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Jan 12, 2012 Liquor Ice Cream Débuts in Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN – Blend’s® Liquor Ice Cream is debuting for the first time in Japan on February 1st Wednesday through the 3rd Friday, 2012 at JSSA, the 46th Annual Super Market Trade Show; held in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight), East Halls. Blend’s® will be in the USA Pavilion in booth number 6-205 (East Hall #6). The organizer is the New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ) a benevolent corporation that has a close relationship with the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade. Half of all supermarkets in Japan are the members of NSAJ, whose total revenue comes to 10 trillion JPY. It is the biggest food related supermarket association in Japan. The 46th Annual Super Market Trade Show is open to the trade of approximately 410 supermarkets / 7,000 shops and about 700 supporting members - manufacturers, wholesalers and related companies, from all across Japan. READ MORE PDF

July 7, 2011 Liquor Ice Cream is to be presented to food buyers around the world

MINNEAPOLIS – The Ice Cream Bar, Inc., is presenting its Blend’s® Liquor Ice Cream Products at the Midwest Food Buyers Mission held at the Radisson Hotel in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 26, 2011: it is sponsored by the Food Export Association of the Midwest USA and the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture. The International Food Buyers Include: Ms. Lan Wenzia, Purchasing Manager, BEIJING FORTUNE ROAD LIMITED COMPANY, China; Mr. Tony James, WORLDWIDE SPECIALTY FOODS LTD., Canada; Mr. Takeshi Hatanaka, Supermarket Team, DAIMARU KOGYO, LTD., Japan; Mr. Melvin Neo, Managing Director, KAISER FOODS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD., Singapore; Mr. Ricardo Bonuccelli, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, SUPER MERCADO ZONA SUL S/A, Brazil; Mr. Jahyang Kim, Head of Global Sourcing, NARA CORP., Korea – are among the many International Food Buyers to attend. READ MORE PDF

August 18, 2007 Liquor Ice Cream – The Newest Advance in Ice Cream cannot be called Ice Cream, because it’s intoxicating, containing 20% distilled spirits…

MINNEAPOLIS – The Ice Cream Bar, Inc. has invented the world’s first liquor ice cream called Blend’s®. Blend’s® Liquor Ice Cream contains 20% distilled spirits (real liquors and liqueurs), with the flavor/type depending on which cocktail, and 80% super-premium ice cream. READ MORE PDF

September 18, 2006 The Ice Cream Bar, Creator of the World’s First Liquor Ice Cream, is in Discussions with Investment Companies to Manufacture Blend’s® Adult Ice Creams in Hong Kong CHINA to Commence Asian Distribution.

MINNEAPOLIS – The Ice Cream Bar announced today that it is having discussions with several investment firms regarding the company’s plans to commence production operations with Kowloon Dairy in Hong Kong CHINA to begin production and distribution of Blend’s® adult ice creams throughout Asia beginning with Japan. READ MORE PDF
December 7, 2001 Firm blends ice cream, alcohol
The Ice Cream Bar to launch product in Asia by Mark Reilly
Read it in the CityBusiness
December 2000, COVER PAGE 'Ice Cream' on the Rocks. The newest ice cream style frozen dessert on the market, offered by The Ice Cream Bar, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., has everyone screaming–though not necessarily for ice cream. With an alcohol–yes, alcohol–content ranging from 5 to 10 proof, about the same amount as in a beer, an aerated, solid-like-ice cream frozen dessert called Blend's® has critics ranting, buyers considering and adults applauding. READ MORE
November 2000, page 30 New Products. The Ice Cream Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., offers Blend's® said to be the first intoxicating solid ice cream-type distilled spirit product, 5º to 10º proof. READ MORE
April 2000,
page 72
I Scream, You Scream. We'll raise a toast to the truly innovative Blend's® intoxicating ice cream line from The Ice Cream Bar, Minneapolis. With help from researchers at the University of Minnesota, the company developed a process to blend ice cream with alcohol. READ MORE
March 2000,
page 63
For Adults Only. At first glance, new Blend's® looks like ice cream, but a quick taste suggests it's a distilled spirits cocktail. And if you eat too much, you probably should not get behind the wheel. This is because Blend's® is the world's first commercially available intoxicating frozen dessert that comes in classic ice cream drink flavors. It requires proof of age to purchase. READ MORE
November 1999, page 29 Three Cheers for an Intoxicating Ice Cream. It looks and tastes like ice cream, but because of its alcohol content, it can't be called ice cream. Developed at the University of Minnesota by leading scientists, Blend's® relies on unique formulation and manufacturing methods to stabilize the alcohol molecule and prevent it from interacting with the ice crystal and milk proteins found in ice cream. READ MORE

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