California Raisins are pleased to announce that Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery is the winner of the California Raisin Bread Competition 2011 which took place at Bakers Fair, Newbury Racecourse, on Sunday 10th April 2011. Greenhalgh’s walked away with first prize having received top marks from the judges for their Sweet Caribbean Brioche Nanterre. The winning product reflected the flavours of the Caribbean cocktail, Pina Colada, containing ingredients such as coconut, pineapple, rum and 50% California Raisins.

As a result of Greenhalgh’s winning first prize, the Company will receive free marketing promotional retail support to include in-store POS and media coverage from California Raisins over the next year.

A long established family business which has grown successfully over fifty years, Greenhalgh’s is a craft bakery. Greenhalgh’s provides a thriving chain of retail shops around the North West of England, as well as serving the wholesale sector nationwide and abroad. They have customers in all branches of the food market in the United Kingdom as well as mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, Greece and as far afield as the Falkland Islands.

The California Raisin Administrative Committee is committed to improving the overall quality of baked goods in the UK. California Raisin growers seek to recognise and reward the creativity of the UK’s bakers, encourage new product development, and let consumers know of the variety of bread products that can be made with the best quality, all natural ingredient.

For further information, please contact The California Raisin Administrative Committee on 01753 827650 or via email at


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