New twist to mustard scones by Ninhams of Norfolk

Two English traditions have come together once more to create a tasty snack for people to savour.

Family-run cake mix makers Ninhams of Norfolk have already combined the English scone with Norwich's Colman's Mustard – and now they are adding a new twist to their popular scone mix recipe.

Ninhams director Emma Bussey, pictured right, and her team at Hall Road in Norwich have created some mustard scone mixes with three new flavours – tarragon and thyme, chilli, and chives.

On Thursday they asked the public to decide which one should go on sale.

Mrs Bussey said: 'We spent about a month developing the recipes and the idea was that whichever scone mix is the most popular we would put into production.'

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She said opinions had been divided over which was the best scone.

'I really like the chilli ones, my husband Peter prefers the tarragon and thyme, while my mum Frances likes the chive scones the best,' she added.

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To get a wider opinion yesterday Mrs Bussey asked shoppers at the Colman's Mustard Shop, in the Royal Arcade, to pick their favourite, and she also delivered scones to a number of venues across the city.

Overall, she said the tarragon and thyme mix was the favourite, although she said the other two flavours had also been very popular.

The tarragon and thyme mix should be available to buy in the Colman's Mustard Shop by the end of next week.

Mrs Bussey said they would keep the chilli and chive recipes and that they may go on sale in the future.

The original Colman's Mustard scone mix is already on sale in the shop.

Have you created a new food product with a Norfolk twist? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email


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