Rails of Sheffield commissioned 250 limited-edition six-wheel tank wagons by Dapol in the exclusive livery of Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls, as part of a series honouring the long-standing British family businesses. The models sold out within 24 hours last month, but we're giving two lucky winners of this competition the chance to win a wagon and a 1.4kg jar of Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls (worth £14), each.
Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls are made by William Santus and Co. Ltd, a privately-owned traditional sweet company, established in 1898. The ownership has been passed down through the family generations and each year 33M sweets are hand-cooked on open fires in the same way as when William Santus’ wife Ellen started boiling sugar in the kitchen of her home in Acton Street, Wigan.
Supplies of Uncle Joe’s have been made at the Toffee Works in Wigan for more than 100 years and Joint Managing Directors John and Antony Winnard are the great, great nephews of the company’s founder, William Santus. The factory’s centenary in 2019 was marked by a visit from Prince Charles.
For more information on Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls and other products in the range, including a video of the production process: www.uncle-joes.com