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Kickerbocker glory! Miele's Gelateria launches special flavour ice cream in Inverness to celebrate Caley Thistle getting to the semi finals of the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup


By Ian Duncan

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Michael Miele (left) and Caley Thistle FC goalkeeper Mark Ridgers with the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer flavoured ice cream.
Michael Miele (left) and Caley Thistle FC goalkeeper Mark Ridgers with the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer flavoured ice cream.

An Inverness ice cream company has created a special flavour to celebrate Caley Thistle reaching the semi final of the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup.

Michael Miele, a gelato chef with Miele's Gelateria in Church Street, is hoping the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer flavour will prove popular as well as bringing the club luck in the competition.

He said he was approached by the club around six to eight weeks ago and it probably took him half a day to perfect the recipe with the help of a computer.

"We've been working with Tunnock's and they sent us ingredients to make it – everything that's in a Tunnock's Caramel Wafer is in there," he said.

Mr Miele said it showed the club had strong ties with the local community and added: "I've been working with Caley Thistle for a long time – on the business side of things it is quite recent but I came through it as a player from when I was 13 or 14 until I was 17."

Jim Oliver, the club's commercial manager, said he had volunteered to taste the finished product – which took eight attempts because he had to be sure it was just right. He said: "We were absolutely delighted with the taste."

Caley Thistle host Ranger Colts in the semi final on Sunday.

Related article: Inverness Caledonian Thistle manager Robertson preparing for the unknown ahead of Challenge Cup semi final against Rangers Colts



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