4.99 plus tax and it's a great read.


And, we've just stocked our celtic jewellry cabinet with some lovely earrings, bracelets, necklaces and sets which will make the perfect gift for Mother's day!


Yes, thought that should be the first thing we tell you. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bakery Day!!

Don't forget we have fresh baked goods arriving weekly!!  Everything from Meat Pies, Pork Pies, Sausage Rolls, Eccles Cakes, Bread, Empire Biscuits, Cream Cakes, Cherry Bakewells, Squares, Tarts & more!!  They'll be in and ready for you by Friday but by Monday morning, they'll be gone so don't wait!!

We always have Meat Pies, Pork Pies, Sausage Rolls the freezer but if you want them fresh come in Friday, Saturday and Sunday's!  See you soon!

Lots Happening at Blightys These days!!

If you've been in to see us lately, you've probably noticed that we do have quite a few new products in store....changing things up a little bit, adding extensions of lines we were already carrying and adding some brand new flavours to the mix at the same time.

We've also been doing some spring cleaning and rearranging of things to freshen the look and feel of the shop up and there's more to come, along with a lot more new products that have been ordered to introduce to the shop.  We're also going to be doing some work on the website, giving it a face lift so to speak and adding more products on there that we carry in the shop but aren't yet on the site for those of you who live too far away to come in and like to shop on-line.

That's all we're going to say about it for now otherwise it won't be a surprise!!

Sampling New Things!

Sometimes it's nice to be able to sample new foods before you buy them to make sure that they're something that you're going to enjoy.  This last week or so we've been sampling the Rochester Beverages in the shop and they've gone over really well as well as the Marmite Rice Cakes. 

This week we'll be sampling the New Heinz Five Beanz so bring in your curious taste buds all you beanz lovers and see what you think!

Marks and Spencer Soups!!

Nothing like a nice hot bowl of soup on a cool spring day!!  Marks and Spencer soups are in.  We have Carrot & Coriander, Country Vegetable and Tomato & Basil.  We have other varieties of Heinz and Baxter soups in stock as well.

Thinking About Doing Some Baking?

We have McDougall's Plain Flour in stock!! Pop in and pick some up and make a batch of your  favourite pastry/cake!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NEW TO BLIGHTYS - HEINZ SNAP POT BEANS Convenient, perfect size for beans on toast. Throw it in your lunch bag to take to work and microwave them, no muss no fuss! In store now!!
NEWS ON THE CRISPS Well the crisps are going to be a few days late. Since Easter they've run into some bad weather, therefore it has slowed the journey down and we won't be seeing them until next week. In saying that, I'm not sure if you've heard but Walkers has decided to change their recipe of the Smokey Bacon and Roast Chicken to making them with "Real" meat. It's great that they're wanting to improve the taste and use more natural flavours opposed to the simulated flavours however, it has caused a bit of a problem now to bring them into the country so, we will not be getting those 2 flavours on this next shipment until Walkers provides the CFIA with the percentage of meat that they use in the new recipe to meet the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's requirements. We will keep you informed as we are. In the meantime, we have ordered a shipment of Tayto Crisps (Irish crisps) and so we will be getting Smokey Bacon and Roast Chicken Tayto's sometime mid-May. They are a good crisp, the potato is sliced a little thinner than Walkers but still a good tasting crisp.
BAKED GOODS ARRIVING THURSDAY!! We have fresh Meat Pies, Bread, Eccles Cakes, Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies, Apple Turnovers, Fern Tarts just to name a few so pop in while they're fresh and before they're all sold!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Extras!!!

We have some Easter Leftovers for sale so please come in and have a look at our specials.  We have Thornton's, Quality Street and Galaxy Indulgence left at great prices!

Rochester Beverages - NEW TO BLIGHTY'S!!

Rochester Beverages are a Non-Alcoholic refreshing drink for winter or summer.  There's 3 types that Blighty's currently has in stock, the Organic Root Ginger that can be served chilled or hot.  The Organic Mulled Berry and the Bloody Mary Mix.  We will be sampling the Organic Root Ginger on the weekend if you'd like to pop in and give it a try!!

ROCHESTER ROOT GINGER is the Holy Grail of Ginger drinks. Serve chilled straight from the fridge to refresh and revive. This potent and invigorating drink packs a real kick, so all of you Gingerholics out there – Your Prayers are well and truly answered ! When the Sun shines serve chilled, when the cold winds blow, serve piping hot as a Tea or a Toddy.

MULLED BERRY PUNCH is made from organic Elderberry, Nutmeg, Clove and Orange.  Serve it hot by the glass either by pan or microwave.  If you wish to add a tot of your favourite tipple to it then that's ok.  Either a teaspoon of Brandy or Dark Rum will do!!


Exciting Times at Blighty's!!

Well, I'm sure you all read the news last week, so we'd just like to say Hello!  Blightys has been a part of our family since the day they opened as I'm sure it has been for a lot of you as well.  Sometimes there's nothing more comforting then being taken back to our memories of where we came from although we live in this great country of Canada.

John became a good friend of the family and so we all agreed that it would be an exciting opportunity to continue the business that John created with some new ideas along the way.  We've worked for John for about 4 years part time.  Myself only at Christmas time and times when John needed extra help when he had the Elora store but, Pat has worked there consistently over the last 4 years and you'll be seeing a lot more of her!!

We welcome your suggestions for any new products you might like to see in the store.  We all have ideas of what we'd like to see and how we'd like to change a few things but we'd love to hear from you also.

We are all very excited about our new endeavor and we're looking forward to meeting you all soon!

We'd like to wish John and his family all the best!  I think we speak for everyone when we say thank you for bringing us a bit of "Home" and we feel proud to have the opportunity to carry it on.  Cheers!!