Taveners Pontefract Cakes

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Taveners Pontefract Cakes - Now, these lovelies are iconic, and have been around for AGES. Listen to this for a priceless bit of trivia: According to our in-house sweet anorak, the Pontefract Cake (aka Pomfret Cake, or Yorkshire Penny) with the imprint of Pontefract Castle has been around since 1614!Originally, they were only made in Pontefract (that`s near Leeds)... bad weather didn`t matter too much because they used the liquorice root. And listen to this... liquorice is such a big deal in Pontefract, that there is now an annual Liquorice Festival celebrated! How cool is that?! Other bits of Pontefract Cake trivia:- - Up to the 1960s all Pontefract Cakes were made by hand - A Pontefract Cake maker was known as a Caker or Thumper - In 1955 a caker was paid 4 pence a tray, with each tray holding 280 cakes - Qty In Order: 250g (8.8oz)

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