The stand out company of the four for me would be the fudge one, Phil and I are huge fudge fans, and I most definitely want to try that raspberry prosecco one!
York & Dulgent Fudge: A growing York business, owned and run by married couple Helena and Phil Wiggins. Being a creative person Helena felt unfulfilled as a solicitor, so she left law and developed marketing skills to combine with her husband’s drooling passion for fudge. Since their first sales on a York Christmas Stall in 2014 selling the Creamy Classic, the company has blossomed as more recipes developed from Raspberry Prosecco to Cheese & Walnut fudge. They now exhibit at various events around the country as well as making and selling their products as wedding favours and to delis, bars and shops.
To find out more, please visit: www.yorkdulgentfudge.com
Amos & Toms Popcorn: Started in May 2015, Melanie introduced the fabulous flavours of her handmade gourmet popcorn with huge success. She makes her products in her converted garage, where she only uses locally sourced ingredients. She will be appearing at the Show as a 2015 BBC Good Food Show Bursary Award Winner, where she was selected from other outstanding artisan food and drink producers from around the UK, by a team of experts who felt the natural and scrumptious flavours of her products deserved to be recognised.
To find out more, please visit: www.amosandtoms.co.uk
Sloemotion is a family business based in the Howardian Hills of North Yorkshire, using local hedgerow berries they produce premium fruit liqueurs, chocolates and chutney. Jonathan and Claire bought Sloemotion in 2006, having established the business together with North Yorkshire farming neighbours back in 2002 and extended the product line to produce more hedgerow produce such as Cherry Brand, Sloe Whisky Chocolate Truffles and Sloe Jelly. Now Sloemotions ruby-rich coloured liqueurs have gone on to win numerous prestigious national awards including, a gold star Great Taste Award for their Bramble Whiskey and the Local Food Producer of the Year Award at the Yorkshire Life Food & Wine Awards in 2010.
To find out more, please visit: www.sloemotion.com
Patrick Macarons & Pâtisserie is owned and run by former designer and builder Tony Patrick, who is new to the food industry, but has a lifelong passion for cooking! His skills to make French macarons came from showing off to family and friends in late 2013, when he decided to take a leap of faith in the product. He has since gone onto win many awards including East Yorkshire Local Food Network Awards 2014, Best Confectionery product for his macarons in 2015 and now he comes to the Show as a BBC Good Food Show Bursary Award Winner from 2015.
To find out more, please visit: www.macaronman.com