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Newest Pierre's Ice Cream Flavor Divinely Inspired by Nun Better® Cookies

Cleveland, OH – June 28, 2012 – Nun Better™ Snickerdoodle, one of seven new flavors in Pierre’s Ice Cream Company’s newly launched Signature Collection, is the product of a unique collaboration between the 80-year-old Cleveland-based ice cream maker and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit, an order of nuns famously known for delivering batches of their homemade Nun Better® Cookies to the Cleveland Indians.

Featuring Caramel Ice Cream with Snickerdoodle Cookies and Caramel Swirl, Pierre’s Nun Better™ Snickerdoodle is inspired by the cookie of the same name, one of several varieties in the order’s Nun Better® brand which includes Lemon Crinkle, Butterscotch Coconut Toasties and Old-fashioned Oatmeal Raisin. Proceeds from the sisters’ cookies support their order, whose ministry involves serving the older adults at Jennings Center for Older Adults in Garfield Heights, Ohio.

Sister Mary Assumpta, known around Cleveland as “The Baseball Nun” for delivering her order’s cookies to the Indians and serving as a baseball correspondent for WEWS-TV NewsChannel5 in Cleveland and CBS This Morning in the 1990s, approached Pierre’s last year about creating an ice cream based on one of the order’s cookies. After months of searching for the perfect ingredients and fine tuning the recipe, Pierre’s flavor-development team unveiled Nun Better™ Snickerdoodle.

“Nun Better™ Snickerdoodle is a wonderful flavor,” said Sister Mary Assumpta. “It really captures the spirit of our cookies. We are very excited and are sure it will please both cookie and ice cream lovers alike!”

Pierre’s Signature Ice Cream line was created in celebration of Pierre’s 80th anniversary in 2012. Offering “the ultimate ice cream experience,” Signature is a line of Super Premium Ice Cream Pints featuring seven unique and indulgent flavors: Banana Fudge Chunk, Cherries & Chocolate Chunks, Chocolate Lava Cake, Coconut Fudge Almond, Exquisite Vanilla, Mocha Mud Pie and Nun Better™ Snickerdoodle.

“Ice cream lovers will definitely be delighted by Nun Better™ Snickerdoodle,” said Pierre’s President and CEO, Shelley Roth. “The sisters are very passionate about their cookies, just like Pierre’s is about making ice cream. It was a perfect flavor for Pierre’s Signature Collection.”

The new flavors will arrive in stores in time for July, National Ice Cream Month.

Pierre’s Ice Cream Company is a leader in the production and distribution of gourmet ice creams, sherbet, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and frozen novelties. Over 235 products and flavors share the Pierre’s name. The company is privately owned and operated with its headquarter office and production plant in Cleveland, Ohio. Pierre’s has 80 years of tradition and commitment to the highest quality standards, outstanding service and industry leadership.  For more information about Pierre’s, visit www.pierres.com.

The Sisters of the Holy Spirit are celebrating their 80th anniversary as a Catholic community in the Diocese of Cleveland.  Located in Garfield Heights, Ohio, this religious order is the sponsor of Jennings Center for Older Adults, a leader in care for Northeast Ohio’s older adults.  For more information about the community or Nun Better® cookies, visit www.sistersoftheholyspirit.org.

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