Home' Hospitality Business : HB APL 2017 Contents The Ice Cream Awards which were instituted in 1997 are being held again
this year. The specific objective of the Awards is the raising of standards
and promoting the quality of New Zealand Ice Cream. The results will be
announced at the Gala Awards Dinner in Auckland on Friday, 26 May 2017
which coincides with the 90 years celebration of the Association.
The “Best of ...” category was introduced five years ago and the first
flavour to feature was New Zealand’s iconic Hokey Pokey, followed by
Cookies & Cream, Chocolate, Berries and last year Caramel. This year
we have chosen to showcase the “Best of Coffee”.
In 2012 a “New to Market” Award was introduced which is presented
to the highest total score, as judged in the appropriate category, for a
new product launched in the previous 12 months. Last year there were
74 entries eligible for this Award which shows the depth of innovation in
the ice cream industry. This Award will be presented again this year.
In recognition of the growth in small boutique ice cream and gelato
manufacturers, the Awards continue to have a Supreme Award for Large
Manufacturers and a Supreme Award for Boutique Manufacturers. The
criteria will be determined by the manufacturer’s annual production
with a declaration on the entry form. A Boutique manufacturer must
produce less than 500,000 litres per annum.
Any manufacturer (large or boutique) or individual can enter the New
Zealand Ice Cream Awards and will be eligible for the Silver and Gold
Awards, however to win a Best in Category or Supreme Award they must
be a Member of The New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers’ Association
(Inc.) (NZICMA) at the time Judging commences. All Gold Award
winning ice cream entries from NZICMA Members are then eligible for
the Supreme Awards based on their score.
This year a new Non Dairy category has been introduced for
products considered as dairy free alternatives to ice cream. There are
also separate categories for Low Fat, Gelato and Sorbet to cater for
those products that do not meet the Standard or Premium Ice Cream
Last year the Supreme Award for a Large Manufacturer went to Tip
Top Ice Cream for their Hokey Pokey Ice Cream. The Supreme Award
for a Boutique Manufacturer was awarded to Puhoi Valley Café for their
entry in the Premium Ice Cream category, Matakana Roasted Coffee
Affogato Ice Cream made by Puhoi Valley Cafe.
The Vanilla Ice Cream judging is divided into Standard and Premium
Categories which allows Premium Vanilla Ice Cream to be judged
separately from other Premium products. The Standard Vanilla Ice
Cream category will include products that contain between 10%–10.9%
milk fat content, and the Premium Vanilla Ice Cream category will contain
not less than 11 percent milk fat and may contain vanilla additions.
The ‘Open Creative’ category once again has two sections, Ice Cream
and Gelato/Sorbet, and is open to any individual, restaurant, hotel or
catering establishment that produces and serves these products on
the premises. Entries in this category should not be available for sale
in any retail outlet. Entries are also expected from the Research and
Development departments of the manufacturers and suppliers. The
judges pick an overall winner across the two sections of this category and
last year’s winner was a gelato subtly flavoured with Yuzu infused olive oil
made by Gelissimo Gelato called “Lot Eight Yuzu Indulgence Gelato”.
Michelle Sinclair is the Chief Judge assisted by Kay McMath and a team
of judges. Judging will take place at The FoodBowl, Auckland in early May.
The ’Kids’ Choice’ category will again be judged by local school children.
Entry levels in 2016 of 334 entries were higher than the previous year
(302 entries) coming from a range of large corporate companies as well
as small owner operators of retail outlets.
DIARY NOTE: AUCKLAND
FROM MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017
AND THE SPONSORS ARE!
Each Category will be sponsored by an Associate Member of this
Association. The categories and sponsors of the 2017 New Zealand
Ice Cream Awards are:
CATEGORY - SPONSORED BY
1. Standard Vanilla Ice Cream - Fonterra (NZ) Ltd
2. Standard Ice Cream - Hawkins Watts
3. Best of Coffee - Huhtamaki Henderson
4. Premium Vanilla Ice Cream - Eurofins
5. Premium Ice Cream - Chelsea Sugar
6. Open Creative - Brenntag NZ Ltd
7. Kids Choice - Pacific Flavours & Ingredients Ltd
8. Export Ice Cream - Sensient
9. Gelato - Formula Foods
10. Sorbet - Infruit Ltd
11. Low Fat - Invita NZ Ltd
12. Non Dairy - Thermaflo
13. New to Market Award - Alto Dairy
Entry applications close April 13 and products samples must be
delivered to The FoodBowl for judging by Thursday, 27 April 2017
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