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From the Newmarket Sausage to the Suffolk Blue, here's nine food and drink products that are made in our beloved county




Suffolk is home to many incredible food and drink brands, many of which are independent, family-run and completely unique to the county.

Here's just nine of the tasty options available right outside your doorstep.

Powter's Sausages

Grant and Tristan Powter of Powters Sausages.
Grant and Tristan Powter of Powters Sausages.

Powter's award-winning Newmarket Pig sausages have a recipe dating back to the 1881 when the brand was founded by the current owner Grant's great-grandfather.

A secret spice blend, as well as the fact that they prepare their sausages fresh in small batches daily, makes their produce uniquely delicious.

Located on Wellington Street, Newmarket, and stocked in many Waitrose, Tesco and Co-op stores all over the country, Powter's sausages are a must-try for Suffolk residents.

Musk's

Another Suffolk sausage with a secret spice blend comes from Musk's, also based in Newmarket, Suffolk, created by James Musk in 1884.

The brand says all their sausages use shoulder meat and never add any offal or other by-products.

With a range of options, including gluten and dairy-free, mustard and Marmite flavour sausages, Musk's offers something for everyone and is sure to go down a treat at meal times - you can find these products online or in supermarkets including Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Tesco.

Adnams

Adnams shop in Bury St Edmunds town centre. Picture: Mark Westley.
Adnams shop in Bury St Edmunds town centre. Picture: Mark Westley.

Adnams brewery and distillery has been located at the same Southwold site for at past 670 years.

Selling everything from lager to whisky to wine from their stores, hotels, pubs and inns, you can also find Adnams beers and spirits in 33 countries across the world, including Abu Dhabi, South Korea and Japan.

With free delivery over £100, you can get a refreshing, locally brewed beverage delivered to your doorstep.

Aspalls

Established in 1728, Clement Chevallier planted the first large-scale cyder orchards in Suffolk and, 300 years on, Aspall Cyder is still a popular choice all over the country.

Aspall Cyder Vinegar began production 40 years ago and has since been used by both home cooks and professional chefs everywhere.

They grow 46 different varieties of apples on the site, allowing for many types of cyder to be produced.

Suffolk Blue and Suffolk Gold

Katharine and Jason Salisbury. Picture: Mark Westley.
Katharine and Jason Salisbury. Picture: Mark Westley.

Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses put Suffolk on the dairy map with its two famous hand-made cheeses, the Suffolk Blue and the Suffolk Gold.

The family-run business, established in July 2004 by Jason and Katharine Salisbury, takes the milk from their own herd of Guernsey and Jersey cows and produces the cheeses using traditional methods.

The Suffolk Blue, a creamy, blue-veined cheese, and the Suffolk Gold, a semi-hard farmhouse cheese, are handmade at the farm in Creeting St Mary, near Ipswich, and distributed to delis all over the county.

Paddy and Scott's Coffee

Coffee company, Paddy and Scott's Coffee, sell slow-roasted hand-packed coffee beans from their barista training centre and commercial kitchen at the University of Suffolk.

Having served over 81 million cups of coffee since the brand began in 2007, the coffee is sold in over 266 cafes in the UK, as well as being stocked in national supermarkets such as Waitrose and Tesco.

Suffolk Salami

Based in the Mid Suffolk village of Brundish, the Suffolk Salami Company is run by husband and wife team Ian and Sue Whitehead together with their daughters Rebecca, Sarah and nephew Harry.

The business rears RSPCA approved pork and sells delicious pork products ranging from red wine salami to Suffolk chorizo and mortadella.

This Suffolk delicacy is sold in various farm shops all over the county and beyond, with stockists as far away as Penrith and Cardiff.

Criterion Ice Cream

Criterion Ice Cream managing director Paul Myatt, centre, and his brothers Charlie and Rod. Picture: Mark Westley.
Criterion Ice Cream managing director Paul Myatt, centre, and his brothers Charlie and Rod. Picture: Mark Westley.

Thurston family-run ice cream business, Criterion, has been making traditional dairy ice cream since 1920.

Production takes place at the Manor Farm Creamery, and their frozen treats are made using fresh double cream, quality fruits, and live natural yogurt.

Criterion offer a mouth-watering range of flavours, from Amarena Cherry to Clotted Cream to Turkish Delight, all of which come in 130ml to 4.5 litre tubs.

Yum Yum Tree Fudge

Olivia-Kim and Lily Turner from Yum Yum Tree Fudge. Picture: Mecha Morton.
Olivia-Kim and Lily Turner from Yum Yum Tree Fudge. Picture: Mecha Morton.

Woolpit-based Yum Yum Tree Fudge offer a variety of tasty handmade fudges in over fifty flavours.

These creamy treats are made from all-natural ingredients and are stocked in farm shops in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk as well as some Suffolk Co-op branches.

Visiting shows and events all over the county, Yum Yum Tree Fudge has something for everyone, with flavours ranging from English Rose to Irish Cream or Banoffee Pie.

Do you have a favourite Suffolk-based food or drink?

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