Thursday, June 30, 2011

Krispy Kreme adds Cherry Orange Jolly Rancher Chiller to it's lineup

Satisfy Your Summer Fruit Cravings With Krispy Kreme Lemon Doughnuts
and Jolly Rancher® Chillers

Winston-Salem, NC (June 29, 2011) –Savor the delicious tastes of summer fruit with Krispy Kreme’s fruit flavored doughnuts and iced beverages. Delicious Lemon doughnuts and Jolly Rancher® Krispy Kreme Chillers are now available for a limited-time only at participating U.S. and Canadian locations.

The Lemon Cake Doughnut is a deliciously moist lemon flavored traditional cake doughnut covered with Original Glaze and drizzled with a sweet icing.

The Lemon Kreme™ Pie Doughnut has become a summer favorite for its Lemon Kreme™ filling, powdered sugar topping and generous dollop of yellow icing on top.

“Both of these summer treats feature a refreshing sweet and tangy flavor,” said Ron Rupocinski, corporate chef of Krispy Kreme. “We took the essence of a lemon, and sweetened it with just enough Original Glaze coating and tasty Kreme filling to turn a sour pucker into a smile.”


While there won’t be any sour faces with these delicious lemon delights-- pairing them with a Jolly Rancher® Krispy Kreme Chiller is sure to make a hot summer day a lot cooler. Available for a limited-time only, Jolly Rancher® Krispy Kreme Chillers come in three bold and fruity Jolly Rancher® flavors: Green Apple and Watermelon, and this summer’s new addition Cherry Orange.

Krispy Kreme’s Delicious Lemon Doughnuts and Jolly Rancher® Krispy Kreme Chillers are available now through August 28 at participating U.S. and Canadian Krispy Kreme shops. Product offerings may vary by market.

For updates on special promotions, exclusive offers and local events, join “Friends of Krispy Kreme” by visiting www.KrispyKreme.com or interact with Krispy Kreme at www.facebook.com/KrispyKreme and www.twitter.com/krispy_kreme.

About Krispy Kreme 
Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in more than 650 locations around the world. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's more about what you eat then how much you eat

So the big news today isn't technically ice cream related, but I have to point it out because I think I've always said this in general terms. It really is all about balance, and this 20 year, 120,000 person study proves it.

Head on over to the New England Journal of Medicine article.

Basically it proves that eating a balanced meal is not just good for you, it really does help you lose weight. You should never be afraid to say "tonight, I'm going to have a container of yogurt and grapenuts instead of a half a pint of super premium ice cream". Trust me, I love ice cream, I could eat it morning, noon and night, but then I would be 300 pounds and a few years from a heart attack.
 
Oh, also, you may have heard a few places talking about the new regulations about food marketed towards children ... or you may have heard other places ranting about the innocent slaughter of Tony the Tiger and Count Chocula. Well, if you want to read the actual regulations without all the fluff and puff, CLICK HERE (PDF). I can't tell you how hard it was to find that silly document... oh man, it's 26 pages long, it's going to take me awhile to read this

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Congrats to Pierre's on their new facility

$9.2 million buys them a 35k square foot addition that doubles Pierre's production capacity. I hope this means we can finally get the most excellent Hola Fruta sherbet back in my state!

You can read more from the article here if you like.


or if you prefer, check out http://www.pierres.com/facility.shtml

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wendy's Twisted Frosty is Dead!

I went to Wendy's today and discovered that my beloved Twisted Frosty is dead!


The weird thing is that I just had an M&M twisted frosty maybe two weeks ago. Now you will remember that the Vanilla frosty was introduced in 2006, and then 3 twisted frosty flavors were introduced in 2007. My first twisted frosty post was in 2008. I didn't try the cookie dough one until 2009. I skipped the 2010 coffee toffee frosty, and now that I think about it, I'm not sure I ever tried the Oreo, but that's ok, because Oreo lives on!


Welcome the new Oreo Frosty Parfait and his brothers Caramel Apple and Wildberry. I can't believe we've gone from frosty to fix 'n mix to twisted to parfait. In the new treats' defense, they do look excellent and I will be trying these as soon as I visit a Wendy's with my camera (which I lacked today, sorry!). I know some of you are going "But it's Wendy's!" but if the topping are fairly fresh and the sauces true (not artificial), I can totally see these being good.


Now to make sure these new ingredients don't go to waste, you can also order yourself up a Wildberry Frosty shake or a Caramel Frosty shake. Hey, if you've got the ingredients, why not offer them up in as many ways as possible. Note: I reaaaaalllllyyyy wanted a wildberry shake with my bacon deluxe, oh why did I deny myself?

Sept 2011 Update: Well, the Wildberry Frosty Parfait is already off the menu...  though maybe it's just going to be a seasonal product. I guess we won't know until next summer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The world's first amphibious ice cream van

Now I've seen ice cream sales from a boat, but this is a first

photo courtesy of Taylor Herring

"The ‘HMS Flake 99’ was specially commissioned by Fredericks, makers of Cadbury’s ice cream to mark National Ice Cream Week (30th May – 5th June)." Please read more at Taylor Herring.

You can also catch the van on facebook or the unnavigatable www.cadburyicecreamland.com

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Unveils 2011 Line Up Inspired By Flavor Experiences

Brand Announces Newest Flavors and New Sundae Cones

OAKLAND, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunchy roasted almonds, tender ripe blackberries, simmered blueberries and fresh peaches set the stage for the Häagen-Dazs brand's newest indulgences. True to the tradition of crafting ice creams made like no other®, the brand has taken diverse cues from at home and abroad to develop one-of-a-kind creations that delight your senses.

