Local food helps define a place. Whether you’re reaching for your Lucky Tatties in Leith, your Black Pudding in Bury or your Cornish Crisps in Camborne, there’s something pretty special about eating food that’s got that local connection.
Back in autumn we asked members to Join In to tell us about their favourite local ales, as we set about bringing local ranges into our stores. I was bowled over by the response and your passion. So much so that I’m keen to enlist your help again, as the team sets out to bring some more of the delectable local products members love to your shelves. This time, snacks.
When I say ‘snacks’, I guess I mean anything you might reach for to fill a gap when you’re on the go (or maybe just on the sofa!). I’m thinking crisps, nuts, other savoury snacks, biscuits, sweets, chocolate, fudge, or indeed anything else that’s made and enjoyed where you live.
I’m sure there’s many of you that are rightly proud of the products that are made in your community – maybe even by people you know. I’d love you to tell me all about them and why you love them so much. Do you give them as presents maybe?
Join in and you might just find that your favourite local snacks do make it onto the shelves of your local Co-op sometime soon.
Sue Wade, Category Trading Manager for Local products