Grasmere Gingerbread®

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What are my special features?

Grasmere Gingerbread® is unique and ONLY made and sold at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop in the heart of the English Lake District.

A spicy-sweet cross between a biscuit and a cake, Grasmere Gingerbread® is baked fresh every day and produced in six or twelve-piece packs and wrapped in traditional parchment. The ingredients and its mixing and baking methods are top secret and the original hand-written recipe is stored in a bank vault. Grasmere Gingerbread® may also be bought online via the shop’s website at

What is my history?

Grasmere Gingerbread was invented in 1854 by Victorian cook Sarah Nelson when SLOW was a way of life in Lake District. She first sold it from a tree stump outside her neat Church Cottage home (now The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop) which was formerly the village school where local poet William Wordsworth once taught. Coinciding with the expansion of the railways and tourism, the reputation of Grasmere Gingerbread® spread throughout the land.

Why am I forgotten?

Fortunately, Grasmere Gingerbread® is not forgotten thanks to the dedication and hard work of current Third Generation owners Joanne and Andrew Wilson who work hard to keep it in the public eye and sell it to the world via their website.


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