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Paxo is a well-known brand of stuffing in the United Kingdom

1901 Paxo was invented by John Crampton, a butcher from Eccles in Manchester, who wanted to help make Sunday lunches more exciting for his customers.

The earliest flavour was Parsley, Lemon and Thyme, however Sage and Onion, a later flavour, is now the firm favourite. [1]

In the beginning growth of Paxo was slow because stuffing is mainly served with chickens and poultry was then traditionally regarded as a luxury.

1939 John Crampton and Co was acquired by Cerebos.[2]

1950s-60s As the price of chickens dropped and that of red meats rose, Paxo’s popularity grew.

At Christmas, the product is advertised with the slogan "Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the Paxo" (a play on the phrase "Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the Turkey").

Currently owned by Premier Foods.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] GlobalGophers
  2. The Times, May 13, 1939
  • [2] Wikipedia
  • [3] Premier Foods

Sources of Information