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Company Spotlight: Popbar – Handcrafted Gelato on a Stick

 

 

Popbar introduces handcrafted gelato on a stick made with all natural ingredients.

We offer a traditional gelato treat by preparing it in the most genuine way, using only real fruit and a handful of ingredients.  All our popbars are natural and made fresh daily. Blending authenticity with innovation, we serve our gelato in a new way - on a stick, which is more fun, customizable, easier to eat and kid friendly.

At Popbar, we pride ourselves on ensuring flavor in every bite and in providing you with an eventful, personalized and memorable experience on each visit.

 

Our Secret

Our secret is simplicity itself. Freshness and high quality ingredients are the main contributors to the unique taste and quality of Popbar. Unlike mass produced ice cream that can sit in a warehouse or grocery store for months, our popbars are made fresh daily in our popLab, for everyone to see.

Feel free to take a peek at our certified Popologists while they produce small batches of 26 popbars at a time, using only fresh and natural ingredients.

Attention: popbar consumption may result in addictive behavior.

 

Ingredients

All of our popbars are made using just a handful of natural ingredients to ensure authenticity and great taste.

In order to offer a traditional gelato experience, Popbar proudly selects all ingredients from a variety of sources. Each location sources top quality milk and fruit supplies that comply with our strict quality standards to guarantee the freshness and lightness to which Popaholics are accustomed.

And it gets even better! All of our popbars are Kosher certified, gluten and preservative free with no artificial coloring. All of our popSorbettos are lactose-free and vegan-friendly.

 

 

Company: Popbar
Brand: Popbar
Slogan: Handcrafted Gelato on a Stick
Origin: USA
Category: Ice Cream
Claims: Gluten and preservative free. No artificial coloring.
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: View locations on the website
Website: www.pop-bar.com

 

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Daily Insight: Rise of Gelato

 

 

What is Gelato

Gelato is a combination of whole milk, eggs, sugar, and natural flavoring, usually fresh fruit and sugar. It is similar to ice cream, but lower in fat (ice cream tends to be 10% to 20% fat, while gelato is 8% or less). Gelato is softer and has more intense fruit flavors; like a sorbet, but more creamy, like ice cream. You can let inspiration come from what’s in season: you’ll get the most flavor out of your fruits, thus from your gelato.

 

HOW IS GELATO MADE

Gelato di Crema – The base
2 ½ cups 5% fat cooking cream or any kind of milk you like
5 egg yolks
½ cup granulated sugar
Heat the cream (or milk) until it is beginning to bubble, then cool slightly. Watch it closely if you don’t want to make a big mess because cream and milk reach their boiling point very suddenly.
In a large heatproof bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick and creamy (about 2 minutes at medium speed). Beat the cooling cream very slowly into the eggs to warm the mixture graduallly.

Put the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and stir with a wooden spoon until the custard just coats the back of the spoon.
Remove the bowl from the pan and let it cool.

Blend your cooled custard base with the fruit purees (except 1/3 cup cherry puree reserved for the ripple). At this point, you can add 2 tablespoons of any alcohol you think would taste good with your flavors . It’ll help keep your gelato more scoopable.
Pour your fruit custard into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Stop the machine when the gelato is almost firm.

 

BENEFITS

  1. Lower Calories than Ice-cream  Gelato has less fat (6 to 8%) compared to american ice cream (10 to 16 or even 18%). Also the overrun (amount of air injected into the product) is lower (25/35% vs 70/100%).
  2. Flavour: Gelato having lesser fat, provides with much more scope to enjoy the added flavours and fruits and nuts, which is not in case of ice cream.
  3. Wholesome

 

GELATO VS. ICE CREAM

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The main difference is that gelato is a healthy alternative to ice cream, having less than half the fat. Ice cream can contain up to 22% fat. Mauro’s gelato contains between 0% and 8% fat.

Another difference is that ice cream is generally produced using a limited number of ingredients, Mauro can make gelato out of anything, from avocados to dried fruit to yams to hazelnuts. Just ask him and he will show you how he does it.

 

TRENDS

Entrepreneurship Magazine suggested gelato was "one of the top 10 trends of the next decade". S o when done right, gelato is extremely popular. While ice cream is still 87% of the category according to the National Dairy Association, gelato is experiencing the fastest growth.

