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Butter Brickle ice cream was introduced to the world by the Blackstone Hotel in Omaha, Nebraska in the 1920s. The flavoring and the candy bar were produced by the Sioux Falls, South Dakota company, Fenn Bros. Ice Cream and Candy Co., until the company was liquidated in the 1970s, when the trademark and formula were sold to the makers of the Heath bar. A remnant of the name remains in "Heath Bits 'o Brickle Toffee Bits," sold by The Hershey Company, which acquired the Heath assets in 1996.
Butter Brickle ice cream is currently sold by at least a couple of ice-cream makers with the name Butter Brickle being used under license.
In the late 1950s and 1960s, Butter Brickle candy bars were advertised on radio and television with the slogan "Got a nickel? Butter Brickle,... candy bar!" delivered in an arch stage British accent.
In popular culture
In the episode "Hello, I Love You" on the TV series "Northern Exposure" (season 5 episode 15), Ruth-Anne Miller and Walt Kupfer share Butter Brickle ice cream in their broken-down truck to celebrate the birth of Miranda Bliss Tambo Vincoeur.
In the Pixar Movie "Up", Russell tells his friend Carl that he and his father would sit on the curb and have an ice cream cone while counting cars. His father would always have a butter brickle cone.
In the T.V show "Two and a half Men", Rose requests Charlie to bring her some Butter Brickle Ice cream.
In episode "Ice Cream of Margie: With the Light Blue Hair" on the T.V. series "The Simpsons" (season 18 episode 7), Homer stands in underwear as pieces from an ice cream uniform fly onto his body. When fully dressed, he looks straight to the audience and says in a serious accent "Butter Brickle!"
In the episode "Angela's New Best Friend" on the T.V. series "Who's the Boss" (season 2 episode 22), Angela gets upset when she can't find her Butter Brickle ice cream and Tony tells her "Some other person ate it." when in fact it was just in another spot in the freezer.
- "Blackstone Hotel", Omaha Public Schools. Retrieved 9/31/07.
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