Serving up special brownie with taste of Wigan delicacy

Last year, Avanti teamed up with local suppliers to recreate a recipe by one of our staff that champions a traditional Wigan delicacy and which will be served on board.


Working with Flintshire bakery, The Pudding Compartment (who supply cakes and biscuits to Avanti) and traditional sweet company, Uncle Joe’s, we produced a bespoke bake - Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls Brownie – for our latest seasonal First Class Menu.


Based on a recipe by Preston-based Train Manager, Helen May, the brownie celebrates Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls – a popular mint-flavoured sweet manufactured in Wigan using the same traditional methods as when it was originally made in 1898.


The classic combination of chocolate and mint showcasing a local confectionery was selected as a sweet treat for customers following an internal baking competition to create a limited-edition product that can be served in First Class.


You can find the full press release here.