Uncle Joes Mint Balls 120g tin

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Uncle Joes Mint Balls 120g tin

Uncle Joes Mint Balls 120g tin

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The early mint balls were made by William Santus' wife, Ellen, before production moved to a factory near Wigan Wallgate railway station in 1919. [3] The sweets are loved all over the world, but only 12 people make them (Image: Kenny Brown | Manchester Evening News) A new range of lever lid tins now available including flavours such as Wildberry Gin, Dark Rum, Apple Cider and many more The local rugby team, Wigan Warriors have a version of the song celebrating some of its legendary rugby players of the 1950s and 60s such as Billy Boston, Brian McTigue and Eric Ashton that plays before some of its home games at the DW Stadium. It's not without its little problems," said Antony. "Like anybody else in manufacturing, we struggle with the prices and so forth, but we tend to run the factory as a family company and we think that works for people to come to work with a happy face on."

Redevelopment of all in house systems and procedures to continually achieve SALSA accreditation ensures consistent high produce and service quality. The humble simplicity of the process is part of the reason why Uncle Joe's is becoming loved all over the world. There is an artisanal feel to the brand - the sweets have a distinct look and taste, the logo is instantly recognisable and the company is proud to be from Wigan.We have products that cover Gluten-Free, Vegan, Sugar Free and Traditional. All aimed at impulse buying, gift and seasonal markets. Naturally, the Second World War posed a problem for sweet production leaving the factory with almost no sugar boilers as they all headed off. At the moment we've got customers in Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand," said John, who received an MBE in 2012. "We're scattered all over the world.

After a successful few years in business with his brother, William sold his market stalls in Bolton and St. Helens to focus on production in Wigan. William Santus Co Ltd has been making mints and traditional sweets by hand since 1898, in fact you could say it’s the ‘Original Traditional Sweet Shop’ and is the home of the world famous, Uncle Joes Mint Ball. Chocolates and toffees come and go in fads, but the perennial appeal of “Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls” lives on and after all these years the factory remains. The same sweets are produced in the same, careful manner; over gas fires and hand-made. Singer/songwriter and humorist Mike Harding has a song called "Uncle Joe's Mint Balls" on his 1975 album Mrs. 'Ardin's Kid. It also appeared as the B-side to his 1975 single "My Brother Sylveste". [4] [5] [6]Find sources: "Uncle Joe's Mint Balls"– news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR ( October 2019) ( Learn how and when to remove this template message) That tight-knit ethos is clear to see at the Dorning Street factory - where just 12 locals work including John, Antony and Anita. The workforce includes Denise Banks, who has been with the company since leaving school in 1978. Uncle Joe's Mint Balls are mints produced by William Santus & Co. Ltd. in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England since 1898. [1] Despite their name, the mints are not truly spherical but oblate spheroids. The ingredients of Uncle Joe's Mint Balls are pure cane sugar, oil of peppermint and cream of tartar and are described on the tin as "suitable for vegans". This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The comic magazine Viz made a strip called 'Uncle Joe's Mint Balls' which was about Joseph Stalin, who was sometimes called 'Uncle Joe' by Western media, and his quest to show off his untarnished testicles to the world's press (such testicles would be known as 'mint balls' in the vernacular of Northern England, where the comic is printed.)

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