Mackie's of Scotland
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Having mastered ice-cream and crisps, Mackie’s turned their sights to chocolate and launched a range of bars in 2014. The four flavours are made at a chocolate factory on the fourth-generation family farm using cocoa liquor from Ghana: honeycomb – the crunch made in small batches in the sweetie kitchen on site; a dark bar flavoured with Scottish mint; traditional milk with a touch of Scottish malt; and a 70% dark chocolate. Since 1986, Mackie’s have been using the cream and milk from their 450-cow dairy herd to make Scotland’s leading ice-cream: a chocolate and ice-cream parlour is planned for 2017 for the ultimate showcase of their sweet labours in central Aberdeen. They are also well known for premium crisps, made in partnership with the potato experts at Taylor family farm and other Perthshire potato farmers since 2009. An award-winning environmental business, Mackie’s farm is powered by renewable energy from their own wind turbines and a solar panel farm.
Reviews & features
The Scottish ice cream-makers trying something different2 Jul 2013
Aberdeenshire's ice-cream makers have been bringing delicious delights to N-E families for years
Few foods bring us together like good old-fashioned ice-cream. And from the quirky parlours to the families working behind the counter, Aberdeenshire has plenty to offer. At Portsoy Ice Cream, Alex Murray has been making waves since he took over the…