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Ambrosia Custard

Mar 2018

Ambrosia Custard

The Ambrosia Creamery opened its doors in 1917 in Lifton, Devon with the first product unveiled as dried milk for children. The company’s fortunes were quick to take off as the War Office identified the product’s benefits in providing WW1 soldiers with some nutritious dairy goodness.

The £100 million brand is still based on the same site where it all began more than 100 years ago with founder Alfred Morris. Fast forward to 2018, the headquarters are now a state-of-art £20m facility which uses up to 26 million litres of milk a year and employs more than 320 people. The Morris family eventually sold the company and in 2003 it was acquired by Premier Foods.

Here at Meadow Foods, we’re proud to supply milk and skimmed milk to help contribute to the creamy goodness of their custard and rice.