Newfoundland Store is just what it sounds like: a tiny shop collecting all things Newfoundland, from snacks to pins and prints.
Everything in the minuscule space is either from, only available in, produced by someone from, or brings back memories of the last province to become a part of Canada.
Newfoundland Store adjoins Craig’s Cookies, and is run by the same owner. The former clothing store space became available, so the back area was blown out to allow passage between the pair of businesses.
They stock a ton of Purity brand snacks like Cream Crisps ($3.50), Milk Lunch Biscuits, Lemon Creams and Tea-Vees ($7), Jam Jams and Coconut Bar Cookies ($7.50).
There are also lots of tinned items, Fraser Farms meatballs ($4) apparently especially beloved. Many of the snacks and pantry items here are staples in any Newfoundland corner store, but would be hard to find here, like canned corn on the cob.
Red alert: this is where to get roast chicken and fries n’ gravy Lays ($3), flavours only available in Newfoundland.
There are also nacho-flavoured Cheetos for the same price.
Small bags of Hawkins brand Cheezies go for just a dollar.
Regional Newfoundland flavours of Crush ($2 or three for $5) like pineapple, lime and birch bark are also in stock here.
Caramel Logs ($1) are made by century-old company Tunnock’s, as well as retro Snow Balls ($3) and milk chocolate tea cakes ($4.50).
Famous Newfoundland born Rick Mercer autographed copies of his book Final Report ($25) especially for the shop.
John Andrews prints capture the character of animals native to Newfoundland in cheeky stylized portraits. They might also sometimes have totes with the images in stock.
The local Toronto artist behind Snack Paintings is actually from Newfoundland, and created a whole series devoted to iconic Newfoundland foods, like Mary Brown’s, hard bread and Zest mustard pickles. Small prints are $16, large ones $24.
Take your favourite snack painting with you in the form of an enamel pin ($12).
Newfoundland Salt Company makes small-batch sea salt by hand in Bonavista, available in large glass jars ($20), small glass jars ($14) and pocket tins ($6).
YYT Naturals Inc. is a Newfoundland-based company that makes soaps using all-natural ingredients that look interesting and have funky names. “East Coast Dream” fits right into the store thematically, the scent combining notes of musk, daylily, sea spray and florals.
If all you’re looking for is a good old Newfoundland flag ($16), they’ve got that too. Stock fluctuates, but this place will continue to bring in a wealth of inventory as time goes on: fish cakes, salt beef, caplin, scrunchions Mallard Cottage tees, Screech-flavoured coffee and more.