Vanilla slice takes over Mildura

MILDURA is set to usher in a new era for one of the Mallee’s most iconic events next Saturday.

Celebrity cook Stefano de  Pieri will perform cooking demonstrations at The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph.

Celebrity cook Stefano de Pieri will perform cooking demonstrations at The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph.

Mildura City Heart will host The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph for the first time after Mildura Rural City Council secured the event for the next three years.

The event started in Ouyen when former Victorian premier, Jeff Kennett, stopped by the local bakery for a vanilla slice and declared it the best he’d ever had.

Local community group Ouyen Inc. then started working with Australia’s baking industries and suppliers to create a nation-wide search for Australia’s best vanilla slice, and after 10 years of running the event passed the baton on to Merbein Development Association, which then ran the event for five years.

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