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Hawkens Grantham Gingerbread

Alastair Hawken launched his Grantham Gingerbread in 2009 after trying to save his local museum. “If Grantham Museum could sell a few boxes of the town’s most famous food, it could survive,” he says. The trouble was, back then no one was making Grantham Gingerbread. The local football team was called The Gingerbreads and Grantham had produced the biscuit since the mid-18th century. But no longer. It was extinct. All of Grantham’s gingerbread men had died.

Alastair approached two local bakeries. They declined to make it. So he found the original recipe and started to bake it himself!

Today, Hawken’s Grantham Gingerbread is sold in farm shops and delis around the UK and abroad, too. Alastair’s bakery in the middle of Grantham has the capacity to bake 80,000 packs per month. And whether you go for the Original Recipe or the Italian Lemon flavour, all of Hawkens Gingerbread is utterly delicious (as we can personally testify).

We highly recommend you order a few packs via the Hawkens website. Your afternoon cuppa will never be the same again!

Useful info
The Gingerbread Bakery, 28 London Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6EJ
01476 501740

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