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. […]

June 14th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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So, after weeks of deliberations, the votes have been counted and the winner of the great SK sandwich ‘off’ is (drumroll) Chef Oliver. His Chinese Crispy Chicken Bao Bun wowed the SK judges (for that read the New Product Development Team and Marketing & Communications Executive Katie) and those of you who voted on social […]

June 7th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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We came across a new word this week, namely Ginaissance. Yes, you guessed it, that’s the term being used to describe the rise and rise in the popularity of gin in recent years. That’s the same drink which, historically was given the name ’mother’s ruin’ because of the effects it had on family life. Considered […]

November 29th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Today is St Andrew’s Day, the celebration of Scotland’s patron saint. It’s a bank holiday in Scotland (why don’t we get one for St George’s Day?) and the fact it falls on a Friday this year must be manna from heaven for our friends north of the border, not that they need an excuse for […]

November 22nd, 2018   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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With everything else we have embraced from our American cousins across the Pond, it’s a little surprising that we haven’t also ‘stolen’ Thanksgiving. Think of Halloween (let’s be honest it’s only fairly recently that we have started making it a ‘thing’ in the UK), fast food (American favourites like Dennys, Five Guys, Shake Shack and […]

May 29th, 2018   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Ok, hands up, who had a barbecue over the Bank Holiday weekend? Is there an actual law that says you have to have barbecue over a three-day weekend. Well, it seemed rude not to, especially when the weather was so good. As we wipe the last remnants of ketchup from our chins following the last long […]