A little bit about me and Amos & Tom….
Having spent 4 years running the award winning artisan preserves business Wolds Cottage Kitchen in East Yorkshire, owner Melanie Moss saw a perfect opportunity to create a new brand within the Local Food market place. Melanie believes she is the first artisan food producer to be creating handcrafted gourmet popcorn within Yorkshire. So in March 2015 high on the Yorkshire Wolds Amos & Tom’s Gourmet Popcorn was born and in May 2015 will be launching at the Dales Festival of Food & Drink.
Our recipes are all made from traditional store cupboard ingredients, not the nasty chemical laden shakes and coatings. We use locally produced Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil to pop our kernels because it has less saturated fat than any other oil, is high in Omega 3,6 & 9 and is a rich source of Vitamin E. Our Classic Caramel is hand made on a hob using 3 basic ingredients and then exciting flavours added to the recipe create a whole new topping for the popcorn. All our popcorn is also Gluten Free, GM Free and suitable for vegetarians. Each batch of Amos & Tom’s Gourmet Popcorn is lovingly handcrafted so each bag is as good as the last.
The finest mushroom popcorn has been sourced and is coated in a variety of sweet and savoury handmade toppings, creating the most delicious melt in mouth flavours. For those with a sweet tooth our Classic Caramel Gourmet Popcorn will satisfy any craving whilst our Hot & Smoky Gourmet Popcorn will be a hit with Chilli Lovers. Amos & Tom’s aims to bring you fresh, vibrant and moorish gourmet popcorn that leaves you wanting more.
And I know you are all wondering:
Who are Amos & Tom?
Amos Moss is my husband’s Great Grandfather who was born in Morley, West Yorkshire in 1881 and died in 1917 in France during World War I. Amos was a Private in the West Riding Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) and is laid to rest in the Commonwealth Cemetry in Abbeville.
Tom Marwood is my paternal Great Grandfather, a hard working man born and brought up in Carlton Husthwaite from the 1880’s until his death in 1936. Tom worked as a farm labourer throughout his life and here he is pictured with two of the beautiful horses he used to work with at Carlton Hall*. My maternal Great Grandfather was coincidently also called Thomas. He came from a family of agricultural labourers around the Thirsk area but more interestingly his father, also Thomas, was an upholsterer at Newborough Priory for the Wombwell family.
These hard working inspirational Yorkshiremen lent their names to my new business Amos & Tom’s and I hope they would be as proud of me as I am of them.
* Photo used with the kind permission of J Cooper Harding, author of Britain in Old Photographs – Around Thirsk.