Wilson’s Butchers – Awards and other things

Hello, and welcome back to our page. At the end of last month it was the annual charity pork pie competition held at the Old Bridge Inn in Ripponden by the Pork Pie Appreciation Society. We are delighted to announce that we were placed second for our pork pies in a field of many prolific pork pie makers. It is always nice to win, but as the lord mayor said when she was wilsons-awardawarding the prize a few years ago, consistently finishing in the top three over the years is a better sign of a good pie maker than the odd flash in the pan win. Over the last 13 years in the competition we have finished first four times, second once and third three times. Well done to Jana and our team in the pie room!!

This has been a good month for us where competitions are concerned. Our Hot Spanish Style Sausage was awarded winner of the Best Sausage category in the North East Q Guild Barbecue competition. I Know we have said it before but these sausages are extremely tasty and are great in summer cut up in a pasta dish.


As some of you will have been aware, we have been out of stock of our Gluten Free Pork Pies for a couple of weeks but have now caught up and are now hoping to keep a continuous supply in stock. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I think we can (almost) safely say that the bad weather is behind us now, so we have tried to concentrate on products that are great for the summer. The most successful so far has been our packs of four flavoured chicken kebabs, which we are selling for £6. This is a good saving over buying them loose and is also a more convenient way to take them home. The flavours are: French Garlic, Hot & Spicy, Ginger, Chilli and Lime, and Mango and Chilli. They are also available without marinade; please ask one of our assistants. The other summer products that have had a good reception are our new sausage flavours. These are, Pork, Honey & Mustard, Pork, Chilli & Coconut, and Pork, Hickory and Chipotle. All three are really tasty and are available in our two packs for £5 offer.

On the deli Michelle has been keeping herself busy making our ready meals and is now producing some packs of delicious wilsonsquicheMeatballs in tomato sauce that can be quickly heated up in your microwave. These come in packs of 3 or 6 so please give them a try. Michelle has also started making some quiche in our square pie bases. These really are a big meal for one or can be shared; feedback so far has been good.

I know it is hard to believe but it is now coming up to 30 years since we took over the business at Wilsons from Harold and Mrs Wilson. We are thinking up ideas on how we can celebrate this special occasion. Watch this space for updates.

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