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Traditional Breeds Fresh Blood Black Pudding Specialist Bacons

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Recommended *****
I didn't think they still made bacon like that!! Sausages are cracking as well.
Graham H
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Simply the Best.
Never before have I attempted to eat an entire log of Black Pudding until I tried this one. The magical blend...
Jon Gay Cookery School
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Best ever
Best ever Morcilla, Serve plain with a poached egg for an iron rich brek or, with toasted hazelnuts, burrata a...
Proper Yorkshire Bird
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Splendid Black Pudding
Had several packs of these last Christmas and plan to do the same again this year. The only trouble is making...
Northy
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Very tasty bacon
I bought a pack of streaky from Porkstock this weekend and made breakfast on Sunday. It was great with a bit o...
marionofnorwich
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Delicious
This Black Pudding is Fantastic. Full of flavour and so Juicy! Not only do our customers love it, but more imp...
Andrew - Chef at Jimmy's Farm
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Anger turns to pleasure
Well, I saw the tv show and at 70 years of age, having enjoyed black pudding all my life, I could not believe ...
Pete, Nottinghamshire
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Fresh black pudding
My fresh black pudding arrived today-not disappointed, the best I've tried and I've tried a lot will definitel...
Evstar
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Wow
I am now a true convert to Real Blood Black Pudding. It is exceptionally tasty, crumbly not fatty and with the...
Fuzzy738
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What have I been eating all these years?
Simply the BEST. If you think you like Black Puddings...try the real thing. What have I been eating all these ...
Schlong
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Amazing... amazing.... amazing
Nothing compares to this..thank god for Fruit Pig...the king of black pudding...will be back for more and we'r...
The Bennetts
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In a league of its own
Delicious pudding - best I have tasted in the UK
Hakee
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Black pudding bonbon heaven
I have never tasted a black pudding like it fantastic. I've not been a big lover of the black pudding but this...
Paul
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Delicious
Incredibly good. I usually like my Irish puds, mostly oatmeal, minimal meat taste; but for a traditional crumb...
Mike Walsh
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White pudding is a revelation
Didn't know white pudding was a thing until we tried in the selection pack. It's really very, very good.
The Mawsons
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You've got to try this!
Mutton Pancetta - wha? Try it. You won't be disappointed. It adds a bit of pizzazz to many a meal!
Mrs C
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Black Pudding Nostalgia!
I'd given up buying modern black puddings, as they were universally bland and a pale imitation of he puddings ...
Peter Hargreaves
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Yeah, proper bacon
We eat this every weekend, old school big breakfast. LCHF. Amazing bacon, my husband eats so much that nitrate...
Stella
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A true Haggis
I bought a haggis from Fruit Pig at North Creake Farmers Market last Saturday (4 Aug 18). I have always liked...
G B
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Black pudding
Absolutely delicious! I came across Fruit Pig fresh blood black pudding some time ago and was really taken by...
Rod Wheatley
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Outstanding product and perfect for our Gluten Free range.
This is a fantastic product and so well balanced in flavour that even people who have previously not liked bla...
JT (not the one above)
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The wee beastie
Despite my Scottish heritage I am only fairly new to the joys of a white dag. I started out with Howie's of Au...
Andrew B
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Simply the best!
Tried this for the first time recently and instantly regretted not doing so before. 18-year-old son loved it t...
Jeff P
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Simply the bestest!
Grew up on the various puddings of Yorks/Lancs, some were good but others pretty much going thru the motions. ...
Dave Sammo
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Black Pudding
This is the king. Sourced eaten raw and cooked. The seasoning is perfect. Won’t find anything better. Th...
Kev Bridger
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Excellent
These are excellent black puddings, I have not had better. The taste and quality are unmatched. Please keep ma...
A Starr
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Super Burns' Supper!
Best haggis I've had, well-seasoned, texture reasonably firm and a strong meaty, almost gamey, flavour. Wasn't...
Sammo
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Delicious! There is no other
Buyer beware, no other black pudding will do after you try this! The best.
Max Townsend
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Proper dag how it should be
Irrelevant of the taste of this dag, it is made with real blood, not dried blood which in the most has been im...
Andrew B
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Hall
I purchased a whole stick of black pudding from one of the butcher's you supply, simply astounding. I have bo...
Mike
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Outstanding!
This is simply the best black pudding you will ever eat. What more can I say?
JP
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FAQs

Have a question?  New customers often have a question about our fresh blood black puddings or free-from products. To assist, we've answered the most commonly asked questions below. 

Do you have a stockist near me?

We may do, we have more than 250 retailers nationally.  Just go to our interactive map and browse and/or just type in your postcode.

Do you wholesale?

Yes, we are wholesale producers.  We sell direct to restaurants, cafes, butchers, delis and farmshops.  Just get in touch stating your business name, where you are and supply a phone number.  We'll send you our wholesale brochure detailing: ordering, prices, minimum amounts, shelflife, allergens etc....it's that easy.

 

You use fresh blood in your black puddings...don't all producers?

No, we are almost alone in making a black pudding with fresh blood. All the nationally-recognised producers we know of use imported dried blood powder harvested from large factory units. To be fair, these larger producers are producing tonnes of black pudding each week so there's probably not enough correctly harvested fresh pig's blood available.  As working slaughtermen, as well as butchers, we have access to fresh blood. We use fresh blood because it is properly harvested and available to us, we make much smaller batches and, it's the way black pudding should be made.

