Frequently Asked Questions
Is everything you sell frozen?
Yes. We do this to remove the need for the use of artificial preservatives and ensure that we keep food waste to an absolute minimum.
Why buy frozen?
There are 2 key benefits of freezing. One is that it removes the need for artificial preservatives and the second is that it almost completely eliminates food waste. We also freeze all of our breads straight from the oven meaning that most of our products are fully frozen within 90 minutes. This locks in flavour and freshness so once thawed they taste so fresh that many people often question whether they were frozen at all!
What is Red Tractor?
Red Tractor is an accreditation and label scheme that supports British farmers who adhere to high standards and are regularly audited. We are proud to support British farmers and only use 100% British wheat flour and 100% British rapeseed oil.
Do you only sell fully baked bread?
No. Our business started by creating frozen doughs for customers throughout the UK and beyond. Recently frozen dough has rocketed in popularity again and has become a much more important part of our business.
Do you sell Gluten Free bread?
No. To produce Gluten Free breads we’d need to build a brand new bakery due to the risk of cross-contamination. The skills required are also very different, it’s a bit like asking a butcher if he sells veg!
Do you do sliced bread?
Currently, we make two sliced products, FB661 Brioche Bun Glazed, Seeded and Sliced and FB213 Brioche Bun Glazed, Seeded and Sliced (Plant-Based). We are looking to expand our range of sliced products, so watch this space!
Do you sell plant-based products?
Yes! In fact, most of our products are registered with The Vegan Society. We are planning to go fully plant-based soon which will significantly reduce our CO2 emissions, helping us achieve our goal of going net zero.
Are your breads nut and sesame free?
Yes. Since January 2019 we have been nut free in both of our bakeries. Then in 2020 we went completely sesame free.
You will still see seeds on our breads that look like sesame seeds because we replaced all sesame seeds with golden linseeds. They have a very similar taste and look but are allergen free!
Who do you supply?
We sell our bread to a whole range of wholesalers and national accounts. To find your nearest wholesaler please email firstname.lastname@example.org or find your regional sales manager through the ‘Sample our Products’ tabs.
Do you deliver?
We deliver to wholesalers across the UK. To find your nearest wholesaler please email email@example.com or find your regional sales manager through the ‘Sample our Products’ tabs.
I'm interested in your bread, can I try it before buying?
Yes, we love sending out samples to anyone in the foodservice industry! You can find and contact your local sales representative here: https://www.specialitybreads.co.uk/how-to-buy/ who will arrange delivery of samples for you. They are also able to advise you on which of our products perfectly suits your needs. They can also connect you with a wholesaler in your local area so you know where to buy our bread from.
Do you have a brochure?
You can find our 2023 brochure here: https://www.specialitybreads.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/SB-Catalogue-2023_UK-low-res-1.pdf!
I’m a member of the public, where can I buy your breads?
Unfortunately, we don't supply into retail at the moment, but never say never!