Croatian ice cream producer Ledo has won a Gold medal at the annual conference of the International Ice Cream Consortium (IICC) which was held in Barcelona this week.
Ledo, who produced their first ice cream, Snjeguljica (Snow White), in 1958, won the Gold medal for its Ledo Hešteg ice cream.
Ledo Hešteg was the winner of the 2016 Best Commercial Solution Award after impressing judges with its novelty ice cream.
The judges were impressed with the unique shape of Hešteg, an ice cream on two sticks which can be shared both in real life and online. This ice cream on two sticks, #icecreamtoshare, is a combination of vanilla and an orange coating. The ice cream was designed in collaboration with the creative agency Imago.
The Zagreb-based producer also won two Silver medals at the awards. King Love, a premium ice cream which combines a chocolate mousse structure and strawberry filling, took second place in the 2016 Best Ice Cream category, whilst Lollipop, a new ice cream which will hit the shelves next year, won Silver in the Most Innovative Ice Cream category.
“International Ice Cream Consortium has been active for over 30 years, bringing together numerous ice cream producers from all over the world. As a result of our intensive engagement in the IICC, we have been recognized as an innovative and technologically advanced company which has won numerous awards at this prestigious conference. The award for the best commercial solution as well as two second prizes confirm our strong position as a leader both in the region and in the world. It is our goal to continue to be at the forefront of innovation on a global level and to listen to the wishes and needs of our consumers “, said Dario Vrabec, CEO of Ledo.