TWO of the country’s biggest supermarket brands have confirmed their first listings for a new chocolate bar from Aberdeenshire-based Mackie’s of Scotland.
After two years of taste testing in the making, Mackie’s recently revealed its newest flavour of chocolate, orange, which will now be available in Scottish Sainsbury’s and Asda stores in the coming weeks until January.
Stuart Common, Mackie’s commercial director, said: “We are delighted to be launching an orange milk chocolate, just in time for Christmas.
“Our retail partners, Sainsbury’s and Asda have supported us and this new product will be available in their stores over the festive period across Scotland, it’ll also be available in many independent shops around our local area in Aberdeenshire.
“These are just trial listings, so we hope the product proves popular and it can become a permanent fixture.” made locally, as opposed to many of the mass produced rival chocolates.”
The company’s sky to scoop ethos sees it create everything from milk to its packaging on site at Westertown in Rothienorman, powered predominantly by their own renewable energy – via four wind turbines, a 10-acre solar farm and a biomass energy plant.
In addition, a £4.5million project is underway to install an innovative new low-carbon refrigeration system, set to be among the greenest in Europe and the first of its kind in Scotland.