Ever wonder what it’s like to have the world’s most delicious job? Dale Conoscenti and Rob Douglas, members of the Rhino Foods’ Research and Development team, recently gave us a look into their day-to-day. R & D touches every aspect of business at Rhino, but the goal is always to stay laser-focused on creating ice cream flavor concepts with the best quality, taste, and integrity possible.
Let’s cut right to the chase: what flavor concepts does Rhino have in production right now?
“For 2019, we have a brown butter blondie with a maple caramel swirl, a spiced rum cake, and the s’mores flavor, which incorporates all these different flavors and textures,” says Dale. “We also have peanut butter pie: a very old-fashioned, southern dessert type of peanut butter pie. It was made in the South in the summertime when peanuts were available.”
According to Rob, Rhino is working on six to a dozen ice cream flavor concepts at any given time. Once the flavors have been developed, they’re presented to customers. When that process is complete, an all-new cycle of development, trial, and presentation begins.