Kiwi gelato vendors are keeping standards high

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Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 11:54AM
Kiwi gelato vendors have lower air levels than their Italian counterparts (Photo / Getty)
Kiwi gelato vendors have lower air levels than their Italian counterparts (Photo / Getty)

Kiwi gelato vendors are keeping standards high

Author
Newstalk ZB ,
Publish Date
Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 11:54AM

Don't mess with the Italians and their gelato.

The Italian Senate is considering making it illegal to make sub-standard gelato, by clamping down on vendors who use too much air, or bad ingredients.

Christchurch's Rollickin' Gelato director Jed Joyce told Mike Yardley a lack of air is what gives the sweet treat its distinctive texture and flavour.

“Ice cream, that often contains up to 80% air, when you think about it, that’s a lot. That’s more air than product. We have about 10% air.”

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