Tip Top has scooped multiple awards at the annual International Ice Cream Consortium (IICC) conference. Competing against the biggest ice cream manufacturers from across the globe, the New Zealand icon managed to win the overall ‘International Ice Cream Maker of the year’ award. The Tip Top team also won silver in the “Best Ice Cream” category for its recently launched Tip Top Whittaker’s Coffee and Chocolate flavoured stick. Kapiti also won big, with first place in the “Most Innovative Ice Cream” category for its Kapiti Toasted Sesame Cone.

Tip Top Director, Kim Ballinger was proud that had Tip Top scooped up the awards. “It’s a huge achievement to be recognised as the best in the world, and it really puts New Zealand on the map when it comes to quality ice cream.”

Leigh Benvie, Senior Brand manager Kapiti is especially thrilled of Kapiti’s success in the Most Innovative Ice Cream category. “We really like pushing the boundaries and love coming up with new and interesting flavours that will challenge and delight the public’s taste buds. The Kapiti Toasted Sesame Cone is a perfect example of this.”

While IICC CEO, Victor Duro said “Tip Top was awarded for its outstanding contribution to the global ice cream business and taking out second Best Ice Cream with Tip Top Whittaker’s Coffee and Chocolate flavoured stick. Tip Top has challenged the ice cream market boundaries showing an authentic and cooperative spirit.”

The win coincides with the recent Colmar Brunton announcement that Tip Top is now New Zealand’s third most loved brand, moving up a spot from fourth last year.