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Back out tasting with customers!

May 19th, 2022 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

It’s been a long time since we were able to have direct contact with our customers. We finally got back out there and had an amazing day with a fantastic response to our Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, …the star of the day however, was our new Habanero & Red Pepper Chutney!

Everyone was loving the Habanero Tortilla Cheesecake taster with it in.

Check it out as our recipe of the month!

Stockist in the Spotlight

April 6th, 2021 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

Highlighting independent retail gems worth a visit

Village Greens – Prestwich, Manchester

Village Greens is a community owned shop. Their way of working helps them connect with the people and groups in the Prestwich area to help everyone lead a happy, healthy and sustainable life.  Products and services are focused on providing a more than you get from large supermarkets and with suitability a key focus. You can buy as much or as little as you need which makes accessing good quality organic food more affordable, and cuts down on waste.

The shop is run with the support of the friendly shop staff, an army of volunteers, the Village Greens board and the continued support of their members and customers.


So, if you live in the area and have not yet visited, get yourself down there to check out this hub for community health and happiness within Prestwich and support their plans to serve the community for the long term.


Of course you can find some Shaws Chunky Mango chutney and the ‘best Piccalilli in the world’ on their shelves to go with all their other delicious produce. #shoplocal

1 Longfield Centre, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1AY, UK

0161 971 5129

Stockist in the Spotlight

March 8th, 2021 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet
Highlighting independent retail gems worth a visit

Moss & Moor – Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Their mantra is Live Well. Eat Well. Grow.

This is a brand new building and shopping concept. More than a garden centre, with an inspiring food hall, a delicious eating space (serving take-away at the moment), and a home and garden shop bursting with bright ideas.  Inspiring creativity and wellness at its heart. Linking to the community, charity and schools.

They are all geared up for a Covid safe shopping experience. As soon as lockdown is lifted the visitors will be flocking to Ilkley to enjoy this new business and the restaurant experience.

Why not pop in to pick up a jar of Shaws as soon as you’re able and tell all your friends of your cool, new discovery!



Business Continuity Statement RE: COVID-19

March 20th, 2020 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

Dear Customer,

With the understandable concerns over the spread of Corona virus (Covid-19) and the health risks and isolation implications associated with this. We at Shaws are working hard to maintain our production and supply into customers. Uninterrupted supply of our products into your homes and businesses is a key focus. Whilst we continue to do this with as little disruption as possible, Shaws is a family run business and, as such, the safety of our family and colleagues remains the priority at all times.

The latest government advice is being monitored on a daily basis. We will be  updating our actions in line with any new recommendations. Whilst we are operating ‘business-as-usual’ in most aspects, a number of changes have been implemented. These include, minimising meetings and personal contact; restricting visitors to site; additional hand-washing; extra hygiene regimes; plus sanitizing hands on entry to site. There are no current  issues with the availability of materials to site. Meanwhile, we are working with our suppliers to monitor the situation.  Dual supply is in place wherever possible.

Going forward we remain committed to all of our customers. During these challenging and unprecedented times, we will do everything we can to support you and our staff. As the situation evolves we are committed to keeping you informed.

If you have any further questions please feel free to get in touch with us directly or via our website here.

Stay safe and well.


Team Shaws

Stockist in the Spotlight

February 24th, 2020 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet
Highlighting independent retail gems worth a visit

Pauls Natural Foods, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Barnsley

Offering a range of natural foods, vitamins and supplements, with many of our foods being organic, gluten free, vegan or less sugar products.

They specialise in the sale of Cannabidiol (Cbd ) oil, offering over 100 quality products supported by free advice and guidance.

Their wholefoods range offers herbs, spices, pulses, dried fruits, cereals, nuts, and flours, which mostly are in non-plastic packaging.

As an ethical shop, they care about the products they sell and the suppliers they use.

Open Daily (except Tuesday) 10am  to 4pm

01226 743257 and


Shaws Sponsor Sandwich & Food to Go Designer of the Year Competition

January 23rd, 2020 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

We’re really excited to be one of the main sponsors for the Sandwich & Food to Go Designer of the Year Competition and be involved with the judging alongside chef Theo Randall.

