The Northern Ingredient is known as Oswaldtwistle Mills’ ‘Gourmet Visitor Experience.’ You could also say this is where you can buy ‘Proper Nosh’ – well, you are in Lancashire! Harking back to simpler times, three family-run enterprises enthusiastically provide locally sourced and specialist food and drink prepared with traditional methods and with the emphasis on taste and quality.
The Crumbly Cheese Deli, Ye Olde Sausage Shop and Chocolate Explosion have created a foodies’ haven: their counters, shelves and tasting tables a vibrant celebration of what’s been dubbed the ‘real food revival.’
The best-seller at The Crumbly Cheese Deli is, perhaps not surprisingly, Lancashire Crumbly and Creamy. But have you ever tried smoked Lancashire? Or the sought-after Blacksticks Blue, made at Butlers Farm in Preston. Maybe your favourite is Wensleydale with apricot, or with ginger and mango; or maybe it will be, after you’ve had a taste during your visit! The Deli has a superb range of olives, too; stuffed chilli peppers with feta, sweet African picante peppers and, let’s not forget their hand-raised pork pies, Mrs Bridges chutneys, locally produced honey (made by the bees of Bolton), the very special and versatile Lancashire Sauce (made by Entwistles of Ramsbottom) and a great range of cheese boards and cheese knives.
The proprietors of 'Ye Olde Sausage Shop' have had a busy couple of years. Having already won 8 golds at the North West BPEX sausage competitions in 2007, they won again in 2008 with 9 Golds to their name and were also crowned North West Champions with their Cumberland Beef, horseradish and mustard sausage. In 2008 they were also asked to represent the North west in the UKTV's 'Food Hero' competition and were highly commended by Gary Rhodes. The business is striving forward selling top quality produce sourced from local suppliers. If there is one thing they are not short of it's good ideas and good advice.
Ye Olde Sausage Shop also offer a variety of lower fat sausages products which include Pork, Sweet Chilli, Garlic, Turkey Seasal, Beef and Cumberland sausages, beef burgers, turkey burgers and turkey vegetable meatballs. The owner and staff at Ye Olde Sausage Shop are highly skilled at preparing lower fat sausages which contain less than 2% fat and 93% meat all products are prepared to the highest possible standards.
Ye Olde Sausage shop are happy to offer advice on how to cook and prepare all there products, but there is one thing for certain they won't do which is to reveal there secret recipies!
My Chocolate Explosion create and supply original and unique bouquets that incorporate both the finest and every ones favourite chocolates. They are created in various colours using a huge variety of sweets, chocolates and accessories.
Enjoy the food experience
The Northern Ingredient – real food and real Northern enthusiasm for food!