"Our sugar free lines have become big sellers as more and more people try to reduce their sugar intake."
John Winnard, Joint MD of Uncle Joe's
Premium sweet brand Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls has agreed a deal to supply the sugar-free version of its word famous confectionery to health and beauty retailers Bodycare.
Packets of Sugar Free Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls are now available at Bodycare’s 130 stories across the UK to coincide with the upsurge in healthier eating after Christmas.
Bodycare already purchases eight other lines from Uncle Joe’s including the traditional Mint Balls, Winter Nips, Herbal Cough Sweets and Throat & Chest Lozenges.
The Sugar Free Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls are favourites of the new Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the MP for Chorley, after he was diagnosed with diabetes.
John Winnard, Joint Managing Director of Uncle Joe’s, said: “Our sugar free lines have become big sellers as more and more people try to reduce their sugar intake.”
“The deal with Bodycare allows you to pick up a bag of your favourite sweets without breaking the healthy eating regime which many people embark on at the start of the new year.”
Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls are made by Wigan-based William Santus and Co Ltd, a privately-owned traditional sweet company that was established in 1898. The ownership has been passed down through the family generations.
The Mint Balls are still manufactured using the same traditional methods as when Mrs Santus originally made the sweets in her kitchen in 1898.
In April last year HRH Prince Charles enjoyed a tour of the Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls factory in Wigan to celebrate the centenary of The Toffee Works.
He saw how the sweets were manufactured and met Joint Managing Directors Antony Winnard and John Winnard MBE, the great, great nephews of the company’s founder, William Santus.
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.
For more information on Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls and other products in the range, including a video of the production process: www.uncle-joes.com