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Friday, July 14, 2017

Blue Bell releases Sweet ‘n Salty Crunch

New flavor from Blue Bell arrives in stores
just in time for National Ice Cream Day on July 16

BRENHAM, Texas, July 13, 2017 – Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16, with a new flavor from Blue Bell that is sure to satisfy your sweet and salty cravings. And, did we mention this ice cream packs quite a crunch, too?

Sweet ‘n Salty Crunch, a delicious vanilla ice cream loaded with chocolate-coated pretzel bites, chopped roasted almonds and milk chocolate chunks, arrives in stores this week.

“Our new flavor was inspired by the popular snack mixes that combine sweet and salty foods,” said Wayne Hugo, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “When developing Sweet ‘n Salty Crunch we tried many different recipes, and combinations of ingredients. But in the end, the mixture of chocolate, pretzels and almonds in a vanilla ice cream received rave reviews from our taste panels”Sweet ‘n Salty Crunch will be available in the half gallon and pint sizes for a limited time.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. Each year Blue Bell celebrates with the release of a new flavor. Ice cream fans were dancing in the aisles in 2016, with the introduction of Cookie Two Step, a creamy vanilla ice cream with hints of brown sugar, combined with chunks of chocolate crème filled cookies and tasty chocolate chip cookie dough pieces. Cookie Two Step returned to stores in June.

For more information about Blue Bell and for a complete list of flavors now available in stores visit www.bluebell.com.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Skinny Cow Proudly Unveils A Fresh New Look, Simplified Recipes And Delicious Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 20 years of making delicious, full-flavored, sensibly-sized frozen treats, Skinny Cow is excited to debut all new recipes for their new and legacy treats, in addition to a new brand look and feel. Accompanying the Skinny Cow brand's new look and recipes is the latest addition to their portfolio of frozen treats: Skinny Cow Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars in two deliciously creamy flavors, Salt-Kissed Caramel and Chocolate Fudgetastic Swirl.

"Individual preferences and expectations are always evolving and now, more than ever, consumers are looking for quality ingredients in the foods they purchase. Over the past 23 years, Skinny Cow has developed indulgent products and treats – and this year the brand is delighted to announce that it has updated its recipes to incorporate delicious ingredients you can feel good about, without changing the flavors our fans love," said Kevin George, Director of Marketing -- Snacks Portfolio at Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream.

images courtesy of Skinny Cow

"We're also rolling out a new line of Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars, giving our customers even more ways to indulge from ice cream sandwiches, to frozen candy bars, to cones – and now Greek frozen yogurt," said George.


  • UPDATED SKINNY COW RECIPES: Skinny Cow has updated the recipes across its portfolio of frozen treats to shorten the ingredient list and remove unfamiliar ingredients. The updated recipes source milk from cows not treated with rBST*. While the recipes and ingredients have changed, the rich, indulgent flavors Skinny Cow fans have come to love remain the same.
  • SKINNY COW GREEK FROZEN YOGURT BARS: Skinny Cow has added Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars to its selection of indulgent frozen treats. The Skinny Cow Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars feature two decadent flavors – Salt-Kissed Caramel and Chocolate Fudgetastic Swirl – both with five grams of protein, and 100 and 110 calories respectively. Salted caramel whirls and swirls its way through sweet caramel Greek frozen yogurt in the Salt-Kissed Caramel bars, while the Chocolate Fudgetastic Swirl bar starts with creamy chocolate Greek frozen yogurt and adds in ripples of chocolate fudgey goodness. These new Skinny Cow Greek frozen yogurt products will soon be available in the frozen section at participating retail stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of $5.49.
  • SKINNY COW PACKAGING MAKEOVER: With the Skinny Cow brand's new recipes comes new packaging that puts the spotlight on both the deliciously indulgent product and its quality ingredients. The new packaging also brings bright and bold energy to the brand and can be found in frozen sections of stores nationwide in the coming months.


