Mystery Solved: Mounds Easter Egg Ice Cream Is Really Old

Mystery Solved: Mounds Easter Egg Ice Cream Is Really Old

A few weeks ago, we shared with you a Holiday Creep mystery. A reader discovered Easter-themed ice cream on the shelf at Walmart, making us wonder: was it still on the shelves from 2013, or just early for 2014? The way things are going in retail, we couldn’t be sure. We wrote to Walmart corporate, and they didn’t answer. Then we got a response from the freezer case. So to speak. [More]

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Dueling Ice Cream Vendors Resort To Violence

Summer is almost over, but ice cream turf wars are heating up. Heating up? Did I really just say that? Anyway, when two trucks tried to sell frozen treats in the same area of midtown Manhattan, things got ugly. Even though one was selling frozen yogurt and the other ice cream. [More]

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3 Ice Creams You Could Be Eating In Your Flying Car Someday

I remember when I first had Dippin’ Dots, after waiting in line for what felt like forever at a baseball stadium, just to get a taste of the “Ice Cream of the Future!” (exclamation point my own). It tasted like magic and dreams and I was Judy Jetson, careening through the cosmos with nitrogen-blasted flavor pellets on my tongue. Now that Dippin’ Dots aren’t so much of a thing anymore, what’s a futuristic dessert lover to do? [More]

Ice Cream Company Knows What You’re Here For: You Want Nutrition? Eat Carrots

Truth in advertising.

As the saying goes, if you don’t read the amount of calories, fat and sugar contained in a food, none of that counts and you can eat as much of it as you want. Well, that might at least be the mindset behind one Wisconsin ice cream company’s slogan, “You want nutrition? Eat carrots.” [More]

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Colorado Dad Goes Out For Ice Cream, Thwarts Robbery

Staying with her dad for the weekend, a Colorado girl wondered why it took so long for her dad to run to Safeway for some ice cream. When he got back, she asked him what the delay was all about. “I had to break up a robbery,” he said. Yeah, right. But unlike when your dad kids about being a superhero, it was true! [More]

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Trading That Old Quarter For An Ice Cream Cone May Not Be Such A Good Idea

You see this sign offering ice cream cones for only a quarter and it sounds like a pretty flippin’ awesome deal. But then you notice that the store is only looking for quarters from 1964 or earlier, and if you have one of those lying around, you might want to consider just how much you value ice cream. [More]

Evil Ice Cream Truck Stalks Competition, Offers Customers Free Treats, Gets Arrested

Evil Ice Cream Truck Stalks Competition, Offers Customers Free Treats, Gets Arrested

If you come at the ice cream truck king of Gloversville, N.Y., you best not miss. When another mobile ice cream vendor dared wander onto his territory, the owner of a local frozen treat franchise wouldn’t stand for it. Police say that he tailed a rival’s truck, offering free ice cream to anyone who tried to make a purchase from the other vehicle. The ice cream man was determined to be the only turkey in this straw. [More]

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Ben & Jerry’s Brings Complaining Customers To The Factory To Talk It Out Over Ice Cream

Complain to most food companies and maybe you’ll get an apology or a coupon. But Ben & Jerry’s recently decided it wanted to meet face-to-face with some unhappy customers, so why not just bus them up to the factory for the day? [More]

New Breyers Recipes: When Ice Cream Is 'Frozen Dairy Dessert'

New Breyers Recipes: When Ice Cream Is 'Frozen Dairy Dessert'

When is ice cream not ice cream? When it’s a “frozen dairy dessert.” Recently, Breyers made changes to some of their ice cream flavors. These changes were drastic enough that the products are still tasty, but can no longer legally be called “ice cream.” Do most consumers know the difference, or even care? We don’t know yet, but observant Consumerist tipsters noticed the label change, and they noticed the growing list of unfamiliar ingredients in a familiar food. [More]

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Suing Ben & Cherry's Pornos Because, Well, Duh