Noticeable companies which have launched new Gelato products or planning to launch are:

 

SPRING SHEEP, NEW ZEALAND

Positioning: Innovation and Flavours

SHEEP MILK GELATO VANILLA BEAN

Luxuriously creamy-tasting Vanilla Bean Gelato made with fine Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla and 100% farm fresh sheep milk from New Zealand.

Experience the fresh, sweet aroma and velvety mouth feel that will leave you craving more.

SHEEP MILK GELATO DARK CHOCOLATE

This delicious Dark Chocolate Gelato is made with high quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa) and 100% farm fresh sheep milk from New Zealand.

Experience the brooding sophistication, depth of flavour and luxuriously velvety mouth feel that is quite unlike any gelato you will have ever tried.

 

 FIGO ORGANIC GELATO

Positioning: Organic and GMO free

REMEO GELATO FROM ITALY

The first artisanal Gelato sold in jars. Made in Italy with 100% natural ingredients & gluten-free. Official supporter of Johanna Konta

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TALENTI

Talenti is an American brand of gelato and sorbet, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Talenti is named after Bernardo Buontalenti, who is credited with inventing gelato

We use only the good stuff. The right stuff. We start with fresh milk, straight from the farm, and fine, pure cane sugar–absolutely never high-fructose corn syrup. We hand-pour the sugar from large sacks, blend in the milk and add the finest ingredients sourced from all around the world to craft our 33 flavors of gelato and sorbetto.

GELATO PETRINI

 Gelato Petrini is the result of tanto amore e passione (a lot of love and passion), a common appreciation for decadent desserts, shared family values, a spoonful of hard work and tons of fun!

In 2011, the Cohens, a family of gelato enthusiasts, joined forces with Chef Mauro Petrini, a well-known and skilled gelatiere with a laboratorio in Boca Raton, Florida, to create Gelato Petrini. Fold in the uniquely skilled talents of the rest of the Gelato Petrini team and an authentic Italian gelato manufacturing company is the result.

FLAVORS

  • Mocha
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fig and Honey
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Almond Joy
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • Pistachio
  • Rose Petal
  • Creamsicle
  • Maple Walnut
  • Rum Raisin
  • Amaretto
  • Tiramisu’
  • Butter Pecan
  • Banana Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Caramel Cookies Crunch
  • Mango Cream
  • Limoncello
  • Crema
  • Millefoglie
  • Stracciatella
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Fior di Latte
  • Cookies and Cream
  • NY Cheese Cake
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Panna Cotta
  • White Chocolate
  • Gingerbread
  • Buckeye
  • Crème Chantilly
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Strawberry and Cream
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Chocolate Hazelnut
  • Cassata Siciliana
  • Apple Pie
  • Cinnamon
  • Cappuccino
  • Zabaglione (Egg Nog)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Orange
  • Guinness and Chocolate
  • Guava and Cream Cheese
  • Green Tea
  • Chai Tea
  • Lavender
  • Thai Tea
  • Black Raspberry Chip
  • Biscotti

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Tillamook

If you’re someone who prefers their chocolate with chocolate, we have a gelato for you. And then some. We’ve partnered with craft chocolate maker TCHO® to make a 70% dark chocolate gelato using their sustainably sourced cocoa. Because we make our gelato the Farmstyle way with buttermilk, it’s extra rich and creamy. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added thick chocolate fudge and topped it with pieces of pure dark chocolate.

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Vixen Kitchen

Vixen Kitchen Premium Vegan Gelato is a labor of love inspired by my two girls Gigi and Lola. Like most kids, they love sweets. The problem came when I went to read the labels of some of their favorite treats. They were filled with junk created in a chemistry lab instead of a kitchen. So I created this gourmet vegan gelato that I’m confident will satisfy their cravings and my high standards-It’s both delicious and nutritious. It can be enjoyed daily without guilt and its 100% organic! The best part is it’s filled with simple wholesome ingredients even a six-year-old can pronounce. I have created a dessert that tastes amazing, but has the nutritional profile of a super food-densely loaded with minerals, vitamins and healthy fats. Try it for yourself and be amazed!

