Scoops of the Week

Staff Writer
The latest in ice cream news.

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Ice cream developments have made recent headlines worldwide.

Ben & Jerry's New Flavor: Although Ben and Jerry had planned to unveil their new ice cream flavor at 30 Rockefeller Plaza tomorrow, a commenter gave Grub Street the inside scoop a day early. Pints of the Jimmy Fallon-inspired ice cream, Late Night Snack, which showed up in Allybug99’s grocery store this weekend, include fudge covered potato chips, salted caramel, and vanilla ice cream. Rodzilla Reviews also previewed the flavor.

Breast Milk Ice Cream Confiscated: After the highly controversial launch of The Icecreamists' Baby Gaga flavor last week (which includes human breast milk), London government officials have confiscated the ice cream. Local authorities seized the ice cream on Monday to test it for possible viruses and other health risks that could be passed through the milk.

Fish-Fortified Ice Cream: A new study by the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture explored the effects of fortifying ice cream with fish protein to enhance the nutritional value. Researchers concluded that the protein didn't alter ice cream taste or texture when it has been properly stored for up to two months.

Cowabunga Goes Nationwide: Cowabunga Ice Cream is expanding their “designer ice cream” brand. With a minimum product order of $50 they will now ship their ice cream across the country. Cowabunga offers a variety of flavor lines including Rodeo Drive Designer (with flavors like Almond Joy and Cake Batter) and Off 5th Avenue Chocolate (such as Chocolate Peanut Butter).

Dippin' Dots Defaults: The Kentucky-based company, Dippin' Dots, is being sued by a local bank on accusations of defaulting on a nearly $11 million loan. The case is scheduled for court in April.

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