Our family business, now in its fourth generation, carries on the tradition of baking biscuits with many of the same recipes created by our great grandmother, Annie Wild, over 100 years ago.
The original Wild’s Bakery was established circa 1899 in the Victorian seaside resort of Morecambe, Lancashire. Annie Wild ran the bakery shop and boarding house (today’s bed and breakfast) whilst being a full-time mother to three boys.
Her eldest son John Wild decided to move back to his Yorkshire roots in the 1920s, away from the seasonal summer trade, where he and Annie opened a shop in Haworth. It is here they started to build on the heritage of Grandma Wild’s special baking recipes.
In 1928 he bought larger premises just outside Haworth and this remained the family bakery until the beginning of the new Millennium, when it moved to a new site in Steeton, West Yorkshire.
From these humble beginnings the business has grown in size; however, today’s business holds true to the traditional family values and commitment of its founder, Grandma Annie Wild, all those years ago.
Founded by Barry Callebaut in 2015 to help make sustainable chocolate the norm.
Their purpose is to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities through the promotion of sustainable, entrepreneurial farming, improved productivity, and community development, which protect nature and children.
By 2025, their aim is for all Cocoa Horizons farmers to be above the poverty line.
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