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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Easter at The British Pedlar

Did you know that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, wasn’t even Irish? Born in Britain in the late 4th century, Maewyn Succat, also known as St. Patrick, was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave.

He escaped but returned as a missionary to Ireland around 432 CE to convert the Irish to Christianity. For the next 30 years, he established churches, monasteries and schools. He was known to use the shamrock to explain the Trinity. Ireland came to celebrate this day with religious services and feasts, while Americans now use this day to celebrate all things Irish. Most wear green that day, sporting a shamrock. Some drink green beer and eat corned beef and cabbage to celebrate the day.

Come find all you need to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day authentically at The British Pedlar, including Irish flags, keychains hats and decorations. Don’t forget about the delicious Irish food including Tommy Moloney’s Traditional Irish Cocktail Links and Boiling Bacon to use for your “Corned Beef and Cabbage” and Glen Ri Pork Bangers to use for your “Bangers and Mash.” The British Pedlar also carries many different flavors of the Irish potato chip brands Keogh’s and Tayto.

Keogh’s and Tayto potato chips are made in Ireland and are thicker than American chips.

Easter is just around the corner and will fall on March 31 this year. The British Pedlar is stocked with over 30 different types of chocolate Easter eggs and assorted egg hunt kits. Some of their chocolate eggs even weigh about a pound. Michael Blois, an Englishman who moved to the United States in 2008, says his most popular chocolate Easter eggs are Cadbury, Flake, Crunchie, Maltesers and Galaxy. The Cadbury Creme Egg is a British favorite, consisting of a thick Cadbury chocolate shell with a gooey, sweet fondant filling resembling the yoke and white of a real egg.

The Easter stock will also include traditional Hot Cross Buns, which are spiced sweet bun with a cross on top. They are traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the U.K.

Get authentic Irish meat to make your St. Paddy’s Day dishes this year.

Michael has a heart for sharing British culture with the community of Navarre. Michael started out as “British Pedlar’s best cusItomer” and became the owner Aug. 13, 2018.

“I fancied a change in life, and I have really enjoyed it. It’s been great, and the customers are fantastic,” Michael said.

The British Pedlar carries a variety of chocolate easter eggs of all sizes.

The British Pedlar offers authentic British and Irish food and specialty gifts of all kinds. They have a little bit of everything, from a variety of frozen meats and tasty pies to delicious crumpets and sweet chocolate treats. When asked what makes him stand out amongst his competition, Michael replied, “We’re not better, we’re different. No shop is better than other. We try to bring more of the traditional British and Irish food.”

Their groceries are made from more natural ingredients than typical American food and drinks. “Our sweets are made with fruit, not a chemical, and all of our sodas are made with glucose instead of high fructose corn syrup. And most Cadbury chocolate, their first ingredients are milk and cocoa, not sugar,” Michael said.

Show some Irish love pick up Irish merch to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

In addition, if there is a specific British item that a customer can’t find at the store, Michael can order it. The British Pedlar also has an online inventory that can be found on with all the same items in the store.

“It’s probably the best place in the area to come and get a taste of the United Kingdom,” Michael said.

The British Pedlar
7552 Navarre Parkway, Suite 19
Harvest Village Court
Navarre, FL, 32566
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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