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Local Loan for Sticky Toffee Pudding Company

By Jenny Brown, June 20, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jenny Brown

For about a year, we've been giving small, local producers low-interest loans to help them grow their businesses. You can learn more about Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program. Just this week, we finalized our first loan in our hometown, Austin, Texas! Tracy Claros, originally from England, makes and sells incredible English puddings, or cakes, under the name The Sticky Toffee Pudding Company. After starting with just one flavor, Tracy has branched out (one cannot live by sticky toffee pudding alone, although you can try!) and now offers four different puddings, with English Lemon Pudding, Molten Chocolate Baby-Cake (pictured), and Sticky Ginger Pudding rounding out the lot. I love the classic, the sticky toffee pudding. When I lived in Australia many years ago, my best friend and I used to share these all the time (although there they are called sticky date puddings). The best part, IMO, is the stickiness - an awesome toffee sauce. Totally amazing! And really good with whipped cream or ice cream (but what isn't?). Although Tracy's products are already in distribution in many parts of the country, she still makes her cakes by hand and needed some additional equipment to help her continue to grow. The loan we've worked with her on is going to finance a tray sealer, which will help her go from 12 puddings a minute to 40! We're always looking for new loan recipients, so please feel free to check out the program information and contact me if you or someone you know would be a good loan candidate.

Category: Food & Recipes, Local

 

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Sarah says ...
Wow! These sound awesome. What department are they in?
06/20/2008 12:37:10 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Hey Sarah! Also, even though it's a local product, it currently has pretty wide availability across our regions including Northern California, Southern Pacific, Pacific North West, Southwest, Rocky Mountain, North Atlantic and Northeast. Every store stocks their items a bit differently, so it'd be good to contact your local store and see where they keep the goods! http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/ P.S. I checked with our folks in Southwest and we keep it in the dairy section because it has to be refrigerated.
06/20/2008 2:35:46 PM CDT
Marge Bury says ...
I was looking for Vegan products for a new life style and came across Whole Foods in Atlanta. Great website by the way! When searching I found Sticky Toffee Pudding. Two years ago I visited Manchester, England and had this dessert there at the restaurant called The Living Room. (Quite known by the locals.) When I saw you had it in your store, my husband and I drove 90 miles from Warner Robins, GA to Atlanta. We brought it home and popped it in the microwave. Oh, my goodness! It was just like I was back in England. So worth every mile, every penny and yes, every carb! Needless to say I was a little off my Vegan diet tonight! Please tell the Sticky Toffee Pudding Company how much I loved it! Marge Bury
02/12/2011 7:35:08 PM CST
Pat Greenleaf says ...
I love Sticky Toffee Pudding. It is a food item that just makes me think Of Christmas and all the wonderful foods to share with family during the holidays. It is just fantastic.
10/12/2011 8:48:12 PM CDT
hattie ferretti says ...
I first discovered this wonderful pudding in England in a little bed and breakfast. I fell in love with it and look forward to keeping this in my cupboard at all times!!
10/13/2011 3:56:04 PM CDT
Elizabeth Nagarajah says ...
One of my favorite local items is from the Sticky Toffee Pudding Company. I tried toffee pudding for the 1st time at a local restaurant in Dorchester and feel in love with the warmth and texture. I was very happy to find this item shortly after dining at the restaurant on the shelves of Whole Foods. While I would love to dine out often and get this decadent dessert, I am comforted with the cost of this item at Whole Foods, the opportunity to enjoy something so yummy from a lock food company. YUM YUM
10/14/2011 1:34:10 PM CDT