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Students' winning flavour launched this weekend

Students' winning flavour launched this weekend

Saturday 26 June 2021

Students' winning flavour launched this weekend


A competition to develop new ice cream flavours will see the student winners sell their finished product at Sunday’s ‘Eat, Drink and Be Local’ event.

60 A Level Business Studies students from the Grammar School & Sixth Form Centre took part in the competition and the winners will use money from their ice cream sales to raise funds for two charities: Guernsey Mind and Morgan is Me.

The flavours were presented to a judging panel, including a member of the Guernsey Dairy Management Board.

“I was extremely impressed with the calibre and the standards of the presentation,” said Sarah MacKnight. “I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the students and their enthusiasm for the project was infectious.”

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Pictured: The winning entry was the ‘Cobo Collection’ which included Cliff Walk Coffee and Le Valdies Vanilla.

Emily Griggs and Francois Le Poidevin beat off stiff competition from their peers, winning through “a little bit more creativity and finesse than others.”

“We would like to thank the panellists for sitting through 19 presentations and for their courage to taste all the ice cream samples,” said Erich Haupfteisch, Head of the School’s Business Studies Department. 

Panellist Jon Taylor, Senior Manager at the States Trading Group, was blown away by the students’ ideas.

“After having done their research, all the groups identified children and young adults as the primary consumers of ice cream and therefore recognised that the end product needed to be fun, eye-catching and very tasty.

"Many linked locally produced products as an important selling factor, together with the added importance of limited air miles and recyclable packaging to reduce its carbon footprint.” 

The winners are attending this Sunday’s Seafront event in town and with the help of local restaurant Balthazar and Guernsey Dairy will be selling the winning ice cream to raise money for charity. 

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