Star Spangled Ice Cream

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Star Spangled Ice Cream was an American ice cream company. They marketed their ice cream as a politically conservative alternative to Ben & Jerry's which the founders felt to be too liberal.[1][2] Similarly to Ben & Jerry's, the names of the ice cream were puns, usually plays on conservative phrases and ideas, such as "Smaller Governmint", "I Hate the French Vanilla," "Navy Battle Chip," "Bill Clinton Im-peach" and "Choc & Awe".[3] The company donated 10% of its profits to organizations that it felt supported the United States Armed Forces.[4]

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The Star Spangled Ice Cream company received both criticism and praise through email, both of which were posted on their now-defunct website.[5] Ted Nugent had said that he was a fan of the "Gun Nut" flavor.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Zernike, Kate (2003-04-16). "With Liberty and Ice Cream for All". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  2. ^ Johnson, Alex (2006-02-11). "Take That, Ben and Jerry". NBC News. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  3. ^ "Star Spangled Ice Cream - Flavors Now Available in Stores". Star Spangled Ice Cream. 2008-04-15. Archived from the original on September 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  4. ^ "Star Spangled Ice Cream - Our Mission: Support Our Troops". Star Spangled Ice Cream. 2006-08-17. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  5. ^ "Mailbag". Star Spangled Ice Cream. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  6. ^ "Star Spangled Ice Cream - Ted Nugent: This Ice Cream is Awesome". Star Spangled Ice Cream. 2005-04-13. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-21.

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