Run in association with the Sandwich Industry Awards (The Sammies), the search is on to find the nation’s leading sandwich and food to go designer.  The competition encourages creativity with the chefs being tasked to make either a sandwich or food-to-go pot in one of seven categories using the sponsors’ ingredients.  Each recipe needs to be innovative as well as deliver on taste and be commercially viable.  There is a sizeable prize pot of £5000 up for grabs!

We have supplied our Shaws Smoky Bean Salsa and can’t wait to see what recipes are created with our incredibly versatile and tasty product. The Salsa is packed with three different beans: pinto, black turtle & red kidney which make this higher in protein & fibre than most salsas. Coupled with the Spanish smoky chipotle and paprika giving it lots of flavour which is right on trend.

The competition is predicted to be tough with initial judging of recipes. These are followed by regional heats then a Grand Final. Taking place ahead of the Sammies Award Dinner at the Royal London Lancaster hotel in May, where the overall Sandwich & Food to Go Designer of the year will be announced.

Good luck everyone!

Cheese & Chutney Delights

January 20th, 2020 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

For all you cheese lovers out there, TODAY is National Cheese Lovers Day…permission fully granted to have a day full of lots of deliciously gorgeous, irresistible cheese!

What can make the day even better is pairing your cheese with the perfect chutney or jelly.

1.Caramelised Red Onion Chutney

Deliciously sweet & crunchy red onions give a grand mix of pickled flavours to our amazingly moreish Signature chutney.  It complements well with strong hard cheese like mature Cheddar or strong blue cheese like Shepherds Purse Northern Blue.

In fact, you can make a quick & easy Cheesy Bruschetta snack.  It’s incredibly tasty!

 2. Spiced Apricot & Ginger Chutney

This tangy chutney is bursting with the flavour of apricots and the warmth of ginger, with a hint of Indian spice.  It’s perfect with hard cheese like a crunchy Red Fox Red Leicester, crumbly Wensleydale or aged Gouda and soft cheeses such as Brie and Gorgonzola.

3.Fig & Honey Chutney

The luxurious flavour of figs infused with honey is heavenly for those that like something sweet.  It pairs beautifully with soft creamy cheeses like brie and cambazola or try a mild blue cheese like Shepherds Purse Yorkshire Blue or Bluemin White.

Makes a wonderful starter or party nibble in this Ravishing Radicchio Blue recipe. (Find the recipe by downloading our Sandwich Booklet.)

 4. Smoky Chilly Jelly

A sweet, smoky and medium heat level chilli jelly that really brings the taste of Mexican street food into your home.  It has the perfect partnership with baked cheese like feta, Camembert or brie.

Find our recipe for Smoked Chilli Baked Feta.

I think you’ll agree cheese and chutney is a marriage made in heaven.  Homage to Fromage certainly agree, as from February, at their cheese events, you’ll be able to taste 3 of our stunning chutneys (Caramelised Red Onion, Fig and Honey and Smoky Chilli Jelly) to complement the cheese at their events.

So go on, tuck in…It is National Cheese Lovers day after all!


Let Shaws Liven Up Your Festive Food

December 8th, 2019 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

Chutneys and relishes are a reet important part of any festive spread and they’re the perfect match to Christmas cheeses, pork pies, leftover turkey or cold cuts of meat.

Here are our 5 Top favourite Christmas Pairings.

Caramelised Red Onion Chutney

This signature chutney is fabulous with cheese, stirred into gravy or added on the side of your Christmas Roast dinner.

Chunky Mango Chutney

A family favourite and truly irresistible.  A must-have for any leftover Turkey Curry or mixed with cream cheese to make a delightful dip!


The crunch and tangy flavour is marvellous with pork pie, sausage rolls, cheese and biscuits or, as some of us do, eaten straight from the jar!

Fig & Honey Chutney

The luxurious, sweet flavour is superb with soft creamy cheeses, cold cuts of roast ham or even with pancakes!

