Ice creams scoop prizes

Richard Bullock displays his haul from the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards held in Queenstown on...
Richard Bullock displays his haul from the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards held in Queenstown on Thursday. Photo by Marjorie Cook.
Wanaka artisan ice-cream maker Richard Bullock is delighted six of his ice creams won seven awards at the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards in Queenstown on Thursday night.

Pure New Zealand Ice Cream won three silvers for boysenberry, raspberry and vanilla bean flavours, three golds for chocolate, hokey-pokey and kaffir lime and ginger, and a joint best in category award (open creative) for kaffir lime and ginger.

It was the first time Mr Bullock and his wife Tracey had won national awards, after narrowly missing out on medals last year.

Pure New Zealand Ice Cream was launched about 18 months ago. An Arrowtown company, Patagonia Chocolates, won three gold medals and a best in category award. Their winning flavours were banana split, which also won best in category for premium ice cream; mascarpone cheese and forest fruits, and lemon sorbet.

The company is owned by husband and wife team Alejandro Gimenez and Lorena Giallonardo.


Other best in category awards went to:

Standard vanilla ice cream: Fonterra Brands (Tip Top) Ltd, Tip Top vanilla ice cream.

Standard chocolate ice cream: Fonterra Brands (Tip Top) Ltd, Tip Top chocolate ice cream.

Standard ice cream with inclusions: Fonterra Brands (Tip Top) Ltd, Tip Top boysenberry ripple ice cream.

Premium vanilla ice cream: Joint winners Deep South ice cream, Deep South ice cream vanilla; Zest ice cream, Heilala vanilla ice cream.

Premium ice cream: Patagonia Chocolates Ltd, banana split.

Open creative (for both ice cream and gelato/sorbet): Joint winners Pure New Zealand ice cream, kaffir lime and ginger ice cream; Pacific Flavours and Ingredients Ltd, Italian mandarin stracciatella gelato.

Kids' choice: Takapuna Beach Cafe and Store, double chocolate and honeycomb gelato.

Gelato: Takapuna Beach Cafe and Store, coconut and lime curd gelato.

Sorbet: Takapuna Beach Cafe and Store, mango sorbet.

Low fat: Monte Gelato, yoghurt berry.

New packaging: Emerald Foods, Killinchy Gold 125ml range.

Supreme award boutique manufacturer: Takapuna Beach Cafe and Store, coconut and lime curd gelato.

Supreme award large manufacturer: Deep South ice cream, Deep South ice cream vanilla.

 

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