Here's The Scoop … Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops to Host National DVD Premiere of 'The Simpsons Movie'
Ice Cream Maker Goes (D'oh!)Nuts with Homer-Themed Flavor
BURLINGTON, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a successful world premiere movie event, The Simpsons, once again return to their other favorite Springfield – Springfield, Vermont – to launch the December 18th DVD release of "The Simpsons Movie." Participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops in the U.S. and Canada will hold tasting and screening parties, with a sneak peek at this past summer's biggest blockbuster flick and the chance to taste a one-of-kind ice cream flavor.
In celebration of the event, the company has created Homer Simpson's dream flavor combining his greatest loves: beer and donuts. The extremely limited, one-time and one-day-only flavor: "Duff & D'oh!Nuts" will be unveiled at the DVD screening parties on Monday, December 17th at participating Ben & Jerry's shops and at the Fox Home Entertainment The Simpsons Movie event in New York on December 18th. The flavor is a dum-diddly-licious delight of malted, sweet stout ice cream with a cake donut swirl. For those looking for a buzz, (not the cola, the feeling) they'll need to look elsewhere as this is only beer-flavoring, containing no real beer. We know Marge would approve! The Duff & D'oh!Nuts flavor barely beat out the runner-up idea of a Smither's flavor: a lavender, light ice cream with chocolate Malibu Stacies.
In keeping with the company's Social Mission focus, Ben & Jerry's will scoop out samples of the special flavor to raise funds for local organizations in each community.
Please contact your local Ben & Jerry's in advance to determine participation.
About Ben & Jerry's
Ben & Jerry's produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. The company states its position on rBGH on its labels. Ben and Jerry's products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues.
Ben & Jerry's, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry's contributes a minimum of $1.1 million annually through corporate philanthropy that is primarily employee led. Contributions made via the Ben & Jerry's Foundation in 2006 totaled almost $1.6 million. Additionally, the company makes significant product donations to community groups and nonprofits both in Vermont and across the nation. The purpose of Ben & Jerry's philanthropy is to support the founding values of the company: economic and social justice, environmental restoration and peace through understanding, and to support our Vermont communities. For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop locations and fabulous flavors, visit www.benjerry.com.
A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets - from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.