Right now we’re working diligently to be able to bring our Great Scott ice cream to markets this spring along with our Great Scott ice pops. There are a number of suppliers that will allow us to comply to the Michigan Department of Agriculture rules for dairy, but we’re finding there just aren’t a lot of suppliers of ice cream base free of added ingredients.
There are a couple solutions to this, one is short term and easy on the investment side but will limit the production capability. The other brings heavy investment costs, but will be able to support expansion many times over.
Regardless, we hang our hats on leaving preservatives and artificial ingredients out of our pops and ice cream! That means there won’t be any time where we are using a base with artificial ingredients and hoping no one notices.
We will have it right, or we won’t have it until we have it right!