Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum is celebrating the anniversary of the birthday of its founder, Jeremiah Colman on Friday, 16th July with mustard flavoured chocolate cakes.
The Shop will be celebrating with a large chocolate birthday cake with mustard flavoured chocolate icing and giving out bite-size chocolate cupcakes with mustard flavoured chocolate icing to customers while stocks last, produced especially for the occasion by Ninhams Ltd, a local producer of traditional cake mixes.
Jeremiah Colman was born on 16th July in 1777. A flour miller, in 1814 he took over a mustard manufacturing business south of Norwich. In 1823 he established J & J Colman with his nephew James, with the company making mustard, flour, starch and cornflour.
Jeremiah Colman laid the foundations for what is today a well-known and cherished global food brand, owned by Unilever. Colman’s still have a factory at Carrow, Norwich and Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum – set up in 1973 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Colman’s – is today one of the city’s most cherished heritage attractions, now owned and run by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART).
Nick Cook, retail business manager of Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum, said: “The Colmans family members who founded and developed the company were visionaries who made a great contribution to the local economy and community and lasting legacy which we want to celebrate. The mustard-flavoured dark chocolate we already sell in the Shop is really popular, so we thought a mustard-flavoured chocolate cake would be appropriate and tasty!”
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About Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum
The Colman’s Mustard Shop & Museum was opened in 1973 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Colman’s, with premises on Bridewell Alley. It moved to the historic art nouveau Royal Arcade in 1999, where it has been based ever since in a careful replica of Victorian trade premises.
The shop stocks an extensive range of powder and prepared mustards, including a number of specialities made exclusively for the shop. In addition, there are a wide selection of mustard pots and spoons, together with tea towels – not to mention a broad range of Colman’s memorabilia. It also contains many items on loan from the archives, covering all aspects of the history and production of Colman’s mustard.
About Norwich HEART
Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is a private, charitable trust set up to act as an umbrella organisation for all of the heritage on offer in Norwich. We strategically plan, regenerate, manage and promote Norwich’s heritage and act as a best practice model internationally for developing heritage as a social and economic regeneration vehicle.
About Ninhams Ltd
Ninhams of Norfolk has been producing traditional cake mixes since 1870 – just the way your granny made them! Ninhams Ltd is now owned by Emma Bussey and is based on Whitelodge Business Park in Norwich. The business currently sells Norfolk Cheesecake Filling, Leavona Lemon Cake Mix, Ginger Cake Mix and Chocolate Cake Mix, all using the original recipes. For more information tel. 01603 660263, www.ninhams.co.uk.