Cool Dog is a new vegan lactose-free ice cream for dogs being produced in collaboration with Devon’s Granny Gothards.
Made with no artificial colours or flavours and without dairy products which can upset a dog’s digestion, it has, unusually, achieved Food Standards Agency Approval and Trading Standards agreement to be marketed as an ‘ice cream’, rather than a frozen treat.
The aptly-named Don Thaw is behind the brand. He said: “It has taken a great deal of time to find the right partner to make the high-quality product I was aiming to bring to market. The research paid off though when I found Amanda at her multiple award-winning company, Granny Gothards, based in Devon. She has been hand-making luxury ice creams, served in top restaurants, for many years and as importantly for me, she is also a dog lover. When I explained my vision, she had a clear idea of how she could make my product to the same extremely high standards and could connect with the passion I had to make a healthy ice cream brand for dogs.”
Cool Dog is available in a 120ml lidded pot or a 5-litre tub to sell in scoops with a choice of vanilla or banana and blueberry flavours. It is being sold at Granny Gothards ice cream parlours in the South West as well as the dog-friendly Best Western Plus, Manor Hotel at the NEC.
Cool Dog has an RRP of £2.85 for a 120 ml pot. More information is available at www.cooldogicecream.co.uk. The company is looking for a wholesale partner to distribute the ice cream across pet and garden trade and in dog-friendly tourism hot spots. For direct sales enquiries, call 07973 954015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.