Freedom Trail(R) Foundation and HP Hood Give Boston Residents First Taste of New Freedom Trail Mix Ice Cream

Hood to donate 5 cents from each container of Freedom Trail Mix Ice Cream

sold to The Freedom Trail Foundation

Jun 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from HP Hood

    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
 cream samples.
     "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 or call 1-800-726-6455. To learn about The
 Freedom Trail Foundation's programs go to