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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hood Celebrates National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on August 2

Top New England Dairy Brand Holding Sampling Event in Four New England Cities

Lynnfield, Mass. (July 31, 2012) – Hood® Ice Cream today announced that it will be celebrating National Ice Cream Sandwich Day in four cities across New England on Thursday, August 2nd. Fans of the number one dairy brand in New England can enjoy samples of Hood’s famous ice cream sandwiches, photo opportunities with a Hood Ice Cream Sandwich character, coupons, and more. The first-annual celebration will be taking place simultaneously from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Boston, MA; Hampton Beach, NH; Portland, ME; and West Hartford, CT.

“Summertime and Hood Ice Cream go hand-in-hand, and what better way to celebrate the peak of summer and National Ice Cream Sandwich Day?” said Sarah Barow, spokesperson for Hood. “We encourage our fans young and old to come celebrate with Hood and keep that summertime spirit going all year long.”

Hood will be celebrating on August 2nd from noon to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine, in the following locations:

  • Boston, MA: City Hall Plaza at 1 City Hall Square
  • Hampton Beach, NH: Outside of the Casino Ballroom at 169 Ocean Boulevard
  • Portland, ME: Outside of Dimillo’s Restaurant at 25 Long Wharf
  • West Hartford, CT: Blue Back Square at 65 Memorial Road

As a special addition to the Portland event, the Hood Blimp will be making its return to the New England skies for the first time in four years and will be visible to guests attending the sampling event in the Old Port area of Portland.

Hood announced earlier this summer that three new ice cream sandwich flavors joining their classic Vanilla flavor for the 2012 season: Chocolate, Chocolate and Vanilla, and Cookies ‘n Cream. You can learn more about Hood, visit, become at fan at and follow them on Twitter at

About Hood
Founded in 1846, today Hood is one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States. Hood is the number-one dairy brand in New England, and Hood’s portfolio of national and super-regional brands and franchise products includes Hood, Crowley® Foods, Simply Smart® Milk, Heluva Good!®, LACTAID®, BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers, HERSHEY®’S Milk and Milkshakes and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Almondmilks. For more information about Hood, please visit

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