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Frank’s now available in Aldi Ireland

We are very pleased to announce that our popular diabetic vanilla ice cream is now available in Aldi supermarkets throughout Ireland. 

Frank’s ice cream is now stocked in seven popular supermarkets across the UK, making it even easier for you to get your hands on our award winning ice creams. 

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Frank’s awarded BRC Level 6 grade A again!

The team at our factory in Ammanford Wales has yet again been awarded Grade A for food safety by BRC 6.

BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program. 

The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. 

Frank’s wins best ice cream in Britain award 2014

Frank’s Ice Cream won the ultimate Champion of Champions title for its vanilla flavour at the prestigious National Ice Cream Competition run by the Ice Cream Alliance.

The family run Welsh business said “To win the champion of champions is the ultimate accolade and all our team are extremely proud of what they have achieved across the national ice cream industry.”

British Cup Gold winnerWhat an impressive win for Frank’s, a true Welsh success story.

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Frank's launching new Family size tub

Frank’s will soon be launching a new family size 2 litre Vanilla Ice Cream tub.

Available at Tesco’s from March, the new size offers families the great taste of Frank’s at price to suit the family budget.

So keep a look out in store and treat the family to Frank’s Ice Cream.

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judges choose Frank's Ice Cream as best in UK

At the National Ice Cream competition held in November 2011, Frank’s Ice Cream won Gold and Silver, reinforcing their position as a premier ice cream manufacturer in the UK.

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Frank's are top of the class for food safety

In January 2012 the ‘Global Standard for Food Safety’ was launched.

Following the Audit by SAI Global Assurance Services Ltd Franks Ice Cream was awarded the highest grade, grade ‘A’

All within the first three week of its launch – that’s quick.


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The Prince of Wales visits Frank's Ice Cream

The Prince of Wales concluded his tour of Wales with a visit to an ice cream factory.

A special flavour ice cream was created to tempt the His Royal Highness's taste buds during the final visit in the week-long summer tour.

Joe Dallavalle, 85, who headed the firm for 40 years, said: "We didn't know even if he likes ice cream but everyone knows he likes bara brith so we created a new flavour," he said.

His Royal Highness said: “Before I go I just want to say how thrilled I have been to have this brief opportunity to visit Frank's ice cream emporium. I shall leave here now having discovered a brand new experience which is clotted cream ice-cream, I think that that deserves an award”, he added.

The prince also unveiled a commemorative plaque and signed the visitors book.

As he left The Prince was presented with a solid silver ice cream scoop specially made by jeweller Mari Thomas. "Fantastic," said the Prince, as he took it out of the presentation box. "It will also double as a tie-pin," he joked, holding it up in front of his shirt.

Frank's launch new premium ice cream range in Tesco across Wales

Frank's have developed five new mouthwatering flavours for it's new Premium Ice Cream range.

Moving into the luxury ice cream market, Frank's is confident that it's new exciting range of flavours will further enhance it's reputation for tasty ice cream.

The new flavours are:

Clotted cream vanilla

Dairy ice cream made with fresh milk, double and clotted cream

 

Chocolate Cherry Brownie

Dairy chocolate Ice Cream made with real chocolate, fresh milk and double cream, with chewy brownie pieces and cherry sauce

 

Caramel Fudge Chunk

Dairy caramel flavour ice cream made with fresh milk and double cream, with caramel fudge chunks and fudge sauce'

White chocolate and Raspberry Swirl

Dairy white chocolate ice cream, made with real white chocolate and fresh milk and double cream with raspberry sauce and white chocolate curls

 

Strawberries and Cream

Dairy Strawberry ice cream made with fresh milk and double cream and Strawberry pieces and Strawberry sauce

Carmarthenshire ice cream firm scoops NHS contract

A family-run Carmarthenshire ice cream firm has won a two-year contract to supply NHS hospitals in Wales.

Frank's Ice Cream, based at Capel Hendre in Ammanford, will make more than a million small tubs of strawberry and vanilla ice cream a year.

