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The Tunnocks are family bakers in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Their products have acquired something of a cult status, and are recognisable by distictive packaging. Uddingston is a village in Lanarkshire, Scotland, on the north side of the River Clyde, approximately 10 miles to the south of Glasgow and is home to Tunnocks. ... Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... ...


Thomas Tunnock formed the company Tunnock's in 1890, when he purchased a baker's shop in Uddingston. The company expanded in the 1950s, and it was at this time that the core products were introduced to the lines. 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Bakery foods A baker is someone who bakes and sells bread, cakes and similar foods. ...


The company has continued to expand, and now employs 550 staff. It is currently headed by Boyd Tunnock CBE, grandson of Thomas. Since 2005, Tunnock's also sponsors the annual rally held on the Isle of Mull called The Tour of Mull, run by the 2300 Club. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tobermory with 700 people, the largest settlement on Mull, is home to the only whisky distillery on the island. ...

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Tea Cakes

Three Tunnocks Tea Cakes
Three Tunnocks Tea Cakes

The Tunnock's Tea Cake is a sweet food popular in Great Britain. They are often served as an afternoon snack. Image File history File links A group of Tunnocks Tea Cakes. ... Image File history File links A group of Tunnocks Tea Cakes. ...


The product consists of a small round shortbread biscuit covered with a half-dome of a whipped egg white concoction similar to marshmallow. This is then encased in a thin layer of milk chocolate and wrapped in a distinctive red and silver foil paper. Shortbread rounds Shortbread is a type of cookie (UK: biscuit) which is traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour, although other ingredients like ground rice or cornstarch (UK: cornflour) are sometimes added to alter the texture. ... Albumen redirects here. ... Pink marshmallows. ... Chocolate comes in dark, milk, and white varieties with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... A foil is a very thin sheet of metal, usually made by hammering or rolling a piece of metal. ...


The name tea cake is somewhat confusing as generally a tea cake is taken to mean a sweet bread roll with dried fruit added to the mix, which is usually served toasted and buttered. A Tunnock's Tea Cake bears no relation to this product. Teacake is a cake made of tea. ... Two Brötchen A bread roll is a piece of bread, usually small and round. ... Dried fruit is fruit that has been dried, either naturally or through use of a machine, such as a dehydrator. ... A classic two-slot toaster Toast is bread that has been browned by exposure to dry heat. ... Butter is commonly sold in sticks, and often served with a special spreading utensil. ...


Caramel Wafer

A milk chocolate Tunnocks Caramel Wafer
A milk chocolate Tunnocks Caramel Wafer

A caramel wafer is a bar consisting of 5 layers of wafer, interspersed with 4 layers of caramel. The bar itself is coated in chocolate: both milk and plain chocolate version are available. The milk chocolate version is wrapped in red and gold coloured foil, whilst the plain chocolate wrapping is coloured blue and gold. The wrappers of the milk chocolate version bear the wording "more than 3,000,000 of these biscuits made and sold every week". Image File history File linksMetadata Tunnocks_caramel. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Tunnocks_caramel. ... Wafer can refer to more than one thing. ... A piece of caramel confectionery. ... Chocolate block in melted chocolate Chocolate is a common ingredient in many kinds of sweets—one of the most popular in the world. ... Chocolate block in melted chocolate Chocolate is a common ingredient in many kinds of sweets—one of the most popular in the world. ...


Other products

The other products in Tunnock's lines are largely based on the core products. The Caramel Log is similar to the Caramel Wafer, but with the addition of roasted coconut to the outside of the bar. Wafer Creams and Florida Orange have chocolate and orange flavoured cream in place of the caramel. Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis and its fruit. ...


A Snowball is similar to the Tea Cake, but with the addition of coconut to the exterior.


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  • Official website

 
 

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