Bolton bakery Carrs Pasties has unveiled exciting plans for a huge expansion not only across the town, but across the whole country.
The family-run bakery has been supplying Bolton with freshly baked goods since 1938, and even operate a food truck service – as in a truck stuffed full of pasties and cakes – for events such as weddings, parties and other functions.
But now, Carrs Pasties has unveiled its plans to expand into three new shops throughout the town, a click and collect service and a nationwide delivery service, with hopes for them to be seen and recognised in ‘petrol stations and retail shops up and down the country’.
Joe Carr, managing director at Carrs Pasties, credited the Covid pandemic for the opportunity to sell pasties nationwide, saying the business was forced to ‘innovate’.
He told Bolton News: “We stopped serving fresh from the oven to all our partners and they now have to bake off frozen products. It’s fresher and better quality.”
Carr explained that the pasties are now ‘blast frozen’ straight out of the oven using dry ice, which he claims helps to lock in the beloved Carrs Pasties flavour while also making them easier and safer for distribution.
He continued: “It’s opened up the whole of the UK and it has been a great success so far. We hope to serve more and more people with what this town is proud of. It’s very exciting.”
A big part of the expansion also aims to adopt an eco-friendlier set-up, with the company aiming to reduce their gas use and make every pasty van electric within the next decade.
Carr said: “Everyone is driving towards a better, greener future. It’s the right thing to do. We never even questioned that we wouldn’t do it. Our target is to also reduce the gas we are using for our ovens and every van in our fleet will be electric in ten years.”
It is also hoped that the new facility will help to provide more employment to the area.
He explained: “There will hopefully be more baking and packing staff but initially there will be an increase of staff on the roads.
“As we continue to expand there will be more retail shops in what we call the Greater Bolton area, so you might see one pop up in Manchester, for example, but it has to be the right opportunity.”
Visit the Carrs Pasties website for more information.
This Northern Quarter bar is doing £2.50 drinks EVERY FRIDAY
Start your weekend right!
Popular Northern Quarter bar Alvarium has launched a brand new Friday Night Social with bargain drinks every week.
That’s right, you’ll be able to grab £2.50 drinks EVERY SINGLE FRIDAY, and you can’t say fairer than that!
Alvarium will be serving up bottles of beer, spirits and glasses of red, white and rose wine at the new super low rate.
The bar wrote on Facebook: “INTRODUCING THE FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIAL”.
They continued: “Due to the success of last week’s party with @mcrfinest to promote our happy hour running all night long, we’ve decided why not take it one step further… and continue our £2.50 (YES, £2.50) Friday Night drinks.
“All Friday, every Friday we’ll be serving selected drinks for £2.50. No need to book, just head down, booze up”.
The drinks on offer for £2.50 include bottles of Mahou Spanish beer, small glasses of temperanillo, temp rose and viura, and a cinnamon and orange spritz with lemon and fizz.
Make sure you head down tomorrow night to take advantage of the offer!
NEW OPENING: The bakery serving school dinner cakes and cookie dough tubs
This all looks incredible!
Dedicated dessert cafe Little Blonde Bakes has opened a brand-new site in the former Lazy Tony’s site on Radium Street in Ancoats.
The bakery began life back in 2016 and has since gained a huge cult following – they’re now moving from an at home business to a fully fledged takeout venue.
Serving nostalgic bakes and a huge menu of indulgent sweet treats, you’ll find old-school cake and custard, millionaire’s crepes, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and more.
Already famous for its mammoth portion sizes, Little Blonde Bakes will also offer bespoke cakes and cookie dough tubs, which come in a variety of flavours.
For now, the bakery is operating as a takeout and collection spot only, and it’s open Thursday to Sunday.
Those with a sweet tooth will be able to order through Uber Eats for their bakes to be delivered straight to their door, or just take a short walk to Radium Street in the heart of Ancoats.
As well as its massive range of milkshakes, brownies, cookie dough and crepes, Little Blonde Bakes will also curb any nostalgic cravings, as the bakery also serves a range of school dinner cake with custard that provides the ultimate winter warmer – including mint custard!
Little Blonde Bakes is now open – find more info and place an order here.
Baileys launches boozy hot chocolate bombes in time for Christmas
How good do these look?
It’s not officially Christmas until the bottle of Baileys has been opened, is it?
It’s a festive favourite, so what better way to enjoy it than in an incredible boozy hot chocolate while you wait for Santa to climb down the chimney.
Well now you can, as Baileys has relaunched its hot chocolate bombes in time for Christmas.
The hot chocolate bombes were a hit last year, so much so that Baileys has decided to bring them back again for 2022.
They consist of an outer shell made from velvety dark chocolate and flavoured with Baileys, and are stuffed full of fluffy mini marshmallows.
To activate the bombes, simply pour hot milk over them until they dissolve into creamy hot chocolate.
Baileys teased on its website: “Who fancies something really special? And we mean, REALLY special.
“Enjoy two of the greatest indulgences… chocolate and Baileys, in one decadent drink. Welcome to hot choccie heaven!”
You can get yourself a 130g box on Amazon, so make sure you don’t miss out!