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Burns Night - What is a traditional supper?

What is Burns Night?

Burns Night is an annual tribute to the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. It was originally organised by his close friends and family after he died as a memorial, but it is now a country wide event that people hold themselves, with traditional Scottish food, music and Burn’s works.  Burns Night is 25th January, the poet's birthday.

Who is Robert Burns?

The poet, also known as Rabbie Burns, is famous for his creative literary works and wrote more than 550 poems and songs before his death in 1796, at the age of 37...

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A Great Combination..Cheese & Pickle

Branston pickle

Nothing beats a good ploughmans at this time of the year, and when reaching for our Branston we saw that they agreed with us...

Branston Pickle, the UK's leading sweet pickle brand, has launched limited edition packaging, spelling out the brand's quintessential tag line 'Bring out the Branston'.  Half of the jars will have a new label reading 'Bring out.', replacing the traditional 'Branston' so that when on the shelf, the jars will read 'Bring out (the) Branston'.  We also found a few extras that have slipped in.

And should you have any 'leftover'...

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Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the tin of Quality Street

However, it appears that it is shrinking in size.  Charlotte Stacey Hook from Washington, Tyne & Wear, posted a picture of the Quality Street tins she has collected over the past 20 years.

“Been putting the Christmas tree up, always keep my tins to put my decorations in after Christmas!” wrote Ms Hook on Quality Street's facebook page.  

"Look how they've changed in size from 1998 till 2014! Bring back the big tins! Loyal Quality Street customer!"

The latest tin weighs 780g and appears less than half the size of the tin Ms Hook bought nearly two decades ago.

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