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The Original Melton Hunt Cake 900g

The Original Melton Hunt Cake 900g

Regular price £8.00 (£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.


To ensure our chilled products are out of refrigeration for as little time as possible, we deliver all of our goods via DHL's tracked next-day 24hr courier service. We are only able to deliver to UK mainland addresses which excludes Channel Islands and Scottish Islands as these are 2 day deliveries.

Items are packed into sustainable cardboard boxes insulated with fleece liners for truly eco-friendly packaging and frozen ice packs to help maintain temperature during shipping.

Delivery days are Tuesday – Friday. Our courier typically delivers between 8.30am - 5.30pm. If nobody is available, it may be left safe place.

Please note our pork pies and sausages are usually delivered with a life of 6 days.

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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