London food start up Ice Kitchen breaks into South Korean market

Ice Kitchen, London’s leading ice lolly manufacturer, has signed an exclusive deal with Health Balance, one of South Korea’s most popular food brands and distributors. The move will see hundreds of thousands of Ice Kitchen lollies receive a warm reception from South Korea’s emerging foodie market.

Cesar Roden, co-founder of Ice Kitchen.

Since August 23rd, eight of Ice Kitchen’s most popular lollies will be sold by Health Balance on South Korea’s premier TV home shopping channel, GS Shop.

Ice Kitchen’s elegant lollies are handmade with natural ingredients, capturing the essence of the British summer with a hint of humour. Flavours including Earl Grey, Peach & Hibiscus, Rose & Pistachio and Mojito have already proved to be a hit at major events for Claridges, Primark, Thorpe Park and TopShop, among others.

Earlier this August, Ice Kitchen was awarded its sixth Great Taste award, wowing judges with its Orange Cheesecake & White Chocolate lolly, who described it as being “brave and bold” and an “innovative combination”.

The South Korea distribution deal marks the latest step in international expansion for London’s artisan dessert producer, which already has partners in place in Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland.

Aldo Mata, Trade Overseas Sales Coordinator at Health Balance, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Ice Kitchen and bring one of London’s most popular artisan desserts to the South Korean Market. We have no doubt that Ice Kitchen’s extravagant flavours will surprise and excite in equal measure”

“Ice Kitchen will fit in with the growing South Korean demand for treats that are both healthy and delicious. We’re excited to work with a London producer dedicated to unique flavours, homemade ice cream and only using the finest fresh fruits and herbs. Not only are our customers looking for a cool ice cream, they also want to combine taste with healthy eating.”

Cesar Roden, co-founder of Ice Kitchen, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to get the Ice Kitchen brand the international recognition it deserves. We relished the challenge of fulfilling one of the biggest orders in our history. We’re confident that this first step into the Asian market will be the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Ice Kitchen.”

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