Ice cream institution wins awards final place

Jannettas co-owners Nicola and Lewis Owen.
Jannettas co-owners Nicola and Lewis Owen.

St Andrews ice cream institution Jannettas has been shortlisted for the Scottish Italian Awards 2015.

Jannettas was nominated in the Scotland’s Best Gelateria category and customers had the chance to vote up until the end of September.

Owen Hazel, co-owner, said: “It’s fantastic for our artisan gelato to be recognised not only by the Italians themselves but by the countless customers who nominated and voted for us. The Scots-Italian element of our business is at the core of what we do, and it’s of huge importance to us to produce the real thing.”

One of five finalists, Jannettas will now be independently judged before hearing the outcome at a gala final in Glasgow on November 8.

Owen and wife Nicola, whose great-grandfather started Jannettas, have been running the business for two decades.