Advantages Pure, smooth, nice taste and creamy texture.
Disadvantages Bland packaging, not good if you like your ice-cream fancy, probably makes you fat if you eat too much.
Mackies Traditional Ice Cream is simply what it claims to be “ice cream made the way it should be”. It’s basically traditional ice-cream made with only fresh double cream and whole milk (there isn’t even vanilla added); it’s not designer ice-cream!This is a much more crediting opinion than my usual objective opinions, but you only have to read the other 2 opinions on this product to realise that I do not earn commission on sales of this product (but I did enter a competition to win a year’s supply of this!!! ;).
Mackies portrays itself as a sort of large family business in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with a staff of “70 people and 500 Jersey Cows”, and the packaging is no noveau art either, it’s a dull but simple pale yellow and blue round 1 litre plastic tub with a plastic lid. It’s very proud of being Scottish too.
Where this product places itself certainly makes a fresh difference. One would think that there would be lots of “pure” ice creams in the market, but the luxury market is dominated by 500ml works of art (even jockey Frankie Dettori has his own brand of Italian ice cream) all with enough flavours to require the services of Hans Blix. Then you have the lower market luxury ice creams like Carte D’Or etc. These ice cream are flavoured, the plainest being vanilla, but none of them are flavourless, pure ice-cream; this is what Mackies Traditional ice cream is.///Taste///
But what about Mackies? He’d say it was “just creamy with no artificial flavourings or preservatives. But that’s not a bad thing….”You see the light taste is like tasting a fragrant cream, it’s flowery, revitalising and very addictive, and you won’t feel you need to gargle afterwards like eating some flavours of designer ice-creams. It’s a little different to the taste of soft dairy ice-cream, it’s a little more fragrant and sweeter, with less of a milky taste, but more of a creamy taste.
This ice-cream has a very neutral smell compared with others.Personally I recommend it with some soft strawberries.
Mackies’ texture is in between your 90p 2-litre ice-cream and £3 500ml designer ice cream, so it don’t take too long to soften. It is relative hard but not difficult to spoon. It feels expensive and it is as smooth as far more expensive brands.
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