2015 Ice Cream Exhibition and Festival was organized this weekend, where you could not only watch the ice cream miracles but also taste them. Almost everything, from the favorite ice cream of Hungary to the bizarre-colored ones, nlcafe.hu says.
The producers of primary products were mostly Italians who promoted and sold their products with the help of Italian confectioners (and Hungarian hostesses). The biggest companies offered not just ice creams and dressings made of their products, but you could also see the process of production. The author says he experienced that Hungarians had not spoken foreign languages, they could not make contact with the Italians. The other remark of the author is that making ice cream is not rocket science: it requires only powder and paste.
Best business of the summer
Several visitors want to start now the best business of the summer. A publishing house-owner from Kisujszallas was especially interested in variegato offer (these are the lines, layers of the ice cream). He claimed ice cream was no longer cool without variegato.
Another crew is planning to sell ice cream around the Lake Balaton; they would not open a shop but offer their product by bicycle. They were interested in finished products.
The author also saw a wonderful ice cream car, which costs €35.000, so it is quite expensive. She also asked the price of a bicycle with a little parazole and icebox. It is HUF 890.000.
Hungary’s favorite ice cream and the trends
On Friday morning, there was the “Hungary’s favorite ice cream” competition in three categories (milky, fruit and reduced carb). The jury: confectioners, chefs, a sommelier and three young girls selected from Facebook looked and tasted the masterpieces of the competition.
According to Laszlo Selmeczi, director of the Hungarian Confectioner Industry Board said that everyone wants to come up with something special for the competitions, but they do not necessarily appear in the in the supply of the shops. As an example, he mentioned the foie gras ice cream of Pataki confectionery in Erd, which was not included in the daily offer. “You can create fantastic flavors, but at the end it does matter what the customers’ taste like, which one they buy”.
“Consumers are becoming more health conscious, which appears in the growing popularity of wellness and paleo ice creams, and on the other hand, use of natural materials comes to the fore again. A big hit is the use of herbs, for example, the basil (strawberry), the dill (white chocolate), the parsley (kiwi) or the ginger flavors” – Laszlo Selmeczi said to nlcafe.hu.
The novelty of the Rimini ice cream exhibition is the bread ice cream, which will also appear this summer. In the competition, you could taste bacon and chives flavors, but one of the stands offered 8 types of flavors of the bread ice cream (jam, Nutella, blue cheese, core, etc.).
The winner of the milky category is the apricot poppy ice cream made by the FRER Confectionery. In fruit category, the masterpiece of Damniczki Confectionery, the black raspberry tea won, while in the diabetic category, caramel- Irish cream with fig sugar of Kadar Confectionery took the Gold medal.
Lick the ice cream
Only the jury could taste the ice creams, which were in a separate cooler, but you could find the majority of them at the stands of the confectioneries. The author tried the ice creams of the Florida ice cream parlor from Balatonmariafurdo, whose champagne marzipan flavor won the ice cream of Balaton title last year. She tasted that one and a poppy seed and a ginger lemon flavor. It is important not to begin with the dominant flavor, because after that, you will not feel the other flavors, nlcafe.hu says.
The author also tried the ice creams of the spicy ice creams of Pataki confectionery from Erd, FRER’s ice cream, which was the ice cream of the year in 2014, the offer of Daminczki confectionery from Szekesfehervar.
Among the healthy ice creams, the author’s favorite were the products of Hideg Nyalat (Cold Lick). This family enterprise is headed by Eniko Kiss heptathlonist, who is the sister of the humorist Endre Beleznay. At the other stand, the PaleOK, her favorite was the raspberry flavor.
Horror ice creams: the targets are the children
There were some bizarre-looking ice creams too. This black one is vanilla-flavoured.
The black mamba is also vanilla-flavored with exploding sugar. According to the seller, this is black because of the vanilla, which is black too.
In addition, there were other products like the hemp ice cream, but this contains only the core of the hemp, children can also eat it.
based on the article of nlcafe.hu
translated by BA