THE CROLLA’S STORY
The Crolla Ice Cream Company are celebrating 125 years this year!And we couldn’t have done it without you.
We are absolutely delighted to say that Crolla’s have now been making traditional Italian ice cream in Glasgow for a hundred and twenty five years!
It was 1895 when a young Serafino Crolla exchanged the warm sunshine of southern Italy for the less predictable climes of Scotland, setting up his first shop in Queen Mary Street, Glasgow.
His son Giuseppe opened a second shop in Clydebank, and after World War I he returned to Scotland and opened the Premier Cafe in Main Street, Bridgeton (shown opposite). This was followed by expansion into the two adjoining premises.
By 1950 the family had started up an ice cream factory and had 30 vans selling their delicious ice cream around the streets of Glasgow.
Today the firm still supplies ice cream vans, but has expanded to supply shops, cafes, wholesalers, restaurants and hotels. We have always been firmly committed to producing top quality ice cream and a look through this brochure will give some idea of the fantastic range of products Crolla’s now supplies.
Peter Crolla, Serafino’s great-grandson, has now established the fourth generation of Crollas – a family firm in the true sense of the word. With their commitment to quality ingredients and their secret family recipes we are sure you will agree the difference between Crolla’s ice cream and the rest is ‘in the taste’.
Our journey continues and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers who have helped Crolla’s become the succsessful family business it continues to be.