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Suing Ben & Cherry's Pornos Because, Well, Duh

Perhaps some companies might not mind sharing similar names with a porno series, but when you’re America’s ice cream sweethearts, that’s just not gonna fly. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is suing the company behind “Ben & Cherry’s” X-rated DVDS for besmirching its reputation with its “hardcore pornographic” fare. [More]

I Want My Trans Fats Back: Consumerist Readers Speak Out About Recipe Changes

I Want My Trans Fats Back: Consumerist Readers Speak Out About Recipe Changes

Last week, we asked you, the members of the Consumerist Hive Mind, what prepared food items you’ve abandoned or fallen out of love with due to a recipe or ingredient change. What we learned from reading the responses: Consumerist readers love their junk food almost as much as Consumerist editors do. [More]

Delicious Ice Cream Gollum Creature Eats Itself, Creeps Us Out

Delicious Ice Cream Gollum Creature Eats Itself, Creeps Us Out

Here’s a marketing hypothetical that no one has ever posed before: does cannibalism sell ice cream? Philadelphia ice cream parlor mini-chain Little Baby’s Ice Cream has released two ads featuring an odd creature seemingly made of ice crea, which finds itself so irresistible that it shovels giant spoonfuls of the top of its own head into its mouth, and licks an ice cream cone in which a smaller version of itself sits. The spots are trippy, gross, strange, and…. really make me want some ice cream. [More]

East Coast Suffers Horrific Ice Cream Bar Shortage

East Coast Suffers Horrific Ice Cream Bar Shortage

Much of the Northeastern United States is currently dealing with a heat wave that has household pets plastered to cold tile floors and local news outlets hauling tired puns out of winter storage. But the real crisis is occurring out where fleets of white trucks prowl the mean streets of suburbia in search of customers. The combination of an exceptionally warm spring and a Good Humor plant shutdown in Maryland mean that vendors are struggling to get hold of some popular Good Humor products. Who is suffering? The children. [More]

Here Is Why You Should Always Check The Sales Tax On Your Online Order

Here Is Why You Should Always Check The Sales Tax On Your Online Order

When you place an order online — especially through a large national chain — you might expect that your sales tax would be calculated accurately. But, as demonstrated by the Cold Stone Creamery store that charges 25% tax, that isn’t always the case. [More]

Safeway's New 'Easy Scoop' Ice Cream Easier To Scoop Because There's Less Of It

Safeway's New 'Easy Scoop' Ice Cream Easier To Scoop Because There's Less Of It

Safeway’s Lucerne house brand ice creams have been repackaged, and now come in a round container branded the “Easy-Scoop Package.” That’s a nice redesign, and round containers are easier to scoop from. Only, as reader Ryan points out, maybe the ice cream is easier to scoop now because there’s now a half-quart less of it. [More]

Ben & Jerry's Apologizes For Fortune Cookie "Taste the Lin-sanity" Frozen Yogurt

Ben & Jerry's Apologizes For Fortune Cookie "Taste the Lin-sanity" Frozen Yogurt

Journalists aren’t the only ones finding it difficult to deal with the success of New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin. Ben & Jerry’s released a limited edition frozen yogurt dubbed “Taste the Lin-sanity” at a store in the Boston area, flavored with crumbled fortune cookies and lychee honey. Customers complained about the culturally insensitive choice of ingredients and quality of the product, and the company responded by pulling the flavor and apologizing. [More]

Some Supermarkets Don't Want To Touch Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls

Some Supermarkets Don't Want To Touch Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls

Back when Ben & Jerry’s announced its new Schweddy Balls flavor of ice cream, you might have guessed that some stores might balk at selling the product. And if so, then your prediction was spot-on. [More]

Friendly's Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Closes 63 Restaurants

Friendly's Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Closes 63 Restaurants

As we reported last week, the financial outlook at ice cream and burger chain Friendly’s is bleak. Earlier today, the company confirmed rumors it would be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announced it has closed 63 shops around the country. [More]