South Australia’s Golden North has been rated the best ice cream tub in Australia for the unprecedented fourth consecutive year.
The Canstar Blue award was handed to Golden North following responses by almost 3,000 independent Australian consumers.
Golden North knocked out the competition from major local brands and international giants including Bulla, Peters, Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs, Magnum and Connoisseur.
The band was rated best for taste, consistency, range variety, packaging, and overall satisfaction, out of 14 brands in total.
Megan Birot, Home & Lifestyle Editor at Canstar Blue, says the market for frozen desserts is very competitive.
“The fact that Golden North has outperformed big-name brands and multinationals on most drivers of satisfaction is a sweet victory for a regional brand hailing from South Australia.”
Trevor Pomery, Director of Marketing at Golden North says the win is testament to Golden north’s “excellent products, made using only the best quality ingredients, but also to the desire of Australian consumers to support and buy local”.
“This is certainly something that is resonating strongly with Australians, particularly in current times, as people increasingly want to know the origins of their food as well as support local business,” he says.
Owned by 5 families, Golden North has been producing ice cream in the quiet regional town of Laura, nestled between the Flinders Ranges and The Barossa Valley 230km north of Adelaide for nearly 100 years
Golden North is said to be the only Australian ice cream manufacturer to be 100% palm oil free, as well as nut free and gluten free.