Opies Foods make fruits for adults, they have wonderful alcoholic flavours with them.
Opies have new food products for 2017 that make perfect Christmas gifts as well as seasonal classics! Whether it is a Pre-Christmas Drink or a New Years Eve cocktail then Opies have you covered.
Who Are Opies?
In 1880, young Cornish man Bennett Opie set off to make his fortune in London with just a few pounds in his pocket. He started by selling eggs and bacon then gradually, with the help of his two brothers, successfully built the business even receiving a Royal Warrant for supplying the Royal Household. In 1912 Bennett Opie was joined by his son William and it was at this time that Bennett Opie Limited was founded.
William Opie had great foresight. When supplies of fresh eggs were limited during the First World War he recognised the opportunity to manufacture and supply liquid eggs to the bakery trade. It was following a trip to France that he spotted an opportunity to diversify into preserving cherries and was keen to provide a less expensive alternative to the popular but pricey French brands. In 1929, the company relocated to Sittingbourne, Kent – the heart of Kent’s cherry-growing region. The site, which is close to King Henry VIII’s cherry orchards, benefits from natural springs; the water from which is still used today. This move marked the start of a growing range of preserves and pickles.
Today the business is in its fifth generation, still owned by the Opie family, making it one of the oldest private family-owned food companies in the UK.
Stocking fillers, gifts for foodies and alternative gifts for teachers:
Opies fruits with alcohol make perfect gifts, they’re a great alternative to a bottle of wine or fizz. They also make brilliant stocking fillers, gifts for foodies and would make excellent teacher’s Christmas gifts. They’re also a good option for people who are quite difficult to buy for like Dad, Grandad – or the ‘in-laws!’
If you are having a party this Christmas or New Year then choose Opies! What’s a Manhattan without a cherry? A Gin Fizz sans a slice of lemon? A disaster. Avoid embarrassing cocktail catastrophes at Christmas with Opies’ Cocktail Cherries and Lemon Slices.
Favourite Cocktail Recipes
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