Honeybuns Happy New Year

Hallo & a very happy New Year from us all at Honeybuns.

We’re feeling quite windswept this morning- flowerpots have now been safely lashed down & the office hatches are battened. Christmas was a well deserved break for many of the team – we finished off the year with our annual team prize giving. We have the annual top prize – the silver Kindness Cup – this year won by Sally who works on customer care in the office. Sally is kindness personified – she truly cares about each customer & cares about us too.

Our Positive Feedback award was one by Dan – this is our system of feeding any comments from all areas of the business back – in order to improve our ways of doing things – this could be a loop hole spotted in paperwork or an inefficient way of packing something. Dan has a great eye for detail & is solutions focused.

As always, if there is anything you’d like us to improve on please do drop us a line at

Finally, the glittering prize (well a bottle of Cava & some posh  chocolates) for the most willing cake taster was fairly won by Graham. Especially whilst we were working on the first Honeybuns baking book this summer – there were plenty of new recipes to try & Graham was always happy to oblige. It’s funny how jaded we can all become about having to eat yet more samples-.. being surrounded all the time – Graham always remains enthusiastic. The only possible issue is that he loves everything he tries- is he impartial enough?

If you would like to become a Honeybuns taster we’ll be introducing a scheme in March – asking for willing volunteers-. more news to follow.

Gluten free scones are on the menu in every sense of the word. We still need them to be a teensy bit fluffier – we’re so close but there needs to be a few more testing sessions in the Bee Shack kitchen first – which I love as it’s a great opportunity to review & taste other products & decide if we need to improve on anything. We can also test out more of the very exciting new gluten free ingredients coming onto the market.

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We’ll be launching the scones in March so we need to crack on & get them spot on. Our packaging is also being gently tweaked. More animal stories, more product info & more news on conservation here at Naish Farm.

Our Tinker Tuesdays kick off again starting from today. Each week this month we’ll also be giving away a Mrs Simkins cookery book as well as our scrumptious Honeybuns cakes – what’s not to love-

Don’t forget to check out our new YouTube channel too – it’s a bit lame at the mo – I just need to trot on & get some videos popped on there – we thought us explaining our fave Honeybuns gluten free cake & why might be a good one-.? Any thoughts please do get in touch.

Speaking of our beloved Bee Shack Cafe – we’re now in hibernation til we reopen in March. We can highly recommend the Hive at Burton Bradstock – they don’t stock HBuns but we won’t hold that against them. They do gorgeous seafood plus great cakes & drinks. Olivers in Sherborne is just fab too – again great home-made cakes and brilliant people watching potential-

Speak soon,

Em x

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