If you missed out on the fun last year, now's the time to jump on this exciting new local tradition. Nothing says summer like the taste of ice cream, and this Sunday the 15th, Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor will be hosting their 2nd annual Small Ice Cream Shop Competition.
So lets, scream for Ice Cream at Klavon’s 2nd Annual Small Ice Cream Shop Competition.
Featuring expert local judges from the very known Primanti Brother’s, Prantl’s Bakery, and Sarris Candies, this competition seeks to whittle down the country’s best small-batch ice cream flavors to one lucky winner. While this may sound like a competition for kids, Klavon’s has done their research. They’ve identified over a thousand ice cream shops in America that make their own ice cream and have sent them an exclusive invite to enter the event. When an ice cream shop accepts, they must send in two pints of their best flavor to be entered into the competition and scrutinized by three judges on a scale of 1-10. The flavors will be judged on five different categories; Taste, Visual Appeal, Mouthfeel/Texture, Name of Flavor (catchiness and creativity), and Uniqueness. All flavor testing will be done blind to ensure fairness and neutrality.
While the competition is serious business, Klavon’s co-owner Jacob Hanchar came up with the idea as an altruistic way to showcase the growing small batch industry’s top talent. Last year, Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe in Old Lyme, Connecticut took home the first-place prize. Along with bragging rights, this year’s winner will take home $10,000 in cash, with the promise to keep their winning flavor on the menu for at least the next year so that people have a chance to taste what all the fuss is about.
The event will be held at Klavon's at 2801 Penn Ave, just 9 minutes walking distance from Lot 24. Simply head northeast on Railroad Street towards 25th Street, turn right on 25th, after just .1 miles make a left onto Penn Ave, and Klavon's will be .3 miles from there.
True ice cream lovers, Food Network subscribers, and fans of competition, this is the summer event for you. Check out all the action at Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor, Sunday the 15th at 1pm. Make sure to stick around until 5pm when the judges will announce this year’s lucky winner! Visit Klavon’s Facebook Event page for all the details here.
Interested in living just minutes from fun events like Klavon's Ice Cream Shop Competition? Contact us today to schedule a tour at Lot 24.