As you are probably aware by now, our aim is to support and promote the wonderful Black Pudding (in all its various forms). Our online network includes the main Club site (all you need to know about it), the recently introduced Directory (our guide to sourcing it) and a presence on each of the main social media platforms (sharing information about it). We would now like to introduce the BlackPudding.Club Shop.
The Shop, to begin with, is focused on Club Merchandise i.e. we have created some simple designs, added them to a range of gift-type products, each with a simple message to 'share the passion' for Black Pudding. No cutting-edge trends here, just a lighthearted attempt to show some support for our / your favourite food.
Our initial product range consists of the following:
If you are a Club Member, a 10% discount will automatically be applied to merchandise prices when you log in to your account. And, as an introductory offer for the Shop launch you will also find a further discount voucher which can be applied to your first order.
We are quite happy to customise / personalise any of the designs for you, just contact us with your request and we will send you a link to your updated product.
If you are a Directory member or business owner and you would like similar gift merchandise for your business or brand please contact us for more information. More details to be published on this option soon.
Note: Guest purchases will receive a 10% discount using the code GUEST10SEPT at the checkout [only available until 30th September 2017]
We have also added two more categories to the Shop, Books & Kitchenware, whereby we offer some suggestions for recipe books and handy kitchen gadgets which can be bought elsewhere. They are not as random as they may first appear. Each item can be linked back to one of our featured chefs or recipe suggestions shared on the main site.
We will be adding more to both these sections and if we do spot a bargain or two along the way [from one of our affiliate partners*] we will do our best to let you know about it.
BlackPudding.Club Shop – Coming Soon…
When compiling the initial Directory listings, it became truly apparent that there are great number of Black Pudding Producers in the UK and Ireland market. Why is this important? Well to coin a phrase, 'All Black Puddings are equal, but some Black Puddings are more equal than others'. As with most produced foods there are variations in quality and taste. Whilst similar by nature, there will always be a couple that stand out from the crowd or have become a personal preference! Most Black Pudding fans are familiar with the larger brands or their local producer but may not be so familiar with the rest of the producer(s), many of which, sell online.
As an example, Hugh Maguire [Butchers] based in Co. Meath, Ireland has recently hit the National headlines after winning the Supreme Champion Award at the 2017 Great Taste Awards for his Smoked Black Pudding. “Why has no-one ever smoked black pudding before?” asked one of judges, before declaring as “genius”.
So, our aim for the Shop is to eventually offer you a number of suggested options for sampling some of the best Black Pudding around the UK and Ireland. You'll never know until you've tried them, you may just find yourself a new favourite. We are currently working on adding the first couple of offers to the Shop, so we'll update you as soon as we can as to our progress.
Keep in Touch
That's just a quick introduction to the BlackPudding.Club Business Shop. We'll follow this up with a few more details over the next couple of weeks.
If you are interested in keeping up with our progress on the Black Pudding.Club network, you can join the club, follow us via social media or subscribe to be notified of our latest news.