Spiced Apricot & Ginger Chutney

This tangy, slightly spicy chutney pairs beautifully with hard and soft cheeses and cold roast meats.

So liven up your festive feast or buffet table with a jar or two of Shaws Chutneys and Relishes.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane with Shaws

October 10th, 2019 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

We’ve produced a number of different products and seen a number of different looks over the 130 years since Shaws has been in business.  We thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and share some of the highlights with you…

The Beginning…

Founded back in 1889, by George Shaw, as a General Merchants and Chemists.  The business was built up quickly with his two sons, Walter and Vincent, through an array of jams, pickles, marrow fat peas and baking powder.

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Post War

Norman’s son Martin joined in 1953 and later joined forces with Terence Peace.  Their joint passion for pickle continued in the post war years…

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The ‘70’s

The range extended rapidly with pickle onions, beetroot, red cabbage and the infamous Piccalilli.

Shaws product range 1970

The ‘80’s

The ‘80’s saw Martin’s sons, Matthew and Daniel – the fifth Shaw generation.  The range undertook a face lift with a fresh new look and design for the packaging labels.

Shaws product range 1980


Current MD, Jan Docker, niece of Terence Peace, began honing the Shaws extensive range from 26 products to two targeted ranges – the Everyday Range of four classic lines and the five gourmet combinations of the Heritage Collection.

Here’s the current range you know and love today!

The 2019 Road World Cycling Championship this Week!

September 18th, 2019 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

It’s chuffin’ great that another reet good cycling event is coming to Yorkshire this week.  Harrogate is to be the home of the 2019 Road World Championships – The Biggest Sporting Event in the UK this year!

We’re huge fans of cycling ‘ere at Shaws and are often out on our bikes riding up ‘n down the rolling hills taking in the stunning scenery around Huddersfield.  We’re so excited to be visiting the event and getting up close to the action as we watch some of the races over the weekend. It will be great to see the beautiful Yorkshire countryside on the TV.

We’ll be shouting loudly for two great Yorkshire cyclists competing this week. Lizzie Deignan from Otley is a strong contender to win the women’s road race with her home advantage. Whilst Rotherham’s Ben Swift could be in for sprint finish with the elite men if he can hang on in till the end with his GB team mates.

You may even catch Mr Pickles out ‘n about over the weekend as we all know he is an avid cycling enthusiast!

Take a Look at our 130th Birthday Party Celebrations!

September 12th, 2019 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

We had a reet good time celebrating our 130th Birthday last Friday with our staff, shareholders, suppliers, customers and tenants.  Pictured below is Annie, five-times-great-granddaughter of our founder George Shaw enjoying the 130th birthday party celebrations.

We gave away 130 jars of our famous Piccalilli to the first 130 people that came to our Storths Mill factory on Wakefield Road.

Here’s Annie chatting to her Grandfather Martin Shaw (a fourth generation Shaw)…

Lots of fun and games at our 130th birthday party. The Onion Pong was a real favourite!

Our 130th birthday party spread – not forgetting of course our selection of chutneys and relishes – perfect with the crudités and the pork pie croquembouche centrepiece!

A fabulous day was had by all!

Stockist in the Spotlight

September 2nd, 2019 Posted by Shaws news No Comment yet

Highlighting independent retail gems worth a visit



Taylors of Honley, West Yorkshire

Tony Washington, the present owner joined more or less straight from school in 1971 as an apprentice. Eventually he purchased the store from Reg Taylor in 1993.

Known locally as The ‘Arrods of Honley, Tony compliments his superb range of fresh food and special delicacies with a service second to none.

A strong and fervent supporter of local producers, Taylors offer local artisan products including fresh breads daily from master bakers, teas, pickles, chocolates, cider, wine, coffees, eggs, dairy, soups, biscuits, beers as well as pizzas and ready meals, ice creams.

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Tony with Shaws products outside his store – Taylors of Honley

Taylors Food Store

Meltham Road





 01484 661682