Meghan Markle endorsement sparks US call for Welsh cakes.
A BAKERY has received enquiries from America after future princess Meghan Markle raved about their Welsh cakes.
Ms Markle sampled the Welsh griddle cakes made by the Village Bakery during a high-profile visit to Cardiff last week, when she wowed the crowds with her Royal fiance Prince Harry.
The US actress liked them so much, she asked if she could have some to take home with her.
According to the Wrexham-based family firm, they have now received half a dozen calls from retailers in the States interested in stocking the award-winning Welsh cakes.
The US actress proclaimed the Village Bakery's traditional Welsh cake "very good" after tasting one. She added: "Wow, it's great."
The happy couple were served by Thomas Kellaway, from the Village Bakery.
Thomas, 25, who lives in Buckley, said: "I was a bit nervous about the idea of meeting them, but they were lovely and made you feel at ease immediately.
"They were absolutely delightful and so obviously in love. The chemistry between them was plain to see, they just sparked off each other.
"They sauntered into the room and were very relaxed and easy-going. They made time for everybody and were a good laugh.
"She introduced herself as Meghan and said it was her first Welsh cake.
"She asked if the Village Bakery was a familyowned company, and was impressed when I said it was and that it had been going for more than 80 years.
"Meghan then asked if she could take some Welsh cakes home with her, and they were included in a hamper of Welsh produce that they were given.
"One of the funniest parts of the conversation came when Prince Harry revealed that he likes Marmite on his crumpets, which are another signature product of ours.
"Our crumpets are very versatile, but I've never heard of that particular combination before. But I'm certainly going to give it a try. It could become a new craze."
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|Publication:||Chester Chronicle (Chester, England)|
|Date:||Jan 25, 2018|
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