 

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Company Spotlight: Mr. Mochi Ice Cream

 

 

 

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Company: Mr. Mochi
Brand: Mr. Mochi
Slogan: Dessert, No Spoon Necessary
Origin: USA
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 2fl oz each
Claims: rBGH Free, All Natural, Gluten Free
Variants: Green Tea, Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate
Price: Coming Soon
Where to BuyStore Locator
Website: mrmochi.com

 

 

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Jude’s Ice Cream Burger

 

 

Say hello to our latest creation… the ice cream burger. That’s right, in celebration of National Burger Day we're combined two delicious foodie items into one tempting take away treat.

We’ve sandwiched our award winning Brown Butter Pecan ice cream in a toasted brioche bun to create a hot-cold, sweet summer sensation! The good news, no GREAT news, is that you can try one for yourself. We’re toasting fresh brioche filled with scoops of our buttery, creamy, crunchy ice cream from our striped trailer tomorrow, in St James’ Park, London. Swing by and try the latest food sensation for a cooling treat on this gloriously sunny week. You'll find us on the South East corner of the park just off birdcage walk. Share your burger photos with us on Instagram and we’ll post our favourite on Friday #scoopupjudes #nationalburgerday #burgerwithatwist

 

 

 

About Jude’s:
Jude’s ice cream is a family business based in Hampshire, passionate about making the tastiest
and best-quality ice cream using the finest local ingredients.
Back in 2002 Theo Mezger sat in his dairy barn and dreamt of making the best ice cream in the
world. So he bought a churn and a freezer, sourced cream from the local farm and set to work.
He sold his first batch to the pub across the field and named his new venture after his wife,
Jude. What started out as a hobby became a business, and soon the whole family joined in.
Jude’s is now run by Theo and Jude’s two sons, Alex and Chow. Over the past 12 years, Jude’s
has supplied nearly all of Britain’s top chefs, won 25 Great Taste awards and is served in some
of the best restaurants and most prestigious venues and events in the land. Jude’s are also
available in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.
www.judes.co.uk

 

 

 

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Dairy Spotlight: The Farmer’s Cow All-Natural Ice Cream

 

 

Real Premium Ice Cream

Our ice cream is extra rich in 16 % milk fat and not too much air1 that’s’ why our pints feel so heavy!

Since our cream is not ultra pasteurized our ice cream has a creamy texture and fresh taste. We use sugar not high fructose corn syrup to sweeten our ice cream and use only natural fruits and flavorings.

 

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About the company

The Farmer’s Cow is a group of six Connecticut family dairy farms working for the future of our families and dairy businesses. We produce milk, half and half, eggs, coffee, cider, summer beverages, ice cream sandwiches and ice cream.

People visiting our farms would often ask, “Where can we buy your milk?” That’s when we realized that people were looking for local, naturally-produced products, instead of milk and other products from unknown origins. So we formed our own company and The Farmer’s Cow was born. The Farmer’s Cow is now available in Southern New England and New York.

 

 

Company: The Farmer's Cow
Brand:  All-Natural Ice Cream
Origin: US
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 440g
Claims: Supports local farms and businesses, all natural ingredients.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://www.thefarmerscow.com/index.php

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Three Twins Cake Cone

 

 

Three Twins strives to make delicious organic products with clean ingredient statements for a fair price that you and yours will love. Now, we are expanding the Three Twins brand with a mighty logical line extension: organic ice cream cones available as both cake cones and sugar cones. Our cones are a classy version of the classics, baked in America, and crafted to pair so very well with each and every flavor of Three Twins Ice Cream!

 

Ingredients

organic wheat flour, organic tapioca starch, organic sugar, organic soybean oil, ammonium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate, salt, organic vanilla extract. contains: wheat & soy.

 

 

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About the company

Three Twins was born in San Rafael, California in 2005 when Founding Twin Neal Gottlieb set out to craft delicious, affordable and accessible ice cream exclusively using incredible organic ingredients.

Before writing the business plan for Three Twins Ice Cream, Founding Twin Neal Gottlieb was sharing an apartment with his twin brother, Carl, and Carl’s wife, Liz, who is also a twin. The trio dubbed their apartment “Three Twins” and when it came time to start the company, Neal knew just what to call it.

