Thursday, July 23, 2015

Capital Teas to Serve Tea·rrific! Ice Cream

Annapolis, MD and Bridgeport, CT (July 22, 2015) – Capital Teas®, a leading American tea retailer headquartered in Annapolis, MD, announces the introduction of Tea·rrific! Ice Cream’s® super-premium, all-natural, tea-infused ice cream to its retail patrons. The company’s tea-infused ice cream roll-out will begin today at Capital Teas’ Rittenhouse Square location in Philadelphia, and will soon follow in Washington D.C. at the company’s Capitol Hill (Barracks Row) and L’Enfant Plaza tea bars. Roll-outs at other Capital Teas locations are planned for later in the year.

Tea·rrific! Ice Cream flavors to be offered by Capital Teas include Chunky London Mist (Earl Grey ice cream with a hint of Madagascar vanilla, Belgian chocolate flakes and roasted pecan chunks), Chamomile (infused with Egyptian chamomile flowers), Ginger Matcha (cold-pressed ginger juice and Japanese matcha green tea) and Masala Chai (Assam tea and rooibos blended with sweet, aromatic, and peppery spices).

“Capital Teas aims to educate and inspire our customers though tea”, said Peter Martino, CEO of Capital Teas. “The tastes, benefits, and sheer goodness of tea have become recognized by savvy American consumers. We are thrilled to extend our tea-based offerings with Tea·rrific! Ice Cream, which is superbly crafted with high-quality ingredients and befits the excellence and multi-sensory experience we provide patrons.”

“We are excited to partner with a great and growing specialty tea company like Capital Teas,” said Mario Leite, President & Founder of Tea·rrific! Ice Cream. “We are honored they have chosen to add our distinctly delicious ice cream to their offerings. It is a validation of the quality and authenticity of our ice cream and evidence of how Capital Teas continues to offer innovative tea-based products to their patrons.”

Capital Teas is a leading, independent American tea retailer offering one of the most complete specialty tea collections available anywhere with over 200 premium, organic, and natural teas and infusions, including unique blends. With an ever-growing base of retail stores and a strong web presence, Capital Teas executes its mission daily by educating people and inspiring lives through the wonders of tea, one cup at a time. The company is headquartered in Annapolis, MD. See www.CapitalTeas.com.

Tea·rrific! Ice Cream is an artisanal ice cream company focused on crafting all-natural tea-infused ice cream from fresh-brewed loose leaf and herbal tea, hormone-free dairy, organic evaporated cane sugar, and never any gums, stabilizers, preservatives or corn syrup. All of its products offer unique flavors, a creamy texture, and a clean finish, leaving simply the essence of a fresh-brewed cup of tea on your palate. The company is headquartered in Bridgeport, CT. See www.tearrificicecream.com.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream recalls all products

Just a few days after Blue Bell announced their total recall due to listeria, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream (out of Ohio) has done the same. This includes the closing of all of their scoop shops for the time being.

For more info, go to their website announcement

"Customers who have purchased any of the products are urged to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were purchased for an exchange or full refund, and consult with their physician regarding any medical questions. Customers may also contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 614-360-3905 between the hours of 9 am and 10 pm (E.D.T.) on April 23 and 24, from 9 am to 5 pm (E.D.T.) on April 25 and 26, and from 9 am to 5 pm (E.D.T.) on Mondays through Fridays thereafter. Jeni’s can also be contacted by email at recall@jenis.com, and at jenis.com/recall."

5/14 Update: They are making ice cream again and will be open for the long Memorial Day weekend!

6/12 Update: They found listeria again and scoop shops are temporarily closed again.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DQ Announces Best-Tested Salted Caramel Truffle as April Blizzard of the Month

Dairy Queen has just announced the April Blizzard of the Month - Salted Caramel Truffle. This is the best performing Blizzard treat of all time and is a fun addition to DQ’s year-long 75th “Fanniversary.”


The Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard features gooey, salty caramel truffles, buttery, crunchy toffee, rich cocoa fudge and dark chocolate chunks, Blended DQ soft serve.

As an added piece of the "Fanniversary" celebration, fans who order a Blizzard will see it served upside down, or their next one is free.

“Fans have tasted many Blizzard treat favorites, but the Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard treat is perfection,” said Barry Westrum executive VP of Marketing for Dairy Queen. “It’s our best tasting Blizzard treat test in the treat's 35-year existence and solidifies why the flavor is ideal for our 75th Fanniversary celebration. It was a Fan favorite in testing with a top ranking in overall satisfaction and every single test operator recommended it for the Blizzard of the Month.”

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"Snacknado" Ice Cream coming to Baskin Robbins in March 2015

That's right, Sharknado has spawned an ice cream flavor, and at Baskin-Robbins no less. It sounds pretty tasty too if all the components stay crunchy. It's salted caramel ice cream jammed with chocolate-covered potato chips and pretzels, all in a swirl with candy, fudge, and salted pretzel ribbons.


That's right, Ian Ziering is riding this Sharknado crazy train until the end and smiling all the way (to the bank). This story was reported on a bunch of sites but I didn't see any of them post the actual ice cream.... actually, here's one photo, but it's just a sampler cone... Update: much better picture here! Anyway, looks like I need to make a B-R field trip next month!

Big thanks to Eric S. for the tip!

Update: You can read my review here.