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The Original Melton Hunt Cake 900g

The Original Melton Hunt Cake 900g

Regular price £14.00 (£1.54/100g)
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When cut with a sharp and wet knife, gives 12 generous slices


The Original Melton Hunt Cake is a delicious rich quality fruit cake that is made to an exclusive time honoured recipe. It was in 1854 when John Dickinson first began to make this highly respected local delicacy. In all that time neither the recipe nor the method of baking has changed. The cake combines only the finest natural ingredients, of specially selected dried fruit, almonds, butter and eggs enhanced with the distinctive flavour of rum.

As the name implies the cake was originally supplied to members of the Melton Hunt, whose custom was to take a slice of the cake together with a glass of sherry or “stirrup cup” whilst awaiting the start of the hunt. The cake soon gained acclaim throughout the shires being the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea and enjoyed equally by nobility, clergy and gentlefolk as an after dinner dessert.


Items are kept chilled packaged into sustainable cardboard boxes insulated with fleece liners for truly eco-friendly packaging. Reusable, frozen ice packs are placed into the box to help maintain temperature during shipping.

Unless an alternative form of transport is arranged with us, our packages are delivered
within 24 hours to UK mainland addresses by a courier. Delivery days
are Tuesday – Friday. Consequently the cost of delivery is £7.95 per
delivery address. Our pork pies and sausages are usually delivered with a life
of 6 days.

Please give careful thought to your delivery address.

Delivery for chilled goods is only available between Tuesday and Friday (inclusive) and for UK mainland addresses only. 

Our courier usually delivers between 08.30 -17.30 and a signature is required from someone at your delivery address. If nobody is available the courier may leave the delivery in a safe place but please consider ordering to a more convenient address to avoid unnecessary returns.

Ingredients & nutritional information

Sultanas (contains: Vegetable Oil), Currants (contains Sunflower Oil), Wheat Flour (contains: Wheat Flour, Calcium carbonate, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin), Salted Butter (Milk) (contains Salt), Dark Muscavado Sugar, Pasteurised Egg, Mixed Fruit Peel (contains: Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Salt, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)), Glace Cherries (contains: Cherries, Glucose Fructose Syrup, Citric Acid, Colour (Erythrosine), Preservative (Sulphur Dioxide)), Almonds (Nuts), Dark Rum, Vegetable Glycerine.

For allergen information, including cereals containing gluten, please see ingredients in bold.
Typical values per 100g: Energy: 1637kJ (389kcal); Fat: 13.6g (of which Saturates: 7.1g); Carbohydrates: 60.3g (of which Sugars: 29.2g); Protein: 4.8g; Salt: 0.05g

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