Yummy Yorkshire goes Claret and Gold for Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Huddersfield ice cream company Yummy Yorkshire has joined with the Huddersfield Giants to create a special Claret and Gold ice cream for the town’s Food and Drink Festival.

The limited edition flavour has been developed to mark the producer’s link with the Super League club’s ‘Side by Side’ charity campaign raising money for the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Trust and the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund along with the Giants’ own Talent Builder Programme.

The Claret and Gold appearance, matching the Huddersfield Giants team colours, comes from plum-flavoured ice cream with gold chocolate covered flakes rippled throughout.

Giants players Luke George and Leroy Cudjoe visited Yummy Yorkshire’s home at Delph House Farm to help creator of the flavour, Louise Holmes, put the finishing touches to the product.

The Giants players will also be at the opening day of the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival on Thursday August 8 on the Yummy Yorkshire stand to encourage visitors to try the special ice cream.

Yummy Yorkshire co-founder Louise Holmes says: “The Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival is always an exciting event and we are proud this year to be able to celebrate our tie-up with the Huddersfield Giants by creating this special edition ice cream.

“Claret and Gold is synonymous with the Giants and I hope our honorary ice cream proves to be a hit with fans of the club, especially as some of the players have been hands-on in helping us create the flavour!”

Paul Cribb, commercial manager at the Huddersfield Giants adds: “Yummy Yorkshire and the Huddersfield Giants are both a key part of Kirklees so we are delighted to be continuing our strong relationship with this new ice cream flavour made especially for one of the area’s biggest events. It will support our Side by Side campaign which aims to bring together the Huddersfield and Yorkshire community to raise funds for important causes and organisations in a way that is relaxed, engaging and fun for the entire family.”

Cathy Burger, Festival Manager, is also looking forward to trying the Claret and Gold ice cream: “Yummy Yorkshire’s special flavours for the festival always go down very well with visitors and I am sure this year’s will continue that tradition, especially as it will be in colours so associated with the town.”

The Claret and Gold ice cream will be available to buy for the duration of the food and drink festival (August 8 – 11) from Yummy Yorkshire’s stand, 35-36 in St George’s Square, along with some of the producer’s other award-winning ice cream flavours, sundaes and milkshakes.
The Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival is one of the largest free events of its kind in Yorkshire and brought nearly 150,000 visitors into the town last year.