Local Ice Cream amongst best ice cream in the country!


Local ice cream producers, The Saffron Ice Cream Company, have scooped 3 major awards at this year’s internationally recognised Great Taste awards.

The business, which is located in Saffron Walden, had its ginger and honey & lavender dairy ice creams recognised as the nation’s best in the respective flavour categories. The companies’ famous Salted Butter Caramel dairy ice cream was recognised as a top 5 flavour within its flavour category.

Dominic Parry, managing director, commented; ‘We are thrilled to once again be recognised as a leading micro producer of dairy ice cream and sorbets at the Great Taste awards. These awards are highly sort after within the food industry so to win 3 is an outstanding achievement and something Harry Bond and Tommy Start, our production team, are thrilled with. You can’t rush producing a quality ice cream, it takes pride, passion, knowledge and skill. We are thrilled to produce our ice cream here in Saffron Walden using ingredients which are locally sourced and promoted’.

The 3 products were evaluated during a 10 week judging process, where 10,000 food products from ice cream to wine were blind tasted by a panel of expert judges. To win a star is very sort after by ‘experts within the industry who know when something outstanding is put in front of them’. An awarded product is described as an outstanding and simply delicious product by the 400 rigorous independent critics.

Since the Great Taste awards started in 1994 their aim is to find, recognise and promote with a symbol, an outstanding product.

Products from The Saffron Ice Cream Company are for sale throughout quality local shops, restaurants and freshly scooped at events.