Monday, 29 September 2008

Black Gold

This product is the Nectar of the North. It is made in Sheffield and has been for about 100 years. The recipe is a closely guarded secret and a few years ago when they threatened to close the factory - half a million people rose up in protest.  Pie simply cannot be eaten b'aht it. If you have never lived within a 15 mile radius of Sheffield you will have no clue about this lovely scrumptious sauce - but I suggest you come and see me - pay me a massive bribe and I will let you try some. 

When I lived in Cyprus it was the only thing I missed from home - my Mum used to send it to me in a parcel.  Tonight I am having Shepherd's pie for dinner - just so that I can  have some Hendo's. Once you have tried it - you will never go back to life without "Hendo's". Every single pantry in Sheffield has a bottle of this stuff - without exception - and everybody loves it. I brought a bottle back for me and two bottles for Lisa (She's from Doncaster). It truly is the Nectar of the Gods of the North.

2 comments:

  1. I actually don't have any in my larder - I always go for the Lea & Perrins option (Dad would turn in his grave). But you are right, I am shunning my Sheffield roots! Tonight we will be dining on meat & tattie pie, mushy peas & Hendersons! I feel well & truly shammed! xx

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  2. I actually don't have any in my larder - I always go for the Lea & Perrins option (Dad would turn in his grave). But you are right, I am shunning my Sheffield roots! Tonight we will be dining on meat & tattie pie, mushy peas & Hendersons! I feel well & truly shammed! xx

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