State of Great Taste Ice-cream Contest

Back in July of 2013 I was hired to shoot an amazing two-day event put on by Kroger to find the next Private Selection Ice Cream Flavor to be sold in Kroger Stores. Brought in to Traverse City were ten of America’s best food bloggers. Day one consisted of an evening touring a local Cherry Farm with a beautiful dinner welcoming the group to the area.

Day two was held at the Hagerty Center at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Each of the amazing food bloggers competed in a challenge to find the best ice cream flavor. Given chocolate and vanilla ice-cream and their choice of ingredients, each cook went to work on their masterpiece. Ingredients from bacon and whiskey to apples and caramel went into making twenty different flavors of one of a kind ice-cream. Each cook chose their favorite flavor for America to prepare and vote on. Behind the scenes, after the cooks were racing to catch their flights, I was given the chance to try all of the yummy one of a kind flavors. Oh boy!

I’m happy to announce that Sara Wells with Our Best Bites Blog prepared the winning flavor of Crumb-Topped Huckle Berry Pie. The wonderful Crumb-Topped Huckle Berry Pie will be private selections new flavor sold in Krogers across America. I am sooooo excited!!

Here is a video made of the event-

Coleen Pretty Prudent
Tricia Once a Month Mom
Heather Heather’s Dish
Sara Our Best Bites
Kate Our Best Bites
Tessa Handle The Heat
Christy Southern Plate
Kelley Mountain Mama Cooks
Kristy Sweet Treats and More
Nicole Baking Bites

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