Each year, only around 2% of products are awarded 3-Stars in the ‘Exquisite’ category for ‘extraordinarily tasty food’. This August, when the results were announced, Hackney Gelato totally smashed it, winning 3-Stars for three different recipes – Pistachio, Almond & Lemon gelato, Sea Salted Caramel gelato, and Hot Cross Bun gelato.


Here’s what the Great Taste 2022 judging panel had to say about the Pistachio, Almond & Lemon gelato:

“The taste is delicious, starting with the almonds and pistachios and ending with the citrus notes. A truly memorable experience, unlike any other ice cream we have tried.”

And it would be rude not to mention Hackney Gelato’s nuovo Cappuccino gelato recipe, judged to be ‘faultless’.  This picked up 2-Stars in the ‘Outstanding’ category – regarded as ‘above and beyond delicious – with less than 10% of entries achieving this rating.’

The proof really is in the pudding and all about the taste, which is why Hackney Gelato happily sends samples to food and drink writers. Before the Great Taste Awards had happened, Good Housekeeping Institute expert food and drink tester, Mel Giandzi tried Hackney Gelato’s Cappuccino gelato along with other samples, and had this to say:

“Oh they were phenomenal! The chocolate brownie was insanely good, but my favourite might have to be the Cappuccino. It really reminds me of one of my favourite ice creams back home in Australia, and filled me with a lot of nostalgia.”

Other Hackney Gelato recipes that picked up a coveted 1-Star were Vegan Bronte Pistachio Brittle, Roasted Pecan and Caramel sorbetto and Peanut Butter and Chocolate gelato.

After this year’s awards, Hackney Gelato can now celebrate having 40 Great Taste stars to their name – bellisimo!