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Remember, Remember …

You can smell the Autumn leaves, lying damp upon the ground; as guests and treats are gathered, passing friendship all around. October tricking, treats and more lead to bonfires, fireworks and sparkling outdoor fun. They all need warming snacks to share and we hope  these will inspire and make you smile.


Chilli Con Carne


Warming in more ways than one, a big bowl of chilli at a chilly bonfire party is a wonderful thing.

Three tasty tips for a great Chilli con Carne:

1. Instead of just minced meat, combine half and half minced beef and roughly diced rump steak. The combination of mince and small pieces of steak is a great combination of texture and taste.

2. Grate two or three cubes of high cocoa content dark chocolate into the bubbling chilli. It adds an incredible depth to the flavour as well as giving the finished product a lovely sheen.

3. Now, bump the flavour up further still with a few shakes of our Hot & Spicy BBQ Sauce. Or, if you already have fire in your chilli, try our Sweet & Sticky BBQ Sauce to balance it.

Chilli Jackets


Turn your oven on to a medium heat, prick several King Edward potatoes with a fork then pop them into the oven for a couple of hours.

You should end up with a crispy skin and wonderfully fluffy potato core.

Open them up and load them with chilli, grated cheese and a dollop something tasty from our shelves – HERE.

You’ll find other tasty jacket and skin recipesHERE.

Classic Hot Dogs


Propper Posh Pork Sausages, cooked to perfection; crispy onions; a soft, sliced sub; and Ketchup.

As well as our thick, award-winning Tomato Ketchup, make your ‘dogs’ sit up and beg for some of the delicious twists in our Ketchup Family:

Savour the rich tomato taste then feel the heat of the spices kicking in from our Chilli Ketchup. For smoky background notes and another warming finish, our Chipotle Ketchup uses Chipotle Chillies, which are Jalapenos left to ripen on the plant to a deep red, before being smoked, giving them their distinctive flavour.

Stokes Curry Ketchup marries the rich tomato tastes with classic curry spices including coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, ginger, cumin, and green cardamom.

Stokes Bloody Mary Ketchup is pure beauty in a bottle, adding a shot of vodka and a unique blend of Bloody Mary spices, perfect for that ‘morning after’ bacon sandwich.

Something Fishy


These fish goujons, chips and mushy peas make a lovely change from hot dogs, jackets and chilli.

Make them all up in advance. Keep them warm whilst you enjoy the fireworks. Then dish them out with our generous proportion, easy to open sachets of yum!

The Sachet Collection Box costs just £3.35 and contains:

3x Stokes Tomato Ketchup – The star of the Stokes range! 200g of sun-ripened, juicy Italian tomatoes are crammed into every 100g of this award-winning ketchup, giving it a rich tomatoey flavour which makes you wonder how you hadn’t discovered it before!

2x Stokes Real Mayonnaise – It’s the egg that makes Real Mayonnaise real and we use more whole egg in our recipe than anyone else we know (12%). British free-range whole eggs at that too, and a healthy dash of Mediterranean extra virgin olive oil for a really luxurious finish!

1x Stokes Brown Sauce – If you prefer brown to red then this rich and spicy brown sauce is just what you need. Rich in date puree (9%) and made with black treacle and our unique blend of spices. Brings out the best in a bacon sandwich

1x Stokes Tartare Sauce – A smooth creamy sauce jam-packed with coarsely-chopped gherkins and capers for a traditional accompaniment to fish.

1x Stokes Original BBQ Sauce – Everything a BBQ sauce should be. Sweet, thick and smoky. Perfect to use as an accompaniment, marinade or a dipping sauce.


Raspberry Jam S'mores


A box of biscuits, toasted sticky marshmallows, chocolate sauce, raspberries and our Raspberry EXTRA Jam, a little construction, and there you have it … S’mores.

What’s more, they are as delicious as they are fun.

A sparkler in one hand and a S’more in the other – have a lovely bonfire party.

Please, stay safe, enjoy.