Country Puddings receive their 8th Great Taste Award
A Syrup Sponge Pudding produced by Penrith based Country Puddings will be proudly displaying a coveted Great Taste 2013 logo after being judged as one of the nation’s greatest tasting foods.
Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.
Country Puddings, run by Lynne Mallinson is one of the leading manufacturers of traditional homemade puddings in the UK. Country Puddings offers the highest quality puddings, made with the finest ingredients, by a small team in their dedicated pudding kitchen. Over the years the puddings have become renowned in the industry with many winning Great Taste Awards including the Tangy Lemon Pudding, Bread and Butter Pudding, Summer Pudding, Creamy Vanilla Custard and the Syrup Sponge Pudding also won in the Cumbria Life awards 2011/12.
The Country Puddings’ story began almost 12 years ago when Lynne started making traditional puddings from her farmhouse kitchen in Dacre. She started making puddings as an extra source of income with two young children at home and as Foot and Mouth struck the area. Lynne used and tweaked recipes that had been family favourites that her grandmother had taught her when she was a small child.
Word soon spread about the puddings and a barn on the family farm had to be converted into a dedicated pudding kitchen to enable the business to grow. After five years, this proved to be too small for Country Puddings and today the pudding team operate from a new kitchen on the North Lakes Business Park. By expanding on to an out of town site has provided Country Puddings the opportunity to offer a larger product range, while sticking to their core values.
Country Puddings has invested heavily in the businesses & sales have increased by over 20% year on year over the past two years.
“It is fantastic that we have won another Great Taste award and that our range of puddings has been voted some of the best in the UK. Our business has grown dramatically over the past 12 years and continues to flourish as people demand good quality, locally produced products.” Comments, Lynne Mallinson, Managing Director of Country Puddings.
Country Pudding’s handmade treats are available from a vast range of outlets across the UK and abroad ensuring everyone gets to taste these award winning puddings direct from the Lake District.