So a couple of months ago we happened upon an advert for the British Pie Awards and thought 'wouldn't it be amazing if little old us and our little bundles of pastry love could hold our own in something like that?!' and in a moment of crazy, the form was completed!
Fast forward a few weeks and life and daisies had taken over a little and our thoughts of entering moved to 'maybe next year'.... That was until the lovely Chairman made contact with us because of our incomplete entry - Dr Matthew O'Callaghan was so supportive and encouraging it gave us the confidence to go for it :).
After much deliberation over which of our offerings to proffer up for judgement by some very experienced chefs and foodies alike we opted for the one that had been available the least - but had received so much love from all who had tried it - the then named Christmas Dinner Pasty! It tied in well with us having (due to popular demand) decided to launch the much favoured item over Easter too.
When it came time to make it ready for it's journey to Melton Mowbray we were lucky enough to be approached to make a batch of someones pasties at the same time - the now named Festive Dinner Pasty - so thats what we did, we made a whole normal batch, and took one to send off for the awards while all its siblings journied elsewhere - and we could do no more!
The day of the awards came and went, and we knew we would receive feedback from our entry - which we hoped would really help us develop our products as we evolve as a company - but we weren't really sure how it all worked. On the Thursday the top 3 of each class were announced and they were all invited to a special luncheon and ceremony the following day - until then we wouldn't know who had won which space. Several emails followed and late on Friday night an email arrived with the 'full results' - and there in the alphabetical list of the 180 companies who had entered over 960 pasties and pies between them was little old Happy Daisy - with the word 'Silver' next to it!!! Until this point (being total novices!) we had thought there were only three awards in each class - so came completely out of the blue - being the insomniac that I am, spent the night desperately wanting to shout it from the rooftops - but a combination of unconfirmed results and everyone we knew being asleep - our poor neice had to manage our excitement on her own haha!
So now it's official! And we're officially shouting from all the rooftops we can see! The Festive Dinner pasties will be available to order from now for a whole month! And to celebrate we're offering it to you all with 10% off! So for 2 of these pasty beasts it's £9.90 - postable to anywhere in mainland UK - royal mail 1st class - for £4 (for larger orders - or guaranteed next day delivery - please contact us directly to discuss).