The Great Brighton Ice Cream Contest 2014



This is one of the sweetest, in many ways, annual food competition run locally. Combining my favourite Brighton gelateria, great family blog and one of the biggest food festivals in the country as well as raising cash for a really worthy charity. And you get to eat gelato. What's not to like?

I went to one of the finals and the look of the winning kid's face would have melted the hardest heart.

Starting again this week, primary school children from Brighton & Hove can design their own ice cream flavour. It is organised by Brighton's best gelateria (and I hesitate not in saying that) Boho Gelato and local blog ChildFriendlyBrighton.co.uk as part of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s ‘Spring Harvest’.

Kids are invited to draw and label their dream flavour and submit it to the panel of expert ice cream judges before 31 March.

Five finalists will be picked and their flavours will be available to buy from Boho Gelato from 10-17 April, with the flavour that sells the most crowned the winner on the festival’s Live Food Show stage – alongside the free Children’s Food Festival – on Hove Lawns on Good Friday 18 April. The winning flavour will then be sold at Boho Gelato throughout the summer in support of Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.

Now in its third year, previous winners include Brighton Rose Lassi flavour and Roly’s Sussex Honeycomb Fudge flavour.

For more information on how to enter visit the food festival website at www.brightonfoodfestival.com.