Isaly’s Ice Cream Brand Making Return to Retail Market
This spring Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Isaly’s, a long established dairy and deli meats and cheese supplier, will return to retail freezer shelves and cabinets with Isaly’s Ice Cream. The relaunch of super-premium ice cream products will feature flavors including Whitehouse Cherry, Maricopa, Vanilla, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
Isaly’s was well known for its unusual flavors of ice cream with unusual names like Maricopa, a mix of vanilla ice cream and butterscotch swirls; and Whitehouse Cherry, vanilla ice cream with plump maraschino cherries. The Whitehouse Cherry flavor is a nod to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’s meticulously landscaped cherry blossoms characteristic of Washington, D.C.
Established in 1833 when Christian Isaly and his family emigrated from Switzerland to the United States, the Isaly’s brand has grown from cheese making and dairy farming to dairy products and deli meats and ultimately an eponymous line of retail stores.
Now under the guidance of Jim and Leslee Conroy, owners of Conroy Foods and Beano’s Original Deli Condiments, the brand’s deli products have continued to meet steady demand in food chains and independent stores throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and beyond by remaining committed to preserving Isaly’s tradition and quality.
When investigating a box of Isaly’s memorabilia they received in the purchase of the brand, the Conroys discovered an Isaly’s store operational manual and all of the original ice cream formulas, come of which date back to the founding of the ice cream manufacturing business in 1904. The rest, as they say, is history, as 2017 will mark the return of Isaly’s frozen confectionery to supermarkets, grocery stores and other retail outlets.