TREGROES Waffle Bakery in Llandysul has signed a new deal with supermarket giant Tesco to stock its waffles across the whole of the UK.

The family-run company has been producing waffles for more than 40 years, ever since Tregroes founder Kees Huysmans arrived in Wales with dreams of becoming a farmer.

Tesco Wales buyer Nathan Edwards is sure that the waffles will be a big hit for Tesco shoppers and consumers.

He expressed his delight, saying: “We are thrilled to have another Tregroes partnership extend to the whole of the UK.

“Tregroes is a perfect example of fusing one’s heritage with the Welsh culture to create something amazing and unique.

“Listening to how he turned his hobby into such a successful company is inspiring.

“I am proud to support the Llandysul team as they go from success to success, etching the company into Welsh history.”

After letting go of his dream to become Wales’s next top farmer, Kees tried his hand in another adventure after receiving raving reviews on his adapted stroop waffle recipe from the people of Henllan Railway.

Ever since, the company has gone from strength to strength, achieving many great feats such as becoming British Retail Consortium certified, allowing them to supply to national supermarkets and as well as a myriad of independent delicatessens, coffee shops, cafés, and corner shops within the Welsh Borders and beyond.

This in turn paved the way for Tregroes to then become the first company to supply Starbucks with waffles and waffle-related products.

To keep the identity and culture at the core of the business, Kees has also sold 60 per cent of the company shares to the employees of Tregroes, ensuring that every decision is decided by the whole team.

Rhys Jones, Sales Director at Tregroes Waffle Bakery, said: “We have been working with Tesco for over 20 years and it has been a pleasure every step of the way.

“They have been such a big help in spreading the joy, wonder and pleasure of Tregroes waffles to the country and now, thanks to Tesco, everyone will be able to experience the pleasure of a Tregroes Waffle in every Tesco Café.”

Tregroes Waffles is the latest new Welsh product to be launched by Tesco cafes across the United Kingdom, with the supermarket’s Wales-based buying team planning further product launches this year to further expand its industry-leading range of Welsh products in stores.