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The Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

On Sunday 8th July, Tangerine Confectionery Ltd sponsored the annual Liquorice Festival in Pontefract, the historical home of liquorice.

The Tangerine stall was situated in the heart of Pontefract and featured classic liquorice sweets such as Pontefract Cakes and Barratt Liquorice Novelties as well as family favourites like Dip Dabs and our more recent range of Softies. As usual, the event was well attended by liquorice and sweet lovers from around the country, and the ongoing sunny weather meant that the festival was even more busy than usual!

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

Office staff from a variety of teams within the business at Pontefract came together, helping to set up the stand and tell people about our fantastic range of confectionery.

The team had a great day and many of the local community, who come back year after year, were able to share their own sweet memories, including ‘Mr Liquorice’ who tours the country giving talks on the history of liquorice. The event was also an opportunity to introduce people to the new sweets in our range, such as Bubblegum Bottles, and gain their feedback.

Pontefract Liquorice Festival

We would like to thank everyone that helped out on the day to make the event a great success and are already looking forward to being a part of the festival next year!