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'Ritz' Creation Wins Ice Cream Contest

'Ritz' Creation Wins Ice Cream Contest

Chocolate-covered Ritz crackers, gooey caramel and vanilla ice cream _ it doesn't get much better than that, judges decided at an ice cream contest.
Judges said Jacksonville resident Tasha Callister's entry, Puttin on the Ritz, tasted great and had a clever name. The flavor got top prize in the national Ben and Jerry's Do Us a Flavor Contest in Waterbury, Vt. on Thursday.
But the combo initially had people thinking it was a bit gross, Callister said.
"People were asking me if I was pregnant. They said it sounded like something a pregnant lady would put together," she told The Florida Times-Union.
Callister actually got the recipe from her grandmother, who would melt caramel over a camp fire and squish it between two crackers before covering it with chocolate.
Ben & Jerry's summer-long Internet contest drew more than 40,000 entries, company spokesman Sean Greenwood said.
Callister, a Navy meteorologist, and the other four national finalists won ice cream for a year, in addition to the trip to Vermont. She also won an ice cream party for her family and friends. Ben & Jerry's will create enough Puttin on the Ritz for the party, but there are no plans to put the new flavor in production, Greenwood said.


Updated : 2021-05-07 22:14 GMT+08:00