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Uncle Joes Original Mint Balls Tradtional Boiled Sweets
uncle joes mint balls x 113g
£1.89 inc. tax
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Uncle Joes Original Mint Balls Tradtional Boiled Sweets

113g a quarter of a pound) Uncle Joes Original Mint Balls Tradtional Boiled Sweets 
Uncle Joes Original Mint Balls Tradtional Boiled Sweets are small round individually wrapped for that added extra freshness 
hard boiled traditional mint & herbal flavoured brown colour sweets , made by Uncle Joe's of Wigan - quality sweet makers.
Uncle Joes Original Mint Balls Tradtional Boiled Sweets
made by in the traditional way.

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LIST OF INGREDIENTS in Uncle Joes Original Mint Balls Tradtional Boiled Sweets (correct at time of listing Sept 09)
Uncle Joes Original Mint Balls Tradtional Boiled Sweets are  suitable for vegetarians
 Uncle Joes Original Mint Balls Tradtional Boiled Sweets are Gluten Free
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William Santus and Company have been making a variety of sweets for over 100 years. The survival in this industry may be surprising in itself, but what is more remarkable about Wm. Santus and Co. is the legendary status which has surrounded their Uncle Joes Mint Balls. Immortalised in countless articles, cartoons and poems; there has even been a song written about them!
Uncle Joe's Mint Balls are synonymous with the town of their production, having been immensely popular there since their creation. This town is, of course, Wigan, Lancashire.

Uncle Joe's Mint Balls are still manufactured using the same traditional methods as when Mrs Santus originally made the sweets in her kitchen in 1898. The completely natural 'secret recipe' has been passed down through the family generations. Uncle Joe's Mint Balls contain no artificial additives or colours, they are GM free, gluten free and are suitable for the vegetarian / vegan market.

Meet Uncle Joe...
Wiganers were first introduced to Uncle Joe through the campaign of adverts that appeared in the Wigan Observer in October 1932. The sweets had been in production prior to that, but his celebrity status was only just beginning. No one seems to know where exactly he hails from; the story goes that he was based on one of the Attys who was called Joe but a Joe Atty is nowhere to be found. He could have been Ellens uncle but it is most likely that he was entirely fictional and called Joe because of the universal familiarity of the name. Whatever his origin, one thing is sure, his genial, aristocratic air and sensible, friendly advice have secured him a place in history forever.
Mr. Santus created him and, for his pains, was known generally as Uncle Joe!

And Friends...
Despite the fact that Uncle Joes Mint Balls are made only in Wigan, their fame has spread far
and wide. Uncle Joes have been sighted at the top of mountains in India, villages in Kenya,
Vancouver in Canada and even in the darkest depths of New York, USA! The pure goodness of Uncle Joes Mint Balls is celebrated worldwide. William Santus father was a miner. Uncle Joes were appreciated by miners not only because they couldnt smoke but also because the combined action of sucking and the peppermint flavour would help keep their lungs free of dust. They are still used in the potteries for a similar purpose today.

And Family...
On Mrs Santus demise the majority shareholding was willed to Frank Winnard, who was Mr. Santus nephew. Frank Winnard died in 1984 and control of the Company transferred to his son, John Winnard Snr, who unfortunately died in 1990 aged only 55. His sons John and Antony Winnard, who are the great, great nephews of the Company Founder Mr. William Santus, presently own the Company.

Chocolates and toffees come and go in fads, but the perennial appeal of Uncle Joes Mint Balls lives on. And after all these years the factory remains unchanged. The same sweets are produced in the same, careful old way; over gas fires and hand-made. How many Wiganers at the turn of the century could ever have imagined that the delicious minty sweet they enjoyed was to become such a legend, not just in its own locality - but world wide and now even on the net!

The founder of the company was called William Santus. He was born on July 27th in 1873 and like so many Wiganers of that era, grew up in poverty; one of seven brothers and sisters, with their father working as a shotfirer in the local colliery. The family lived at 73 Platt Lane, Scholes (then known as St. Catherines ward.) Little is known of his childhood, except that he left school at fourteen, most probably working on a fruit stall in Wigan Market Hall. He eventually bought his own stall, number 125, selling fruit and vegetables to the Wigan public. He would probably have continued in this line of trade had he not married a local girl named Ellen Seddon; a dressmaker by profession.

It so happened that Ellen's family had some great friends known as the Attys. They were a family of established confectioners and it was most likely they who taught Ellen Seddon the skilful art of making toffee. The sweets started off as a sideline on the corner of his fruit stall, but Ellen must have shown a natural aptitude, because within a few years they were to become Williams exclusive trade. They were married in 1898 at Greenough Street Methodist church (incidentally, the only place in Wigan to be bombed in World War II) and went to live in a little house at 6 Acton Street, Wigan.

By the year 1908 William owned market stalls, not only in Wigan but also at Bolton and St. Helens. The sweets were immensely popular and with business


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