The huge dark chocolate chips found in many Graeter's ice cream flavors are loved by expert chefs and foodies around the world. We regularly get pictures of giant chips on our Facebook page like these:
Have you ever wondered where our famous dark chocolate chips come from?
As with all our ingredients, only those with the highest quality make it into our gourmet ice cream. When it comes to chocolate we use chocolate from the oldest milk chocolate maker in the world, Peter’s Chocolate.
Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate in 1875, only five years after Graeter’s was founded! Today, Peter’s Chocolate is used not only in our dark chocolate chips but also in much of our chocolate gourmet candy.
To learn more about Peter’s Chocolate visit their website.
Recently, we heard from Robert in Atlanta on how he rediscovered his favorite gourmet ice cream from childhood, while on the road for a business trip. Our expansion efforts around the country sure are making Graeter's fans around the country quite happy. Hear his story in his own words below about how Robert found proof of Graeter's highest commitment to quality, and how a pint of Graeter's can weigh as much as an entire pound!
“True story: I grew up in Louisville, and Graeter's was just my hometown ice cream. It wasn't until I moved away, and then came back to Louisville and had Graeter's again after an extended period did I realize how FREAKING AMAZING your ice cream is.
Bittersweet though as my life had led and settled me in Atlanta. This meant Graeter's was my rarest of delicacies, only obtainable in Louisville or Cincinnati. Grrrr.
Then we found it on a work trip in Houston, Texas! PRAISE GOD!! Even purchased an entire box of plastic spoons just so we could sit in the car, in the parking lot of the Kroger and get the most awesome foodie fix of my life.
We then started ordering online. Brilliant! Then the glorious day came when you were available at a few local Kroger's, then MANY Kroger's!! Life is complete.
Which leads me to yesterday, shopping. I picked up a pint of toffee for me, and a pint of another brand for my partner. (Don't hate me. He likes those ice creams that taste like blueberry muffins and such.) Having both pints in my hands, I made a discovery.
I've told myself your slightly higher price meant just better quality. Here, in my hands I now have proof!! Your pint was WAY heavier in my hand; so much so that I stopped and compared both cartons to be sure they were both a pint. Indeed!!!
You keep doing what you're doing, don't change a thing and you have at least one guaranteed customer for the rest of his life.”
Check out this cool review about Graeter's Black Cherry Chocolate Chip, courtesy of the "With Our Best" blog! Before her first-ever taste of Graeter's, Karissa had her doubts about Graeter's being the world's best ice cream, but we think we removed that doubt pretty quick. Even her husband said Graeter’s was “the best ice cream I’ve ever had” as many have told us on our Graeter's Ice Cream Facebook page.
Here are a couple excerpts and a photo from Karissa
“Wow. Incredible. Indulgent. Delicious. The creamiest ice cream I’ve ever tried. My husband, who does exaggerate sometimes, was not exaggerating this time. His statement was an undeniable fact. This new, creamy, natural flavor passes the test!”
"Graeter’s ice cream is making 2013 a little sweeter with the addition of its newest flavor, Black Cherry Chocolate Chip. The new flavor is NOW available for purchase online at graeters.com – added a few days ago – and will be hitting grocery stores this spring. The first new Graeter’s flavor in 3 years, Black Cherry Chocolate Chip, is all-natural black cherry ice cream made with heavy cream, pure cane sugar and loaded with fresh black cherries and Graeter’s signature dark chocolate chunks."
You can find the entire review at With Our Best’s blog.
Pair our signature gourmet dark chocolate chips with juicy, sweet dark cherries from the Pacific Northwest in naturally flavored cherry ice cream and what do you get? The delicious and luxurious flavor of our Black Cherry Chocolate Chip ice cream.
If you’re a fan of cherries and chocolate then this is sure to become your newest Graeter’s favorite.
You can find Black Cherry Chocolate Chip and our other irresistible French pot ice cream flavors at your neighborhood Graeter’s location or buy a few pints at our online store for your next ice cream social!