Collecting fresh blood requires lots of permissions, even before you are allowed near the abattoir.  Once there, it is a messy, dangerous business.  No matter what some say, it is NOT illegal to collect animal blood for black pudding if the blood is passed 'fit for human consumption' by the Meat Inspector in the abattoir.

Is there a difference between the two styles of black puddings?  In our taste tests, dried blood black puddings can't hold a candle to the richness, texture and general 'unctuousness' of a fresh blood black pudding.  If you doubt us, simply put ours to the test.  That said, there are a few delicious dried blood varieties out there....but only a few!

Regional allegiances aside, if you've tried ours and you still prefer your local blend, brilliant.  Black pudding is the new black.....it's all good.

Listen to BBC Radio 4, The Food Programme. Tim Hayward comes to visit Fruit Pig and talks about the use of blood in food.

I want to order from your website; what are the delivery charges?

APC Overnight are a nationally recognised food courier.  With our insulated packaging and ice blocks, our produce arrives safe and sound.  If you order under £20 of produce we charge £9.99 delivery.  Over £20, it's  just £5... and It's even free when you buy over £70 of produce!  Please read here for more detail.

Can I buy fresh blood from Fruit Pig?

No. We only have permission to collect and use the fresh blood ourselves. We cannot gift or sell fresh blood. 

What's with the Fruit Pig name?

When we first started out, our pigs were fed loads of local fresh fruit and veg, including windfall apples and pears, and the company name came from there.

Are your products free range?

Short answer is sometimes but read on if you really want to know facts.  Did you know there is no legal definition for free range pork?  It is generally accepted by the farming and food industry that free range for pigs means pigs spending their entire lives outdoors, with free access, at least to straw-filled arcs and outside fields.  Our main product, fresh blood black pudding, is made mainly from british pork fat and fresh local blood collected by us in our local abattoir; we're qualified slaughter men.  We are the ONLY company in the UK who collect fresh blood for black pudding production.  Some of the animals we collect from are free range, some are organic, some are out door stall and some are high welfare in door pigs.  We make 100s of kg of black pudding a week.   Fruit Pig would not be viable if we only collected from free-range/organic pigs.  The local, commercial farm used in our video is high welfare and RSPCA authorised.  The pigs are bred and grown in such a professional manner that the farm is antibiotic-free. 

ALL the famous, national black pudding producers we know of make their black pudding from imported dried blood powder which is harvested in huge, indoor pork factory units in Spain, The Netherlands and Denmark.  Therefore, if a black pudding is advertised as free-range, and it's made from powder blood, it is NOT free-range.

We like to think we play with a very straight bat.  Free-range is not a simple yes/no, if you think it is, you do not know farming.  In our time, we have visited so-called free-range producers and have had to walk away as their ethics and standards were so poor.  Conversaly, there are many commercial breeders out there, with the great ethics and standards.

Many are confused about food labelling definitions: out-door reared, free-range, out-door sired etc.  We think Compassion in World Farming have the best guide to this definition minefield.  Their food guide is an excellent place to start to unravel.

Are traditional breeds better than the usual commercial breeds?

It's all a matter of personal choice. Rare breeds were not rare years ago.  As demand for meat increased after the Second World War, the faster growing, easier processing strains of animals became popular for farmers catering for the baby boomer generation. Most modern commercial breeds tend to put on less fat and grow to cull weight faster than what are now their rare breed counterpart cousins. 

Can I pick up direct from you in Wisbech?

Yes you can.  We don't have a shop, but if pre-arranged, we can accept visits for picking up.  All we ask is for you to email your order a good few days in advance and we'll sort out a pick-up plan.  We're at 6 Anglia Way, Wisbech. PE13 2TY, next door to Laker's Gym.  What3Words: nuzzling.caps.taps.    We can accept cash on pick up but prefer to email you before pickup and ask you bank transfer.

Do you send abroad?

Short answer no.  Sadly, sending to the EU post Brexit is an utter nightmare so we've given up.

How green are you?

Firstly, we make a fresh blood black pudding which uses, what most abattoirs have as waste, their pig's blood.  All other national producers use imported dried powdered blood.  Our onions are fresh (rare again) and come from a factory we can hit with a 6 iron!  Our barley, oats and fat are all UK too.  That probably puts us at the top of the black pudding chart.

We have a contract with a local biotech company.  Our waste food production is sent to their anaerobic digestion plant some 9 miles away.  Here, it is processed into a liquid porridge, and then pumped into the anaerobic digestion plant itself. Bacteria feed on the food waste and produce biogas. The biogas is captured and used as a fuel in CHP engines or sent directly to the gas grid.

Our current energy supplier is Total Engeries.  Their energy source mix (21/22) is 50% renewable. 

My parcel is arriving tomorrow, I need to change some details.

Sadly, there is no way to interact, officially, with the delivery driver’s ‘manifest’ once we’ve set up the courier note the day before.  If you're wanting the parcel left in a specific place, leave a note on your door for the APC driver.   They will try and leave it anyway as this is our default procedure with APC.   If you track your parcel, the delivery depot details come up, you could try contacting them direct 

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