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“Dundee’s Willy Wonka”, confectionery guru, Derek Shaw, had a ‘serendipitous moment’ while working with us in our sweetie kitchen (making some recipes for ice cream flavouring) here at the farm.
Inspired by a traditional Victorian technique ,of preserving the flavour of citrus fruits with sugarloaves, Derek suggested infusing honeycomb ‘dust’ (a by-product after we sort our honeycomb pieces for ice cream and chocolate) with natural oils from oranges to create a ‘truly special ingredient’.
Did anyone spot that it looked like Mackie’s ice cream being served up in Episode 7 of Jamie Oliver’s #KeepCookingFamilyFavourites ? - a cheat’s dessert for video nights. You bash up some of your favourite chocolates bars (Buddy’s choice was Maltesers) to coat a lovely ball of your favourite ice cream...to “make the everyday fantastic! “ Guess what – we recognize the tub of ice cream & we’re delighted to be a family favourite! The dessert is a great idea too!
Look out for our new “MINI COLLECTION” - this time it’s chocolate! We’ve created a pack with 8 little bars in our four original flavours – Traditional Milk, Honeycomb, Dark and Mint. The collection pack is Ideal as a gift or to keep & share at home! Mackie’s new Chocolate Mini Collection boxes are now available in several Scottish Sainsbury’s stores (£6)