One of the secrets of our fabulous tasting chips is our very own natural spring in which we wash our potatoes 3 times.
We didn’t always have a spring at Navity Farm but being a keen and committed environmentalist, Malcolm Wood, the driving force behind Woody’s, reckoned that this is Scotland so there must be water nearby. He wanted to stop using chlorinated town supply water to prepare the produce at Ivan Wood & Sons.
He employed a water diviner who using traditional methods to pinpoint a potential source, advised drilling at a set point. He drill went down 390 feet and nothing! Then it became a bit like a Hollywood movie when Malcolm said, “C’mon, let’s go a bit further” and at just an extra 13 feet down it was like a Texas Oil strike with water gushing everywhere.
The crystal clear, fresh spring water is now pumped via solar power into a triple UV water filtration system and tested regular to ensure the highest standards.
But the story doesn’t end there. The spring water was intended for processing the Ivan Wood fresh vegetable range. At that time, if a customer wanted chips they were almost all sourced from Holland. Deep Frozen and highly processed.
One evening it was Malcolm’s turn to make the family supper so on the way home he grabbed a bag of these deep frozen and highly processed chips from the unit and served up the tea. And a fairly mediocre tea it was with the bland, floury, fairly tasteless chips. Malcolm said no more, there has to be better and set about creating Woody’s Chips which are now the tastiest product available.