10 Thing You didn’t know about Black Pudding

Sliced Chadwicks Bury Black Pudding

Chadwicks Original Bury Black Pudding

 How Much We Eat

 

  1. In 2014 the UK spent approximately £17.5 million on black pudding, a 4.2% increase on 2013.

 

  1. The UK bought a little over 3 million kilos of black pudding in 2014, a 5.6% increase on 2013 (when we purchased 2.9 million kilos)

 

  1. 3% of UK households purchased black pudding at least once in 2014

 

  1. In the UK the favourite time to eat black pudding is at breakfast with over 70% of our annual usage used at this time.

 

World Record

 

  1. The longest black pudding measures 226.67 m (743 ft 8 in) created by Gmina Radomysl Wielki (Poland) in Radomysl Wielki, Poland, on 19 July 2014.

 

The History

 

  1. In 1810 the first Black Pudding were made in Bury, Lancashire. A small shop called Casewell’s made them and sold them at their shop at 60 Union Street.

 

  1. Every September the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships take place in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. In a nod to the War of the Roses , competitors will vie to knock stacks of Yorkshire Puddings from a 20ft-high plinth using black puddings.

 

What’s it made of

 

  1. The basic ingredients of black pudding are pig’s blood, barley, oatmeal, pork fat, rusk and herbs

 

  1. The herb commonly found in Black Pudding is Pennyroyal which is part of the mint family and very aromatic.

 

Who else eats Black Pudding

10.   Black Pudding isn’t only something eaten in the UK. Often called “blood sausage” over 30 different countries have their own version including Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Iceland, Germany, France, Slovenia, Italy, Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia, Spain, Portugal, Latvia, Lithuania, China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Malaysia, Tibet, Philippines, Java, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador.

Chadwicks Bury Black Pudding Stall

Chadwicks Black Pudding Stall – Granada Weather 1982

The picture above of Chadwick’s Black Pudding stall in Bury was broadcasted numerous times every day during November 1982 when Granada Weather was transmitted. Granada had to leave out the Chadwick’s name but left in Bury Black Puddings as everyone knew who it was anyway. The lady serving the Black Puddings is Mary Chadwick daughter of .

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Sir Bury Black Pudding

In 1992 Benita Moore wrote the following poem about Prince Charles’s visit to Bury Market and Chadwick’s Black Pudding Stall.

 

Sir Bury Black Pudding Or “How the Bury black Pudding was knighted”

Now I’ll tell you a tale ‘bout Black Puddings

The most luscious ones you’ve ever seen

And how they were knighted by Charlie

In lieu of his mother the Queen

 

Charles wer up on a visit to Bury

Round the market – ‘twer raining as well,’

When Charles stopped in his tracks in amazement

And asked: What’s that wonderful smell?”

“Tis Black Pudding Stall, Charlie, yer Highness,

Oh yes, Bury is famous for that

And there’s Mr Chadwick as meks ‘em

In his clogs and his chequered flat cap.”

 

“Take me there” ordered H.R. Highness,

“That aroma makes me feel quite merry.

I’ll take one for myself with some mustard

And one without salt for Prince Harry.”

 

Well, Mr Chadwick wer taken quite flustered

When he saw who appeared at his stall,

So also was his daughter Mary

Who med the Black Puddings ‘an all.

Said Charles: “Gosh, they don’t half smell lovely

They’re the blackest ones I’ve ever seen.”

Bill Chadwick said: “Charlie, I’m honoured

An I’ll mek one reet special fer’t Queen.

 

Well Charlie enjoyed ‘em so gradely,

He ordered two pounds tied-up neat

To take back to Buckingham Palace

An give al’t Royal Family a treat.

Bill Chawick wer quite flabbergasted

To get orders from Englands’ top swell,

So he gave him the bag of Black Puddings  fer nowt

And some tripe and some elder as well!

 

Charlie thanked him, then as he was leaving,

A thought entered his royal mind

Of how to reward Mr Chadwick

Seeing as he’d been so kind.

“Come sir, let me knight your Black Puddings,

Of their goodness the country I’ll tell.

They’re a superbly luscious concoction

And a credit  to Bury as well.”

 

Well, Bill Chadwick wer thrilled to his merrer

And piled t’puddings up on his stall.

Whilst Charles took his royal umbrella

And knighted them, each one and all.

 

So next time you see a black pudding,

Don’t think it’s beneath your cuisine,

Remember, it’s knighted by Charlie

And enjoyed by his mother – The QUEEN

 

From “The Funny Side of Life” by Benita Moore, A.L.A

Bury Black Pudding – The History of

Chadwick’s Bury Black Pudding

You have to go as far back as 1810 to a find the first reports of black pudding being made in Bury. A small shop called Casewell’s made them and sold them at their shop at 60 union street. The next reports are from 1865 onwards when a Cumberland wrestler called Joshua Thompson  would make Bury black puddings in the cellar of his house on East Street. His great grandson, Harry Reddish was the first person to start selling them on Bury Market along it’s Moss street frontage in 1929, and continued until his death 43 years later in 1972. It was his nephew Kenneth Young who inherited the stall but it was taken over by Edwin (Eddie) Chadwick.

Edwin Chadwick originally started out as a butcher in 1971, his premises were located on 247 Burnley Road East, Waterfoot. Like any butcher’s shop, Edwin sold a range of different products and black pudding was just one of the the side lines. However word started to spread quickly about the quality of his black puddings and demand for them started to increase.

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Mary Chadwick with the huge Bury Black Pudding made for the Bury Hospice Charity.

It was in 1972 when the opportunity for Edwin to take over the Black Pudding Stall on the market presented itself as before the reputation for his black puddings continued to increase along with the trade. By 1974 the black pudding trade had grown to such a level and become so time consuming that Edin decided to close the butchery side of the business and focus solely on producing black puddings.

Skip to present day and Edwin’s daughter Mary and her husband Tony Sinacola now run the business. Mary used to help her father make the black puddings when she was just six years old. Tony and Mary make between 1.5 to 2 tonnes of black puddings a week and supply local restaurants, hotels and wholesale butchers.

The basic ingredients of black pudding are pig’s blood, barley, oatmeal, pork fat, rusk and herbs. The actual recipe of Chadwick’s black pudding is very much a secret and only known by Tony and Mary.

Many famous people have visited the stall in Bury Market including Prince Charles, Ken Dodd, Julie Goodyear and Pat Phoenix. In 1998 Chadwicks made a huge black pudding for the Bury Hospice charity. The enormous pudding was over 40 feet long and weighed over a 115 lbs.

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