A father who sent foodies into a meltdown over his very controversial ranking of chocolate bars has shared his new definitive list of Australia’s popular ice creams.
Bruno Bouchet, a Sydney managing director and the former Kyle & Jackie O radio show producer, ranked 12 ice creams from ‘God Tier’ to the ‘Cat Vomit Tier’, leaving out classics such as Paddle Pop Banana, Calippo and Splice.
Controversially, Bouchet tipped Drumstick Choc Mint in the ‘Royalty Tier’ – ahead of two of the nation’s most iconic treats – Golden Gaytime and Bubble O’ Bill.
‘The Choc Mint Drumstick is quite an incredible experience to eat. There’s so much going on yet it all works perfectly. The balance is wonderful and it leaves with you a lovely minty breath afterwards,’ Bouchet told Daily Mail Australia.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Bouchet said he compiled his list of what he believes to be the ultimate ranking of ice creams based on ‘taste’ and ‘ratio’.
Australian father Bruno Bouchet ranked 12 ice creams from ‘God Tier’ to the ‘Cat Vomit Tier’
‘The first and foremost trait for this ice cream list was taste. Whether it’s a fancy ice cream with infused salted caramel or just the humble Paddle Pop, it’s got to cut through,’ Bouchet said.
‘The other two important traits was the ratio of all the ingredients, for example – the ice cream’s ratio of important things such as coatings, biscuits and gooey centres.’
Bouchet crowned Maxibon, Magnum Classic and Paddle Pop Rainbow as his ‘God Tier’.
‘God tier is a sacred category for the ice creams where I couldn’t find a single thing wrong with them. They’re literally 100 per cent perfect. If you believe in heaven, then I guarantee these will be the ice creams that everyone eats up there,’ Bouchet told Daily Mail Australia.
Bouchet featured Drumstick Choc Mint and Weis Mango in the ‘Royalty Tier’.
In the centre of his rankings, Bouchet listed Drumstick Classic Vanilla, Connoisseur Salted Caramel and Magnum Almond in the ‘Adam Sandler Tier’, or what he describes as the ‘take it or leave it’ category.
In the second last tier, titled ‘Pleb’, Bouchet controversially nominated Paddle Pop Chocolate and Golden Gaytime.
‘Golden Gaytime is a gimmick ice cream. People like it solely for the name, but not the taste. Yes – the outer coating is nice – but the rest of it is below average,’ he said.
‘It’s like the Golden Gaytime company hired the best ice cream designers on earth and they pulled off a wonderful coating, then knocked off and went to the pub. More effort has to be put in the ice cream part of the Golden Gaytime.’
The Sydney managing director and the former Kyle & Jackie O radio show producer, ranked 12 ice creams from ‘God Tier’ to the ‘Cat Vomit Tier’
Bouchet (pictured taking a photo of his new list of ice creams) decided to create his ice cream list just days after he caused a stir on social media
Lastly, the ‘Would Rather Eat a Bucket of Cat Vomit Tier’ included Cornetto Vanilla and Bubble O’ Bill.
‘The Cornetto is just a bad imitation of the wonderful Drumstick. What’s even more scandalous is that I paid 50 cents more for a Cornetto than I did for a Drumstick, even though the Drumstick tastes better,’ Bouchet said.
‘There’s no effort put into the Cornetto, it feels rushed, I can’t taste any love or care in it.’
Bouchet described Bubble O’ Bill as a ‘gimmick’ because it’s ‘not tasty, nor is it practical’.
‘Nothing about it cuts through, the ice cream part is subpar and the chewing gum nose is just plain terrible,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘One of the flaws of the Bubble O’ Bill is that the chewing gum nose is in the centre of the ice cream, so if you’re eating a Bubble O Bill, you’re forced to use your hands to pull the nose off and hold on to it until you’ve finished eating the ice cream.
‘Where’s the logic in that?’
Bouchet shared his controversial definitive list of 16 different chocolate bars last week
This ice cream list comes just days after he sparked fury over his controversial ranking of chocolate bars, leaving out classics such as Cherry Ripe, Flake, Caramello, and Cadbury Dairy Milk bar.
Controversially, the father crowned Picnic, Turkish Delight and Chomp as his ‘God tier’, followed by Snickers, Twix and Curly Wurly in the ‘Royalty tier’.
In the centre of his rankings, Bruno listed KitKat, Crunchie and Mars in the ‘Adam Sandler tier’, or what he describes as ‘take it or leave it’ category.
In the second last tier titled ‘Pleb’, Bruno picked Twirl, Time Out and Aero.
Lastly, the ‘would rather eat a bucket of cat vomit tier’ included Violet Crumble, Milky Way, Chokito and Bounty.
The post quickly divided the internet, with many furious chocolate lovers saying they were outraged that Turkish Delight topped the list.