Gourmet ice lolly brand secures investment
UK artisan ice lolly brand Ice Kitchen is expanding its retail strategy after receiving a six-figure investment from Dutch food entrepreneurs.
Launched in London in 2013, the Great Taste Award winning company has since gained listings in Holland, Finland and Ireland, with exports now making up 70% of sales.
Founder Cesar Roden says, “Our mission is to offer an exciting, refreshing and 100% natural alternative and take on the mainstream industrial brands that dominate the ‘hand held’ ice cream market.”
Using no artificial ingredients, Ice Kitchen’s range of 11 lollies includes whole fruit, dairy and alcoholic options. Ingredients are hand blended to create the unique flavours of the ice lollies, with some of the creations having whole pieces of fruit suspended in the middle.
The 2017 range includes childhood classics (Oranges & Lemons) as well as more unusual creations, such as Earl Grey, Peach & Hibiscus and Mojito Poptail.