Breyers is celebrating their 150th Birthday, and Tom and I took a trip to New York City to celebrate. Date nights (or days in this case) are rare, but with the kiddos at Grandma and Grandpas for Bible school it was the perfect time for us to hang out for a bit just us. We got to explore a HUGE Breyer’s Ice Cream carton, which had all the history information on Breyers Ice Cream and best of all we got to eat ice cream!!
We learned that in celebration of the 150th birthday, Breyers is introducing a new ice cream variety, Breyers Ice Cream Cake which features Breyers Chocolate Ice Cream and loads of chocolatey crunchies, sandwiched between Breyers Natural Vanilla Ice Cream! How awesomely delicious does that sound?!?! It really is as awesome as it sounds, we got to try it and now I am on the hunt for it to hit our grocery stores!
Growing up as a kid I often heard stories from my Dad and my Grandmother about Breyers Ice Cream, which is to be expected since my Great Grandfather and my Grandfather and my Grandmother all worked for Breyers. I heard stories often of my Dad as a kid taste testing Breyers Ice Cream, how much he enjoyed it and we also heard about how it was the ice cream of choice in their house even as time went on and no one was working for Breyers.
I grew up and started a family of my own and the first choice of ice cream for my family was Breyers. When we lived in New Jersey and I was 2 hours away from my parents, I would always think about the stories my Dad had told me when I was a kid and share them with my kids when we would be enjoying a bowl of Breyers Ice Cream.
Being a family name is not the only reason that I pick Breyers as the go to Vanilla Ice cream for my house, but the ingredients and how things are still the same as they always were. My dad tells me that the ice cream now tastes just as he remembers as a kid. It shouldn’t come as a surprise since Breyer’s is the maker of Americas Number 1 Vanilla Ice cream. Breyers Natural Vanilla, America’s number 1 Vanilla ice cream is made with fresh cream, milk and sugar. Plus The vanilla that goes into Breyers products is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified, and comes from sustainable vanilla farms in Madagascar! Breyers only uses milk and cream from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones*.
It was a fun day in New York with Tom, but even more so getting a peek into the history of Breyers that I have often heard about from my Dad and I often share about with my kids made it even more fun. It also made me want to eat even more ice cream after I got home. We all know there is no such thing as treating yourself to too much ice cream 😉
*Suppliers of other ingredients such as cookies, candies and; sauces may not be able to make this pledge. The FDA states that no significant difference has been shown between dairy derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST treated