The Hebrides may not be the first place that comes to mind when considering the art of artisan baking. Nor is this high spot on the map that’s particularly renowned for its production of world class biscuits. But trust us; one taste of Island Bakery’s wares and you can’t help but feel like you’ve stumbled across a long-hidden secret.
Based on the Isle of Mull, Island Bakery is surrounded by some of the most rugged and majestic landscapes on earth.
It’s from this gorgeous location that a small team of skilled bakers produces a uniquely exquisite organic biscuit. One that quickly outpaced all other products produced by Island Bakery; subsequently refined and improved into today’s compact yet quintessentially characterful collection.
Always organic, always locally sourced and always eco-friendly; Island Bakery’s products provide a welcome taste of one of the remotest corners of the country.
Organic Indulgence from the Hebrides
“The Isle of Mull is renowned for wild and unspoilt landscapes and its welcoming islanders. It’s our home, and where we make our particularly characterful organic biscuits. We do our best to be environmentally sustainable by using both organic ingredients, and local sources of renewable energy.” - Island Bakery
The history of Island Bakery dates back to 1994, when a pair of fresh faced University of Edinburgh graduates decided to start making their own artisan bread products out of an old garage. As the local baker (the only one in the area at the time) was retiring, the island needed someone to step in and fill his shoes.
By 1996, the pair had reached an easy conclusion; there was far more demand for their heavenly organic biscuits than their bread.
Decent bread was already available from a fair few places. And so they decided to focus heavily on making increasingly moreish biscuits. This led to the bread baking side of their business being closed entirely in 2007, enabling the team to invest all their time and effort in the art of biscuit making.
The rest, as they say, is history. Today’s Island Bakery was born, and so was its stellar lineup of sweet and savoury snacks. Their cheese biscuits and oatcakes are particularly fantastic, though they’ve honestly never put out anything that isn’t an absolute winner!
Why We Love Island Bakery
Along with the back story of the small team behind Island Bakery, we just love the biscuits they make. It really is as simple as that! Each bite delivers a mouthwatering taste of the most gorgeous organic ingredients from Island Bakery’s local suppliers. Truly, this is simplicity and enjoyment at its absolute best.
You’ll find a selection of popular products from Island Bakery featured here in our online catalogue. Place your order online today for prompt delivery. Or contact the Wholefoody team anytime for more information.