Graeter’s Ice Cream Partners with The Cure Starts Now in Support of Finding the Homerun Cure for Childhood Cancer
Graeter’s Ice Cream Annual Cones for the Cure Campaign Runs September 6th to September 16th
CINCINNATI, OH (August 27, 2018) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 148-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, has partnered once again with The Cure Starts Now in support of finding not just a cure for one cancer, but the cure for all cancers. Graeter’s will host its annual Cones For The Cure campaign in efforts to raise money for The Cure Starts Now and pediatric cancer research.
At the center of Graeter’s Cones For The Cure campaign is The Cure Starts Now and its mission to find the Homerun Cure for cancer by focusing on pediatric brain cancer. The campaign ultimately gives consumers a unique way to support this increasingly important cause. Graeter’s Ice Cream will once again offer one of its most iconic seasonal flavors, Elena’s Blueberry Pie – a special flavor that was created by a Cincinnati family in support of The Cure Starts Now – throughout September.
During the Cones for the Cure Campaign, running from September 6th through September 16th, guests in the Graeter’s retail scoop shops will have the opportunity to make a donation directly to The Cure Starts Now. Graeter’s will offer a coupon booklet with up to $25 in savings for every donation of $5 or more. This year, Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream will also be available in select Kroger stores in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton, OH.
“Our support of the Cure Starts Now is our most anticipated and favorite fundraising initiative” said Chip Graeter, 4th generation co-owner of Graeter’s. “Over ten years ago we created this special ice cream flavor and have been committed to the cause ever since. We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s campaign and the opportunity to raise even more funds for such an important cause.”
“It’s wonderful that this amazing Cincinnati-based family brand is helping to support a cause that started right here at home, in Cincinnati,” shared Keith Desserich, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board at The Cure Starts Now. “Through Graeter’s support, we’ve been able to raise more than $600,000 in new cancer research funding and we are so thrilled to continue this partnership, and raise even more!”
Our Chunky Chunky Hippo ice cream was born out of our collective excitement over the Cincinnati Zoo’s world-famous addition to its hippo habitat. With a toffee ice cream base, salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles, this chunky flavor is bound to be a seasonal favorite for adults and peanut-loving children alike.The best part is a portion of proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
(Cincinnati, OH) March 1st, 2018 - Graeter’s Ice Cream reveals its latest annual Mystery Flavor, a first for the 2018 campaign with not one but two flavors to double the fun. Fan favorites brought back by popular demand, Graeter’s reveals Dark Chocolate Brownie and S’mores as this year’s Mystery Flavors available now in scoop shops!
Graeter’s Dark Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream is a chocolate lover’s dream with bittersweet chocolate chips, rich chocolate flavored ice cream and gooey brownie chunks.
Meanwhile, Graeter’s S’mores Ice Cream takes the frozen rendition of the campfire classic with graham cracker flavored ice cream, handcrafted marshmallows and their signature milk chocolate chips.
The ice cream company, known for its indulgent, handcrafted flavors, rich chocolate chips and Old World French Pot process, invites consumers to visit a scoop shop, Graeters.com and select retailers to try the Mystery Flavor.
The Mystery Flavor is now available at all Graeter’s scoop shops and online. Pints will be available in freezer aisles in select Kroger, Jungle Jim’s, Dorothy Lane Markets, Giant Eagle and Jewel-Osco stores, as well as other favorite retailers, in the coming weeks. Please visit Graeters.com to find a location near you or to purchase the new Mystery Flavors online.
Summer’s Beloved Chunky Chunky Hippo Craft Ice Cream Returns in Time for Fiona’s Birthday
CINCINNATI, OH (January 2, 2018) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, has announced the return of its popular Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream. Introduced in the summer of 2017, Chunky Chunky Hippo was released in support of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and created much excitement from local ice cream fans. The hippo-inspired flavor will once again bring its sweet toffee ice cream base, salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles to Cincinnati-area retailers, as well as all of Graeter’s 53 scoop shops in the Midwest. Fans will also be delighted to see Cincinnati native Loren Long’s illustrations on every pint of Chunky Chunky Hippo. This limited edition flavor, like all Graeter’s ice cream, will be produced in small batches and in limited quantity for consumption at scoops shops and at graeters.com beginning January 14th, as well as in grocery stores beginning January 17th.
Graeter’s Chunky Chunky Hippo was initially crafted in celebration of the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite attractions for families, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Shoppers will be able to find it in Graeter’s scoop shops, but also at Kroger, Whole Foods and Fresh Market stores throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, as well as Remke stores, Dorothy Lane Markets, and select Fresh Thyme and Jungle Jim’s. The limited time flavor brings new vibrancy to its much-anticipated return with the pint artwork specially created by Loren Long, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas and Otis and the Scarecrow. Chunky Chunky Hippo also celebrates Fiona’s first birthday on January 24th, the Cincinnati Zoo’s world-famous addition to its hippo habitat.
