Cold Stone Debuts Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream and Build-Your-Own Ice Cream Sandwiches


Time to break out the fat pants, boys and girls. In honor (portent?) of the impending back to school season, Cold Stone Creamery has released a new ice cream and ice cream sandwich flavor that tastes just like recess. On a half day.

According to Brand Eating, the new PB&Just Delicious flavor features peanut butter, grape jelly, and graham cracker crust folded into peanut butter ice cream. For an extra dose of nostalgia, you could also turn the ice cream into an actual sandwich by stuffing it between two giant Nutter Butter cookies.

Alternatively, the ‘Stone has also just launched a new Build-Your-Own Ice Cream sandwich program, opening up the sammich possibilities far beyond your childhood lunchbox. Chocolate and peanut butter on chocolate chip, anyone?


Not the Onion: Man Named Fudge Robs Cold Stone Creamery

A few weeks ago a former employee of a Coldstone Creamery in Iowa was accused of stealing cakes, ice cream and cash from the ice cream chain. Supposedly, he wasn’t making his own creations complete with mix-ins but rather snatching the pre-packed pints for himself. The icing on the proverbial ice cream cake has to be that the suspect’s name is Conor P. Fudge. Gotta love how that works, right?

Fudge, age 25,  was charged with third degree burglary, a class D felony and a misdemeanor count of third degree theft — all for stealing $501 worth of cash and desserts. A steep price for some cheesecake fantasy ice cream.

H/T Des Moines Register + PicThx Cold Stone

Packaged Food

International Delight Coffee Creamers We Didn’t Know Existed — Almond Joy, Cinnabon

International Delight creamers are what got me addicted to coffee during my college years…the ability to turn what I initially deamed as ‘liquid chalk’ into an energizing form of sweet deliciousness was a move I wish I never stumbled upon.

Now I have an entirely new set of problems to worry about, the brand’s American Favorites Flavors.

What is American Favorites Flavors? It’s a line of creamers that includes licensed flavors like Almond Joy, Cold Stone Creamery Sweet Cream, Cinnabon, Hershey’s Chocolate Caramel and YORK Peppermint Pattie.

Just when I thought I was ‘up on game’ with their selection of flavors, I realized I can rip open a package of creamer and make my coffee taste like an Almond Joy? Yes. Please.

These aren’t exactly new product, but considering I hadn’t heard about some of these flavors before, I’m going to assume some of my fellow coffee drinkers haven’t had the pleasure either. They’re getting around the distribution channels as well, with pictures surfacing of placement in 7-Eleven.

Anyone tried any of these flavors, or looking forward to trying any? We’re curious what y’all think!

[24-count From Amazon — $16.88]



Cold Stone Creamery Launches a “Hot for Cookie” Item

As an addition to Cold Stone Creamery‘s “Warm & Delicious Hot Stone Dessert Line,” the longstanding ice cream shop is introducing a temperature contrasted menu piece entitled Hot for Cookie. The delicious-looking creation features a warm chocolate chip cookie base,  a layer of warm cookie dough and a topping of French Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Topping and Shaved Chocolate.

I’ll take some of that:



Cold Stone Creamery Bets Big on New Frozen Yogurt Menu

Determined not to be intimidated by the nationwide trend toward frozen yogurt, Cold Stone Creamery is taking this summer to roll out a slew of their own flavors. Cold Stone will be offering its most popular signature flavors in a proprietary sweet and creamy frozen yogurt.

The brand’s frozen yogurt efforts began at select locations back in January 2011, offering consumers a “premium take” on the low-fat fro-yo trend. The options start at 34 calories an ounce and are available in a special ghea freezer alongside their “super-premium” ice cream offerings, giving customers the ultimate in selection when it comes to their frozen dessert consumption.

Along with the list of the brand’s signature favorites like Cake Batter being translated into low-calorie, low-fat, probiotic frozen yogurt, Cold Stone has also introduced new flavor additions such as Pink CountryTime Lemonade and Blueberry Pomegranate.

Even more interesting than the installation of a Frozen Yogurt Menu, the brand also debuted the Cold Stone Creamery Yogurt Bar back in January, a soft-serve yogurt concept with seven current locations across the nation (Chesapeake, Va. – Virginia Beach, Va. – Scottsdale, Ariz. – Greensboro, N.C. – Charleston, N.C. – Dublin, Calif. – Orange, Calif.). The new concept serves the brand’s new soft-serve yogurt in a self-serve weigh and pay concept, along with a variety of fresh toppings — akin to shops like Yogurtland and Cherry On Top.