About Us

Picture of mixing bowl with pink spoon and chocolate

Sweet Emily is a small artisan producer of yummy homemade puddings and preserves, based in Swythamley in Staffordshire in the picturesque Peak District National Park.

We enjoy making our products by hand in small batches in our own country kitchen, using no artificial ingredients or colours.  We love good quality, seasonal food and use natural, home grown and hedgerow fruit with no pesticides, our own free range hen and duck eggs and our own aromatic honey, whenever we can.  When our hens and ducks have a well-earned rest in the winter, we only use locally sourced free-range eggs, never compromising on taste or quality.

There is a micro brewery just down the road called the Wincle Beer Company, brewing real ale in the traditional way, just how it should be.  So,  I love to use their great tasting ale in my popular Real Ale Fruity Flapjacks, Chocolate Stout Brownies , Chocale Pudding, Real Ale Chutney and Real Ale Wholegrain & Honey Mustard.  Watch this space for more ale inspired products.

Why Sweet Emily? … well, Swythamley Hall was once owned by Sir Philip Brocklehurst, silk producer and explorer and the story goes that a close friend of Sir Philip owned a ship that he named “Swythamley” in honour of the squire. The Swythamley’s sailors would call the ship ‘The Sweet Emily” … maybe because it’ s a lot easier to pronounce than “Swythamley”!   The figurehead of the ship was a sportsman and two dogs, supposedly representing the sports mad squire.  So, as we live in Swythamley, we thought it would be a great name for our business.

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4 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Just consumed Sweet Emily’s divine Sticky Toffee Pudding after our Bank Holiday dinner and as I cooked and served it, I got to scrape the last vestiges of the toffee sauce from the container – yummy!

  2. Wonderfully fresh ingredients along with such a talented cook. If anyone would believe me I’d pass on the jams as my own. But they wouldn’t!

  3. Your Flapjack is to die for! I bought some at Leek food fest on Saturday and rationed myself to a small piece each day until today. Hence searching for you and finding this! I will be buying some more ASAP!

    • Hello Sally. Thank you so much for your kind comment. If you pop into the Wincle Beer Company, you will find more of my flapjacks. I will also be at the new Congleton Artisan Market on Sunday 13 April. Hope to see you there. Many thanks again. Diane

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