Local favourites

Lathams cakes and Lancaster ales - local favourites from Lancashire

Family-run bakery Lathams of Preston started supplying cakes to our Lancaster store in November after one of their cakes caught the attention of our local buyer Alison.

Lathams cakes from Lancashire

She loved Mrs Lathams Selection Cake when she saw it shortlisted for an innovation award at the British Baking Industry Awards. The cake (pictured above) is actually made by quartering four different cakes – Victoria Sandwich, Lemon Cake, Coffee and Walnut and Chocolate Fudge cake.

Lathams cakes will be available in more stores from March and are just some of the local products that Lancashire customers can find at Asda.

Lancaster ales

Other local favourites include traditional real ales from Lancaster Brewery, Butler’s Cheese from a family farm in Inglewhite, Lancashire and Vimto – a blackcurrant drink originally created in 1912 in neighbouring Cheshire by John Nicols, wholesaler of spices and medicines.

To see more local products from Lancashire and elsewhere check out the photos on our Facebook page.

Posted in Local favourites on 26 January 2012