Mackie’s scoop platinum award

The stars from the inaugural Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards 2021 have been announced and a host of delicious Scottish food and drink products have been given a new stamp of approval.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 12:00 am
Updated Thursday, 6th May 2021, 7:51 am
Mackie's ice cream was described as having a 'clean fresh vanilla flavour'.

The Scottish Retail Food & Drink Awards celebrate the vast array of quality food and drink products locally produced in Scotland

Entries came from hundreds of food and drink producers who were keen to get listings in Scottish retail outlets.

An exceptional 53 Scottish products ranging from small independent producers to large scale producers have been deemed worthy of a Scottish Retail Food & Drink Award, with six products achieving the sought-after Platinum award.

Mackie’s of Scotland, was one of these companies picking up Platinum in the Large Producer category.

Judges described their ice cream as ‘a beautiful light creamy coloured ice cream, with a clean fresh vanilla flavour and nose. The resealable tub has great shelf appeal and presence, and great to see that they celebrate the company’s heritage on pack’.

The Platinum awards were chosen from the overall category finalists.

Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards director, Antony Begley, said: “We were delighted to see so many fantastic Scottish food and drink producers take part in the awards which have one very simple goal: to get more of Scotland’s fantastic food and drink products onto more Scottish retail shelves.

“The Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards were created not only to help producers secure listings but to help retailers unearth fantastic Scottish products to stock in their stores.

“With interest in locally, regionally and nationally sourced products arguably higher than ever among Scottish retailers and consumers, this is a fantastic time to win a Scottish Retail Food and Drink Award. I would like to congratulate all of the winners on their brilliant achievement.”

Helen Lyons, Scottish Retail Food and Drink Awards co-founder, added: “Congratulations to all of our winners and in particular to the Platinum award winners. Looking at the range and diversity of the winning products and the companies and top brands that have entered, the quality, standard and innovation has not disappointed.”