Dove Bar

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Dove Bar is an American ice cream bar, created by Leo Stefanos at Dove Candies & Ice Cream on 60th Street and Pulaski Avenue in Chicago in 1956, and introduced nationally in 1985. The brand was bought by Mars Inc. in 1985,[1] and the Dove Bar today is made by M&M/Mars.[2] The Dove chocolate brand was named for the ice cream.[citation needed]

Each ice cream bar has either vanilla or chocolate ice cream, coated in chocolate. The ice cream bars are sold either individually or in a three-pack. It is considered both ice cream and candy.[citation needed]

The flavors currently available are: Milk Chocolate with vanilla ice cream, Dark Chocolate with French Vanilla ice cream (original), Milk Chocolate with Almonds and vanilla ice cream, and Milk Chocolate with chocolate ice cream and a chocolate swirl (Triple Chocolate Ice cream Bar).[citation needed]

The traditional DoveBar has famously presented the consumer with the Consumption Conundrum, where eating a full bar is usually too much, but eating a half bar is just not satisfying.[citation needed]

Dove ice cream is also sold in pints or "Miniatures". The pints also have a layer of chocolate ganache on the top, containing an impression of the Dove logo.[citation needed]

U.S. production takes place in Burr Ridge, Illinois.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Mars Acquires the Dove Bar", The New York Times, August 12, 1986, retrieved May 1, 2010 
  2. ^ The Dove Story, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 2011-07-22 

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