Food NI member Morelli, Northern Ireland’s award winning producer of Italian style ice cream, has launched a spooky flavour in time for Halloween.
Based at Coleraine in county Derry, the family-run processor has introduced a unique and limited edition pumpkin flavour to its existing portfolio of award winning ice creams and sorbets.
Arnaldo Morelli, managing director of Morelli, commenting on the new flavours, says: “We always like to produce an innovative flavour for particular seasons. Our new product is a candied pumpkin ice cream with our special Halloween flavoured cookie ripple.
“We are rolling the new pumpkin ice cream throughout Northern Ireland in time for the festivities,” he adds.
The new flavour follows the company’s most recent success with its frozen yoghurt with raspberry at the prestigious Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards in Dingle, county Kerry.
This product featured yoghurt from another Northern Ireland artisan dairy business, Clandeboye Yoghurt in county Down. It also sources cream from Ballyrashane, also based in Coleraine.
Morelli, which has been in business in Northern Ireland for over a century, has also won UK Great Taste Awards for its Italian-style ice cream and sorbets as well a string of Ice Cream Alliance Awards especially for its double cream vanilla.
Originally from Italy, the Morelli family has been making ice cream in Northern Ireland since 1911 and currently has ice cream shops and franchises across the region, as well as a portable vending pod for festivals and events.
The firm also supplies additional retail and wholesale customers including Spar, Asda, hotels and restaurants. It exports its products to the Republic as a result of a significant deal with Tesco Ireland.