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Who loves ice cream? We love ice cream! As you know, we love to make homemade ice cream and have featured an article on this subject that is so close to our heart. But, in this busy world, not everyone has the time or inclination to make homemade ice cream. That doesn't mean you have to do without this popular, world-wide favorite; just keep a container of ready-made ice cream in the freezer. We do!
Today, with the advance of technology, commercially produced ice cream can, and sometimes does, taste homemade. There are many good brands on the market and one that passes our taste test is Häagen-Dazs.
The history of this company is a tribute to the talent, ingenuity and work ethic of our immigrant forefathers. The name, Häagen-Dazs, has a Scandinavian ring to it – correct? Well, that could not be further from the truth. In fact, this popular ice cream was created in, none other, New York.
The founders of the company were European born Reuben and Rose Mattus, who both came to the United States with their parents in 1921. Reuben started out selling fruit ice and ice cream pops from a horse-drawn wagon. When the two were married in 1936, Rose joined her young husband in the family business. Rose and Reuben sold their products to small candy stores and neighborhood restaurants in the Bronx.
This was not an overnight success story for the Mattus' and it took forty years before Mattus started his own ice cream company. His new product was a dense, richly textured, luxury ice cream and contained real ingredients for the flavoring – a super premium ice cream. In the beginning, it was only available in containers at gourmet shops in New York City, but soon distribution expanded throughout the east coast of the U.S.
In 1976, Mr. Mattus' daughter Doris opened the first Häagen-Dazs scoop shop. It was an immediate success, and its popularity led to a rapid expansion of Häagen-Dazs scoop shops across the country. The rest as they, "is history"– ice cream history that is.
Today, this super-premium ice cream brand is available is 54 countries and includes Sorbet, Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream Bars and Single Serve Cups. What started out with 3 flavors – vanilla, chocolate and coffee – has expanded to 65!
The U.S. retail grocery, club and convenience store products are OU-D Kosher certified. Häagen-Dazs Shops and all restaurant products are not necessarily certified Kosher, due to the utensils used and other ingredients used in serving the frozen dessert or drink.
We celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a salute to Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream – a leader in the ice cream industry and a KosherEye favorite.
Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream would like to thank its loyal followers by offering a 12 month supply of free ice cream coupons – 12 coupons – to one lucky winner of the KosherEye Random Drawing.
Random Drawing Rules:
- It starts today, National Ice Cream Day – July 18th – and concludes midnight, Sunday, July 25th.
- What do you have to do to enter? Just tell us your favorite Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream flavor.
- That's it! Enter to win 12 free coupons just by telling us your favorite flavor.
There are a wide range of flavors and there is bound to be one that suites your taste – we have been devoted followers of Rum Raisin and Vanilla Swiss Almond.
For additional product information, please visit HaagenDazs.com.
Happy National Ice Cream Day from Häagen-Dazs and KosherEye! Ice Cream Rules!