About the Skinny Cow brand
The Skinny Cow brand offers a decadent portfolio of frozen snacks, including indulgent ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cones, ice cream bars, the NEW Greek frozen yogurt bars, and divinely satisfying Skinny Cow candies. Skinny Cow frozen treats and candies are every day indulgences made with quality ingredients for a simply delicious taste. At Skinny Cow, we believe that life is meant to be lived and dessert is meant to be eaten.

For additional product news and information, visit the new www.SkinnyCow.com. Want to connect with other fans of the Skinny Cow brand on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? Log on to www.facebook.com/SkinnyCow, or follow @SkinnyCowUS on Twitter and Instagram to get the latest scoop on the latest product and flavor news, delicious offers and more. Check it out!

About Nestlé USA
Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for seventeen consecutive years, Nestlé provides quality brands that bring flavor to life every day.  From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That's what "Nestlé. Good Food, Good Life" is all about.  Well-known Nestlé USA brands include: Nestlé® Toll House®, Nestlé® Nesquik®, Nestlé® Coffee-mate®, Stouffer's®, Lean Cuisine®, HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brand sandwiches, Nescafé®, NESTLÉ® Juicy Juice®, Buitoni®, SKINNY COW®, DREYER'S/EDY'S®, Nestlé® Crunch®, Nestlé® Butterfinger®, Wonka®, DIGIORNO®, TOMBSTONE® and CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® frozen pizza.  Nestlé USA, with 2015 sales of $26 billion, is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2015 sales of $89 billion.  For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

*No significant difference has been shown between milk from rBST treated and non-rBST treated cows.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Haagen-Dazs Trio Coming Soon!

On January 24th, Haagen-Dazs did their first social media tease of their new Trio lineup. Does this mean the death of the 2016 Destination series? I don't really know! I'm dying for the official announcement because I want to know how many layers these pints will really have. I'm sure there will be a plethora of people slicing them open just like people do with the B&J core lineup.

photo courtesy of Haagen-Dazs

There are four flavors in the photo are:

coffee vanilla chocolate is layers crispy chocolate and coffee & vanilla ice creams

triple chocolate is layers crispy chocolate and white & milk chocolate ice creams

vanilla blackberry chocolate is layers crispy chocolate and vanilla & blackberry ice creams

Salted Caramel Chocolate is layers crispy chocolate and  salted caramel & chocolate ice creams

photo courtesy of Haagen-Dazs

How exactly the layers would be laid out was pretty much my biggest question but Haagen-Dazs has posted this photo to social media and I can hardly wait to find these ice creams now. They even tweeted me back to verify this is indeed how it will look. I am so excited right now!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

I was just wondering if flavor flips had fizzled out but today Ben & Jerry's has announced the latest flip and this one will actually be in stores and not just scoop shops.

Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Cherry Garcia Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream with Cherries & Fudge Flakes

I'm a little surprised they didn't go with a cherry chocolate base to really bring the zing here but maybe this will be more potent than the description implies. The official B&J flavor page is here and it includes a video if you are interested. There is no official release date, it just says "soon".

Searching the internet reveals that their was once a Chocolate Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt in the late 90s! It was chocolate frozen yogurt with sweet dark cherries & white fudge flakes. Thank you internet for remembering everything.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Graeter's Flavors for 2016

Oh Internet, you are so full of conflicting stories. One article says that Vienna Coffee and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip were coming out for July 2016. Another says SCCC debuted just this October. There is no official press release on the Graeter's website for either flavor but the flavor list does show SCCC as new, so let's go with that.

What they've done is taken their amazing Salted Caramel ice cream (review here) and added in their infamous chocolate chips. If that sounds cool to you, go find a pint.

Other new flavors this year include the wide release of Cheese Crown (review here) as well as several very limited editions for the summer. The lineup with approximate release dates includes Orange & Cream (5/16), Mexican Chocolate (5/29, announcement here), Banana Chocolate Chip (6/13), S'mores (6/30), Chocolate Hazelnut (7/11), Bavarian Almond (7/27), and Butterscotch Crunch (8/22).