Yuengling Ice Cream Makes A Comeback, Returning To Stores After 28 YearsBy: Tobias Roth - January 17, 2014
Yuengling will be hitting the shelves in a new way next month for the first time in a long time. The sweet treat of Yuengling ice cream was created in 1920, but had been on a production hiatus for the past 28 years.
While the company is mostly known for its beer, a new line of Yuengling ice cream will be available in the grocery stores of the northeast starting next month.
The first batch of their ice cream came off the production line en route to Pennsylvania grocery stores on Thursday.
In addition to traditional flavors, Yuengling Ice Cream will be available in deluxe flavors such as Root Beer Float, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Black and Tan. The desert is slated to be available in mid-February, and will cost between $5.49 and $5.99 per quart.
David Yeungling, the president of the company, is excited to release their brand of ice cream after such a long hiatus, while also being a big deal for the company.
Speaking on the upcoming product that will be released, he said “It’s a very exciting time for us. We originally expected production to begin in March, but when we announced in September that we were bringing back Yuengling’s Ice Cream, the response was so enthusiastic that we pushed up production.”
Production of Yuengling ice cream had stopped originally when David Yuengling’s grandfather had stepped down as president, and the company was unable to find a replacement.
Customers will son be able to pick up a quart of the famous Yuengling ice cream at supermarkets such as Acme and Weis Markets, as well as select independent grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. The ice cream originates from Pennsylvania, and on the label, it is described as “Pennsylvania’s Finest.”
Unfortunately though, for fans of beer and Yuengling’s other product, beer flavored Yuengling ice cream will not be arriving in stores in the near future. David Yuengling said in response to the beer idea that “It’s not a flavor people will consistently buy. Obviously, ice cream is a family thing … Obviously, I want lots of kids to eat our ice cream.”
The ice cream is produced at Leiby’s Dairy, Inc. near Tamaqua in rural Schuylkill County, which is about 30 miles from Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville.
Yuengling’s Ice Cream could also be a healthier option when compared to other ice cream brands since it contains no artificial colors or preservatives. Additionally, the ice cream is a PA Preferred product, which means that a majority of the ingredients including the milk are sourced from Pennsylvania.
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