Tan Y Castell, Unit 1 & 2 West Wales Business Park, Redstone Road, Narberth, SA67 7ES
December 2015 Update
Tan y Castell introduce Festive Welshcakes and Festive Bara Brith
Tan y Castell has pulled out all the stops to ensure this Christmas is packed full of the most delicious sweet treats. Alongside their current range of Welshcakes, Chocolate Griddles, Bara Brith and Shortbread, they have been busily baking up a storm introducing Festive Welshcakes and Festive Bara Brith for Christmas 2015.
Tan y Castell Bakery have combined their award winning Welshcakes with a handmade Pembrokeshire recipe mincemeat to create a morishly moist festively flavoured cake.
Bring a touch of fun to the festive celebrations with the boozy brandy Bara Brith, rich, moist, fruity and doused in brandy.
Tan y Castell founder Paul Mear says “we are excited to introduce our new festive lines to the public, we have been testing and nibbling these creations all year so finally getting to share it with everyone is great! I must say the Festive Bara Brith is just delicious”.
You can try Tan y Castell products in outlets all across Wales, or visit the bakery shop in Narberth for daily specials.
March 2015 update
Tan Y Castell take the Welsh Cake to Japan
While the majority of us celebrated our national day close to home Tan Y Castell ventured further afield to promote Welsh produce in Japan. The annual Foodex show, held in Tokyo, is expected to attract 80,000 trade professionals from close to 80 countries, all looking for new produce to sell and distribute.
Supported by the Welsh Government, producers from Wales will be in attendance under the Food and Drink Wales banner, with an overall aim of promoting their produce and increasing their export market. There is a strong Welsh society in Tokyo that is very proud of their Welsh ancestry and this year some of our best Welsh food and drink companies will be there to help them celebrate.
Tan y Castell Food Ltd in Pembrokeshire is excited to be a part of Tokyo trip as Gregory Summerly explains, “We specialise in traditional baked food such as Welshcakes and Bara Brith and while our products can be seen in most food outlets across the UK we are in a position now to consider options further abroad. The chance to exhibit at Foodex and to discuss with distributors will allow us to identify consumer needs within those markets and respond accordingly. For a company of our size this would not be possible without Welsh Government support and, if all goes well, I hope that our Welsh cakes will be seen further afield in future.”
Tan Y Castell’s Shortbread Highly Commended At The Grocer’s New Product Award
Fresh from its launch earlier in the summer, Pembrokeshire’s Tan Y Castell’s Welsh Shortbread has been Highly Commended in The Grocer’s New Product Award 2013.
In the ‘Bakery’ section of the awards, they were up against some big hitters, including Kingsmill, Aunt Bessie and Hello Kitty Iced Biscuits. In the end, they were pipped at the post by Auntie Bessie’s scones. Their shortbread came very close, though, achieving 47 out of 50 and receiving the Highly Commended award.
This is a huge endorsement for the company, the drive and commitment of the team and the
belief they have in their products, producing foods that are of the highest quality at very affordable prices.
The Grocer New Product Awards launched last year celebrate and reward outstanding innovation in both food and non-food product categories. They are looking for new products with star quality which are:
•New to the UK market
•Repositioned products, targeted to new markets or significantly repackaged
•Additions, variants or extensions to existing product lines
Tan Y Castell’s shortbreads contain 34 per cent Welsh butter, which gives the biscuits a smoother, creamier texture and taste. The company hope to get into the biscuit market in the UK and abroad with a range of interesting flavours, with a twist.
With an online shop coming very soon to their website, customers will be able to buy existing products along with a number of interesting personalised gift products which are currently a work in progress.
For more information, contact:
Tan Y Castell Foods Ltd, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7ES
Tel: 01834 861997
Every Little Helps Tan Y Castell Products
For the past 15 years, Pembrokeshire based Tan Y Castell foods have been producing Welshcakes and Bara Brith. Now, in what is a major step for this small business, they are introducing four new products to Tesco superstores this summer.
Shortbread (160g), Choc Chip Griddles, Choc Chip Shortbread (160g) and Bara Brith Loaf have been chosen to fill shelves in the big superstore chain.
Tan Y Castell’s shortbreads contain 34 per cent Welsh butter, which gives the biscuits a smoother, creamier texture and taste. The company hope to get into the biscuit market in the UK and abroad with a range of interesting flavours, with a twist. Choc Chip Griddles fill a gap in the market, providing people with an alternative to the mixed vine fruit. The Bara Brith Loaf has up to 11 days shelf life and provides all the flavours of a cake. Tastes great toasted, served with butter.
In other updates, Tan Y Castell have introduced the production of bread in their Narberth shop. Most recently, they’ve introduced an artisan selection to their counters.
With an introduction of an online shop coming very soon, to their website, customers will be able to buy existing products along with a number of interesting personalised gift products which are currently a working progress.
For more information, contact: Tan Y Castell Foods Ltd, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7ES Tel: 01834 861997 www.welshcakes.com