WHY HENRY HOGGS?
Firstly, we´re sorry for being mysterious! It´s not very easy to pronounce in Spanish either, oops! But we are very sure of who we are and there was never any other choice of name for us. Dyed in the wool Britanicos will instantly associate Henry Hoggs with all things pig (we hope!) However, here is the real reason we trade as Henry Hoggs – Superb Sausages and Beautiful Bacon. Simon and his Dad before him were both traditional butchers, experts in hand-made sausages and they both had Henry as their middle name – after Simon´s paternal grandfather, George Henry Wilkinson. Henry always goes in the middle – boom. Hogs are big, juicy male pigs. Hog-Roasts are famous BBQ´d pigs in the US and the UK and you can also think of rebel pigs on ´hog´ motorbikes. Growing-up, Simon was always involved with the set-up, running and production of best quality fresh meat businesses – and his ever-so generous best friends (who still form the permanent tasting committee for new sausage recipes) have always affectionately called him “Hoggy.” So there you have it, the very family, personal and fun origins of our company name.
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