Pierre’s Ice Cream Company declares March Sorbet Month

Cleveland, OH – March 10, 2010 – It’s March. Spring is just days away and, after several weeks of winter, most everyone could use a tantalizing “Taste of Sunshine.” For this reason and many more, Pierre’s Ice Cream has declared the month of March Sorbet Month!

“Sorbet is a refreshingly flavorful fat free, cholesterol free and dairy free frozen treat,” said Pierre’s spokesperson Matt Thornicroft. “It has survived the test of time as a favorite dessert and, with March being National Nutrition Month, is a fine alternative for people looking to reduce the amount of fat and cholesterol in their diets. Plus, after months of wintry weather and overcast skies, everyone could probably use a little sunshine just about now.”

Sorbet’s (pronounced “sor-BAY”) history dates back to ancient times, when kings and emperors lavished themselves with frozen desserts made of mountain snow flavored with juices and honey. King Solomon was written to have enjoyed iced drinks during harvesting. Alexander the Great was fond of snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. Roman Emperor Nero (A.D. 54-86) is known to have sent runners into the mountains for snow, which was flavored with fruits and juices (Source: International Dairy Foods Association: The History of Ice Cream).

Sorbet contains no fat or diary ingredients and is made from pureed fresh fruit and water. Sherbets (pronounced “SHER-bet”) contain 1-2 percent milkfat. Often served as a treat between courses at formal dinners, Sorbets are also popular for desserts and drink recipes. They make a great alternative for people with milk allergies or those watching their fat content.

Sorbet has been a part of Pierre’s famous lineup of frozen desserts since 1997. Made with the finest ingredients and fresh fruit purees, Pierre’s Sorbet is naturally fat free and cholesterol free, and dairy free. Pierre’s Sorbets are certified Kosher Parve and come in six smooth and refreshing flavors: Chocolate, Lemon, Passion Fruit, Peach, Raspberry and Strawberry. They contain just 100-140 calories per half cup serving.

Pierre’s created its sorbet in response to increasing consumer demand for great-tasting, low-fat frozen dessert alternatives. The first Pierre’s Sorbets were created in 1997. Offering “A Taste of Sunshine” in every spoonful, Pierre’s Sorbets have become a popular favorite in Greater Cleveland and beyond, including New Jersey.

Pierre’s Sorbet Facts

  • Pierre’s Sorbet first hit store shelves in February of 1997.
  • Raspberry is the most popular Pierre’s Sorbet flavor.
  • Pierre’s first lineup of Sorbets consisted of Peach, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry, Passion Fruit and Raspberry.
  • Chocolate replaced Orange in 1998.

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 over 75 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.

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