Premium sweet brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls is to reveal plans for a limited edition, 125th anniversary tin at this year’s Speciality Fine Food Fair.

The Wigan-based manufacturer reaches the milestone next year and gave buyers the chance to find out more about the commemorative product at the event, held at Olympia, London, September 5 and 6.

Also on show were tins of berries, liquorice and caramel flavours from Uncle Joe’s new sugar-free Mint with a Hint range, as well as tins and bags from their Halloween and Christmas ranges, which are new for export in 2022. 

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls are made by Wigan-based William Santus and Co Ltd, a privately-owned traditional sweet company that was established in 1898. The ownership has been passed down through the family generations. The Mint Balls are still manufactured using the same traditional methods as when Mrs Santus originally made the sweets in her kitchen in 1898. 

The completely natural “secret recipe” has been passed down through the family generations. Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls contain no artificial additives or colours, they are GM free, gluten free and are suitable for the vegetarian/vegan market.

John Winnard MBE and Ant Winnard, Joint Managing Director of Uncle Joe’s, said: “It was great to be back exhibiting at a fantastic event like this after a Covid-enforced absence.

“We have been very busy making plans for our 125th anniversary and we are confident that people will love the limited-edition tins that we will be making available.

“We have also created a wide range of new products and flavours and this is a great chance to put them in front of high-end buyers and a whole host of potential new customers.”

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