Doggy Doggy Yum Yum has announced that sales have risen as the weather has warmed, whilst it has also secured new stockists for its frozen dog treats.
The Prince of Wales pub in Hams Hill, Stoke Sub Hamdon in Somerset, is one of the latest stockists, offering new frozen treats manufactured by artisan ice cream company, Baboo Gelato.
According to the group, the pub is the “latest in now a long list” of dog friendly cafes, restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, pubs and pet shops to stock Doggy Doggy Yum Yum dog ice cream.
Made with peanut butter and bananas, the treat uses coconut milk instead of dairy. The ice cream is 100% organic, natural and contains probiotics which come from the live yoghurt, vitamins C and B, iron, magnesium, copper and potassium from the coconut and bananas.
The peanut butter is pure and so does not contain sugar, xylitol or palm oil. The treat also contains no artificial flavourings, colours or refined sugars.
Baboo Gelato said that Doggy Doggy Yum Yum is the first frozen treat to meet all the dietary and environmental criteria as it is organic, dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegans and is environmentally friendly.
Founder Sam Hanbury said: “Much of our sales come from our kiosks which help us to know exactly what customers want. This is how Doggy Doggy Yum Yum came about. We found that people were buying ice cream for their dogs, and we were concerned that dogs are somewhat lactose intolerant. We experimented throughout 2019 with different ingredients, before creating an entirely organic and lactose free product.
“Although the name Doggy Doggy Yum Yum tells you who the product is for, it is completely human friendly, and is very popular with our human customers. It is vegan as well as organic, and most importantly it is delicious. Like all dog treats though, this is a frozen treat and should not be treated as a core diet or supplement.”
He added: “We are finding limitless demand during the summer not just from obvious pet retailers and specialist dog friendly places, but from ordinary cafés, pubs, restaurants, and tourist destinations.
“It just seems that most savvy people involved in Food & Drink want some of the poochie pound and we can help with a classy product, well supported with point of sale which includes, stickers, leaflets, posters and an A-frame sign which comes complete with space to put a dog bowl underneath it.”
James Malcolm, head chef at the Prince of Wales pub said: “Doggy Doggy Yum Yum has proven to be so popular with our customers that we sold cases of it this summer already. Our pub is a magnet for dog walkers so it is important to offer our canine visitors a tasty treat that not only tastes good but refreshes them and keeps them cool after a long walk.
“It is important to treat your dog as well and as ice cream is a tasty treat all year round, we are delighted that we are able to stock such an amazing product as Doggy Doggy Yum Yum ice cream knowing that is lactose free and made from natural ingredients.”