Harrogate – the home of British tea… or so I thought. It seems there’s a new culinary contender with a view to stealing Yorkshire’s foodie crown – Ultimate English.
They’re a confectionery company who’ve been operating since 2014, and offer traditional confectionery with a modern twist. Their parent business – The Serious Sweet Company – has been crafting high-end confectionary for over 150 years now… so it seems like they have the ye olde credentials needed to give the Harrogate tea industry a run for its money too.
Focusing largely on fudges, some of the most popular Ultimate English products include:
- Madagascan Vanilla Clotted Cream Fudge
- Salt Water Chocolate Truffle Fudge
- Amazingly Magnificent Lemon Coconut Ice
- Astoundingly Brilliant Honeycomb Nuggets
- Awesomely Smooth Salted Caramel Fudge (Great Taste Award winner)
- Salted Maple limited edition Christmas Fudge
- Cranberry and Clementine limited edition Christmas Fudge
Family Gammon & Chips were delighted to be sent a parcel of sweet stuff to review… and with Halloween just around the corner, we’re pleased to reveal that you can win a selection ready for the big night too – definitely all treat, no trick!
Simply Marvellous All Butter Fudge – the package proclaims this to be the ‘grandest butter fudge in the world’… and although my global butter fudge connoisseurship sits roughly at a sample size of two, it is pretty bloody good. Sweet, creamy and probably hugely calorific, it certainly does the job.
Totally Luxurious Vanilla & Clotted Cream Fudge – the beautifully designed carton explains that this fudge is ‘made in the thoroughly English way’ (I’m assuming that means by politely making itself because it didn’t want to be any bother to its makers) this is more my cup of tea flavour-wise. It’s not quite so sweet as the all butter stuff, and is still creamy, but with the more subtle taste of vanilla. Very English indeed.
Warmingly Smooth Crystallised Ginger Fudge – now we’re talking! This is a really interesting flavour combination; if you had this in a blindfold taste test, the kick you get from the ginger when it hits the back of your throat might have you asking ‘what the fudge?’ but I thought it was a great taste (unsurprising, then, that it picked up a Great Taste Award in August).
Wonderfully Tingling Rhubarb Coconut Ice – not technically fudge, but from the same confectionary gene pool, this was my favourite flavour of them all (should that make it my flavourite?) The coconut and rhubarb pack a mighty punch, and it smells divine too. Fudgerific!
For your chance to win a selection of Ultimate English fudge, enter your details below. Good luck!
Competition Terms & Conditions Open to UK residents of any age. No purchase is necessary. The Rafflecopter widget above will accept entries from 12pm (GMT) Saturday 17th October 2015 until the close of the competition at 11.59pm (GMT) on Wednesday 27th October 2015. Any entries outside of the Promotion Period will not be counted. The competition is run by Gammon & Chips (@maddiesinclair). No correspondence will be entered into. Upon entering this competition, you give permission to pass your data on to Ultimate English. The winner will be chosen randomly by Gammon & Chips using the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will be announced by 28/10/2015. The winner will be contacted via email by Gammon & Chips and must respond within 48 hours or else another winner will be drawn. Entrants must have a valid UK address. Bulk, third party or any entrants using automated software will be disqualified. The prize is not transferable, re-saleable or exchangeable. There is no cash alternative. Gammon & Chips reserves the right to amend, alter or terminate this promotion at any time due to circumstances beyond its control. These rules are governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.