It’s Back! Carvel® Ice Cream Teams up with Nutella® Once Again for Limited-Time Ice Cream Treats

Carvel Adds New Thick Shake with Nutella® to Guest-Favorite Line Featuring Popular Hazelnut Spread

ATLANTA - March 12, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Back by popular demand, Carvel…America’s Freshest Ice Cream®, is offering guests a line of ice cream treats with Ferrero’s Nutella® hazelnut spread.

From March 14th through May 31st, guests can visit participating Carvel® shoppes to enjoy five ice cream desserts with Nutella®, a spread made from roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa.

New this season, Carvel has whipped up a shake with the popular hazelnut spread. The full line of treats includes:

  • New Thick Shake featuring fresh soft ice cream with Nutella® hazelnut spread and topped with whipped cream and Nutella®
  • Hand-Scooped Chocolate Ice Cream layered with Nutella® hazelnut spread and Carvel Crunchies, then topped with Nutella®
  • Soft Ice Cream made with Nutella® hazelnut spread
  • Sundae Dasher™ with Banana – Layers of soft ice cream made with Nutella® hazelnut spread and Carvel Crunchies topped with whipped cream and Nutella®
  • Sundae Dasher with Chocolate Crunchies – Layers of soft ice cream made with Nutella® hazelnut spread and bananas topped with whipped cream and Nutella®

“Our guests went nuts when we debuted our fresh Carvel ice cream with Nutella® this past summer,” said Carvel President Scott Colwell. “We knew we had to bring the line of desserts back, and this spring, we’re excited to mix it up by introducing a new Thick Shake made with the hazelnut spread.”

As the first retail ice cream franchise in the country, Carvel has become one of the most recognized names in the ice cream industry. Since its founding in 1934, the brand has expanded its menu to include an extensive line of hand dipped and soft ice cream, take-home novelty treats and premium ice cream cakes. All Carvel treats are handcrafted at local Carvel Shoppes daily and are made with only authentic soft ice cream.

For more information, visit www.carvel.com.

About Carvel Ice Cream

The United States’ first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft ice cream and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes. Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 400 franchised and food service locations. Visit www.carvel.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream of become a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

About Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

Nutella® hazelnut spread was originally introduced by Ferrero in Italy in the 1960's and first imported to the U.S. over 25 years ago. The popularity of Nutella® has grown steadily over the years, and it is the number one selling branded hazelnut spread in America.

People of all ages enjoy Nutella®, which gets its unique taste from ingredients like roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and cocoa. In addition, Nutella® is gluten free and has no artificial colors or preservatives. It can be found in grocery stores, warehouse clubs and mass merchandisers, and is generally found near the peanut butter and sweet spreads section.

Nutella® celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014. As part of the celebration, the Nutella® “Spread the Happy” Truck Tour visited 16 cities in the U.S. last year. For more information, go to nutellausa.tumblr.com.

SOURCE Carvel Ice Cream

Contact: 

John Arango
Fishman Public Relations
(847) 945-1300
jarango@fishmanpr.com

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