The New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers Association
The New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers Association
2013 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards

(30 May 2013) The 17th New Zealand Ice Cream Awards were announced in Wellington this evening Thursday, 30th of May, at a special Awards Dinner .

Full media release here.

There were a record 307 entries for this year's New Zealand Ice Cream Awards!

From these, 72 Silver Awards, 38 Gold Awards, and 12 Best In Category Awards were presented.

Two Supreme Awards were awarded to the best overall ice creams out of 9 different categories, one for large manufacturers, and one for smaller, boutique producers.

The Supreme Award for a Large Manufacturer this year went to Tip Top Boysenberry Ripple made by Tip Top.

This ice cream also won the Best in Category for Standard Ice Cream.

Supreme Award for a Boutique Manufacturer this year was awarded to an entry in the Gelato category. The winning entry was Licorice Gelato made by Takapuna Beach Café and Store.

Takapuna Beach Café and Store has now won the Supreme Award three years in a row - last year they won it for their Salted Caramel Gelato.

This year the new "Best of" category, introduced lastyear, featured a favourite ice cream flavour, BEST OF Cookies & Cream.

Tip Top Cookies & Cream made by Tip Top was the winner of this Award.

Tip Top also won the Best in Categories for:

· the Standard Ice Cream Category with their Tip Top Boysenberry Ripple Ice Cream - a repeat winner from 2010, 2011 and 2012

· the Standard Vanilla Ice Cream Category with their Tip Top Vanilla Ice Cream

· the Low Fat Category with their Tip Top Creamy Yoghurt Ice Cream Strawberry for the second year running.

Another new Award, introduced for the first time last year, was for the "Best New to Market", where any product new to retail in the last 12 months was eligible.

Rum & Raisin Gelato made by Zuzus Gelato Ltd won this award.

Twelve children from Point England School in Auckland judged and determined the winner of the Kids Choice Category (more here).

Much Moore Wonders Favourite Trio made by Kiwi Ice Cream Company Ltd won the Kids Choice Award.

The Export Category was won by Emerald Foods Ltd, with their Private Label Japanese Vanilla.

The main judging of the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards was undertaken during the second week of May at the Massey University campus, Food Technology Department in Albany, Auckland. The Chief Judge, Kay McMath and her team of four judges took two full days to judge the large number of entries split over the 12 categories.

Judging involved awarding points for a number of key attributes in different properties. Appearance was worth 10 points, Body and Texture - 30 points, Flavour - 50 points and Melting properties - 10 points. Gold Awards were given to entries with more than 95 points, Silver Awards to those between 90 and 95 points.


A full list of the 2013 Awards is here.

Photos from the 2013 NZ Ice Cream Awards presentations and Dinner.


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Full list of 2013 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards Category winners, Awards and sponsors.


Photos from the 2013 NZ Ice Cream Awards presentations and Dinner.

2013 Supreme Award for a Large Manufacturer



Tip Top Boysenberry Ripple Ice Cream
made by Tip Top



2013 Supreme Award for a Boutique Manufacturer



Licorice Gelato
made by Takapuna Beach Café and Store

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