What we do.
Devil's Churn is handcrafted by the Seasons of the Glens Farm Shop, both brands are owned and delivered by Naturally North Coast & Glens C.I.C. A not for profit social enterprise committed to supporting small businesses and revitalising urban and rural towns through the delivery of artisan markets.
You can find out more about the Naturally North Coast & Glens mission, aims and objectives HERE.
We wanted to create a luxurious product which helps us achieve the Naturally North Coast & Glens C.I.C Mission. One that uses Northern Irish Ingredients, and that would be the perfect partner for indulgent desserts like apple crumble, brownies, banoffee pie, and cheesecake.
Plus - we have a really sweet tooth, and love caramel sauce!
Where did the name come from?
The ‘Devil’s Churn’ is an enigmatic component of the 18-19th century salt works at Ballycastle. This natural sea cave in the sandstone mass of Pans Rock comprises an inner pool separated from the open sea at low water by a lip of rock. A rock shelf behind the lip is pierced by a sinkhole leading to an underwater cave below. This natural arrangement has been modified by the insertion of a barrier sited seaward (NW) of the sinkhole preventing water entering during stormy conditions (the slots to accommodate this wooden barrier can still be observed). Sea water would have spilled gradually into the inner cave at high water via the sinkhole; rather than forcefully if left exposed to the open sea. The pool would have retained water in a similar way to a bucket pot and allowed the sea water to settle, with impurities dropping to the bottom.
Now the cave is a landmark with a history, it can be accessed by concrete stairs down into the centre of the rock, it is a hole in the rock which forms an underwater tunnel to the sea nearby, it is a truly strange site to see the power of the ocean as it floods and then empties the tunnel with an uncontrollable force and echoing thunder.
For our brand the name of the landmark fits!
Devil is a nod to the fact that our product is a little bit naughty and something to enjoy in moderation.
Churn - a nod to to the local dairy products used to make the sauces.
Heavenly Good -Well, you're 'buying social' and helping to support Naturally North Coast & Glens Social Enterprise, plus, we think it tastes heavenly good :)
Rich, luxurious and irresistibly indulgent caramel sauces.