By jove it has been a difficult year. I remember the year 1919 as being equally difficult after 4 years of damaging war in Europe we had to face the Pandemic that was the Spanish Flu. Sheffield bore its brunt of the illness after so many had been lost previously. As a company we struggled … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2020!
I am very pleased to announce that we are launching in 2020 my famous and delicious Chocolate Honeycomb. Only the finest chocolate can coat my superbly crunchy honeycomb and I wished to have this perfected once more before launching as I knew that you, my discerning customers, would not be happy if I let my … Continue reading Chocolate Honeycomb
I have been asked a number of times recently about the origins of this fine business. As such, it was decided I would allow my assistant to search my drawers and archives for photographs and price lists to show you all. I started back in 1848 making my fine confections in my shop in Sheffield … Continue reading My Beginnings
A happy Yorkshire Day one and all. Today, August 1st, is Yorkshire Day but for people of my generation August 1st means something more and it is that which I wish to remember, and unlike previous iterations of my ramblings it is a step away from my working life but to slightly earlier in my … Continue reading 180 years since the full Emancipation of Slaves
I am very proud to announce that we have won the Family Business award at “The Star Small Business Awards 2018” at a ceremony held in Sheffield City Centre on Thursday 19th July. Managing Director Richard Pitchfork was there to pick up the award at the Virgin Money Lounge and commented “It is a huge … Continue reading The Star Small Business Awards Winner
I once more turn to 1885 and some information I sent to all of my suppliers so that they knew that they were buying only the most genuine and the most delectable of confectionery. To this day this is still true and, as with the last paragraph of the information below, you can always be … Continue reading A Trusted Quality Mark
There has certainly been a large benjo around my way in the last few weeks with the World Cup matches and I have been watching them with great delight too. I am also enjoying the resurrection of the idea that “football is coming home”! Of course I remember when its home was first built in this … Continue reading Football is Coming Home!!
You must understand first that when I started this great adventure in confection there was not a bicycle to be seen. 20 years after my beginnings here the boneshaker arrived and by jove it did indeed shake my bones. One journey down the local lane gave my body a full batty-fang and that was enough for me. … Continue reading A Penny for your Farthing?
I am old enough to remember the separate Kingdoms, Principalities and States of Germany coming together as one federal Empire in 1871. It is now with the greatest of pleasure that I can announce that leaving us today will be an order of my afternoonified new packaging to Hoxter, a beautiful town in North Rhine-Westphalia. … Continue reading German Customer!!
I am so very excited to be able to share with you our new lines that will be coming out towards May. We have been making Toffee for such a long time using it as a centre to our sweets, especially the fantastic Liquorice & Blackcurrant which has proven to be such a favourite. Today, … Continue reading Toffee