Dippin’ Dots announces ‘disgustingly delicious’ new treats
PADUCAH, Ky. — Dippin' Dots, a maker of flash-frozen ice cream and frozen treats, announced that it would be expanding its product line with the introduction of Dot Monster Munch ice cream. The new addition offers a quirky twist on a traditional ice cream product, the company said.
“We are excited about our new product offering, which updates the traditional ice cream concept with appealing characters and fun new flavors,” said Mark Liebel, VP of business development and new ventures. “For years, our customer base has wanted to be able to enjoy the Dippin’ Dots experience at home. Now, with our new Dot Monster Munch Ice Cream, they can do just that.”
The new line will be supported by a campaign that pairs new flavors with monster characters and offbeat names — making it an ideal treat for children's birthday parties, according to the company.
Consumers can choose from the following flavors:
- Baby Bea’s Booger Batter: Green vanilla ice cream with cookie pieces and fudge dots;
- Chewy Chomper’s T-Rex Rocks: Chocolate ice cream with cookie dough chunks;
- Furry Ferguson’s Polar Bear Poop: Vanilla ice cream with chocolate chunks and fudge swirl;
- Miss Muddle’s Monster Muck: Yellow cake batter flavored ice cream with blue raspberry swirl and pink and blue icing dots with candy eyeballs;
- Pigtail Penelope’s Tickle-Me-Pink: Strawberry ice cream with strawberry sorbet dots and icing flower;
- Smelly Nelly’s Monkey Mess: Banana ice cream with fudge dots and strawberry swirl;
- Sour Susie’s Speckled Slime: Purple cotton candy flavored ice cream with sour cherry swirl and sour cherry dots; and
- Uncle Gus’ Snot Rocket Chocolate: Chocolate ice cream with green apple swirl and candy eyeballs.
“We took a novel approach to these fun flavors to lighten up the mood and provide excitement to any party,” said Jamie Rayko, brand developer. "These disgustingly delicious flavors were designed to bring out the kid at heart in both young and old. You've got to try them to appreciate their full impact.”
Dot Monster Ice Cream will be available through DotMonsterMunch.com. Additionally, consumers can find the treats at participating Dippin' Dots franchisees across the nation as well as in select Fred's locations. The company said it expects to announce more retail partnerships soon.
ThinkThin announces new health-conscious treat
LOS ANGELES — ThinkThin, a protein bar brand, expands its lineup with the new ThinkThin Lean Protein and Fiber bars. Consumers will be able to choose from Chocolate Almond Brownie, Chunky Chocolate Peanut, Salted Caramel, Honey Drizzle Peanut and Cinnamon Bun White Chocolate varieties.
"ThinkThin Lean Protein and Fiber delivers a balance of nutritional value and taste," said Lizanne Falsetto, CEO and founder of ThinkThin. "We started with creating bars that are a good source of protein and fiber. Then we dreamed up crave-worthy recipes from classic flavors like Brownie and Peanut Butter to on-trend flavor combinations like Salted Caramel and Honey Drizzle Peanut."
Each bar contains 10 g of protein and 5 g of fiber. Additionally, the bars are gluten-free and contain 5 g of sugar. ThinkThin Protein and Fiber bars are available nationwide at grocery stores and specialty retailers.
Price Chopper announces job cuts
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper Supermarkets has cut about 80 positions, citing a need to improve efficiency within the company amid rising costs, including “skyrocketing” healthcare costs.
"Operating a retail business that lives on narrow margins and employs 22,000 people has become increasingly more challenging given today’s realities. Skyrocketing healthcare costs, rising commodity and fuel costs, rising wages and reduced SNAP benefits, on top of increased competition from a variety of food and non-food businesses that have added food to their mix, have made it more imperative than ever for us to become as efficient as possible in order to best position the company for long-term success,” said Jerry Golub, president and CEO of Price Chopper.
The eliminated positions were in management, field, clerical and administrative support. Store-level positions were not impacted.
"Despite the difficulty of the decisions implemented today, we are very optimistic about the future of our company and ready to face the challenges that lie ahead. Though painful, these actions serve to better position Price Chopper as we move forward, both strategically and competitively,” Golub added.