Issue AUGUST 2017

 

Orange Cream Pop

Orange Cream PopSweet juicy orange playfully blends with creamy vanilla ice cream to create this classic combo. This nostalgic flavor can been used in various dairy applications, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, syrup, confections and baking applications such as glaze and fruit prep.

 

History of Creamsicle®

Owned by Unilever, Creamsicle® is a brand name of a frozen dessert made with a vanilla ice cream center covered by a layer of orange flavored ice served on a popsicle stick. In 1905, Frank Epperson an 11 year old, is said to have inadvertently left an orange flavored fruit drink mixed with wooden stirrer on the porch overnight and the next morning the drink was frozen. He called his invention the “Epsicle.” 18 years later, Frank shared his invention with his children who aptly named it “Popsicle” after their “Pop.” In 1923, Frank patented the name for “a handled, frozen confection or ice lollipop” and created the Popsicle Corporation. According to Unilever, today, two billion popsicle ice pops are sold annually. Mark your calendars to celebrate National Creamsicle Day on August 14, 2017.

Summer Screams for Ice Cream

According to IRI data, the ice cream/sherbet category’s dollar sales increased 4.7% to $6.6 billion and unit sales were up 4.7% to 1.7 billion for the 52 weeks ending Oct. 2, 2016. Frozen novelties dollar sales were up 3% to $4.8 billion, but unit sales in the last year were frozen at 1.5 billion. Technavio's analysts forecast the global ice cream market to grow at a CAGR of 4.67% during the period 2017-2021. Reports suggest the average American consumes anywhere between 19.7 to 23 pounds of ice cream annually.

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