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Simply Ice Cream

Simply Ice Cream is an independent luxury ice cream producer based in rural Ashford, and is one of the biggest business success stories of 2009.

Simply Ice Cream was set up in 2005, off the back of a successful catering business. Having supplied homemade ice cream at numerous functions, and always having guests ask where they could buy the amazing product, owner Sally Newall decided to approach her local farm shop in Sellindge - Potten Farm about stocking the product.

After a six month trial at the local farmshop, the business was able to expand into more farm shops and businesses, and now supplies approximately 140 outlets across the South East.

One of the biggest coups came when Waitrose chose to stock their range of delicious homemade ice creams at several Kentish stores.

Simply Ice Cream now supplies to upwards of 40 Waitrose supermarkets in the South East, and its signature flavour – Honeycomb Crunch – was featured on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and praised by presenter james Martin as 'the best bought ice cream available’.

So far, it has won four industry awards and has been nominated in several categories, including Kent Food Product of the Year, in the Taste of Kent Awards 2009.

Sally Newall said: “I grew up in Kent, my family built a house here, and we are lucky to have a business based in this beautiful countryside.”

“One of the best things about Ashford is its fantastic transport links. We now supply to Essex, Surrey, Sussex and the rest of Kent, and the town’s links have enabled us to do this easily.”

For more information, visit www.simplyicecream.co.uk