Winner of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society’s ice cream competition is chosen
Angela Jeanne won the Co-op competition with her Jersey Eton mess flavoured ice cream, which was dedicated to her eight-year-old daughter Tayla. The ice cream will be fruity with pieces of meringue and swirls of strawberry sauce, plus Jersey Dairy cream.
As the winner of the competition Mrs Jeanne will get to see her ice cream produced at Jersey Dairy and have a tour of the production line with her daughter Tayla.
The competition was launched to celebrate the Co-operative marking 100 years as a community retailer this year. More than 500 people entered and a shortlist was decided by a panel of four judges comprising of Jersey Dairy ice cream maker Alan James, the Society’s chief executive officer Colin Macleod, Channel 103 presenter Spencer Davies, and Highlands College student Thomas Garnier, who is undertaking the advanced technical diploma in culinary arts.
The four judges whittled down the 500 entries to a shortlist of three flavours. These were zesty lemon, apple crunch and Jersey Eton mess. The general public then had a week to vote for their favourite flavour.
Mrs Jeanne said: ‘Eton mess has always been a massive family favourite. Myself and my husband served Eton mess at our wedding reception and it’s been a favourite since then. I have three children and they all love ice cream.
‘My little one is really looking forward to going to Jersey Dairy and seeing how the ice cream is made. I think the ice cream is going to be really popular and lots of people have told me they are looking forward to trying it.’
She added: ‘I think the competition was a brilliant idea and was really unique. I am really excited that I have won.’
The new ice cream is due to be on shelves in Grand Marché and Locale stores by the summer.
The Co-op’s chief executive officer Colin Macleod said: ‘We’re very much looking forward to seeing Jersey Eton mess ice cream being sold on our shelves and well done to Mrs Jeanne for coming up with such a unique idea. We were thrilled with the number of entries submitted and we’re grateful to everyone who took part in the competition. The ice cream will be a great tribute to the Co-op which has served the Island’s communities for 100 years.’
As part of its centenary celebrations, the Co-op will also be running a number of other initiatives over the course of the year including the recently launched 100 Day Community Challenge and 100 hours of colleague volunteering. For more information on what the Society are doing to celebrate 100 years visit: channelislands.coop/100years