Prince Charles visits The Toffee Works as part of centenary celebrations

Celebrations were in full flow for HRH Prince Charles, as he toured UK confectionery business Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls factory in Wigan to celebrate the centenary of the firm’s production site, The Toffee Works.

The Prince saw how the sweets were manufactured and met Joint managing directors Antony Winnard and John Winnard MBE, the great nephews of the company’s founder, William Santus, as part of a royal visit to the North West.

Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls are made by William Santus and Co, a privately-owned traditional sweet company that was established in 1898 and the ownership has been passed down through the family generations.

As the company revealed, its mint balls are still manufactured using the same traditional methods as when Mrs Santus originally made the sweets in her kitchen in 1898.

The completely natural “secret recipe” has been passed down through the family generations. Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls contain no artificial additives or colours, they are GM free, gluten free and are suitable for the vegetarian /vegan market.


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