This is the post that is linked to most often in outside news reports, so I have been adding new information as it is acquired into this post. The original exclusive story was given to us anonymously by a ‘Colbert Report’/Stephen Colbert fan who just happened to work for Whole Foods corporate and had to share the good news with the fans. She had been a fan of this blog for months, so as soon as she found out about it she started selling the business for free, so to speak, and began leaking tips to our blog. Here’s the history of the Colbert Ice Cream story as reported by NoFactZone.net:
1/7/2007 – The Original Rumor
1/31/2007 – The first leak from a Whole Foods employee
2/1/2007 – What the flavor consisted of and the name
2/2/2007 – This post – the first released pictures of the carton art
2/6/2007 - Ben & Jerry’s reply to NoFactZone.net about the rumors
2/16/2007 – Ben & Jerry’s press release on ice cream story
All information about the Stephen Colbert ice cream story, including the picture accompanied in this blog post, was leaked to us by our source from Whole Foods corporate, NOT by Ben & Jerry’s corporate as was erroneously reported in multiple blogs.
After our story was picked up by Salon.com, the story was picked up by numerous high-profile blogs and news sources, such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, BoingBoing, MidwestSportsFans.Com, VH1′s Best Week Ever, OhNoTheyDidn’t, OliverWillis.com, Comedy Central Insider’s blog and Fark.com.
Ben & Jerry’s PR guru Sean Greenwood has been very kind to us and we owe him an immense Thank You for all he has done for us.
Ok, so this anonymous source that has been leaking me all kinds of good information about the Stephen Colbert ice cream leaked us ….
From the last comment we got in the original post:
- To finally wrap up this ice cream scoop … I bribed one of our graphic designers to take a photo of Americone Dream. Just sent it to you, DB. To answer the question of where you can get it: nowhere as of yet. This was a packaging sample, not a live product sample; the pint is actually empty. Though that hasn’t stopped a constant stream of coworkers from stopping by my office to touch it reverently, as though it were the Shroud of Turin. [Editor's note: Tee hee!]
I don’t want to shamelessly plug my company so I won’t get too specific, but I will say you can expect to see this on the shelves of your favorite international natural foods chain in April. Not sure if every store will pick it up, but they’d be crazy not to, and you can always request it if you can’t find it. I imagine the conventional chains will also make it available in select markets. Can’t wait for a summer full of Colbert-flavored ice cream!
Check this OUT!