I really enjoyed visiting Solley's ice cream in Ripple to tour their factory, taste their award winning Wild Strawberry and Cream ice cream and to have a look around their new farm shop.
Solley's have been producing ice cream for 30 years, and is the largest independent ice cream producer in Kent. They switched from dairy farming to producing ice cream as a response to falling milk prices. 85 per cent of the base products in their ice cream come from Kent, including milk from a neighbouring farm.
Solley's is a fantastic example of a family business that spans the generations and has built up a highly successful enterprise based off of one good quality, delicious product. I also want to congratulate Solley's on the Gold Star they recently received at the Great Taste Awards for their delicious Wild Strawberry and Cream ice cream, and wish them luck in October at the Kent Food and Drink Awards where they have been nominated for Best Producer.
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