Capel Hendre dairy firm scoops cool list of prizes
11:00am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
CAPEL Hendre-based ice-cream manufacturers Frank’s have again scooped a host of prestigious awards putting their products among the best in the UK.
Frank’s Ice-cream, which makes more than 250,000 litres of icecream a week at Capel Hendre Industrial Estate, won the Silver Challenge Cup for best in class with mint icecream at The National Ice-cream Competition run by The Ice-cream Alliance – the trade body for the £1.1bn UK icecream industry.
And the business run by Giulio and Renaldo Dallavalle also took two silver medals and a bronze for its high quality chocolate, vanilla and toffee ice-cream.
“We are delighted to have done so well. This competition sets the standard for ice-cream making in the UK and it is the benchmark that we judge our ice-cream by,” said Giulio.
“We are dedicated to producing the best quality ice-cream and this is recognition for the commitment and hard work of all our team.”
Giulio’s family has been making ice-cream for 80 years, winning awards as far back as the Dairy Show at Olympia in 1932. This year’s trophy is the eleventh awarded to Frank’s for best in class in the history of The National Icecream competition.
The business was set up by Giulio’s grandfather, Francesco Dallavalle, when he emigrated from Italy in 1920.
It has gone a long way from his Italian cafe in Garnant to a national supplier to major supermarkets such as Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose, as well as Holland & Barratt.
“Everybody loves icecream all year round,” said Giulio.