Mackie’s ice creams have been served in some unusual locations over the years, from Blair Drummond Safari Park and Edinburgh Zoo all the way through to the far-flung corners of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. But maybe nowhere quite as unusual as an oil rig out in the North Sea.
Yet, more than 1.5 million scoops of Mackie’s sweet treats were eaten aboard platforms off the coast of Scotland last year, perhaps it’s not such an unusual location after all.
The riggers certainly seem to appreciate a wee taste of home.
“We’ve had a lot of feedback to say the people working offshore love our ice cream,” said Stuart Common, sales director with Mackie’s.