“ Brand: Cream o Galloway / Type: Ice Cream „
I went to the local posh deli with the intention of buying my usual Chunky Monkey ice cream, but as per usual they were out...after much deliberation, I came home with this, as the packaging and fair trade stuff appealed to me. I was not sorry, this is the finest vanilla ice cream I've ever tasted! I tend to go for more interesting flavours when it comes to ice cream, but I'll make an exception for this stuff!
About the company
Cream O Galloway are a small company that products fair trade and organic ice cream and sorbet. They have been producing ice cream since 1994, and are based in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.
The ice cream apparently comes in 120ml, 500ml and 1l sizes. The 500ml size is in a flat, round dark blue tub with the logo. Its fairly simplistic looking packaging compared with the likes of Haagen Dazs, and this suits its natural and fairtrade image.
The ice cream
This is, without a doubt, the finest vanilla ice cream I have ever tasted. The vanilla flavouring is much more natural tasting than your average vanilla ice cream...less cloying and sweet, and more full. It really tastes like the company uses full fat milk in the this, its incredibly rich and creamy tasting, without being sickly. Its perhaps far less sweet than other vanilla ice creams I've tasted, but it is just gorgeous. You can definitely taste the difference in quality compared with your average vanilla ice cream.
This ice cream costs £3.99 in my local posh deli type shop, so its comparable with the cost of the likes of Ben&Jerrys. In other words, its a pretty expensive ice cream, but even more worth it that B&J, I'd argue! And when you take into account that it's organic and fair trade, it doesnt seem expensive at all.
Milk* Cream* (29%) Sugar*F Skimmed Milk Powder* Egg Yolk* (produced to EU standards) Vanilla Bean Seeds*F.
Pinched from the website, ingredients with an asterisk are organic and ones with an F are fair trade. Given that so many products labelled as organic or fairtrade tend to have one or two organic or fairtrade ingredients, this is a pretty impressive list of ingredients...the milk, cream and eggs are all produced on the company's own farm, and the two ingredients that do come from abroad are fair trade. Not only is this the yummiest vanilla ice cream I've tasted, its the most ethical!
I have heard that this is stocked by supermarkets but I can never find it, the local deli is the only place I can ever get it. Its a shame this ice cream isnt more available because its just gorgeous.
Nutritional information per 100g.
Energy KJ: 1016 Kcal: 244 Protein: 4.1g Carbohydrate /of which sugars: 19.5g / 19.5g Fat /of which saturates: 16.7g / 10.3g Fibre: <0.1g Sodium: 0.1g
If you want a break from increasingly wacky ice cream flavours, Cream O Galloway is a great choice...simplistic and yet it tastes absolutely beautiful...full and rich, just like an ice cream should! They're also a company that clearly take the ethical image seriously, unlike most, so the only guilt you'll feel while eating this stuff will be concerned with the calories. Quite simply, the yummiest vanilla ice cream ever!