To help develop sales and appeal to the impulse market the pre-pack was developed and new machinery was installed. Despite the fact that Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls are made only in Wigan the pre pack bags meant that the product had more travel opportunities and their fame spread far and wide. Uncle Joe’s have been sighted at the top of mountains in India, villages in Kenya, Vancouver, Canada and even in the ‘Big Apple’ New York City, USA! The pure goodness of Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls is celebrated worldwide. William Santus’ father was a miner. Uncle Joe’s were appreciated by miners not only because they couldn’t smoke but also because the combined action of sucking and the peppermint flavour would help keep their lungs free of dust.