Christmas has come early for Simply Cornish, the retail brand of Warrens Bakery, who are thrilled to have been awarded the accolade of ‘Tastiest non-supermarket Christmas pudding’ by national magazine, Country Life. Simply Cornish’s legendary Christmas pudding beat off stiff competition from fourteen other finalists including Harrods’ Decadent Christmas Pudding which was placed second. Praise for the popular pud included ‘utterly delicious’, ‘tastes just like Christmas’ and ‘Christmas pudding as it should be’.
Made using Cornish stout, the indulgent traditional pudding is crafted using the finest juicy fruit, rich butter, warm spices and brandy which are then matured, creating a mouth-watering taste and texture. Simply Cornish’s Christmas Pudding is available from over 50 Warrens Bakery stores across the region in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Bristol and online at www.warrensbakery.co.uk, priced from £8.75, 454g.
Mark Sullivan, chairman of Simply Cornish and Warrens Bakery comments: “Our Christmas pudding has always been extremely popular, both in the UK and internationally. This accolade from Country Life is a huge honour and reflects the hard work and dedication that our bakery team put into making our products on a daily basis. As the oldest bakery in Cornwall and one of the oldest artisan bakers in the UK, we are proud to use traditional recipes and baking methods. Our master bakers have crafted our delicious Christmas pudding for over 150 years, so it comes as no surprise to the team at Simply Cornish and Warrens Bakery that it is an award-winner!”
Mark adds: “This recognition comes at an incredibly exciting time for the team as we have just unveiled plans to expand our stores nationally through franchise, as well as laying down more of our own equity stores. Our first store outside of the West Country is due to open in the Midlands in early 2017.”
Simply Cornish’s Christmas Pudding is just one of the products in their extensive Christmas range which includes the renowned Mince Pie Pasty, Christmas Pasty, Port and Stilton Pasty, hand decorated Christmas cakes, Stollen and mince pies. This is all in addition to their everyday savouries, luxury scones, artisan breads, deep-filled muffins, tray bakes, sweet treats and speciality biscuits.
Warrens Bakery’s hard work since 1860 has seen them receive a long list of accolades for their pasties and artisan sweet bakes. In 2015 they were recognised in the prestigious Craft Business Award in the Baking Industry Awards 2015 and this year they won a haul of awards at The 2016 British Pie Awards and the World Pasty Championships. Simply Cornish, the retail brand of Warrens Bakery, is proud to promote premium West Country bakery products to a wider domestic and international audience.
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