Read on to discover all of Mackie’s new and exciting happenings at the farm and beyond. This section will allow you to find out about Mackie’s exciting projects, new products, ice cream and chocolate flavours, and all our other goings on.
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The use of plastic has been in the news a lot lately - we are committed to protecting our environment and one of our five brand promises we follow as a business is to be environmentally friendly. Our 1, 2 and 5 litre tubs are manufactured using #5 PP (polypropylene) plastic - this plastic is recyclable, however not with all kerbside collections (76% of local authorities now collect plastic tubs). Visit recyclenow.com to check if you can recycle our plastic tubs in your local area.
Our farm was featured on the hit family programme “Eat Well For Less” on BBC One last night. While Mackie’s ice cream is made with fresh milk and cream from the farm, Chris Bavin from “Eat Well for Less?” discovered that some products substitute these fresh dairy ingredients, with vegetable oil – meaning that many top ice cream brands don’t actually contain any cream.
Exclusive to True North Aberdeen festival - our buttery & jam invention - a unique true north ice cream flavour! Ask people what flavours they associate with the north east of Scotland and many will think of the buttery (a local tradition - also known as the rowie or Aberdeen roll) or Mackie's ice cream. We've just combined both - as a response to the challenge by Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) to produce a new ice cream flavour with a taste of the True North - to be offered as an exclusive taste for festival goers attending the truenorth festival on 7th - 10th September.