It’s Crunch Time for two North Wales Food Icons

ByLinda D. Mohler

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Bwydydd Madryn (Madryn Food items) have teamed up with South Caernarfon Creameries to generate a new variety of all-Welsh cheese and onion crisps.

Released underneath the preferred Jones Crisps brand, they have been specified “extra flavour and tang” many thanks to the creamery’s award-winning Dragon cheddar that is received a clutch of gold medals like prime honours at the Global Cheese Championships.

The potatoes employed to make the crisps are also Welsh and appear from Anglesey, Pembrokeshire or Monmouthshire, relying on the time of year.

Madryn managing director Geraint Hughes mentioned:

“As properly as making a superb new addition to our variety of Jones Crisps, we are passionate about selling Welsh meals and Welsh producers.

“From that level of watch, doing the job with South Caernarfon Creameries was a no-brainer and their amazing Dragon cheddar gives the perfect flavouring.

“I have a solid psychological attachment with the creamery, with kinfolk from equally sides of my loved ones having shut ties about the a long time, and the residence farm in which I was introduced up is a provider member of the farmers’ cooperative.”

“The farm is just a several miles as the crow flies from the creamery in Rhydygwystl in the vicinity of Pwllheli and I came below on operate practical experience when I was 15.”

The Dragon Cheddar Cheese & Onion Crisps are the most up-to-date in a series of new merchandise unveiled by Madryn who have opened new bases in in Pwllheli and Llanrwst to cater for their growing get book.

Geraint Hughes from Welsh food items business Madryn and Kirstie Jones of South Caernarfon Creameries with the new Dragon Cheddar Cheese & Onion flavour from Jones Crisps

The new range arrives very hot on the heels of a beer-laced chutney designed in collaboration with the Purple Moose brewery in Porthmadog.

Perfecting the new cheese and onion flavour was a labour of adore for Geraint and the company’s five-powerful staff.

He mentioned:

“We were being very keen to carry provenance into the flavor because in a large competitive market place you have to be unique and distinctive.

“Cheese and onion is a common style and it’s just one of the staples. It does not issue what intelligence you appear at, cheese and onion and salted are the two go to flavours.

“We created masses of trial batches prior to we bought the taste just right with the perfect equilibrium among the cheese and the onion. We preferred the cheese to be prominent   and the flavour to be powerful.

“The typical of components is all-critical since we want to be the very best and give value for cash.

“I’m very happy to be in a position to perform with South Caernarfon Creameries – the business is a cooperative exactly where farmers have ownership of the organisation and the creamery is answerable to them.

“That’s 1 of the explanations why it is nonetheless here, and so deeply rooted in the community, since an international business might nicely have moved the manufacturing unit to a much more central area by now.

“The start of the news crisps has happened in component due to increasing business from trade as a result of our on line purchasing portal kingdom which is developed four-fold since the onset of the pandemic, as nicely as continuous progress by way of good unbiased stores, feeding on venues and essential distributors.

“Creating a Welsh source chain is a really vital part of our ethos so the actuality that creamery is rooted listed here is so essential.

“There are generations of know-how and expertise listed here which is why the cheese itself is so amazing. It is a classic aged cheddar that is alive on the tongue.”

It was a sentiment endorsed by Kirstie Jones, the promoting manager for the creamery and its well known Dragon model.

She reported:

“Everything starts off with the excellent of the milk and we have a really profitable track record of making superb, award-profitable cheese.

“Dragon cheese is our flagship manufacturer and it’s actually what we use to get the information of the creamery throughout.

“We’re very pleased to be Welsh and we use standard recipes that have been handed down from generations.

“It’s superb for us to be able to group up with yet another iconic Welsh brand with the exact ethos as ours, supporting nearby producers and community communities.

“The new cheddar and onion crisps have been going down truly properly. There are higher hopes simply because the reaction has been universally constructive.

“When it arrived to the crunch, they passed the take a look at with flying colours.”


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