Though it’s been a pretty great ride for more than a decade, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some bumps along the way: landlords too nervous to take a chance on an ice cream entrepreneur with little money and limited experience, 90-hour weeks making and selling scoops and trying to keep a business afloat, cold, rainy winters (remember those?) with dismal sales.

But after a couple of years, things began to take off. Restaurants came calling. We started selling at the Berkeley Farmers' Market and began

 

 

Company: Three Twins
Brand: Cake Cone
Origin: US
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 12 cones
Claims: USDA organic
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://threetwinsicecream.com/

 

 

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Three Twins Sundae Cone

 

 

We did it! After years of development, I am ecstatic to bring a Three Twins interpretation of the sundae cone to you! It's the first organic one in the market, and I bet you'll think that it's also the best.

There's a sundae cone out there named after a poultry leg, and do you know what it lists as its first ingredient? It is...drum roll, please...whey. Not milk, but whey. You might be thinking, "No way!" But this is, in fact, the truth. That iconic brand isn't even ice cream!

Our sundae cones take a different route when it comes to ingredients. We start with organic cones that are coated with chocolate on the inside and then filled with organic ice cream that is made from organic milk, organic cream and organic sugar. We top it all off with a drizzle of chocolate and roasted peanuts. And, the result is magnificent.

 

Ingredients

organic milk, organic sugar cone (organic wheat flour, organic brown sugar, organic soybean oil, salt, organic soy lecithin, organic vanilla extract), organic cream, organic cane sugar, organic semi-sweet chocolate (organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin, organic whole milk powder, organic natural vanilla extract), organic peanuts, organic nonfat milk, organic vanilla extract, organic locust bean gum. allergy warning: product contains milk, peanut, wheat and soy. manufactured on equipment that also processes eggs, corn and tree nuts.

 

 

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About the company

Three Twins was born in San Rafael, California in 2005 when Founding Twin Neal Gottlieb set out to craft delicious, affordable and accessible ice cream exclusively using incredible organic ingredients.

Before writing the business plan for Three Twins Ice Cream, Founding Twin Neal Gottlieb was sharing an apartment with his twin brother, Carl, and Carl’s wife, Liz, who is also a twin. The trio dubbed their apartment “Three Twins” and when it came time to start the company, Neal knew just what to call it.

Though it’s been a pretty great ride for more than a decade, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some bumps along the way: landlords too nervous to take a chance on an ice cream entrepreneur with little money and limited experience, 90-hour weeks making and selling scoops and trying to keep a business afloat, cold, rainy winters (remember those?) with dismal sales.

But after a couple of years, things began to take off. Restaurants came calling. We started selling at the Berkeley Farmers' Market and began

 

 

Company: Three Twins
Brand: Sundae Cone
Origin: US
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 3 sundae cones
Claims: USDA organic, made with organic cones, milk, cream and sugar.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://threetwinsicecream.com/

 

 

 

 

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Company Spotlight: San Bernardo Ice Cream

 

 

Operating for more than 40 years under the same ownership, the senior management of Food Marketing Consultants, Inc. (Owners of San Bernardo Ice Cream brand) has almost 100 years of combined experience in manufacturing and distribution.   Originally started by Bob Tammara as Tropic Ice in the 1970s, San Bernardo's ice cream, frozen desserts and specialty products are currently served on more than 75% of the cruise ships in the world. We have been supplying distributors, consolidators & cruise operators around the globe for well over a decade. In 2010 San Bernardo initiated a plan to re-enter the traditional food service and in 2012 re-entered retail for the first time in decades.

Still family owned and operated; now almost 70, Bob still comes in every day and San Bernardo Ice Cream® remains committed to delivering a quality product at a reasonable price.   We keep ourselves flexible to easily and quickly adapt to ever changing market conditions and to allow us to meet the unique needs of each of our customers. From our everyday value line to our super premium line of ice cream, San Bernardo is committed to exceeding your expectations and delivering a delicious experience in every scoop.

Now that we have re-entered the world of retail and scoop shops, you will see our creative and playful side start to come out.  Look for new and innovative signature flavors.  Keep looking for us in stores near you and keep checking back to see what new and exciting tastes lie ahead.

