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Cheshire Oak
1 West Bank Street,
Widnes, Cheshire,

T: 0151 422 6380
F: 0151 422 6399
E: Cheshire Oak

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  • Bacon is one of the oldest meats in history; the Chinese were known to be curing & salting pork around 1500 BC and the Romans around 200BC
  • Bacon was an important food to our ancestors as it provided them with a source of meat during the long winter months
  • Bacon is an excellent source of protein - protein helps keep hunger at bay
  • Bacon is a good source of Vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 both of which help boost vitality
  • Consumers are increasingly demanding premium quality bacon - Cheshire Oak being a prime example!
  • The North East is the bacon capital of England - consuming more bacon & gammon than any other region in the country
  • People don't want to be without bacon, the majority of the Great British public currently have bacon in their fridges
  • A BLT is the most popular sandwich bought in this country


"Mmmm... Move over, eggs. Bacon just got a new best friend - fudge"
Homer Simpson
"What's so surprising about bacon? I dunno, I suppose it comes as something of a shock to the pig."
Terry Pratchett
"Pork is not a verb"
Bart Simpson
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
Winston Churchill
"If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?"
George Carlin