Cornish pasties travel to Cyprus
30 May, 2008
Pasty maker Crantock Bakery is now supplying pasties to the Cypriot market.
The Cornish company has agreed a deal with Ayia-Napa-based The Pasty Mine, set up by Cornish couple Jon and Julie Carter.All the pasties sold at the Pasty Mine will be made at Crantock Bakery to a traditional recipe and are hand-crimped before being blast-frozen ready for transportation.The Carters moved from Cornwall to Cyprus specifically to set up their business. Julie Carter said: "The response has been absolutely fantastic; in the first week alone we've sold over 1,000 pasties."And it's not just the holidaymakers who have shown an interest since the shop officially opened on 21 April. Locals have also been really interested in sampling a traditional Cornish pasty and they keep coming back for more."Nick Ringer, managing director of Crantock Bakery, said: "The opening in Cyprus is another example of Crantock Bakery developing new markets not just in the UK, but across Europe. "We are delighted to be bringing the much-loved Cornish pasty to a wider audience."The overseas outlet is the latest opening for the New- quay-based bakery. Crantock's Cornish Pasties can already be found in shops across Spain and Portugal.