THORNBURY, ON--(Marketwired - October 29, 2015) - On Friday October 9th, Chapman's Ice Cream was awarded the 2015 Most Innovative Ice Cream award for their Premium Canadian Collection Oatmeal Stickwich Cookie. The award was presented by Alex Balaguer, President of the International Ice Cream Consortium (IICC).

The IICC is an international association of independent Ice Cream Manufacturers, founded in 1986. The members are leaders in their respective markets, sharing in the common goal of creating a competitive edge for independent ice cream companies by strengthening individual knowledge, developing capabilities and by providing a global perspective through a structured, collective effort.

Chapman's has been a member of the IICC since 2013, and proudly hosted this year's conference on Canadian soil. Vice President Ashley Chapman, and VP of Finance Rob Minken received the award at the Gala Dinner ceremony, which took place in Thornbury, Ontario.

A total of 4 awards were presented, including Most Innovative Ice Cream. All members of the International Ice Cream Consortium nominated their best and most innovative new ice creams. The award for Best Technical Solution was presented to Grupo Kalise Menorquina (GKM) of Spain, Best Ice Cream was awarded to Unipex of United Arab Emirates, and Tip Top (Fonterra) of New Zealand took home the award for Best Commercial Solution, as voted by the participating members. Samples were tasted by the panel and voted for according to specific criteria like sensory assessment, visual appearance and concept appeal.

Next year's conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain.

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Kyle McTaggart
Chapman's Ice Cream