 

 

 

Company: San Bernardo Ice Cream
Brand: Ice Cream
Origin: US
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: Coming soon
Claims: Over 100 years of manufacturing and distributing frozen deserts.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: US
Website: http://www.sanbernardoicecream.com/

 

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Company Spotlight: Salti Sweet Ice Cream Factory

 

 

We have the Rockies to thank for that. Located in lovely Littleton, CO, we’re constantly inspired by the mountains that make our home so special. Looking at those frosty-tipped peaks just makes some frosty-dipped treats all the more enticing. Our community and those in the cities surrounding us are focused on eating local, organic goods and inspiring thoughtful eating habits, especially in the ice cream novelties aisle.

We’ve partnered with Boulder Organic Ice Cream, our neighbor to the North, to fill all of our tasty treats with the finest flavors from the happiest cows. No mad moos here! What you get is the best of Colorado all rolled into one.

 

We’ve found the secret to living well, and it includes plenty of ice cream!
Here’s how our outlook has shaped the way we rock and roll:

 

DO BETTER

We think before we roll. From our ingredient choices to our handcrafted production processes, we do what we can to keep the purple mountains majestic and the snow capped ski terrain pristine. Go ahead, ditch the wooden stick and hug a pretzel!

 

BE REAL

We don’t dip our ice cream in chocolate to cover up secrets – they just taste better that way. Our treats use all natural ingredients and organic ice cream for a sublime snacking experience.

 

HAVE FUN

It’s ice cream, not rocket science. We make fun food that will leave you with a smile on your face. Everyone deserves to be happy, so indulge in a delicious ice cream snack and satisfy your soul.

 

 

Company: Salti Sweet Ice Cream Factory
Origin: US
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 3-pack
Claims: Handcrafted production process.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://saltisweet.com/

 

 

 

 

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Industry News: Celebrated Craft Ice Cream Company Reaffirms Commitment to Food Safety with Certification

 

 

Graeter’s Ice Cream Achieves Level 2 SQF 2000 Certification In The Name of Food Safety

CINCINNATI, OH (May, 2016) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 146-year-old family owned and operated craft ice cream brand, is proud to announce that it has achieved Level 2 SQF 2000 Certification from the SQF Institute. The Safe Quality Food Program is a leading global food safety and quality certification and management system that is committed to producing the safest, best tasting and most affordable products available. This certification further ensures that Graeter’s Ice Cream will continue to deliver a product that promises excellence in quality and food safety, ultimately speaking to the company’s attention to serving families and ice cream lovers with confidence as a leader in food processing.

“Product quality goes beyond taste,” said Richard Graeter, fourth-generation owner and CEO of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “The same passion that goes into crafting our ice cream 2½ gallons at a time also drives us to pay special attention to making a safe product.”

In understanding that today’s consumers are more educated about their food than ever before, Graeter’s chose to undergo the rigorous process to become Level 2 SQF 2000 Certified to provide consumers next-level protection in terms of food safety. Additionally, Graeter’s has found that the certification promotes a keen sense of awareness within the company. Companies that adhere to the practices established by the SQF Institute assure customers that their food products have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest standards.

Among a select number of ice cream companies furthering their commitment to food safety with an SQF Certification, Graeter’s has again established itself as a leader in the category. While maintaining the French Pot process, allowing each two-gallon batch of ice cream to be frozen and packed by hand, supplemental elements of the production process recently underwent an expansion to add an upgraded hardening spiral freezer and more French Pot Freezers. Each upgraded element provides the company the capacity to meet a growing nationwide demand. Since opening in 2010, it has maintained a pristine record of cleanliness and quality. By combining its traditional made-by-hand process with the rigorous modern food safety protocols that define SQF Certification, Graeter’s Ice Cream continues to set itself apart from its competitors and position the company for continued success.

“We are proud to be one of the few ice cream makers with both an artisanal process and a Level 2 SQF 2000 Certification,” said Graeter. “Food quality and safety have always been top-of-mind for us, as well as something we take great pride in. It not only gives our consumers another level of transparency but also gives us the ability to continue producing the best ice cream that makes Graeter’s so special as we continue to grow.”

 

About Graeter’s
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies.  Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, the Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time.  Today, Graeter’s has more than 50 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.

 

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