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We are delighted to report that June, July & August were all record-breaking months for our real dairy ice cream – with 3,647,534 litres of ice cream sold over the summer quarter – enough to fill almost one and a half Olympic-sized swimming pools. With approximately 10 scoops per litre, our summer sales equate to over 36 million scoops – or portions – or about 1.8 billion licks! It’s great that we have had our most successful summer since we started producing ice cream back in 1986!
We enjoyed many of the entries in our recent “poetry” competition – and are pleased to announce that this fun limerick from Robert Murphy has won the trip to Aberdeen! "There was a young man from Dunblane, who escaped Scottish weather to Spain, then "Mackie’s" he tried, "delicious" he cried, and never left Scotland again!" Robert lives in Lytham, St.Annes on the North West coast of England and first discovered Mackie’s ice cream on one of his annual visits to Scotland. His favourite flavour is now Mackie's Raspberry Ripple.
We have teamed up with Mackie’s at Taypack to publish our first book of recipes to help raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK. With a collection of 31 fun and tasty recipes - both sweet & savoury that feature ice cream, chocolate, crisps & popcorn - the hardback book - titled 'Cooking with Mackie's' - will be available first at BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham (14th - 17th June) and the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh (21st - 24th June) and our Ice Cream Parlour in Aberdeen from 25th June. (We will keep you updated when the books become available to buy online).