Bundaberg gelato store Nana’s Pantry has achieved sweet success in several categories at the Royal Queensland Awards.
The Royal Queensland Ice Cream, Gelato and Sorbet Awards was the first in the country dedicated to judging the best in sorbets, gelato and ice cream.
Since its introduction in 2011 entry numbers have remained consistently high, confirming it as one of the nation's premier dairy competitions.
Winning awards across all categories in this year’s awards has proved to be Nana’s Pantry’s most successful competition yet.
Its Chocolate raspberry crème gelato was triumphant winning the gold medal in the awards held in May this year.
The team also received five silver medals for its dark chocolate citrus ginger with organic honey, white chocolate with passion coco-loco, double salted coconut sorbet, vegan burnt caramel with cookie dough and Kalki Moon Pink Gin sorbet.
The Ferrero Rocher gelato received bronze.
Nana’s Pantry gelato artisan Hannah Jackson said she considered the latest accolade a testament to the dedication from the team to the craft and the quality ingredients.
“Last time we entered we were disappointed not to come away with a gold, so to achieve that really felt like recognition for all the hard work we’ve put in” Hannah said.
Hannah said she was proud of the awards considering the tough competition and the difficulties faced by regional stores.
“Being a regional store, it can be difficult to maintain the quality of the gelato in transportation,” she said.
“To be able to compete with the Brisbane stores and get a gold medal was fantastic.”
She said the secret to Nana’s gelato was in the high-quality local ingredients.
“Any gelateria can purchase high quality equipment, it’s much harder to find the sort of high-quality local milk and produce we get from farms and suppliers all over the region,” she said.
“That can’t be replicated, and it makes a huge difference to the quality of the product.”
You can find these award-winning flavours in store at 38 Electra St, Bundaberg Central.