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  • February 21, 2018
    Get Ready for Cornish Pasty Week!
    Get Ready for Cornish Pasty Week!
     
    A whole week dedicated to the icon and legend that is the CORNISH PASTY! Does it get much better than that? We think not!
    From Sunday 25th February 2018, there will be a whole week of the spotlight shining brightly on THE PASTY for the FIRST EVER Cornish Pasty Week. This is all in the name of celebrating the pasty as an iconic part of the culture, heritage and economy of Cornwall.
     
    CELEBRATE CORNISH PASTY WEEK WITH US!
     
    A Pasty Bake Off! 
     
    To kick Cornish Pasty Week off to a rather excellent start - we're going to be baking over 200 pasties which will be making a star appearance in the Houses of Parliament for a VIP guest reception - who will all be enjoying an authentic taste of Cornwall. 
     
    All The Cornwall You Need - get Involved!
     
    2018 marks our 20th Anniversary and we have some incredible gift bundles of Cornish prizes and experiences up for grabs to win. Winners are announced on St Piran's Day. You have till 5th March to enter!
     
    Enter to win HERE
     
    £1.99 Pasty Offer In-Store, MONDAY 26TH FEB - JOIN US IN STORE!
     
    To celebrate Cornish Pasty Week - West Cornwall Pasty Co are extending an invite to try any size and any flavour Pasty for £1.99 on Monday 26th Feb ONLY!
     
    Call into store and find a new pasty favourite! There will be  a wide range of pasties to choose from including all of your favourites - from the multi-award winning Traditional Cornish Pasty to the best selling PETA approved Vegan Thai Green Curry Pasty! 
     
    All in the name of celebrating our good friends over at Cornish Pasty Association have shared some of their favourite facts with us about our beloved pasty! 
     
     
    DID YOU KNOW?
     
    AT LEAST 120 MILLION CORNISH PASTIES ARE MADE EACH YEAR.
     
    AT LEAST 2000 PEOPLEWORK IN PASTY PRODUCTION. MANY OF THESE JOBS ARE YEAR-ROUND, FULL TIME, PERMANENT JOBS – A BONUS IN A SEASONAL ECONOMY LIKE CORNWALL’S.
     
    PASTIES MADE IN CORNWALL ARE TRANSPORTED EVERY DAY, CHILLED OR FROZEN, TO DESTINATIONS ALL OVER BRITAIN AND ACROSS THE WORLD.
     
    CRIMPING IS THE TECHNIQUE OF SEALING THE PASTY AND IS STILL DONE BY HAND IN THE VAST MAJORITY OF PASTY BAKERIES.
     
    A SKILLED CRIMPER WILL CRIMP ON AVERAGE 3 OR 4 PASTIES A MINUTE,ALTHOUGH 7 PASTIES A MINUTE HAS BEEN KNOWN.
     
    Make sure you show your support for Cornish Pasty Week by using the tag #pastysmile throughout the week over on social and as ever keep sending us your Pasty Fame snaps and we will share our favourites during the celebrations!