The passion behind
The Mango Girls
A little about us
Roderick C. Thorne was always keen to discover new fruits & first imported Alphonso Mango Puree into the UK in the early 1980’s. Thorne Produce Ltd now supply some of the leading FMCG brands in the UK, from ice cream & sorbet makers, to restaurants & Michelin Star Chefs.
Find out more at www.thorneproduce.co.uk
Happiest at home in the garden
Roderick started his working life as a trainee salesman for Nestle in the UK. He went on to do management training in Switzerland and worked with Nestle in Hong Kong and the Philippines. On leaving Nestle he decided to sail to Australia; he purchased a yacht and fitted it out in Singapore, and with his wife decided to broaden his knowledge of Asia along the way.
Roderick continued his career with White Wings Ltd., Food Service Department, Sydney, as a Product Manager, introducing 15 new products including sweet and sour and bolognaise sauce in A10 cans. He went on to work for Able Lemon & Co., Sydney before returning to the UK.
On his return he worked for RJ Hall before setting up on his own as Roderick C. Thorne Produce Ltd. Roderick was probably the first to import Alphonso Mango Pulp in tins. He introduced it to a large apple juice manufacturer to mix with their high quality English apple juice, which was rather successful and a trend setter.
After Roderick passed away on 17 January 2010, his daughter Fiona C. Thorne took over the running of Roderick C. Thorne Produce Ltd.
is sourced from around the world
We travel to the far reaches of the world to source the finest, most natural and healthy fruits for use in all our products.
From Ratnagiri in India, home to ‘the King of Fruits’, Alphonso Mango, to the rainforests of Ecuador/Peru to find the most passionate of passion fruit, to the heat of the mediteranean and Sicily, for our Blood Oranges.
Our Rose Petal Confiture comes directly from Finland, and is made with the Rosa Rugosa flowers that grow on the Finnish steppes.
Its a hard job but someone has to do it… #MangoGirlsOnTour