On Sunday, July 21, the first 200 guests at each Cold Stone Creamery
location will receive free ice cream
OAKVILLE, ON, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - What do summer, birthdays and the weekend have in common? According to
the What's the Scoop Cold Stone Creamery Survey, they are all better with ice cream!
"While any time is the right time for ice cream, it is not surprising
that Canadians picked the arrival of warm weather as their number one
occasion to enjoy ice cream, especially with our short summers," says
Nick Javor, Senior Vice President, Cold Stone Creamery Canada. "Ice
cream is one of the most versatile foods in the world, with limitless
combinations, and it pairs perfectly with almost anything."
In honour of National Ice Cream Day on July 21, Cold Stone Creamery,
creators of the Ultimate Ice Cream, has developed six unique creations
for some of the top ice cream eating occasions according to Canadians:
Warm weather - The Cold Stone Cooler
You've got the AC blaring yet you still can't escape the blistering
heat. You need The Cold Stone Cooler. Our fruity Sorbet mixed with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
will be sure to cool you down and refresh the mind, body and soul, so
you can get back to enjoying the warm summer weather while it lasts.
The weekend - It Starts Here
Go nuts! The weekend is (finally!) here. Celebrate by treating yourself
to something out of the ordinary: It Starts Here. French Vanilla Ice Cream mixed with pecans, almonds, peanut butter
cups and fudge sauce - the nuttiest way to get your weekend started
Date night - Love at First Bite
Ice cream is perfect to share on a date, or any time you want to sweep
that special someone off their feet. Love at First Bite is proof that opposites attract with its delicious combination of
Cheesecake Ice Cream and hot fudge, mixed with brownie and graham
cracker pie crust to keep you smiling so that your romance doesn't
melt. Gentlemen, be sure to let your ladies have the first bite!
Cheering someone up - The One That Got Away
There's no better way to mend a broken heart, or soften the blow of
defeat, than with a little (or a lot of) ice cream. The One That Got Away combines the most indulgent ingredients - Chocolate Ice Cream, brownie,
whipped topping and fudge sauce - so you can forget the disappointment
and focus on eating until your heart's content.
Celebrating Success - Sweet Taste of Victory
Congratulations, you did it! Whether you are SKORing goals or reaching
them, the Sweet Taste of Victory is the perfect companion to help soak in every second of your success.
Sweet Cream Ice Cream (perfect for savouring) mixed with caramel and
SKOR bar (perfect for reaching those goals), topped with congratulatory
rainbow sprinkles allow you to bask in your moment of glory for just a
little while longer.
Catching up with the ladies - Chillin' With The Girls
Who says diamonds are a girl's best friend? Whether it's a girls' night
out or in, ice cream is the perfect companion for an evening of
catching up. Chillin' With the Girls is the perfect mix of self-indulgence (Strawberry Ice Cream and whipped
topping) and self-control (strawberries and bananas) so you can enjoy
with a clear conscience.
Fun Frozen Facts
Did you know that in 2012, Canadians consumed an average of 5.6 litres
each of ice cream1? That's the equivalent of approximately 24 cups per year! There's no
denying that ice cream is number one in our hearts, so here are a few
other number ones when it comes to ice cream preferences among
Canadians according to the What's the Scoop Cold Stone Creamery Survey:
Chocolate is the number one ice cream flavour in Canada, however, in Quebec vanilla and chocolate are tied for first.
Chocolate ice cream alone isn't enough to satisfy a nation full of
chocoholics; fudge sauce is the number one topping, except in Alberta where caramel sauce comes out on top.
Quebecers really scream for ice cream when the hot weather hits: 65% of
Quebec residents believe warm weather is the best occasion for eating ice cream, compared to 50% of all
And it wouldn't be National Ice Cream Day without a nation-wide
celebration: starting at 2:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, July 21 at
participating full service co-branded Tim Hortons Cold Stone Creamery
locations across Canada, the first 200 guests will receive a free
regular-size signature creation. Available on a first come, first
served basis only, so make sure you don't miss out! To find a Cold
Stone Creamery location near you, visit www.coldstone.ca and use the restaurant locator.
About the What's The Scoop Cold Stone Creamery Survey
Tim Hortons commissioned Research House to conduct an online survey of
1,003 Canadians aged 18 and older. Responses were collected from June
20 to 21, 2013.
Cold Stone Creamery® Experience
Cold Stone Creamery's premium ice cream is made right in our
restaurants. To experience Cold Stone, guests simply choose their cone
or cup size - Kids, Regular, Large - ice cream or sorbet and any number
of countless mix-ins such as fruit, nuts, candies and other toppings. A
Team Member mixes the selections with spades on a chilled granite
stone, and the Creation is presented to the guest as The Ultimate Ice
Cream. Guests can also enjoy Cold Stone Creamery's take-home treats
such as ice cream cookie sandwiches, cupcakes, pies and cakes. More
information is available at www.coldstone.ca. Follow Cold Stone Creamery on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ColdStoneCanada.
About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in
North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in
Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant
industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with
a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold
specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots,
specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and
classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked
goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 31st, 2013, Tim
Hortons had 4,288 systemwide restaurants, including 3,453 in Canada,
808 in the United States and 27 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More
information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com. Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter: www.twitter.com/timhortons.
1 Government of Canada. Per Capita Consumption of Dairy Products. Accessed July 3, 2012: http://www.dairyinfo.gc.ca/pdf/dpconsumption_e.pdf
Image with caption: "Cold Stone Creamery is honouring National Ice Cream Day with the introduction of six new signature ice cream creations. With names like The Cold Stone Cooler and Love at First Bite, these creations were developed based on some of Canadians' top ice cream eating occasions. (CNW Group/Cold Stone Creamery)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130715_C7195_PHOTO_EN_28981.jpg
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