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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.
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.