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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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.
You can now meet the team behind Mackie's here on our new page of portraits. Inspired by the popular 'Humans of New York' facebook project, we wanted to show you who we are and what we do as a flavour of what's involved in making ice cream and chocolate. It is thanks to this small team of people, their commitment, loyalty and diversity of skill that we can survive in a highly competitive market (along with your help when you buy the products!). We hope that this gives you a feel for who we are and how we make real dairy ice cream.