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Shenzhen, 01.08.2016
The Italian Gelato Culture Festival will start on August 5th at the OCT Harbour O'Plaza - Shenzhen, free entrance for the public

Shenzhen, China (August 1st, 2016) – The Gelato World Tour, the world's premiere cross-cultural artisanal gelato competition, has announced the 16 flavours of the China Challenge in Shenzhen August 5th-7th, 2016, during the Italian Gelato Culture Festival organized by Shanghai Nina Food with the partnership of Carpigiani Gelato University, Sigep Rimini Expo, PreGel, ISA, CiGusta, OCT Mall, Haier.

Visitors will watch the artisans work in the Gelato Lab to create amazing sensory-shocking, taste bud tingling flavours… and then taste those flavours. In this free cultural event which is open to the public, 16 gelato artisan teams from all China will tell their stories and present their unique flavours to the public and to a jury of experts and journalists, whose votes will be combined to award the best gelato flavour in China. Every Gelato-Tickets costs 60RMB and gives 6 tastings. The top flavour and artisan will represent China at the Grand Finale of Gelato World Tour to be held in Rimini, Italy in 2017.

The Top 16 Flavours Vying for the title of “World’s Best Gelato” are as follows:

1.         Pure Sensation by He Qingxia

Ribbons of soft hazelnut gelato enriched by a velvety chocolate-hazelnut cream with crunchy mini puffs 

2.         Almond Dream by Liu Fuyuan

The unexpected sensation of a classic Italian taste that captures you forever. A pure almond flavour paired with an extraordinary variety of nuts wrapped in caramel sauce.

3.         Exotic Yogurt by Xu Yijia

The lovely freshness of yogurt accompanied with the intensity of a mango fruit sauce

4.         Pistachio Extreme by Zhang Jun

An enchanting trip to the lands of Sicily, discovering the magical experience of sweet and savoury golden green pistachios

5.         Pure & Simple by Wang Yansong 

A touch of Italian elegance dressed with strawberry flavour. You will discover the subtle and refined flavour of vanilla exalted by a cascade of whole ripe strawberries.

6.         Wild Strawberry & Cream by Chen Jian

The timeless combination of two classic Italian flavours: the rich sweet cream cheese and the best of wild strawberries.

7.         Brownies by Guo Hongu

A hymn to the soft and intense world of chocolate with a slight bitter note inspired by the American Brownie recipe.

8.         Chocolate Dream by Linli

A dark chocolate and hazelnut gelato with an irresistible crunchy rich cream.

9.         Paradise Island by Liqin

The extraordinary sensation of coconut milk flavour enriched with coconut flakes in a decadent chocolate sauce. 

10.       Original Tiramisù by Ye Zhuoyu

A trip to Venice through a dessert specialty made of 2 Italian ingredients: coffee and mascarpone (cheese cream) melted together to create one delicious flavour

11.       Lemon Delight by Li Muyi

A fascinating voyage to southern Italy, through the bright, juicy flavour of lemon together with a special note of biscuit filled with lemon cream 

12.       Bittersweet Harmony by Zhang Chenglong

The magic world of Amaretto. The fairy tale of a sweet Italian almond wrapped in a lovely bitter shell pairing with a special orange sauce.  

13.       Coffee Crunch by Renhao

Just like a cup of Italian espresso enriched with crunchy cereals wrapped in vanilla sauce

14.       Italian Torrone by Liubao

For a true Italian taste experience, try the genuine embrace of honey and almond topped with crunchy dark chocolate chips.

15.       Dreaming of Paradise by Hong Pingping

For an unforgettable and delicious experience, both sweet and savoury with a chocolate finish

16.       American Cheesecake by Xu Shunqing

The Italian recipe for cheesecake lovers with the best of Italian ingredients: soft velvet cheese topped with a deep dark blueberry sauce


Because artisan gelato is made fresh daily with the highest quality ingredients, has less air than traditional ice cream and is served at a higher temperature, the flavours invigorate the palette while containing fewer calories and fat.  This makes gelato the right choice for health-conscious foodies who appreciate the finest flavours and textures.

Gelato World Tour has already travelled to ten cities: Rome, Valencia, Melbourne, Dubai, Austin, Berlin, Rimini, Singapore, Tokyo and Chicago. In 2016, the international competition launched three local events: Italian Challenge, German Challenge and China Challenge. Gelato World Tour China Challenge is organized by Shanghai Nina Food. The prestigious Carpigiani Gelato University and Sigep – Rimini Fiera, the most important trade show for traditional gelato and pastry, sponsor the event as well as PreGel, the world’s largest producer of ingredients for gelato and pastry, ISA, leading manufacturer of gelato display cases, the gelato shop chain CiGusta, Haier and OCT Mall. The Italian Gelato Culture Festival has got the patronage of the Italian General Consulate of Canton and ICE.


Here is the detailed program of the activities at the Italian Gelato Culture Festival, that will be open on August 5th-7th, 2016 from 12:00pm to 9:30pm.

To download the full press release with the complete program please click here.

Media credentials, photography, b-roll and more information are available upon request.
For more information: Valentina Righi – PR Manager Gelato World Tour - +65 912 46 103 – righi@fondazionecarpigiani.it and press@gelatoworldtour.com

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