Dippin’ Dots Announces Philadelphia Zoo Partnership

America’s First Zoo Offers America’s Most Innovative Ice Cream

PADUCAH, Ky. - August 30, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dippin’ Dots, the leading maker of flash-frozen beaded ice cream and frozen treats, is now part of the Philadelphia Zoo experience as a result of an exciting new three-year partnership bringing the two iconic brands together.

“We are thrilled to join the adventure at Philadelphia Zoo and provide its 1.25 million annual visitors with delicious, unique treats to enjoy while exploring the many award-winning exhibits the Zoo has to offer,” said Adam Gross, Dippin’ Dots Senior Director of Sales. “Both Philadelphia Zoo and Dippin’ Dots create fun moments for the entire family to enjoy, making the partnership a perfect match.”

Philadelphia Zoo, a premier destination in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, worked with Dippin’ Dots to create multiple locations for guests to purchase the delicious ice cream.

“Offering a variety of food options is part of how we continue to transform the Zoo experience,” said Utpal Passi, Philadelphia Zoo Vice President of Guest Relations. “Guests can enjoy Dippin’ Dots while visiting our majestic animals and checking out the new Meerkat Maze, Big Cat Crossing and Gorilla Treeway, all part of Zoo360, the first-in-the-world animal travel and exploration system found only at Philadelphia Zoo.”

Philadelphia Zoo offers a variety of Dippin’ Dots flavors including Rainbow Ice, Cookies ‘n Cream made with Oreo®, Banana Split, Chocolate and the award-winning Redberry® Sherbet made with Sour Patch Kids®. YoDots™, Dippin’ Dots flash-frozen yogurt, is also available.

Dippin’ Dots is also available at more than 80 zoos across the country including the National Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Columbus Zoo, Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and St. Louis Zoo. Dippin’ Dots’ overall business at zoos continues to grow, increasing by 21 percent from 2013 to 2014 and 28 percent from 2014 to 2015.

About Dippin’ Dots

Dippin’ Dots has produced and distributed its flash-frozen tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice products since microbiologist Curt Jones invented the cryogenic process in 1988. Made at the company’s production facility in Paducah, Kentucky, Dippin’ Dots distributes its unique frozen products in all 50 states and 11 countries through its franchised and direct distribution network. For more information, including franchise opportunities, please visit www.dippindots.com.

About Philadelphia Zoo

America's first zoo and one of the region's foremost conservation organizations, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. By connecting people with wildlife, the Philadelphia Zoo creates joyful discovery and inspires action for animals and habitats. The Philadelphia region’s leading family destination, the Zoo welcomed more than 1.25 million visitors last year. Philadelphia Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information on Philadelphia Zoo, as well as to purchase and print tickets online, visit us at www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org. Facebook: PhiladelphiaZoo; Instagram: @philadelphiazoo; Twitter: @phillyzoo. Philadelphia Zoo is a non-smoking facility.

SOURCE Dippin’ Dots

Contact:

Billie Stuber
Dippin’ Dots
Billie Stuber, 270-415-3255
bilstu@dippindots.com

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