"This year we really focused on flavor experiences when looking for inspiration and ideas," said Gulbin Hoeberechts, Haagen-Dazs Brand Director. "A slice of holiday pie, a bite of fresh fruit from the orchard, a visit to the ice cream parlor, a trip to India – all of these led to the creation of our 2011 flavors and new sundae cones."

Perfect for creating unique moments, the following are currently available nationwide:

Ice Cream

Haagen-Dazs® Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream: Apple ice cream and diced fresh apple swirled with caramel and chunks of flakey pie crust. Flavor Top Notes: Ripe apple, buttery cinnamon. Flavor Finish Notes: Tart, sweet apple, smooth caramel.

Haagen-Dazs® Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream: Dense blueberry ice cream with rich, buttery cobbler crust crumbles. Flavor Top Notes: Bright, ripe blueberries. Flavor Finish Notes: Sweet cream, tart fruit, buttery cobbler crust.

Haagen-Dazs® Cranberry Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream: Rich, creamy pumpkin ice cream is balanced with swirls of tart cranberry filling, then lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg – a holiday classic. Flavor Top Notes: Warm pumpkin pie, a zing of nutmeg. Flavor Finish Notes: Tangy cranberry with a hint of spice.

Haagen-Dazs® Sweet Chai Latte Ice Cream: Aromatic chai tea with rich, creamy ice cream. Flavor Top Notes: Warm cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and anise. Flavor Finish Notes: Mellow cream with a tingle of lingering spice.

Haagen-Dazs® Spiced Peach Crumble Ice Cream (Walmart exclusive): Peak-flavor peaches are cooked to perfection, lightly spiced and stirred into sweet cream with nuggets of buttery crust. Flavor Top Notes: Fruity peaches, warm nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor Finish Notes: Lingering butter and sweet summer peach.

Sundae Cones

Haagen-Dazs® Vanilla Chocolate Sundae Cones: We line a crispy waffle cone with milk chocolate, fill it with our signature vanilla ice cream and drizzle with rich chocolate sauce, then generously sprinkle on roasted almond pieces. Flavor Top Notes: A snap of rich cocoa and crunchy roasted almonds. Flavor Finish Notes: Crispy cone, milk chocolate, sweet cream.

Haagen-Dazs® Vanilla Caramel Sundae Cones: We tuck our signature vanilla ice cream into a crisp, milk chocolate-lined waffle cone, drizzle it with ribbons of smooth caramel and top it off with a generous sprinkle of roasted almond pieces. Flavor Top Notes: Golden buttery caramel and crunchy roasted almonds. Flavor Finish Notes: Crispy cone, milk chocolate, sweet cream.

Frozen Yogurt

Haagen-Dazs® Chocolate Almond Frozen Yogurt: Crunchy roasted almonds are sliced and blended with rich, indulgent chocolate frozen yogurt.

Sorbet

Haagen-Dazs® Blackberry Cabernet Sorbet: Tender, ripe blackberries and the distinctive flavor of cabernet grapes combine to create this dark, intense sorbet.

Cups

Two new flavors are now available in Haagen-Dazs® Single Serve Cups: Haagen-Dazs Caramel Cone ice cream and Haagen-Dazs Rum Raisin ice cream. For when you only need a few spoonfuls of frozen bliss, Haagen-Dazs single serve cups are the same delectable ice cream, low fat frozen yogurt and fat free sorbet from the Haagen-Dazs brand, but in a perfect, 3.6 oz, single serve size.

All flavors are currently available on store shelves with a suggested retail price of: $4.69 per 14-oz. carton, $5.49 per five-cone carton and $1.39 per 3.6-oz. cup. For local availability, please visit www.Haagen-Dazs.com and use the flavor finder® at the bottom of the page to search local retail stores.

About Haagen-Dazs

Crafted in 1960 by Reuben Mattus in his family's dairy, Haagen-Dazs is the original superpremium ice cream. True to tradition, Haagen-Dazs is committed to using only all-natural ingredients in crafting the world's finest ice cream. Truly made like no other, today Haagen-Dazs ice cream offers a full range of products from ice cream to sorbet, frozen yogurt and frozen snacks in more than 65 flavors. Haagen-Dazs products are available around the globe for ice cream lovers to enjoy. For more information, please visit www.Haagen-Dazs.com

Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream Company is part of Nestle USA, and is owned by Nestle S.A. of Vevey, Switzerland, the world's largest nutrition, health and wellness company. Nestlé Dreyer's Ice Cream Company manufactures, markets and distributes a full spectrum of ice cream and frozen snacks. The company's premium products are marketed under the Dreyer's brand name throughout the Western states and Texas, and under the Edy's® brand name throughout the remainder of the United States. Brands manufactured or distributed in the United States include Dreyer's/Edy's® Grand, Slow Churned®, Dibs®, MAXX, Fruit Bars, Nestle Crunch®, Drumstick®, Butterfinger®, Toll House®, Push-Up®, Frosty Paws®, Eskimo Pie®, Skinny Cow™ and Haagen-Dazs®. Internationally, the Dreyer's brand extends to select markets in the Far East and the Edy's brand extends to the Caribbean and South America. For more information on the company, please visit www.nestleusa.com.

In the U.S., the Haagen-Dazs trademark is licensed to Nestle by General Mills.

Dubba's Note: I haven't had anything new from H-D yet, but the impulsive buy has.