With the end of August in sight, autumn seems to be coming on alarmingly fast. Leaves are turning brown and Selfridges have already put up their Christmas window display; before we know it, Christmas songs will be on the radio and it’ll be time to start thinking about all that Christmas food.

However, the end of summer isn’t all bad – autumn brings back roast dinners and traditional, delicious puddings. One pudding in particular that is worth a try is the Orange and Cointreau Sticky Toffee Pudding, handmade by chefs in Oliver’s Kitchen. The company is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter in order to expand and publicise their small pudding business.

Oliver’s Kitchen, owned by Oliver Barton, 25 creates bespoke recipes and adds delicious twists to the nations favourite puddings. Their Orange and Cointreau Sticky Toffee Pudding has already won two Great Taste awards – almost unheard of for a small business.

Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. In the words of highly regarded restaurant and food critic Charles Campion, “Great Taste is the only food award worth having.

Oliver Barton, owner of Oliver’s Kitchen, says that: “Being awarded the Great Taste Award two years running is a testament on the time and effort that goes into making our puddings. Oliver’s Kitchen creates artisan products and each pudding is homemade using freshly and locally sourced ingredients. It is great that this is recognised and is reflected in the taste.”

The target is set at £5000.00 which will help increase production, expand premises and add more recipes and puddings to the production line. The vital funding will help Oliver’s Kitchen maintain their humble beginnings and continue to produce their artisan homemade products, but distribute it to a wider audience.

The money will also be necessary to see the company through a seven week production period before gaining SALSA accreditation, meaning they will be able to expand and sell to larger companies.

The campaign end this Saturday. For more information, visit the Oliver’s Kitchen website, or view their Kickstarter campaign.

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