Turtle Mountain (company)

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Turtle Mountain
Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded 1987
Headquarters USA
Products Dairy-free frozen desserts
Website turtlemountain.com

Turtle Mountain is a privately held natural foods company located in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1987, the company makes a variety of dairy-free frozen desserts. Its two most prominent brands, So Delicious Dairy Free and Purely Decadent, can be found in natural food outlets and grocery stores across the United States, Canada and Korea.[1][2]

History[edit]

Turtle Mountain was created in 1987 by current President/CEO Mark Brawerman. In 1990, Turtle Mountain introduced Living Lightly pints, a line of soy-based, rice syrup and fruit-sweetened frozen dessert products. In 1998, Turtle Mountain introduced Organic Soy Delicious, a line of soy-based frozen dessert quarts. This brand was later renamed to So Delicious Dairy Free. Turtle Mountain followed that up in 2001 with the introduction of Purely Decadent, a premium line of frozen desserts sold in pints.

Turtle Mountain’s company name was inspired by a place in Nicaragua that borders the ocean, where sea turtles lay their eggs. Natives to the area refer to the place as Turtle Mountain.[3] As part of its company mission, Turtle Mountain donates a portion of its profits to the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, an organization that seeks to protect endangered sea turtle populations around the world.

Brands[edit]

So Delicious Dairy Free[edit]

A bowl of So Delicious Dairy Free Neapolitan frozen dessert

This brand is sold in quarts and is produced with a lower fat and calorie content than premium lines of dairy ice cream.

Quarts

  • Butter Pecan
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Velvet
  • Cookies ‘N Cream
  • Creamy Vanilla
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Mint Marble Fudge
  • Mocha Fudge
  • Neapolitan
  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberry
  • Twisted Vanilla Orange

Novelties

  • Creamy Fudge Bar
  • Creamy Orange Bar
  • Creamy Raspberry Bar
  • Vanilla Sandwich Minis
  • Kidz Fruit Pops

Purely Decadent[edit]

A bowl of Purely Decadent Pomegranate Chip dairy-free ice cream

This is a super-premium brand of dairy-free ice cream, characterized by a rich, dense taste and higher fat content than its sister brand, So Delicious Dairy Free. The calorie and fat content of Purely Decadent’s pints remain lower than that of super-premium dairy ice cream brands.[4]

Pints

  • Cherry Nirvana
  • Chocolate Brownie Almond
  • Chocolate Obsession
  • Chunky Mint Madness
  • Coconut Craze
  • Cookie Avalanche
  • Cookie Dough
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Mocha Almond Fudge
  • Peanut Butter Zig Zag
  • Pomegranate Chip
  • Praline Pecan
  • Purely Vanilla
  • Raspberry A La Mode
  • Rocky Road
  • So Very Strawberry
  • Swinging Anna Banana
  • Turtle Trails
  • Vanilla Swiss Almond

Novelties

  • Purely Vanilla Bars
  • Vanilla Almond Bars
  • Mocha Mania Coated Sandwich
  • Vanilla Mania Coated Sandwich

It’s Soy Delicious[edit]

This is a fruit-sweetened brand of dairy-free ice cream, sweetened with a blend of fruit concentrates, brown rice and tapioca syrup. It has a low fat and calorie content and a lighter texture than its sister brands. It comes in the following pint-sized flavors:

  • Almond Pecan
  • Awesome Chocolate
  • Black Leopard
  • Carob Peppermint
  • Chocolate Almond
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Espresso
  • Green Tea
  • Mango Raspberry
  • Pistachio Almond
  • Raspberry
  • Tiger Chai
  • Vanilla
  • Vanilla Fudge

So Delicious Made With Coconut Milk[edit]

This dairy-free ice cream is made with rich coconut milk, sweetened with agave.

Pints

  • Cherry Amaretto
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Brownie Almond
  • Choocolate Peanut Butter Swirl
  • Coconut
  • Coconut Almond Chip
  • Cookie Dough
  • Cookies 'N Cream
  • German Chocolate
  • Green Tea
  • Mint Chip
  • Mocha Almond Chip
  • Passionate Mango
  • Pomegranate Chip
  • Swiss Almonds
  • Turtle Trails[clarification needed]
  • Vanilla Bean

Partnership with Farm Sanctuary[edit]

On March 7, 2007, Turtle Mountain announced a partnership with Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal protection organization, and cartoonist Dan Piraro, the creator of the syndicated panel cartoon Bizarro. The campaign's stated intention is to "tap children's natural affinity for animals and educate them about healthy nutrition and the impact of factory farming on animals and the environment."[5] As part of the alliance, Turtle Mountain launched a brand of allergen-free fruit pops, dubbed "So Delicious Kidz Pops".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cool Options for Organic Ice Cream. Retrieved on 26 July 2007
  2. ^ About Turtle Mountain. turtlemountain.com
  3. ^ Mark Brawerman Interview. Satya. Retrieved on 23 July 2007
  4. ^ Super-Premium Dessert Nutritional Comparisons. Retrieved on 23 July 2007
  5. ^ Turtle Mountain, Farm Sanctuary and Dan Piraro Announce Partnership. Retrieved on 24 July 2007

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