Mayans Might be Right: Good Humor Out of Toasted Almond Bar
How can this be happening?
First caviar and now this?
The problem is that the long, hot spring has caused demand for ice-cream bars to far outstrip what Good Humor’s owner, Unilever PLC, had predicted—just as one of the main Good Humor factories, in Hagerstown, Md., is preparing to close for good. Production is being moved to other factories, including those in Covington, Tenn., and Sikeston, Mo., that face “routine challenges” revving up, Unilever spokesman Jeffrey Graubard says.
“We anticipate alleviating this issue by the end of July, but it’s still a moving target,” he says. Unilever says shortages are limited to the ice-cream-truck versions of Good Humor products, which are physically larger than their grocery-store cousins and made on a different production line.
Are we out of vanilla ice cream, almonds, cake and sticks?
Is that technology lost?
Did some guy retire and take the keys?
Via the Wall Street Journal. (apparently 90 years, the patent & trademark fights of the day was whether you could add a stick to frozen treats).
But be careful if you order a Spongebob pop, he might be a zombie and too scary to eat …
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