Best New Retail Products Contest Nominee 2017

Lezzetli Mediterranean Ice Cream, New York, is said to be the first U.S. company to bring pints of chewy ice cream to market.

Inspired by the range of thick and chewy ice creams found across Turkey and Levant, Lezzetli aims to introduce the experience of this unfamiliar food tradition to the American palette.       

“We fell in love with this uniquely textured ice cream when traveling abroad, and were surprised that it was so difficult to find it here at home,” says Roberto Escobar, co-Founder and COO. “It is incredibly exciting to be the first company to bring this style of ice cream in pints to the retail market, making it accessible to a wide audience of customers who are ready to re-shape their thinking on this familiar American staple.” 

Combining ingredients found in Turkey, Greece and the Levant, Lezzetli Mediterranean Ice Cream comes in four flavors:

·      Chios Vanilla. Crisp herbal mastiha (a tree sap found in only in Chios, Greece) enhances a not-too-sweet vanilla.

·      Chocolate Orange Blossom. Rich, premium chocolate carefully balanced with floral orange blossom.

·      Spiced Date. Blend of Middle Eastern spices enhanced by sweet crushed dates. 

·      Tart Cherry. Cherries and cream with a hint of lemon zest.

A special, limited-edition flavor, Mastiha, is also available in select stores.

Currently available in New York City specialty and international grocery outlets, including Brooklyn Fare, Food Cellar, Kalustyan’s, Sahadi’s and Mediterranean Foods, as well as stores in greater New York, Lezzetli will continue to expand in the spring and summer of 2017 into New Jersey, Connecticut and the greater Northeast through new distribution with McMahons Farms.