Yummy to yuk – kids have it licked
Eleven lucky students got an enviable job – time off from class to taste test different flavours of icecream.
The Three Kings School students were judges in the kids’ choice section of the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards.
Held at Massey University in Albany, they got to try 11 different types of icecream, including coconut ice flavoured with pink and white marshmallows, honeycomb and chocolate and orange icecream with jaffas.
The students rated the flavours on a scale from “really yummy” to “really yuk”, taking into consideration appearance, taste, texture and their overall impression.
Michaela Casey liked the milk chocolate with real chocolate ripple and chunks of fudge brownie but didn’t like the honeycomb. Andrea Windleburn reckoned she had eaten five big bowls full.
Dana Ye-Lee says she enjoyed herself because she “got to miss schoolwork to eat icecream”.
The students were given special icecream-decorated spoons as a prize.
The New Zealand Ice Cream Awards, in their 13th year, comprise 12 categories.
There were 220 entries, including gelato and sorbet.
Each entry starts with a perfect score of 100 and points are deducted for defects in appearance, body and texture, flavour and melting.
Gold, silver and best in category are awarded as well as a supreme award for most outstanding icecream across all categories.
Results will be announced on May 28 at a dinner in Palmerston North.
Taste test: Dara Shapkova, 9, has a try of one of 11 contenders for the kids’ choice icecream award.