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MEET THE MAKER || Katy Cloud Marshmallows
Based in the Scottish borders, Katy Cloud Marshmallows, producer of handmade artisan marshmallows is coming to our Meet The Maker event this month. Each small batch of hand-cut Katy Cloud Marshmallows is made with unique flavours dreamt up by Inge Armstrong who started her business in 2015 from her kitchen table. Armstrong is passionate about creating treats that are authentic and British: “I predominantly use British ingredients and there is nothing artificial about Katie Cloud marshmallows – no essence of. If it’s a Gin & Tonic marshmallow then I’ve used gin and tonic.”
Talking of gin and tonic marshmallows, these will be just one of the flavours that Inge will be bringing along to our Meet The Makers night on November 29th. She adds: “When people come along on the night I will be showcasing a few of my seasonal favourites alongside my bestselling Gin & Tonic marshmallows. I’ll bring our Turkish Rose, which is a 2018 Great Taste Award winner. I think people will also adore our Raspberry Ripple and our delicious Salted Caramel. Oh and there is our multi-functional Gingerbread marshmallows which can be enjoyed in hot chocolate, on their own or toasted”
Why marshmallows? South African born Inge elaborates: “I’m a busy mum. I wanted to start a business that fitted my life. Something I could do in my own kitchen at night, when the kids were in bed. I researched and discovered that marshmallows could be made at home. I thought they would be factory made. Now, several years down the line, its amazing, it’s fun and it’s hard work.”
MEET THE MAKERS LATE NIGHT SHOPPING AND CHARITY RAFFLE
On 29th November from 6 to 8pm – We’re kicking off our Thursday late night shopping events with a special Christmas ‘Meet the Makers’ evening where you’ll get to meet some of the designers and producers behind our labels, helping you pick the best of their collections. What’s more we’ll be hosting an extra special charity raffle to help raise much-needed funds for CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland). Enter to be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes including a Chamomile Sanctuary Ultimate Indulgence Package, Afternoon Tea and Restoration Yard Hamper.