Oppo wins Gold in the Innovation Challenge at Lunch! 2014.

Oppo wins Gold in the Innovation Challenge at Lunch!

We're over the moon.

We've just got back from the Lunch! tradeshow. We launched Oppo, fed about 1000 people with our healthy ice cream, hauled our freezer up 4 flights of stairs, met loads of lovely buyers and cool brands, and... won the Innovation Challenge Gold Award!

That meant being voted as the most innovative product at the show, and then going into the theatre to do a nerve wracking 90 second pitch in front of judges Alastair Eperon (Co-founder of Pod), Jesper Toft (food entrepreneur), and Clare Benfield (Editor of Café Culture Magazine) and then watching as they tried the three flavours.

They said:

“Premium product, Indulgent but good for you. It’s really yummy and proper ice cream. Really well deserved”

Two years ago when Charlie handed in his notice to start Oppo he watched this competition and hoped that he would be pitching up there one day - so it was lovely to win the Gold award just two years later!

Charlie pitching at Lunch!

You can get some Oppo from Ocado.com and 111 Waitrose stores from 20th Oct so you'll be able to try some yourself soon. We hope you like it as much as the judges did!