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The Smokey Carter pig

Smokey was a clever little pig and he knew that Farmer Carter’s birthday was fast approaching.

 

“I want to get him a nice gift this year” said Smokey. “But I am just a pig! I don’t have any money to buy a mass produced, commercial gift. I should make him something instead. Now what does Farmer Carter like?”

 

Smokey gave this some thought. “Well I know he likes eating, BBQs, chillies and booze”.

 

So Smokey set to work in his little piggy kitchen & the original Smokey Carter Chipotle & Bourbon BBQ sauce was born.

 

 

Once upon a time

there was a little piggy

called Smokey that lived

down on Carter's Farm...

Chipotle & Bourbon BBQ Sauce

“Smokey!” Farmer Carter cried in delight. “This is too good not to share.

 

You must go forth, travel the world and show as many people as possible your foodie delight”.

 

“I will then” said Smokey. “I cannot thank you enough Farmer Carter”.

 

And off little Smokey went to pursue his dreams travelling the world for more foodie ideas, meeting friends and living the dream. Smokey escaped the curse of the bacon sandwich and lived a long and happy life.

 

 

 

 

 

However, the Smokey journey did begin with making sauces and jams as gifts for family and friends.  The Smokey Carter team are husband and wife; Howard and Samantha Carter. They met in 2005 while working onboard luxury cruise ships, Howard was a 'Photog'* and Sam was a 'Shoppie'*. "We travelled the Eastern Caribbean islands, the Mediterranean seas, all over Greece, the various ports of Central America, New York, Canada & Norway. Our love of food, culture, travel and sunshine, results in the little business you see before you today."

Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Smokey's awards…

National Chilli Awards 2015 National Chilli Awards 2015 chutney awards 2015 Pineapple Chutney Pitmaster BBQ Rub Carolina BBQ Sauce

Spiced Pineapple &

Nigella Seed Chutney

Bronze - 2015 Chutney Awards

Carolina BBQ Sauce

1st Place, Best Mild Sauce

National Chilli Awards 2015

Pitmaster BBQ Rub

1st Place, Best Spice Rub/ Blend

National Chilli Awards 2015

Telling Porkys…

Now based in sunny Manchester in the North West of England. You can often  find them at various farmers markets in the surrounding area, dreaming of the good old days, planning their next trip aboard and wondering what to have for dinner. Smokey is their little piggie mascot. "We just adore pigs. With their little pale pink pot bellys, lying out in the sun relaxing, we are a lot like them in that respect. We also love cats, we only have one at the moment, and believe it or not, she's not called Smokey."

Okay, you got me, the above story is, of course, a complete work of fiction.

Thank you for supporting Smokey, you rock!

* Terms used on board cruise ships amongst the crew for a photographer and a shop assistant.

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Chipotle & Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Gold Star

Great Taste Awards 2016

Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Gold Star

Great Taste Awards 2015

Chipotle BBQ Dry Spice Rub

Gold Star

Great Taste Awards 2016

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Smokey Chipotle Chilli Jam

Best Chilli Jam

National Chilli Awards 2016

Piri Piri Ketchup

Best Mild Sauce- Runner Up

National Chilli Awards 2016

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Small Business Sunday Winners

Small Business Sunday or #SBS is a weekly initiative set up by Retail Entrepreneur (and former Dragons’ Den TV star) Theo Paphitis. Designed to raise awareness for small businesses in the UK. Each week Theo and his team, handpick six small businesses and retweet them to his 50,000 twitter followers. Smokey was selected from countless others, and on our very first attempt too. Now our great range of products and gifts are available to buy on the online selling platform #SBS SHOP as well as right HERE on our own website and our Not on the High Street store.

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