Yuengling's Ice Cream Back After 28 Years
Brand returning to shelves earlier than anticipated
ORWIGSBURG, Pa. --The first batches of Yuengling's Ice Creamare are coming off of the production line and getting ready to hit grocery store and convenience store shelves. The ice cream brand, first made in 1920, is coming back after a 28-year hiatus.
"It's a very exciting time for us," said David Yuengling, president. "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."
Leiby's Dairy in Tamaqua, Pa., will be producing the ice cream. The initial run will consist of 100,000 quarts, in 10 flavors. The company said that it expects the ice cream to be available in stores by mid-February. Acme, Weis and select independent grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia will sell it initially.
"Acme, Weis and other independent grocers asked to have Yuengling's Ice Cream before the original launch date," said Rob Bohorad, COO. "We bumped up production to accommodate them, but we fully anticipate being in more grocery stores later this year."
With a suggested cost of between $5.49 and $5.99 per quart, Yuengling's Ice Cream is a premium ice cream line of 10 all-natural flavors:
- Chocolate Chip
- Black & Tan (chocolate and caramel ice cream)
- Vanilla Fudge Chunk with Pretzels
- Espresso Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- Chocolate Marshmallow
- Root Beer Float
- Mint Chocolate Chip
The majority of the ice cream line is Kosher. The milk and cream are locally sourced in Pennsylvania, with production also in Pennsylvania, making the brand PA Preferred.
Yuengling's Orwigsburg, Pa.,is a family-owned business dating back to 1920. It is not affiliated with the Yuengling brewery.