Equi’s Ice Cream’s Alphonso Mango Sorbet Ranked Top 50 in Great Taste Awards 2017

‘Bright sunshine in a cup’ is how one of the judges at the Great Taste Awards described 3 Star Great Taste Award winning Alphonso Mango Sorbet.


Mon, 07 Aug 2017


Equi's Ice Cream

Out of 12,366 products the sorbet was ranked in the top 50 products and will be cometing against the best of the best for a prestigious Golden Fork Award at next month’s awards ceremony in London. 

Often described as the Oscars for food and drink, the Great Taste Awards is one of the most well recognised and trusted signs of excellence in the industry and the most respected food accreditation schemes for artisan and speciality food producers. Equi’s Ice Cream are thrilled to have won 6 Great Taste Awards for their exquisitely irresistible ice cream. Picking up a total of 9 stars and firmly cementing 2017 as their most successful year for awards in their 95-year history. 

Managing Director, David Equi, was overjoyed with the results,

Our team have excelled themselves this year - we’re all absolutely delighted to have won Great Taste Awards for 6 of our flavours. We were overwhelmed when we found out that our Alphonso Mango sorbet was awarded a 3-star Great Taste Award but to be ranked in the top 50 products which puts us up for a Golden Fork Award is a dream come true for us

My nonno started making the gelato he missed from back home in in Hamilton in 1922 and the over the years we’ve continued to still stay true to his original ideas – using the best fresh ingredients but now we add speciality products carefully chosen from around the world to make our exquisitely irresistible ice cream. We’re so proud that people enjoy the ice cream we’re so passionate about making

Equi’s Scottish Raspberry Sorbet continues to impress picking up a one-star Great Taste Award. Earlier this year the Hamilton based ice cream producer beat tough competition winning the UK Gelato Festival and were awarded Reserve Champion at the Scottish Ice Cream Awards. Made with fresh Scottish raspberries and using a unique production method to make their sorbets super smooth. 

Equi’s were thrilled to see Choc Chip Cookie Dough, a new addition to the flavour line up for Summer 2017, win a 1-star Great Taste Award along with the smooth and creamy Strawberry Ripple. 

The Pistachio Bronte ice cream was awarded an outstanding 2-star Great Taste Award with their deliciously dark and decadent Peruvian Chocolate ice cream winning a 1-star award. 

There were 12,366 Great Taste entries this year and of those products, 165 have been awarded a 3-star, 1,011 received a 2-star and 3,171 were awarded a 1-star accolade. The panel of judges included; chef, food writer and author, Gill Meller, MasterChef judge and restaurant critic, Charles Campion, author and chef, Zoe Adjonyoh, baker, Tom Herbert, and food writer and baking columnist Martha Collison as well as food buyers from Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols.


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