“After receiving such overwhelming support for our Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream this summer, we knew we had to reintroduce this flavor. This time, we’re proud to celebrate Fiona’s first birthday, as well as the artwork of talented Cincinnati artist, Loren Long,” shares Chip Graeter, 4th generation owner and Chief of Retail Operations at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Chunky Chunky Hippo is becoming a true family-favorite. We’re excited to bring it back to all of our scoop shops and grocery partners.”
At Graeter’s scoop shop locations, shoppers will also be able to participate in the celebration of Fiona with a special Fiona collectible card as a gift with purchase of Chunky Chunky Hippo ice cream. A limited number of 8x10 prints, signed by Loren Long, will be for sale. These prints feature Loren’s Hippo illustrations from the pint package. Finally, guests will be offered the opportunity to register to win admissions to the Cincinnati Zoo at Greater Cincinnati and Dayton Graeter’s scoop shops.
Cincinnati-Based Brands Bring Beer and Dessert Together to Create Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream
CINCINNATI, OH (September 19, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, introduce first-of-its-kind Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream. This Graeter’s flavor has been inspired by the success found in Graeter’s and Braxton’s previous collaborations – Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout and Blueberry Pie Brown Ale. The unique ice cream was previewed at Braxton Brewing Co.’s booth at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati and will be introduced for purchase in Graeter’s scoop shops and online the first week of October.
The one-of-a-kind Stout & Pretzels ice cream is a creatively crafted ice cream influenced by Braxton Brewing Co.’s Dead Blow Tropical Stout. Eighty pounds of macerated dates are brewed with a Dry English Ale yeast to provide a vibrant, fruity and tropical aroma with a subtle amount of fruity esters. Dead Blow is a dry, full bodied, smooth stout that is lighter on bitterness.
Similarly, Graeter’s Stout & Pretzels ice cream will mimic the flavorful notes found in Braxton’s brew to create an ice cream with crunchy pretzels to compliment each distinct note. This sweet treat will only be available for purchase for a limited time.
“Having partnered with Braxton Brewing Co. on this year’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout as well as the Blueberry Pie Brown Ale, it’s exciting to be able to turn the tables and incorporate Dead Blow into a new ice cream creation,” shares Robert Graeter, 4th generation co-owner and Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “As true craft brands, we are both passionate about and committed to preserving our authenticity in each new culinary adventure.”
"We’re a proud Cincinnati brand, and it’s wonderful to be able to surprise and delight both Braxton and Graeter’s fans through this collaboration," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "From concept to creation, it’s always a thrill to be able to be a part of something that we know will bring a smile to consumers’ faces, as we know Graeter’s new Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream will."
Regina Graeter’s original recipes and old-world French Pot process have stood the test of time – even as mass-produced ice cream floods the market. This innovative collaboration between Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. is an ode to her time-tested recipes, taken to an even higher level by the addition of Braxton Brewing Co.’s passion for crafting the perfect beer.
About Braxton Brewing Company
Born in a garage, a passion for brewing has become an entrepreneurial obsession. Melding the age-old tradition of brewing beer and innovative new-age technology, dreams are born and fermented at Braxton Brewing Company. It is the hub of our lives and a place where we showcase our passion for brewing beer. It’s here, where our expert team holds every single pint of Braxton beer to the highest standard of excellence. And like the garage of our past, our new home is deeply rooted in the community of Covington, Kentucky. So, welcome to Braxton Brewing Company. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.
Get a Free Small Cone of Graeter's Elena's Blueberry Pie and support The Cure Starts Now Foundation!
A delicious way to support a precious cause!
It's time again for the annual collaboration between The Cure Starts Now Foundation and Graeter’s Ice Cream to raise money to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Come in on September 7th, and get a free small cone of Elena’s Blueberry Pie* as a thank you for your support in helping us reach our goal of $150,000 in donations for The Cure Starts Now Foundation (a 501c3 Federal Non-Profit).
In addition, Graeter's will be handing out coupon books worth $20 in exchange for $5 donations to The Cure Starts Now from September 7th to the 17th.
Our creamy, blueberry flavored ice cream loaded with real blueberries and pie crust pieces is named after Elena, a young girl who's tragic battle with pediatric brain cancer inspired the creation of The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Graeter's proudly donates a portion of the proceeds from this flavor to the Foundation.
