So.. who are Northern Bloc?
Northern Bloc is latest company we’re working with. They specialise in ice cream and they’re based right here in Leeds. They pride themselves in creating ice cream that is 100% natural and free from artificial ingredients. All their ice creams are also gluten free and vegetarian friendly.
Northern Bloc ice creams are a cross between Italian style gelato and English ice cream. Their founders have Italian routes and they know all the secrets to making the best gelato which makes this ice-cream unique. They’re all for weird and wonderful flavours and even their classic vanilla ice-cream uses top quality Madagascan bourbon vanilla. One of their incredible flavours is hazelnut and tonka bean. We know what you’re thinking… what actually is a tonka bean?! It’s a seed originating from South America. According to Northern Bloc, the tonka bean brings chocolate and vanilla notes which complement the hazelnut.
This year, Northern Bloc have launched a completely vegan range including both sorbets and ice cream. They’ve managed to create that creamy ice cream texture we all love without using the classic vegan dairy alternatives. Their vegan ice creams don’t contain soya and are 100% natural, like the rest of their range. These would also go great with our new vegan brownie! If you haven’t heard about our vegan brownie yet then you can read all about it here.
Why not check out what else Northern Bloc are up to on their blog or Instagram page @northern_bloc.
The Love Brownies shop will be stocking 4 delicious flavours of Northern Bloc ice-cream. These are: Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla, Ginger Caramel, Chocolate and Sea Salt, and Coconut and Caramelised Almond. Yum! You’ll be able to have a scoop (or two or three…) in a cone or tub, or with one of our many flavours of brownie!