A Delaware country music star and a Bridgeville creamery are partnering to bring a new ice cream flavor to shelves across America.
Jimmie Allen, who topped the music charts with his singles “Big Shot” and “Make Me Want To” in 2018 andThe Frozen Farmer in are inspired by his mother’s cooking.
Among his accolades are winning the Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year in 2018.
Frozen Farmer became a celebrity business when it earned an investment from Lori Greiner in 2020 on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
They plan a new ice cream flavor called “Miss Angie’s Peach Cobbler Frobert.”
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Allen, a Milton native who’s currently touring with Carrie Underwood, said he always loved eating his mom’s peach cobbler.
“Every kid has a story about when their mom or dad made that one thing that brought them comfort,” he said. “My momma’s peach cobbler takes me back to a time when we shared memories around the dinner table. It takes me home to Delaware.”
“We have peaches in Delaware, and peach cobbler is a popular southern dish, so with his mom’s famous recipe and our mission, this seemed like the perfect partnership all around,” said Katey Evans, founder and chief executive officer of the creamery.
Kroger has partnered with The Frozen Farmer to exclusively sell the frozen dessert in nearly 2,200 stores nationwide, according to Evans.
This includes several of Kroger’s 19 affiliate stores. Those affiliates include Harris Teeter stores in Selbyville and Millsboro.
The 370-calorie pints will sell from $4.99 to $6.49.
But don’t worry – the new flavor won’t be a limited edition.
“We certainly plan to extend the partnership if everything proves successful into next year and beyond this,” Evans said.
She said the Frozen Farmer’s goal is to provide a crafted line of flavors utilizing fruit delivery services that stand by the company’s mission to reduce food waste.
Kroger has also committed to becoming a zero-food-waste company-wide by 2025.
The partnership highlights the national successes of First State entrepreneurs.
“Delaware is of course really proud of Jimmy and all the accomplishments that he’s had so quickly,” Evans said, “but I think it speaks volumes that he’s still loyal to his small-town roots here in Delaware and supportive of other Delaware businesses.”
Raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jarek earned a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 2021. After running CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s YouTube channel, Jarek became a reporter for the Bucks County Herald before joining Delaware LIVE News.
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