An Aberdeenshire ice cream manufacturer has launched a limited edition product.
Mackie’s of Scotland has created a new rhubarb and strawberry flavour for spring, which has officially launched in Tesco.
The creation has already been a hit with shoppers who sampled scoops at the supermarket’s Inverurie branch.
Kirstin McNutt, development director and one of three sibling owners at the family firm, said: “We had consumers sample three different ice creams at Tesco in Inverurie to decide our newest flavour. Rhubarb and strawberry came out a clear favourite.
“Strawberry is such a versatile flavour and works well with the tartness of the rhubarb. It is one of these flavours that has recently become trendy, being added to gins and jams.
“However, we wanted to combine it with something different, steering clear of the usual ginger pairing. Strawberry is one of our best sellers and it adds a freshness to the mix.
“Personally, the taste reminds me of my childhood when we would pull rhubarb stalks out of the fields and dip them in sugar. It’s very nostalgic.”
In addition to launching up and down Scotland in Tesco stores, the pink one litre tubs will also become available in Spar in Scotland from April 1 and in Sainsbury’s stores from May 5.
South of the Border, Ocado will also be stocking the sweet treat from April 10.
Kirstin added: “The creamy texture and subtle zing of the ice cream means that the flavour is great as a stand-alone treat.
“However, it also works well in a fruity sundae and topped on a piping hot rhubarb crumble as a homely and decadent dessert.
“Young or old, we believe that the flavour will tickle people’s taste buds and we are excited to see just how they will serve their scoops.”
Those looking to grab a fresh scoop of rhubarb and strawberry can also sample the flavour at Mackies 19.2 ice cream parlour at Marischal Square in Aberdeen from Friday March 22.