PITTSBURGH, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor, a Pittsburgh ice cream tradition since 1923, this week announced they will be hosting their first-ever Small Ice Cream Shop Competition on July 16th, National Ice Cream Day. Excited to be doing something completely original, Klavon's competition will feature female leaders in the ice cream industry, including well-known entrepreneurs Natasha Case from Coolhaus, Cris Freeman from Phin and Phebes, and Jennie Dundas from Blue Marble.
Equipped to judge the entries based on the mouth feel, look of the ice cream and textual appeal, uniqueness, taste, and the catchiness of the flavor name, the three judges will decide the competition winner, who will have their flavor featured at Coolhaus Scoop Shops, and all other shops who compete, for a season.
"Klavon's is a city treasure, and I'm happy to see them celebrating women in the ice cream business. I wish all competitions could be decided by ice cream," Mayor William Peduto said.
Small standalone shops across the country that have more than one location, but are not franchises, will be invited to compete. Large corporations or non-ice cream related businesses will not be admitted to the competition. The winner, in addition to the Coolhaus feature, will win a $10,000 cash prize, and national bragging rights.
The first of the featured judges, Natasha Case, a Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur, is nationally known for building up an ice cream empire from scratch. Today, her company, Coolhaus, a gourmet, all-natural, premium and inventive ice cream company built on the idea of farchitecture (food + architecture), offers frozen treats that are sustainably and locally sourced ingredients.
In 2007, Jennie Dundas ignited a movement when she opened Blue Marble Ice Cream, NYC's first-ever source-driven, eco-conscious ice cream company. Based in Brooklyn, Blue Marble remains the only certified organic ice cream company in NYC.
Lastly, Crista Freeman from Brooklyn's Phin and Phebes, committed to creating the market's most unique and creative flavors, using local dairy and non-GMO and organic flavorings. All their dairy comes from family-owned and run cooperatives within a 20- mile radius of where they make their ice cream.
Klavon's is calling all ice cream shops across the country to contact them to enter the competition.
For more information, visit: http://www.klavonsicecream.com/sweet-announcements/
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