MINNEAPOLIS, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto today launched Flavorize.Us, an online contest that blends consumers' social media personalities with their friends' profiles to generate a combined Talenti gelato flavor. Flavorize.Us offers participants the chance to have their flavor hand-crafted by Talenti founder, Josh Hochschuler.
"We're giving people and their friends the chance to create a gelato flavor unique to their friendship," said Hochschuler. "In the same way people's quirks and passions make up their personality, our ingredients make us uniquely Talenti."
Flavorize.Us Turns Relationships into Gelato Flavors The algorithm connects to consumers' selected social media handles, scans their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts and applies a "flavor sentiment," such as sweet, sour, spicy, salty or bitter to each post. Word choice, emoji usage, punctuation and color play a role in determining each flavor. These sentiments are then paired with ingredients to create a personalized flavor such as Praline Hungarian Shortbread Mint or Pluot Sauvignon Blanc Nectarine.
Consumers have the option to invite their friends to join their flavor. With each added friend, the combination of ingredients evolves and creates a more complex, one-of-a-kind gelato flavor. With hundreds of available ingredients and more than 1,500 words assigned to flavor profiles, there is potential to generate over 145 million combinations.
About Flavorize.Us Talenti invites consumers to visit www.Flavorize.UsJune 6 through July 2 to create their group flavor. On July 25, the best couple (two people), squad (six people) and group (up to 47 people) will be selected as grand prize winners and will have a limited quantity of their custom flavor created.
Additional group prizes will also be awarded throughout the contest window, including Hottest Flavor, Best Pie Flavor, The Deliciously Standard Award and Most "Vacationable" Flavor.
About Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Talenti began as a gelateria in 2003 and has since grown into the best-selling packaged gelato in the United States. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, Talenti is committed to using artisanal methods and uses only the finest, carefully sourced ingredients — Belgian Chocolate, fresh whole Tahitian vanilla beans from Papua New Guinea, select coconuts from the Philippines, and real Argentine dulce de leche are just a few of the many fine ingredients used to create Talenti gelatos and sorbettos. Both Talenti® gelatos and sorbettos showcase our commitment to providing frozen desserts that taste amazing.
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