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Ultimate Plum Pudding



Welcome to our world of wonderful English puddings.


30 years ago we began our mission to create a better Christmas. Unlike Mrs Cratchit’s cannonball, our family Christmas pudding was light and sweet, with lots of different nuts and fruits. A real midwinter celebration of summer sunshine. Every Christmas pudding should be just that. We’re proud of the influence we’ve had on Christmas pudding evolution.

Our brand is not well known, though our products are. We were early pioneers of the personalised label. We've been badging even the smallest orders with customer’s logos, children’s drawings etc since 1992. This enabled us to develop the long relationship with fundraisers which is central to our company. It also facilitates our corporate gift sales, private label for smaller retail and even some of our export and foodservice business.

Another strength is bespoke private label. We have considerable expertise in recipe development. If you have an idea and want to make it happen, we can help. 

Visit our new Trade website if you are looking for bespoke recipes, foodservice, retail products or corporate gifts.


We are a major supplier to Fortnum & Mason (that's us, our tiny Cumbrian company, honest!) We made a range of stunningly successful sponge puddings for them for Christmas 2012 and followed this up with an Easter pudding and a rose petal pudding for the summer. Since 2013 we have been making their iconic Christmas puddings and have developed and produced their amazing 'Magnificent Christmas Pudding' which had a melting heart of gold flecked brandy butter. We were so proud of our guys who do a fabulous job on these very demanding products.

2014 saw us taking on production of the Carved Angel puddings - more ceramic basins and tie on tops and some really yummy recipes in their range which Nicola is now adding to.

Anyway back to our products. We have a popular, stock range of splendid sponge puddings and a growing collection of special recipes. All our sponges are ambient with an average 6 month shelf life. 'No chilling required' makes them very versatile especially for fundraisers and for hampers.

Last but not least we make for you personally - visit our online shop and you can just buy for yourself or send as gifts to friends. You can even personalise some labels. One request - don't eat too many.  These are special occasion treats not everyday puds. High sugar and fat contents make them really delicious but only fell runners should eat them often.


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ultimate plum pudding testimonials

We bought The Ultimate Plum Pudding from the shop at Low Sizergh Barn. The pudding lived up to its name and was lovely.

Sean Ward

I just wanted to congratulate you on your Ultimate Triple Ginger pud, which I had from the Wine Society. Best ever ginger anything that I've ever tried!

Richard Clarke

I received 'The Ultimate Chocolate Pudding' as a gift for Christmas.  It was absolutely delicious.  Where can I buy this product.

Sarah Trott

My brother who hates Christmas puddings had a small slice and then asked for another piece’  I was astonished.

Jane King

Not being a great lover of Christmas pudding it remained uneaten until summer. We decided we better eat it rather than go to waste! It is the best pudding I have ever tasted.

Ruth Vanner

The Plum pudding we took to North Norfolk for a family get together between christmas and new year and everyone thought it was spectacular (even Jane my partner who is not a fan of christmas pudding)

Martin Hamilton

None of my family would eat xmas puddings until we ate yours… and now everyone does.

Jilana Fallows

Excellent chutneys and excellent on line service.

Carole Smith

Delicious & great presents too!

Amanda Shaw

Having just purchased, (and consumed!) one of your Ultimate Plum Puddings, I simply had to commend you on your truthful description of an absolutely first class pudding.

Joan Thom

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