Local Ice Cream Market Gets More Sweeter
The local ice cream market is in for some sweet competition with Ilimo Dairy Farm opening an Ice Cream Shop called Ilimo Park at the Vision City Mall earlier this month. Located just outside the main entrance
The local ice cream market is in for some sweet competition with Ilimo Dairy Farm opening an Ice Cream Shop called Ilimo Park at the Vision City Mall earlier this month.
Located just outside the main entrance to the mall, the shop offers a range of Ice Cream flavours, soft Ice Cream, Milk Shakes and slushies – all made from the locally produced Ilimo Fresh Milk.
The shop is intended to provide a more relaxed feel to shoppers with a shaded playground for kids and sitting area to cool down while trying out Ilimo’s locally produced new offerings.
The Ice Cream joins a long list of dairy products that Ilimo has launched since production commenced in 2018, including Fresh Milk, Flavoured Milk, Milk Stik, Ilimo Dairy Moo Snax and Yoghurts.
The new product line comes about as a result of customer demand. Mr Ilan Weiss, Chairmen of Innovative Agro Industry said
“since we started producing the fresh milk I have been asked again and again – when will the ice cream be available? So now we have a dedicated shop for Ilimo Gelato ice cream, including Milk Shakes, Slushies, sundae’s and more… all in very affordable and competitive prices”
Laga Industries has been the leading ice cream manufacturer for many years and Ilimo’s new entrance can only make competition more sweeter for ice cream loving customers.
Gelato, another local competitor focusing on Gelato ice cream is also located at Vision City and their entrance a couple of years ago has been sweetly received. Gelato ice cream have that sweet heavy milky but smooth taste with a distinct flavour and contains a little less fat than the traditional ice cream.
Ilimo Gelato is also on the list of new products.
the Ilimo Gelato has a range of flavors from the classic vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cookies and chocolate flakes to rum & raisins, snickers, mango and even coconut ice cream.
Ilimo Dairy is a joint venture between Central Provincial Government, the State through KAL, and operators,agribusiness firm Innovative Agro Industry PNG Ltd (IAI). With approximately 200 employees at the Dairy farm, the new Ice Cream Park will create even more job opportunities within town.