Giulio Dallavalle, who runs the firm with brother Renaldo, said they have a special ice cream to win the contract. The award-winning firm's 20 employees are now working round-the clock, seven days a week.

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Ice cream made in Wales with Italian passion wins healthy million-tub order

The Italians claim to make the finest ice cream in the world and Giulio and Renaldo Dallavalle of Frank's Ice Cream, based in Carmarthenshire, have long been acknowledged as one of the UK's leading manufacturers.

Frank's Ice Cream, based at Capel Hendre in Ammanford, will make more than a million small tubs of strawberry and vanilla ice cream a year.

Now the business that was originally established in 1920 has secured a two-year contract to supply all NHS hospitals in Wales with its premium ice cream.

Giulio Dallavalle said: 'This is a substantial contract for us and we're delighted with the outcome.'

'We developed a distinct recipe and a specific product in order to meet the nutritional and dietary requirements of the NHS and we worked closely with dieticians to create a skimmed milk, low-fat product that is suitable for all types of patients.'

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Government serves up a fresh approach to food

Food safety in Wales has been given a boost with the launch of new food-buying guidance by the Welsh Assembly Government.

The Minister for Business and Budget, Jane Hutt, has announced a new food procurement framework of guidance. The launch took place during a visit to Frank's Ice-cream in Ammanford, suppliers of ice-cream to schools and hospitals around the country.

They are holders of the 'Britain's Best Ice Cream 2009' award, and they also scooped the FSA Gold Food Safety Award. Produced by the Assembly Government's Value Wales division, this guidance aims to ensure that safe food is served on the public plate.

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Online Review - A diabetic ice cream that tastes brilliant!

Newest Review: ... a 'soft scoop' texture and it appeared to be very creamy. It looked like a high end creamy vanilla ice cream.

The taste Now appearance and fragrance are all very well but let's be honest it's the taste that has to be right isn't it? Well, I am pleased to say that it is gorgeous!

It is quite simply a delicious, creamy vanilla ice cream. It isn't too sweet and there is no nasty aftertaste that you occasionally get with the sweeteners used in 'diabetic' products.

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Independent Review - Frank's Diabetic Ice Cream

I will start by saying that, although I am a diabetic, I rarely buy 'diabetic' products as I know from the research done by Diabetes UK that they are generally not worth the money.

It is usually better to eat the 'ordinary' equivalent but in moderation.

In fact if you eat some diabetic products such as chocolate the sweeteners used in them can have a quite severe laxative effect as I have discovered to my cost!.

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Carmarthenshire Family Scoop National Ice Cream Award

A Carmarthenshire company are celebrating after their ice cream scooped a prestigious national award.

Judges chose Frank's Ice Cream, as the best vanilla ice cream at the National Ice Cream Competition run by the Ice Cream Alliance......more

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Sweet delight as Frank's scoops Tesco icecream deal

Ice cream fans are in for a treat as award-winning West Wales company Frank's are set to launch their premium ice cream in Welsh Tesco stores.

Frank's will be launching five varieties of its popular ice cream in one litre tubs - vanilla, strawberries and cream, banana, mint chocolate chip, and a diabetic vanilla ice cream.

Based in Capel Hendre in Ammanford, the company has been making ice cream for 80 years and is run by brothers Giulio and Renaldo Dallavalle.

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Wales scoops title of vanilla ice cream capital

A family company has scooped the special award for the very best example of the nation's favourite flavour. It was a prize-giving organised across the entire UK by the Ice Cream Alliance, the industry's trade association, and it had more than 500 companies competing......more

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School children to tuck into servings of local ice cream

School children to tuck into servings of local ice cream Children across Carmarthenshire are to enjoy their school dinners even more thanks to an agreement between the county council and Frank's Ice Cream.

The award-winning Capel Hendre firm has signed a contract with the council to provide ice cream for the county's schools.....more