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Baxenden-based firm Holland’s Pies gets trial at Arsenal

Lancashire Telegraph: EMIRATES HOPE Stan the Van Man with the Tony Adams statue at the Emirates EMIRATES HOPE Stan the Van Man with the Tony Adams statue at the Emirates

AN East Lancashire pie firm is gunning for a tasty deal with Premier League giants Arsenal.

Holland's Pies, based in Baxenden, took a lorry-load of supplies to the Emirates Stadium for fans to sample.

And mascot '’Stan the Van Man’ went along to promote the products outside the ground during a clash with Manchester United.

A spokesman said: “We took some samples down there as a test to see what people thought.

“We haven’t signed any deal yet. It was just a trial at this stage.”

Holland’s Pies, which makes around a million pies a week at its factory in Manchester Road, is no stranger to football fans as it currently supplies pies to clubs including Burnley, Leeds, West Brom, Bolton and Manchester City.

It was also the official shirt sponsors for the Clarets between 2007 and 2009.

An interactive museum is still running at the Museum of Science and Industry, in Manchester, commemorating the firm’s 160th anniversary.

It features a visual timeline, memorabilia, a day in the life of a pie display, and a 40-year-old burnt-to-a-crisp pie owned by Tony Johnson, from Bacup, who has taken it on trips around the world.

Holland’s was founded by John Whittaker, who owned a confectionery shop in Haslingden in 1851.

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5:34pm Tue 31 Jan 12

carrman2 says...

a great idea, You cant get a good Pie in London, Im happy they stock them in Cardiff Morrisons now
a great idea, You cant get a good Pie in London, Im happy they stock them in Cardiff Morrisons now carrman2
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10:24pm Tue 31 Jan 12

Dickiepayshey says...

I like Holland's Pies but I like Clayton Park Pies even more.
I like Holland's Pies but I like Clayton Park Pies even more. Dickiepayshey
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10:58pm Tue 31 Jan 12

soap opera says...

hollands pies would be ok if they had any filling .had steak and kidney pudding to-night .nothing but mush inside.and try and find any meat in the potato and meat pie.
hollands pies would be ok if they had any filling .had steak and kidney pudding to-night .nothing but mush inside.and try and find any meat in the potato and meat pie. soap opera
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11:39pm Tue 31 Jan 12

captain ian says...

Q - Who ate all the pies.. A the arsenal fans..
Q - Who ate all the pies.. A the arsenal fans.. captain ian
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2:26pm Thu 2 Feb 12

kateash says...

Cissy Greens Pies from Haslingden would have been far better. They are delicious.
Cissy Greens Pies from Haslingden would have been far better. They are delicious. kateash
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10:58pm Sun 5 Feb 12

dom jolly says...

****, i was praying hollands would go under

bunch of arrogant pr***s

i'd rather eat dog muck than what they make, oh hang on-dog muck/hollands pies?
****, i was praying hollands would go under bunch of arrogant pr***s i'd rather eat dog muck than what they make, oh hang on-dog muck/hollands pies? dom jolly
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11:49am Fri 10 Feb 12

photons says...

It will be a challenge. Southeners prefer pukka pies than an unknown northern brand from an unknown place.
Having lived around Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire, I've never really come across holands pies, especially in the chiller section.
Warburtons is a popular brand, so maybe southerners are not so northern phobic on northern bands.
BTW, Hollands pies are my favourite brands of pies. Better than any other in the supermarket. Good luck to them.
It will be a challenge. Southeners prefer pukka pies than an unknown northern brand from an unknown place. Having lived around Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire, I've never really come across holands pies, especially in the chiller section. Warburtons is a popular brand, so maybe southerners are not so northern phobic on northern bands. BTW, Hollands pies are my favourite brands of pies. Better than any other in the supermarket. Good luck to them. photons
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4:27pm Fri 10 Feb 12

harrythehamster says...

dom jolly wrote:
****, i was praying hollands would go under bunch of arrogant pr***s i'd rather eat dog muck than what they make, oh hang on-dog muck/hollands pies?
Whats all that about? Get a grip man.It's a pie for gods sake.& you'd rather eat dog muck? You've tried dog Sh1t then have you. get to Darwen & feast yourself as their streets are full of the stuff. Knob head!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]dom jolly[/bold] wrote: ****, i was praying hollands would go under bunch of arrogant pr***s i'd rather eat dog muck than what they make, oh hang on-dog muck/hollands pies?[/p][/quote]Whats all that about? Get a grip man.It's a pie for gods sake.& you'd rather eat dog muck? You've tried dog Sh1t then have you. get to Darwen & feast yourself as their streets are full of the stuff. Knob head!!!!! harrythehamster
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7:37pm Tue 28 Feb 12

gerry lines says...

How did the r.hyme go "Hollands Pies Full of Flys Concrete Bottoms and Rubber Sides" Tee Hee”
the new steak puds are crap as well get rid of the managers to save the workforce never any good since 6 years ago
How did the r.hyme go "Hollands Pies Full of Flys Concrete Bottoms and Rubber Sides" Tee Hee” the new steak puds are crap as well get rid of the managers to save the workforce never any good since 6 years ago gerry lines
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7:39pm Tue 28 Feb 12

gerry lines says...

harrythehamster wrote:
dom jolly wrote:
****, i was praying hollands would go under bunch of arrogant pr***s i'd rather eat dog muck than what they make, oh hang on-dog muck/hollands pies?
Whats all that about? Get a grip man.It's a pie for gods sake.& you'd rather eat dog muck? You've tried dog Sh1t then have you. get to Darwen & feast yourself as their streets are full of the stuff. Knob head!!!!!
yes i aggre horrible pies time hollands went!!!
[quote][p][bold]harrythehamster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dom jolly[/bold] wrote: ****, i was praying hollands would go under bunch of arrogant pr***s i'd rather eat dog muck than what they make, oh hang on-dog muck/hollands pies?[/p][/quote]Whats all that about? Get a grip man.It's a pie for gods sake.& you'd rather eat dog muck? You've tried dog Sh1t then have you. get to Darwen & feast yourself as their streets are full of the stuff. Knob head!!!!![/p][/quote]yes i aggre horrible pies time hollands went!!! gerry lines
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