Michigan-based Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy has chosen a round polypropylene UniPak pot from RPC Superfos for its range of artisan ice cream, gelato, and sorbet products. The company was seeking a packaging solution of sufficient quality to match its fresh, uncompromised ingredients. In particular, CEO and Founder Pete Palazzolo selected the UniPak pot because of its standard tamper-evidence feature, which is easily detectable and comfortable for end-users to break.
“The tamper evidence of the UniPak pots is very attractive,” Palazzolo explains. “Besides assuring the end-user of an untouched product, the feature optimizes our manufacturing process and, at the same time, it safeguards the quality of the Palazzolo products. This is because tamper evidence eliminates the need for burning a foil seal on the plastic rim, so our gelato avoids a heat shock—it stays delicious and we save time.”
Also key to the solution for Palazzolo’s is the spoon in the container’s lid, which makes the range’s 69-mm-dia size perfect for eating straightaway. This adds convenience to Palazzolo’s gelatos, sorbets, and more, which are often sold from food trucks in front of football stadiums, concert halls, and at other events where people buy treats for immediate consumption.
These venues, together with restaurants and boutique-style retailers, are its typical outlets, making eye-catching artwork a must for Palazzolo’s. Says RPC Superfos, the UniPak pot for Palazzolo’s is embellished with advanced, scratch-resistant in-mold labeling, which produces immaculate graphics, vivid colors, and clear details. In this way it reflects the bright colors and intense flavors that characterize Palazzolo’s products.
“The artwork looks beautiful, and the quality of the print job is better than what you normally see,” comments Palazzolo. “In addition, the feel of the UniPak container, in any size we use, gets a lot of positive remarks these days.
“RPC Superfos is much more than just a packaging provider. They are more like a partner that really wants to see our business growing and succeeding. Our connection is far from a one-time sales contract; it is much more like the beginning of a long-term business relationship.”
Founded in 1986, Palazzolo’s Artisan Dairy offers more than 1,000 flavors—from vegan frozen yogurt to banana split sundae—all made at its 50,000-sq-ft dairy. Its products are free from corn syrup and are free of gluten, trans fat, and added hormones.