Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Happy New Year to you all and best wishes from all the girls and boys at Granny Gothards!

Phew what a year 2016 was, those that follow us on Social Media will know that we won a huge number of great things last year, Micro Business of the Year for Taunton Deane, Best Food Product in Somerset, Great Taste Award Gold Stars for a number of our flavours and we were even finalists in the Made In The South West Awards alongside such giants as Thatcher's Cider, Burt's Crisps and St Austell Brewery so we felt every bit the winner to be included with such amazing South West Companies. So as you can see we are delighted in the way we are growing and it's a massive thanks to you!

We are continually developing new flavours for our amazing chef customers and we finished the year with a stunning Blackcurrant Ice Cream, a very festive Cranberry Ice Cream and a new favourite, Mandarin Ice Cream which I can highly recommend either on its own or with anything Chocolate! Slimming World ......... never heard of it!

If you are looking for something less calorific to ease the guilt then don't forget our range of real fruit sorbets, a new one for 2017 is our Lemongrass Sorbet, totally different from anything you will have tried before. We are also having great success with our Crème Fraiche Sherbet, this is a skinny dairy product half way between and ice cream and a sorbet, think I might have to talk to Slimming World about calculating the SYN Value.

We have had a physically busy year as we extended our production facility giving us more space and extra ice cream making machines to allow us to cope with our increased sales and also to enable the further growth we are planning in 2017.

Our export markets continues to grow and we even picked up a new customer in Taunton who tried the ice cream first time when on holiday in Dubai....... Crazy when you think about it!

We have a lot of plans for this coming year and please keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook as we will be announcing all the new developments as and when they happen.

The parlour is always open for you to pop in and buy ice cream and have a chat, maybe even order one of our ice cream cupcakes that were so popular over Christmas.

We would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and successful 2017 and we hope to see more of you and welcome all your comments and questions.

 

somerset-life-2016
Somerset Life
Food & Drink Awards
Taunton Deane Business Awards 2017 Winner
Taunton & Deane Business Awards
2017 Winner
Micro-Business-of-the-year-2016
2016 Micro Business of the Year
great-taste-2016
Great Taste 2016
2 Stars
European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
British Export