Brand: Taveners
Product Code: PONTEFRACT CAKES 160g
Availability: 6

Pontefract Cakes 


English Licorice Discs

Ingredients: Treacle, Glucose Syrup, Cornflour, Modified Potato Starch, Invert Sugar Syrup, Wheat Flour, Licorice Extract, Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax), Aniseed Oil, Veg Oil.  CONTAINS WHEAT.

Pontefract in Yorkshire was the first place where liquorice mixed with sugar began to be used as a sweet in the same way it is in the modern day.   Pontefract cakes were originally made there. In County Durham, Yorkshire, and Lancashire it is colloquially known as Spanish, supposedly because Spanish monks grew liquorice root at Rievaulx Abbey near Thirsk.



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