Sweet Sally Cinnamon are proud to make by hand a range of baking mixes and sweet treats. Packaged beautifully our products work perfectly as gifts or a really special treat for yourself! Our business is all about “treating yourself well” making sure that when you choose to have a treat you make the most of it by having something lovingly hand made with the best ingredients, quality and flavour.
I started Sweet Sally Cinnamon in 2011 after working for 17 years as a town planner (very different I know!). I had seen the American idea of giving a pretty layered baking mix as a gift and so experimented with many recipes before finding a mix that fit neatly in a jar and tasted great! These proved popular with friends and family so I took the plunge and started my journey through farmers markets. My fresh handmade cinder toffee was made to add to my stall and has proved to be a massive best seller and a firm favourite with North East customers. I moved onto larger food festivals and Christmas markets and have extended my range to include Belgian Hot Chocolate spoons and Salted Caramel Sauce which according to the ‘groupies’ I have following me around it is the best caramel sauce in the world! Over the years I have been approached by owners of farm shops , cafes, garden centres and tourism venues to supply on a trade basis and this has grown my business further.
In 2012 I won a ‘Great Taste Gold Star’ for my ‘Good Stuff Flapjack mix from the Guild of Fine Food and was chosen by Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and his team to showcase my products in the ‘Britain’s Best Pavillion’ at BBC Children in Need Carfest Event where Chris and his family and the lovely Paul Hollywood all loved our products!
I am now lucky enough to work with some amazing businesses across North East England on both small and large scale trade supply.
I have a great variety in my business. I love selling my products at food festivals and Christmas Markets where everyone can smell and taste and it is exciting to work on bespoke corporate hampers, party favours and wedding products with some very special clients. Being shortlisted as a finalist for Best Rural Business at the North East Female Entrepreneur Awards 2014 was a major highlight and I cannot wait to see what the future of Sweet Sally Cinnamon will bring!