"Often they know the ice cream before they know the story of our daughter, Elena. But it’s a call to action. It makes people think about the cause and people want to know more about this delicious ice cream they're eating. And it helps us find a home-run cure for all cancer, which is our goal,” Elena’s father and The Cure Starts Now representative Keith Desserich said.
*Free single dip sugar cone of Elena's Blueberry Pie ice cream, no substitutions, no rain checks. Valid only at participating Graeter’s retail locations on September 7th, 2017 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. while supplies last, limit one per customer.
Graeter’s Ice Cream Celebrates Summer with All New Limited Edition Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream
CINCINNATI, OH (July 17, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will reveal a new flavor called Chunky Chunky Hippo in support of the Cincinnati Zoo this Monday, July 17th. The hippo-inspired flavor will be available for ice cream fans in Graeter’s Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio and Oxford, Ohio scoop shops as well as at the Graeter’s location at the Cincinnati Zoo. This limited edition flavor, like all Graeter’s ice cream, will be produced in small batches. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase of the new flavor will benefit the zoo, with scoops being sold at local scoop shops and at the zoo, as well as pints at graeters.com, in limited quantity.
Graeter’s new Chunky Chunky Hippo was crafted specifically to celebrate the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite attractions for families, the Cincinnati Zoo. With a toffee ice cream base, salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles, the new flavor should be a favorite for adults and peanut-loving children alike. This summertime has an extra sweet side, as it allows Graeter’s guests to enjoy a nostalgic, hometown ice cream while supporting a local organization.
“There are two things in life guaranteed to bring a smile to your face – ice cream and Fiona, the baby hippo,” said Chad Yelton, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “Fiona continues to bring people together from all over the world in so many ways. We appreciate the support from Graeter’s and are excited to share this Fiona-inspired ice cream flavor with the community that has rallied around her for the past six months.”
“We’re excited to reveal an “extra” summer flavor this year,” shares Robert Graeter, Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “In addition to the rollout of our Summer Bonus Flavors, Chunky Chunky Hippo is a true celebration of the season and has allowed us to support a fellow Cincinnati institution, the Cincinnati Zoo.”
Graeter’s Ice Cream plans to further take advantage of National Ice Cream Month in July with its continued grand unveiling of Summer Bonus Flavors in scoop shops and online for a limited time. Each flavor, revealed every other Monday, offers ice cream fans the allure of an innovative flavor made with the Graeter’s quality they expect. New bonus flavors will be announced on July 24, August 7 and August 21.
About Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
The world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to inspiring visitors to care about wildlife and wild places. It has been rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It has also received rave reviews from Child Magazine, Parents Magazine, USA Today and TripAdvisor. Over 1.5 million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. The Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide. Known as the #GreenestZooInAmerica, the Zoo is doing its part to conserve natural resources that are critical to saving wildlife and its habitats and is committed to greening its daily operations and reducing its impact on the environment through the use of rain gardens, recycled building materials, solar panels and more. The Cincinnati Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Today through the end of August we will be releasing a new surprise bonus flavor every two weeks. These flavors are truly unique and exploding with flavor.
Try our first flavor, Orange and Cream, today! Creamy, refreshing and packed with citrus flavor! This incredible flavor is made with our rich ice cream base combined with premium orange puree, with the creamy texture you’ve been dreaming of!
Hurry, this flavor will only be available for two short weeks (or less) given it’s popularity. Available at your nearest Graeter’s scoop shop or purchase some pints sold exclusively online at graeters.com.
Check back every two weeks throughout the summer for the release of a new Summer Bonus Flavor. New flavor releasing on May 15th, May 29th, June 12th, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, and August 21st.
It’s March and FOX19 is welcoming Graeter’s on their show for the mystery reveal flavor. Announcing the annual release of our mystery flavor, Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream! The perfect marriage of the finest strawberries and graham cracker pieces in a rich, cream cheese based ice cream that will delight true cheesecake lovers everywhere!
“Banana Chocolate Chip is a classic ice cream parlor flavor we have been making as a summer seasonal flavor for many years. Given our busy seasonal line up we have made it as a bonus flavor this year. Banana lovers like the rich banana taste complemented with our milk chocolate chips. It tastes like a chocolate dipped banana in a scoop. It also happens to be my daughters favorite flavor!” Bob Graeter.
Released as our third summer bonus flavor, it will only be available for two short weeks (or less) given it’s popularity. So hurry in to your nearest Graeter’s scoop shop or purchase some pints sold exclusively online at graeters.com.
Check back every two weeks throughout the summer for the release of a new Summer Bonus Flavor. New flavor releasing on 6/27/16, 7/11/16, 7/25/16, 8/8/16, 8/22/16.