Suffolk’s saucy secrets revealed

A SUFFOLK sauce-maker is mixing it up after joining forces with two of the county’s drinks brands.

Essfoods, based at Rendlesham, which makes Stokes Sauces and Suffolk Mud products, has created new mustard and chutney sauces with Aspall Cyder from near Debenham and St Peter’s Brewery Best Bitter from St Peter South Elmham.

Suffolk Mud’s Cyder and Horseradish Mustard with Aspall Cyder, Bramley Apple Sauce with Aspall Cyder, Wholegrain Mustard with St Peter’s Honey Porter and St Peter’s Best Bitter are set to add some extra zing to the dinner table.

Rick Sheepshanks, owner and managing director of Stokes Sauces and sister brand Suffolk Mud, said he was delighted with the new products.

“Food Tourism is one of the buzz words at the moment and Suffolk is fast becoming known as a foodie destination and the home of great food and drink,” he said. “As a producer committed to championing the use of the very best quality ingredients, it is only logical that where the best is on our doorstep, that this is what we use. Consumers want to know where their food comes from and nothing says Suffolk clearer than these two established quality brands – Aspalls and St Peter’s.

“I am delighted to have both the Aspall and St Peter’s association evident, not just as an ingredient in our products but with their individual branding on the labels. It clearly states our shared pride in Suffolk’s developing reputation for fabulous food and drink.”

Other products launched by Stokes Sauces at Feast East and the International Food Exhibition in London include: Fig Relish, Chilli Jam, Green Bean Relish and Bloody Mary Tomato Ketchup.