Batchelors has been creating tasty food for over 100 years. William Batchelor, a former tea salesman, began the company in 1895, selling packets of peas. He soon adopted breakthrough canning technology, supplying soup and vegetables to busy British homes. In a short space of time, it became one of the most successful canning companies in the UK. And later, under the drive and ambition of William's daughter, Ella, it became a household name.
In 1949 Batchelors began making dried soups, and by 1972 these became known as Cup a Soup. Today, over 200 million mugs of the famous Cup a Soup are consumed each year in Britain making it the nation's favourite instant soup.
Since then Batchelors has continued to introduce tasty, convenient foods for all of the family through favourites like Super Noodles, Super Rice, Super Pasta 'n' Sauce, and more recently Deli Box.