Finding flavour with the Tour de France

Yummy Yorkshire staff
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ICE cream maker Yummy Yorkshire has unveiled three new limited edition ice creams, inspired by this year’s Tour de France.

The Huddersfield ice cream producer’s farm is just four miles from stage two of the Grand Depart, which will pass from York to Sheffield on July 6, and in honour of the occasion it has created a trio of flavours to represent different elements of the race.

The first of the three flavours is Banana & Custard to represent the famous yellow jersey, worn by the leader of the race.

With Yorkshire hosting the Grand Depart, the second inspired flavour is Yorkshire Brack & Jam, to portray the heritage of the county.

Traditionally, Yorkshire Brack is a tea loaf that is prepared by soaking fruit in tea. Yummy Yorkshire’s version is soaked in Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea. The firm said that it will add a bit of French flair to its final creation with a Cassis ice cream which has an intense blackcurrant flavour.

Cassis is a sweet syrup served in France and is typically poured over desserts or added to champagne.

The route of the Tour de France has historically passed through the town of Cassis in the South of France.

Jeremy and Louise Holmes, founders of Yummy Yorkshire, created the new flavours.

Ms Holmes said: “We love getting creative with ice cream flavours here at Yummy Yorkshire and what better occasion than the Tour de France to serve as inspiration.

“Rather than just create one flavour we wanted to create three to fuse together different elements of the race, celebrating the best of Yorkshire and France.”

The limited edition Tour de France ice cream flavours are available at Yummy Yorkshire’s parlour and in a selection of stockists across the region.