Andrew Crook - NFFF President
November 25, 2020

The UK’s chip shops have been serving their comforting staples in local communities across the country since the late 20th Century and have proudly survived and thrived through every historical battering (no pun intended!).

Our chip shops have proved once again how well they are able to adopt, adapt and carry on during the recent pandemic. Being among the quickest to react to new rules and regulations in the food service sector, our chippies found a way to safely continue to provide comfort during difficult times.

This year certainly has been a challenging one for businesses and customers alike (to put it mildly). With Christmas just around the corner, we are all faced with the challenge of creating festive spirit where we can whilst adhering to the rules and regulations of our ‘new normal’ and, at Blakemans, we may just be able to help with that!

Whilst Christmas pud and turkey are the obvious choices during the festive season, they are difficult options for a chip shop to offer and, let’s face it; nothing quite excites the appetite like the humble Pig in Blanket. We have extensively tested our pre-cooked, individually frozen Pigs in Blankets time after time in our purpose built development suite and can categorically say that they will perform with the same quality and consistency that you have come to expect from our products, when battered and deep fried in your range.

Whereas some pigs in blankets are made with a standard cocktail sausage, ours are made with skinless pork sausage which ensures maximum adhesion of the bacon to the sausage and making them the obvious choice for deep frying. The fact that they are pre-cooked and individually frozen means that you can take them out of the freezer as and when you need them and cook and serve them in a matter of minutes. We believe they make the perfect no mess, no fuss, no waste ‘Christmas special’ solution for the fast-paced environment of the chip shop, that your customers will be wanting all year round.

It’s not too late to get them on your Christmas menu, simply ask your supplier for details and either download our ready-made point of sale poster from our web site ( or pull out directly from this magazine, overleaf.

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