July 31st, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Percy Pig is under attack! Yes, the sweet so beloved of people young and old sold by good old Marks and Spencer is in the firing line dear reader How, what, where, why, we hear you ask? Well, according to the nation’s Sweet Czar (we made that title up by the way!), the packaging on […]

July 24th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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So, after much confusion, the Government finally revealed this week that it will be compulsory for people to wear masks when buying takeaway food and drink from cafes or restaurants in England. Given today (24th July) is the day when masks need to be worn in all shops and supermarkets, it’s fair to say they […]

July 17th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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If you are old enough, let me take you back to the future and cast your mind back to 1984. It was the year that Band Aid tried to feed the world, the AIDS virus was identified, a small company called Apple released a computer called the Macintosh and ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood […]

June 26th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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For the last blog in our picnic-themed month, how better to end with a good old-fashioned English Cream Tea? It’s almost like when we were putting together our monthly themes in January (2020 looked so promising back then!), we knew that Friday 26th June was National Cream Tea Day! We didn’t by the way, but […]

February 20th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Did you know that the first recorded Chinese restaurant in Britain opened in 1907? Yes, that surprised us too! Unfortunately, there’s no record of what was on the menu at the appropriately named ‘The Chinese Restaurant’ in London’s Piccadilly Circus, but we suspect the food was very different from what is served in your average […]

August 15th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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When fast-food chains like Burger King begin making plant-based burgers you know that the vegan/vegetarian craze is, well, no longer a craze! This week Burger King announced the roll-out of its Impossible Whopper across all of its outlets in the USA, with its UK introduction now expected to follow shortly. It features a savoury flame-grilled […]

August 1st, 2019   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Today (1st August) is Yorkshire Day, a celebration of all that is good in ‘God’s Own Country’. Our head office is on the border with Yorkshire and two of our manufacturing sites are in Middlesbrough, which used to be part of Yorkshire, so there was no way we were going to miss doing a blog […]

July 26th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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July is National Picnic Month and with temperatures in some part of the UK reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week, there’s never been a better time to eat alfresco, just remember the factor 50! We like to practice what we preach here at SK, so this week we made and served a picnic lunch for […]

July 12th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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It’s National Cherry Day on 16th July. Believe it or not, this will be the 11th year of celebrating the humble cherry. And National Cherry Day was originally started back in 2008 to raise awareness of Britain’s cherries. Do you know that during the 20th century, Britain lost 90% of its cherry orchards? This is […]

July 5th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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Do you know that the average person in Britain eats nearly 9,000 peas per year? That’s probably why we are celebrating Great British Pea Week from 8th to 14th July. This annual celebration aims to increase awareness and understanding of the provenance and heritage of these little nutritional wonders and we’re certainly all for that. […]