Taveners Pontefract Cakes

Taveners Pontefract Cakes

  • No artificial flavours
  • No artificial colours

£2.97 for 200 grams (7.07 oz)

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Pontefract Cakes - Now, these traditional liquorice gums 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 black liquorice Pontefract Cakes (aka Pomfret Cake, or Yorkshire Penny) with the imprint of the local Castle has been around since 1614! Originally, they were only made in Pontefract, an historic market town in West Yorkshire in England (Wakefield District if you want to be really precise!). Hence the name ... obvously! And they were made using the liquorice root that grew freely in that area. Liquorice is such a big deal there, that they now hold an annual Liquorice Festival! How cool is that?!

Other bits of related trivia:-

- Up to the 1960s the sweets were all made by hand by a Caker or Thumper
- In 1955 a caker was paid 4 pence a tray, with each tray holding 280 little balack chewy beauties!




Treacle, Glucose Syrup, WHEAT Flour, Liqourice Extract, Starch. E903: Carnauba Wax, Caramalised Sugar Syrup, E901: Beeswax, Sugar, Gelatine. Allergens: GLUTEN, WHEAT

This item contains the following per 100g:

Energy (kj): 1257
Energy (kcal): 296
Fat (g): <0.
Saturated Fat (g): 0.1
Carbohydrate (g): 68
of which Sugars (g): 47
Protein (g): 5.3
Salt (g): 1.3

Are Taveners Pontefract Cakes Vegetarian

No, this sweet is not vegetarian.

Are Taveners Pontefract Cakes Vegan

No, this sweet is not Vegan.

Are Pontefract Cakes Gluten-Free?

No, this sweet contains gluten and is not suitable for people with Coeliac or Celiac Disease.
Customer Reviews







These are an old fashioned favourite and valuable for money.






Where exactly is Pontefract?  It's an historic market town in West Yorkshire in England (Wakefield District if you want to be really precise!)