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National Ice Cream Day July 15th Gets a Uniquely Canadian Twist With Inspired Creations From Cold Stone Creamery

Monday, July 09, 2012

National Ice Cream Day July 15th Gets a Uniquely Canadian Twist With Inspired Creations From Cold Stone Creamery08:00 EDT Monday, July 09, 2012Ten Provincial Signature Creations Offer a Little Taste of Home - Ice Cream StyleOAKVILLE, ON, July 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Did you know July 15th is National Ice Cream Day? Tocelebrate, Cold Stone Creamery has unveiled ten Provincial Signature Creations, representing each Canadian province. The delicious Creations combine the most popular mix-ins in each respective province with Cold Stone Creamery's premium ice cream, made with real Canadian cream.National Ice Cream Day is a testament to Canadian's love of real ice cream. According to data from the NPD Group, Canadians ate more than 121 million servings of ice cream at quick-service restaurants in 2011.Here's the scoop on Cold Stone Creamery's Provincial Signature Creations from East to West:Newfoundland "Cod"ton Candy Dandy- Loaded with sprinkles and gummy bears and topped with a dollop of whipped topping in a bright blue cotton candy ice cream base, this cold concoction is as colourful as a good old-fashioned kitchen party on a St. John's Saturday night.Nova Scotia Blueberry "Scone'er"- Sweet Cream ice cream loaded with blueberries the colour of the North Atlantic, with graham cracker pie crust and almonds like the rocky coast line that Nova Scotians call home.PEI Rocky Road to "Heaven-lea"-Chock full of crunchy almonds, chocolate chips, and smothered in fudge sauce, this chocolate ice cream creation is as rocky as the tiny island's red sandstone cliffs.New Brunswick Ploye Perfection - Pieces of yellow cake mixed into Cake Batter ice cream and decked out with whipped topping and strawberries, this take on a traditional Acadian pancake is anything but flat.Quebec La Poutine Gourmand- A sweet take on Quebecois cuisine, this creamy creation features French Vanilla ice cream mixed with pecans, chocolate shavings all smothered in caramel sauce.Ontario's Berry Best -Inspired by the strawberry fields of southwestern Ontario, this creation is loaded with brownies, Ontario strawberries and fudge sauce mixed into strawberry ice cream.Manitoba Red River Flare - A taste of fruity goodness with strawberries, bananas and whipped topping on top of delicious strawberry ice cream. This cold creation's soft texture is as rich as Manitoba valleys and as plush as the humid air.Saskatchewan Wheat King Coronation- Golden yellow cake chunks mixed into Cake Batter ice cream, topped with pieces of SKOR® bar and swirled with caramel sauce, to represent the fertile terrain and golden yellow wheat fields of Canada's breadbasket.Alberta Black Gold - Tim Hortons Double DoubleCoffee ice cream mixed with dark gooey fudge to capture the fast paced, hardworking oilmen of Canada's cowboy province, mixed with a mountainous terrain layer of graham cracker pie crust and almonds.B.C. Rocky Mountain Landslide- Whipped topping on top of chocolate ice cream to signify the snowy peaks of the Rockies; mix in Oreo® cookie pieces and chocolate chips to capture the craggy cliffs of Canada's West."Canadians love ice cream and what better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day than to enjoy a Signature Cold Stone Creamery Creation made with real Canadian dairy," said Nick Javor, Senior Vice President, Cold Stone Creamery Canada.  "By incorporating every day treats such as fruit, brownies, Oreo® cookies and nuts with our premium ice cream, our Provincial Signature Creations are sure to please every ice cream lover - regardless of which province you reside in."Cold Stone Creamery's Provincial Signature Creations are available at over 130 co-branded Tim Hortons locations across Canada for a limited time. Prices vary. To find the nearest location, visit www.timhortons.com/coldstone.Cold Stone Creamery® ExperienceCold Stone Creamery's premium ice cream is made right in our restaurants.  To experience Cold Stone, guests simply choose their cone or cup size - Like It™, Love It™, Gotta Have It™ - ice cream or sorbet and any number of countless mix-ins such as fruit, nuts, candies and other toppings. A Team Member mixes the selections with spades on a chilled granite stone, and the Creation is presented to the guest as The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®. Guests can also enjoy Cold Stone Creamery's take-home treats such as ice cream cookie sandwiches, cupcakes, pies and cakes. http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/menu/coldstonecreamery.htmlTim Hortons Inc. Overview Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of April 1, 2012, Tim Hortons had 4,042 system wide restaurants, including 3,315 in Canada, 721 in the United States and six in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.Fact Sheet:http://files.newswire.ca/1093/ENG_CSC_Fact_Sheet.pdfImage with caption: "Cold Stone Creamery unveils ten Provincial Signature Creations in celebration of National Ice Cream Day (July 15). (CNW Group/Cold Stone Creamery)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120709_C6895_PHOTO_EN_16058.jpgPDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/07/09/20120709_C6895_DOC_EN_16085.pdfFor further information: For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Michelle Zucchero MSL Canada 416-847-1321 michelle.zucchero@mslgroup.com Michelle Robichaud Tim Hortons Inc. 905.339.5047 robichaud_michelle@timhortons.com