June 21st, 2019
MELT’S ICE CREAM
Melties the Best Ice Cream in the World
Melties are the world’s most beautiful ice creams as they come from the world’s most beautiful cows, the Jersey breed.
A2 milk versus A1 milk?
To make the world’s best ice cream, you need the best ingredients. Melt is a huge fan of the rich, creamy milk from the Channel Islands and their gorgeous Guernsey and Jersey cows. These cows are world famous for producing the best cream. Every Jersey cow is given a name and recorded in the Herd Book, which dates back to 1866. So say hi to Lola!!
Jersey Ice Cream and A2 milk
Happy cows produce the best cream, so Jersey cows have their own special mattresses to sleep on and back scratchers to keep them relaxed!. They produce A2 milk, not the normal A1/A2 mix. They also have a 20% smaller carbon footprint than other cows. Melt’s luxury ice creams, are made from pure Jersey cream without any nasties.
A2 Milk versus A1 Milk
Originally all ancient cow breeds produced milk containing only the A2 type of beta casein protein. Humans most likely evolved to digest this efficiently. Following domestication, the A1 protein type emerged either through a genetic mutation or from efforts to maximise milk yields. Almost all the milk we now consume today contains this A1 protein type. When the A1 protein is digested, it produces a peptide called beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM-7). Doctors have linked BCM-7 to stomach discomfort and symptoms associated with lactose intolerance. However, the A2 protein is similar to human breast milk, as well as milk from goats, sheep, and buffalo. It is possible that A2 milk, given its ancient origins, also promotes a healthier gut bacteria, particularly of course, if it is unpasteurized.
Ancient Gut Bacteria linked to reducing Sympotms of Serious Illness
There is a paradigm shift in medical thinking, linking gut bacteria directly to people’s health. Absence of certain ancient strains of microbes in Western diets may explain the development of some modern health problems. Ancient gut bacteria, which ferments dietary fibre, are abundant in farmers and hunter-gatherers in Africa but are now rare in western Europeans and Americans. These ancient gut bacteria flourish on plant-rich diets, such as vegetarian or Mediterranean diets which are rich in fruits and vegetables. Chocolate is known to promote good (gut) microbes, such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, which feast on the chocolate. When you eat dark chocolate, they flourish and ferment it, producing compounds that are anti-inflammatory.
Ancient Cows Ancient Gut Bacteria
If it is becoming self-evident that human bacteria in the gut is important for people’s health. Common sense would suggest anything that encourages ancient gut bacteria to flourish should also be good for your health. Chocolate undoubtedly qualifies and its possible that A2 milk coming from ancient cow breeds should also encourage good gut health.
Melts are sensational ice cream lollies, dipped in chocolate that Melts in your mouth. Each Meltie is handmade from A2 Jersey ice cream with no nasties. Try our flavours of Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Almond and Passion Fruit. Ice creams to cool you down through a sizzling summer in the City. Cool Notting Hill Melts in your mouth. Ask for molten chocolate drips for a sensational taste.
Children’s Parties and Lollipop making courses
Unleash your kids creativity by personalising your own chocolate lollipops. The children’s lollipop course is described as an “Amazing experience”, “Melt is a lovely shop” and “One of the highlights of my trip to London.” Ideal for Birthday parties, childrens events or just for fun and getting creative. All clasess are held in our beautiful boutique in the heart of historic Notting Hill. Location: 59 Ledbury Road, London. W11 2AA. LOW
MELT Minimises Food Miles
Low CARBON FOOTPRINT
Melt minimizes food miles by co-locating our kitchens directly in our shops – so from the kitchen to the plate, Melt can be entirely carbon-free with no footprint at all. Our shops are located on the high street, in the heart of historic Notting Hill and Holland Park. As high street shops our customers have easy access on foot to the beautiful urban environment of Notting Hill, London. Melt is unique in having our kitchens located directly in our shops, allowing customers to see their chocolates actually being made. They are also able to eat them fresh from the kitchen – just as if they were homemade. Of course, we can’t grow cocoa in London and nor would it be environmentally responsible to do so – the Amazon is just great for that. One wonderful example of “low footprint” chocolate is our rare cacao used in our wild bar. The Chimane Indians in the Amazon, collect the wild cocoa by horses or dugout canoes from scattered islands, in the Amazon, picking the ripened fruit directly from the trees. The beans are then fermented and dried in the sun. These wild trees are not cultivated, they are left to nature and are not cut or fertilized.
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