The New ‘Gilmore Girls’ Ice Cream Flavor Is Here!


By Cooking Panda

Here’s some sweet news to hopefully help ease those Election Day nerves!

A few weeks ago, we told you about how the Brooklyn-based Ample Hills Creamery decided to hold a “Gilmore Girls”-themed ice cream flavor contest, in which fans were invited to submit flavor names and recipes for a new ice cream.

Now the results are in, and after the creamery sifted through more than 2,500 entries, it chose a winner. The new flavor is called (drumroll please)…

“They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They?”

“Coffee (of course) chocolate pudding ice cream (because Emily is trying after all) but oy, with the snickerdoodles already — topped with pink [Pop Tart] sprinkles,” is how Ample Hills describes the new flavor on its blog.

“There were so many excellent options, puns and flavor combinations that we couldn’t choose just one. The winning flavor, They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They? is an amalgamation of three amazing suggestions: @pauline_beal’s allusion to Emily’s attempt at chocolate pudding, @ryebecca’s ingenious “oy with the snickerdoodles already” and @jjjmmd’s name — a reference to a reference to a reference.”

Beginning this week, you can pick up the flavor at all of the Ample Hills NYC scoop shops, and if you live outside of New York, it is available for nationwide shipping as well.

“You can order individual pints in a Choose Your Own Story 5-Pack or opt for a Gilmore Girls-themed 4-Pack Where You Lead, I Will Marshmallow (name suggested by Rebecca Phillips) that includes two pints of the winning coffee chocolate pudding flavor, 1 pint of marshmallowy goodness in the form of Snap, Mallow, Pop! ice cream and 1 pint of No Sleep Till Pumpkin ice cream — coffee base with pumpkin ooey gooey butter cake pieces,” the company promises.

And guess what? Ample Hills also promises a few more “Gilmore Girls” surprises coming our way in the next few weeks. In the meantime, eat up and stay tuned!

Sources: Ample Hills / Photo Credit: Ample Hills

Tags: ample hills, creamery, gilmore girls, ice cream contest, They Scoop Gilmores Don’t They?
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Sonic Creates Square Shakes Just For Instagram


By Cooking Panda

Fast food giant Sonic announced a cool new campaign for the upcoming Coachella music festival — selling square-shaped milkshakes that were designed for Instagram, available only via purchase through the photo-sharing app during the festival.

With the rollout of their new Creamery shakes, featuring flavors like bourbon, lavender and Madagascar vanilla bean, Sonic partnered with chef Christine Flynn to deconstruct the shakes and reassemble them in Instagram-worthy square shapes.

“We wanted to be the first brand, and especially the first food brand, to have a product that was designed for Instagram, offer it exclusively for sale on Instragram, and then deliver that product within minutes of your order on Instagram,” Sonic president Todd Smith told AdWeek.

“We’re using the platform to really drive the quality story [of these shakes] in a different way.”

The shakes are set to be available on April 16th for Coachella attendees. On that date, attendees of the California-based festival will see Sonic ads on Instagram that they can click on and order shakes from directly. Sonic will then use a geo-fence to locate customers and deliver the shakes directly to them.

“Coachella’s a cool place for it,” marketing agent Margaret Johnson, with Goodby Silverstein & Partners, said. “It’s full of young people, for one thing. And it’s in the middle of the desert, so what better place to order up an ice-cold, yummy shake?”

How cool is this? If you’re a lucky Coachella attendee, make sure to get your hands on one of these delicious square shakes.

Source: AdWeek, Sonic/Instagram / Photo credit: AdWeek

Tags: creamery, instagram, shake, sonic, square
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