The Creamery Can, Ballymena, serve homemade scones with cream which are the perfect partner for a cup of tea. Our scones are hand made and as fresh as can be. They are a huge hit but we still are left with one question – How should we be pronouncing the word “scone”?
Well here at the Creamery Can we have been doing some research.
According to one academic study, two-thirds of the British population pronounce it SCON with the preference rising to 99% in the Scottish population. Similarly, in the Republic of Ireland, they pronounce it ‘scon’. Experts say this is the correct pronunciation of the term as Ireland is the birthplace of the scone. (Source)
and it turns out that we aren’t the only one who were wondering how to pronounce ‘scone’. Here is an old poem which tries to get to the bottom of it.
I asked the maid in dulcet tone
To order me a buttered scone;
The silly girl has been and gone
And ordered me a buttered scone. (Source)
At the Creamery Can in Ballymena we don’t care how you pronounce it – we only want you to enjoy it. Our fresh scones are a real customer favourite so we know that when you call out to try one you won’t be left disappointed. Come to the Creamery Can at Station Road in Glarryford and enjoy a cup of tea and one of our homemade scones.