LYNNFIELD, Mass., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- If 18th-century Colonial
figures Hannah Howard and Elizabeth Wells Adams were alive today, what
would their dessert of choice be? Bet they'd be more than happy to taste
Hood's new "revolutionary" Freedom Trail Mix Ice Cream, a blend of
chocolate-covered peanuts, sunflower seeds, and pretzels in honey nut ice
cream swirled with caramel!
Hood is introducing the new flavor to Boston residents today at a
special event at Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston. Julie Burns, director of
arts, tourism and special events for the City of Boston, along with actors
costumed as 18th-century Colonial figures Hannah Howard, Elizabeth Wells
Adams, Barzillai Lew and Judith Sergeant Murray, will distribute the ice
"We're so pleased to bring Freedom Trail Mix Ice Cream to New England
residents," says Lynne Bohan, vice president of public relations and
government affairs for Hood. "This unique flavor reminds us of the
historical treasure we have right here in Boston with the Freedom Trail."
With Freedom Trail Mix Ice Cream, Hood is supporting The Freedom Trail
Foundation's efforts to maintain the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile historic
walking trail, and keep revolutionary history alive for visitors and
natives to the city. Five cents from the sale of each Freedom Trail Mix Ice
Cream container sold will go to The Freedom Trail Foundation's preservation
fund for a limited amount of time.
"We are thrilled to work with Hood to introduce the delicious new ice
cream, Freedom Trail Mix, to our community," says president of The Freedom
Trail Foundation. "Hood's generous donation to The Freedom Trail Foundation
will allow us to continue preserving our city's famous walking tour and
other educational programs that impact more than 3 million people a year."
Freedom Trail Mix Ice Cream was chosen as the 2006 grand prize winner
of Hood's "Taste of New England" Flavor Naming Contest, which attracted
more than 1,000 entries. The contest celebrated the launch of 18 flavors of
Hood's New England Creamery Ice Cream, including Maine Blueberry, Boston
Cr�me Pie, Cape Cod Fudge and Vermont Maple Nut.
The 56-ounce containers of Freedom Trail Mix Ice Cream, illustrated
with New England-inspired art, will be available at supermarkets this
summer for $4.99 - $5.99 (suggested retail).
For more information about the New England Creamery Ice Cream line,
visit http://www.hood.com or call 1-800-726-6455. To learn about The
Freedom Trail Foundation's programs go to http://www.thefreedomtrail.org.
SOURCE HP Hood