Judges melt over Gelato

Posted at 11:55am Monday 16 Nov, 2020

Andrew Cole, centre, says dark chocolate is a favourite.
Andrew Cole, centre, says dark chocolate is a favourite.

Charlies Gelato has been declared among the cream of the crop at the 2020 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards.

It earned a gold medal in the gelato category for its dark chocolate flavour.

The recipe consists of two kinds of cocoa powder, sourced from different regions of the world, which are blended with melted Belgian chocolate into the Charlie's gelato base.

Charlie's Gelato has previously won gold for its liquorice gelato as well as its kombucha sorbet.

Meanwhile, Charlies' owner Andrew Cole is whipping up another project in the blender.

Renovations are underway to open a new deli on the premises to fill the gap left by the closure of the Matakana Deli and the Hungry Elephant.

The new deli is set to open by December 1. Charlies is already stocking goodies, including a line of unique mayonnaise flavours, such as chilli, ginger and kaffir lime mayonnaise.

Charlies also plans to open a new private room for hire in the winter for corporate events.


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