Our history

1972

1972

Silver Spoon is established as the retail brand of the British Sugar Corporation on a regional basis.

1977

1977

The Silver Spoon brand is rolled out nationally, with branded bags available across the UK. Silver Spoon becomes recognised for consistent quality sugar in every bag.

1978

1978

Silver Spoon becomes the UK’s best selling sugar brand.

1992

1992

The brand is given a new modern look, which sees the ‘fussy’ filigree design removed from packaging.

1995

1995

Silver Spoon develops a low calorie sugar ‘Half Spoon’ to meet the nation’s changing eating habits.

1996

1996

Silver Spoon become the official sponsors of the British Olympic Team in Atlanta, USA.

1998

1998

A redesign of the Silver Spoon range gives the brand a more impactful look. Packaging is also updated, with a unique secondary seal feature added, ensuring less spillage.

2000

2000

Silver Spoon makes its first brand acquisition when it purchases Sucron – a low calorie sugar brand.

2000

2000

Silver Spoon launch their Low Calorie Granulated Sweetener.

2005

2005

The Silver Spoon brand is re-launched with new packaging designs.

2009

2009

Silver Spoon becomes the official sugar sponsor of ‘Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.

2012

2012

Silver Spoon launches Truvia®, the calorie-free sweetener made from the stevia leaf, in the UK.

2012

2012

Silver Spoon launches new pack designs promoting our ‘only sugar grown in Britain’ message.

2016

2016

Silver Spoon launches a new pack design focusing on looking on the bright side of life and bringing the everyday ta-dah, with new smiley face logos.

2016

2016

Silver Spoon launches a Caster Sugar and Demerara Sugar with Stevia to help people reduce the sugar used in their bakes.

2017

2017

Silver Spoon launch their Agave range, a liquid sweetener made from the blue agave plant.

Silver Spoon community

LASI

LASI

Silver Spoon support the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex who study honey bees and other social insects in order to safeguard biodiversity, beekeeping and pollination in Britain for future generations. We support LASI by providing sugar to help the bees survive throughout winter so their great research can continue.

Food for life

Silver Spoon is happy to be associated with the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here award to help make good food the easy choice for everyone, whoever and wherever they are. Silver Spoon sugars are made from sugar beet frown in the East of England, championing the importance of well-sourced and homegrown ingredients. For more information on Food for Life visit www.foodforlife.org.uk.

Fare Share

FareShare

We don’t want food waste, we want to share it with our communities. We support food charity FareShare which means any excess sugar in our distribution chain goes to help those who need it most. FareShare redistribute in-date, surplus food from the food industry to thousands of frontline charities that support vulnerable people, including homeless hostels and lunch clubs for older people. For more information on FareShare, visit their website: www.fareshare.org.uk.

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Proudly grown in Britain

We work directly with British farmers in the East of England to grow our sugar beet. The sugar beet travels on average no more than 28 miles from field to factory.

Read our Field to Spoon journey