We extended our sugar free collection with a range of Mint with a Hint. This range of sweets was created by accident earlier this year after a member of staff making a batch of sugar-free mint balls at the Toffee Works, added liquorice extract by mistake. Colleagues tasted the end result and we liked them so much that we put them into production and started working on other flavours.
After the success of our Halloween and Christmas bag designs, our lever lid tins range has been expanded to include seasonal tins and we are so pleased with the results! It is certainly looking like they will be just as successful as the seasonal bags.

Because we have always had such loyal support from our customers, we decided to appeal for volunteers who love Uncle Joe’s to join our new tasting panel. After sifting through a vast number of requests, we appointed a chief taster and five other volunteers of all ages to help taste prototype sweets and put forward their own ideas as well as give feedback on existing varieties.

Our Chief Taster: Ethan Rowbotham a Year 6 Pupil from Standish

Our Sweet Panel: Ella Roberts, a Year 6 pupil from Ashton in Makerfield; Kate Smith, from Great Barford, Bedfordshire; Keith Tither from Astley; Leigh Barton from Thornton Cleveleys; and Paul Gledhill from Wakefield.