Archive for Sunday, October 8, 2006

Chocolate, Ritz, caramel, ice cream winning combo

October 8, 2006


— Chocolate-covered Ritz crackers, gooey caramel and vanilla ice cream - it doesn't get much better than that, judges ruled at an ice cream contest.

Judges said 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," Callister, of Jacksonville, 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.

The contest drew more than 40,000 entries, said Ben & Jerry's spokesman Sean Greenwood.

Callister and the other four 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.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.