This is the year of the cone for Three Twins Ice Cream. The Petaluma, California-based producer of organic ice cream will unveil three new cone creations during the March 9-13 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim. Visitors to Stand #2477 will be able to sample its Sugar Cone and Cake Cone, in addition to the all-accommodating Sundae Cone.
The new Sundae Cone treat features a chocolate-coated cone loaded with classic Madagascar Vanilla ice cream topped with a drizzle of chocolate and chopped peanuts.
Compact, light and crisp Organic Cake Cones are formulated to offset the intensity of richer flavors. And for consumes looking for an extra crunch of sugar, Organic Sugar Cones are made to envelop ice cream in a crunchy platform that can easily accommodate two or more scoops.
“We are thrilled to bring organic cones to the market that are up to par with our ice cream,” said Neal Gottlieb, one of the company’s founding twin brothers.
Three-pack boxes of frozen organic Sundae Cones have a suggested retail price of $5.99, while boxes of shelf-stable Organic Cake Cones and Sugar Cones containing 12 units are offered at suggested retail prices of $3.19 and $4.19, respectively.
Neal Gottlieb started Three Twins Ice Cream in 2005 as a single scoop shop, with the goal of building the next great American ice cream brand. Initially he was not just the company’s only employee, but came to the job with absolutely no previous ice cream-making experience. Financing the startup venture with $70,000 of personal savings and a $25,000 loan from “The Bank of Mom and Dad,” he worked 90 hours a week at a storefront in San Rafael, California.
In 2010, Three Twins opened a 4,200-square-foot ice cream manufacturing facility in Petaluma and rapidly increased distribution from 50 to hundreds of locations. Four years later, the company opened a production plant in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to cater to growing national demand for organic ice cream. Today it also operates four scoop shops in and around the San Francisco Bay area, and employs approximately 100 people.
Three Twins ice cream pints are available in over 3,000 grocery stores, natural food and specialty shops, convenience stores and corner markets across the United States. Its wide assortment of flavors range from Sea Salted Caramel and Sergio Romo’s Mexican Chocolate to Caramel Truffle Swirl and Butterscotch Pecan. Quarts and five-ounce single-serve sizes are also available, in addition to multi-pack and single-serve ice cream sandwiches.