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 […]

December 7th, 2017   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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Sprouts have traditionally been the most controversial element of Christmas dinner, but I am pleased to see that they are finally shaking off their totally undeserved reputation. Not only is one supermarket selling a festive wreath adorned with real sprouts, yes you heard me correctly, stores are also reporting a boom in the sale of […]

October 26th, 2017   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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Halloween 2017 is approaching and we were not surprised to discover this week that the average consumer in the UK will spend £23 on Halloween-related sweets, food, decorations and costumes. You only have to look in any supermarket to see how popular ‘All Hallows Eve’ has become in the UK in recent years. It has […]

September 29th, 2017   |  
Author: SK Foods   |  
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Today is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. It’s a great cause and one we here at SK certainly support. There may not be anything more quintessentially British than a cup of tea, but you still can’t beat a damn fine cup of coffee (credit: Agent Cooper, Twin […]

September 22nd, 2017   |  
Author: Katie Beaumont   |  
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It’s National Rice Week and it’s fair to say, given we specialise in Asian food, that were are all over it! Incredibly, rice is the mainstay of food for over half the world’s population and has become much more than just an accompaniment in a dish. It’s very versatile and can be used to make […]

August 31st, 2017   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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As lovers of lamb, it came as a surprise to discover that one of the reasons for Love Lamb Week is that fewer people have been regularly eating the meat over the past 15 years. What’s not to like? Lamb is such a versatile dish and despite what you might think, it’s no harder to […]