Welsh producers CNWC Crackers and Swigr a Sbeis have both joined Caprera, the largest network of independent food and drink producers in the UK.
The story of CNWC Crackers began in 2009, when Paula and Heather opened a delicatessen in the small seaside town of Aberaeron, West Wales. While trying to source crackers, they struggled to find something truly unique, and decided to create their own. They combined some award-winning, locally sourced butter with the great Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt, and ultimately produced the CNWC Cracker. And just how did the cracker get its name? The inspiration came from Heather’s mother’s home, Cnwcllyndu, where Paula and Heather were initially making these crackers. They now produce their crackers in a family-run Welsh bakery. This means that their crackers are produced, packaged, designed and made in Wales – a true Welsh product.
Siwgr a Sbeis bakes a range of award-winning cakes and desserts. Their story began in February of 1989, when school friends Rhian Owen and Rhian Williams decided to turn their passion for traditional baking into a business. The company started with a shop in Watling Street, Llanrwst, and a small team of just three. That very same year, they were crowned Welsh Livewire champions, cementing their status as a successful small business in Wales. The two Rhians even received their award from none other than Sir Richard Branson! Since then, the business has expanded, so much so that they have had to relocate to a much bigger facility. While they are still based in Llanrwst, they are now located in a modern, 5,000 sq ft bakery, with a team of about twenty.
Through Caprera, customers throughout the UK can get a taste of these award-winning Welsh products, and taste for themselves some great quality Welsh produce, as it should be.