Thursday, June 25, 2009

What flavor do you dream in?

Behold, the power of the internet!

Coney Island Waffle Cone

Black Raspberry Avalanche

I had totally forgotten about super premium Dreamery ice cream til, well, til today. It seems like an eternity since I've seen those artful pints in the freezer. Actually, I had to watch the ads a few times before the little light went on my head that reminded me I had seen these before. I had heard that the Dreamery line was gone, and I didn't question this since I can't remember the last time I saw it, but Dreamery still exists! Check out their website here. That's right, they live and currently offer *23* flavors. Funny, they have the old Edy's commercials on their website.

Before discovering their website today (Friday), I did an internet search for flavors yesterday (Thursday). This following history and flavor list is compiled from my random Google searches. It appears that flavors ran around 25% total fat and 40% saturated fat (plus 20%+ cholesterol).

18 original flavors - End of Summer 1999
Banana Boogie
Banana Ice Cream with peanut butter and chocolate flakes
Black Raspberry Avalanche (some press says Black Raspberry Parfait)
Vanilla and Black raspberry ice cream with black raspberries and dark chocolate chunks
Blue Ribbon Berry Pie
Rich Vanilla Ice Cream with Swirls of Boysenberries and Raspberries and Pieces of Flaky Pie Crust
Caramel Toffee Bar Heaven
Creamy Caramel Ice Cream with Mountains Chunks of Real Toffee Bar Pieces and a River of Caramel
Cashew Praline Parfait
Vanilla ice cream with pralined cashews and caramel and fudge
Chocolate Truffle Explosion
Chocolate Ice Cream with truffle chunks
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Rich Chocolate Ice Cream with Chunks of Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter Swirls
Cool Mint
arctic white mint ice cream with fudge swirls, cool thin mint cookies and whole peppermint patties
Creme Caramel
Caramel ice cream with swirls of caramel
Cuppa Joe
Galactic Chocolate Swirl
like Rocky Road with a caramel swirl - replaced with Nothing But Chocolate!
Grandma's Cookie Jar
Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream Loaded with Chunks of Chocolate Cookie Dough
Harvest Peach
Vanilla ice cream with ripe, sweet peaches
Hot Chilly Chili
vanilla ice cream with a mole fudge swirl and spicy covered nuts
New York Strawberry Cheesecake
Cheesecake ice cream, swirls of strawberry and chunks of New York style cheesecake
Nuts about Malt
Chocolate malt flavored ice cream, swirls of fudge and chocolate-covered almonds
Sticky Bun
cinnamon ice cream with chewy sticky bun pieces, pralined pecans and raisins
vanilla ice cream

Fall 2000, five new flavors phase out five old flavors
Coney Island Waffle Cone
vanilla ice cream with a caramel swirl and chocolate covered waffle cone chunks
Chocolate Almond Bar
Chocolate ice cream with milk chocolate and white covered almond chunks and caramel.
Raspberry Brownie A La Mode
Vanilla ice cream with swirls of raspberries and chunks of fudgy brownies
Strawberry Fields
Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream with Bushels of Real Strawberries
White Out
Vanilla ice cream with a white covered pretzels and almonds and swirls of white fudge

3 new flavors - sept 2002
Banana Split**
vanilla and banana ice cream swirled with milk chocolate fudge, strawberries and bananas
Cherry Chip ba da Bing**
vanilla ice cream loaded with a jackpot of Bing cherries, chocolate chips and cherry swirls
Nothing But Chocolate!**
a combination of milk and dark chocolate ice creams with fudge brownies and thick, chewy fudge swirls (replaced Galactic Chocolate Swirl)

Not sure when these came in
Tiramisu-flavored ice cream with pieces of coffee-soaked sponge cake and espresso chocolate swirls
Deep Dish Apple Pie
Cinnamon spice ice cream with chunks of apples, real pie crust pieces and swirls of caramel

summer 2003: Dreyers sells Dreamery (and Whole Fruit and Godiva ice cream) to CoolBrands so Dreyers (Edys) can merge with Nestle.

Dec 2005: International Franchise Corp. acquired Yogen Fruz and CoolBrands International's franchise division (that would explain why they have an office in Barbados)

Just to reiterate, Dreamery is not dead! I am going to contact them and try to get an official statement. I'll do my best to track some pints down and do some reviews.

Current Lineup: 2009 :
Banana Split
Black Raspberry Avalanche
Blue Ribbon Berry Pie
-Brownie Turtle Sundae
Caramel Toffee Bar Heaven
Cashew Praline Parfait
Cherry Chip ba da Bing
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk
Chocolate Truffle Explosion
Coney Island Waffle Cone
Deep Dish Apple Pie
-Fortunate Vanilla
-Give Me Smores
Grandma's Cookie Dough
Hot Fudge Sundae
New York Strawberry Cheesecake
Nuts About Malt
Raspberry Brownie A La Mode
Strawberry Fields
-Triple Butter Pecan
-Ultimate Mudslide


Ryan said...

Not Dead!!! Eureka! I thought they were...can't find them anymore. Loved the Coney Island Waffle Cone. Cool site by the way...just discovered it.

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking of "Grandma's Cookie Jar" ice cream, and my search led me here. Loved the stuff! It was actually vanilla ice cream with choc chip cookie dough, peanut butter cookie dough, and choc (choc chip?) cookie dough in it. I was addicted to it, then it disappeared. Oh, how I wish they'd bring it back!

Oh well, ice cream is one of my favorite foods, and I'm glad I stumbled across this site!

Dubba Scoops said...

Someone posted a comment on another post and said they have talked with Dreamery in Ontario and they hope to have their product out by the end of the year!

chris said...

I was ADDICTED to Coney Island WC flavor and also have written them. Have not gotta a reply. I had looked them up occasionally over the years hoping to see who the new distributor would be. Didn't know the "specialty" ice cream market was so fierce. I have tried other brands and nobody matches it. Dreyer's temporarily had their 'Loaded" line with a coney island that was as close as anyone has come but that didnt last either.

Dubba Scoops said...

Do you mean the Dreyers/Edys Loaded caramel crunch? that is/was good stuff!

I never got a response either, but I will try again as the year draws to a close.

Anonymous said...

OMG, if they bring back the Dreamery Tiramisu flavor, I will die, go to heaven, come back to earth, buy 50 cases and go back to heaven again. LOL

Anonymous said...

White out equals LOVE

Anonymous said...

Loooveedd White Out. Kept looking for it in the store and haven't seen dreamery for a long time.

SteveBrantley said...

Sadly, CoolBrands went the way of the Dodo.