Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Alden’s story began with his mother’s personal brand – Julie’s Organic Ice Cream. He wanted to make an organic ice cream that was equally good, but with a lighter formula. All of Alden’s Ice Cream is USDA certified organic. There are eight flavors to choose from: Mint Chip, Blackberry, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Butter Brittle, Strawberry, Peanut Butter Chip, and Cookies and Cream. They have two new flavors that are “coming soon”: Root Beer Float and Fresh Peaches n Cream. All of Alden’s Ice Cream comes in packages that are a little more than a pint. You cannot buy Alden’s Ice Cream directly through the website. This means that the price could vary depending on which store you purchase it at.
Foods that are organic were grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, or ionizing radiation. Organic foods are GMO free. The milk in Alden’s Ice Cream comes from cows that eat a 100% organic diet which comes from a combination of organic pasture and organic feed. The cows are not given antibiotics (except as a last resort, in which case, they can no longer be part of an organic herd). The vanilla extract used in Alden’s ice cream is made from grains like corn or wheat. However, they are considered hypoallergenic because the gluten breaks down in the distilling process of the alcohol. Most of Alden’s flavors are gluten free, (except for the Cookies and Cream, which contains wheat). However, since the ice cream is made on shared equipment, there is a chance that it could be cross contaminated with wheat or gluten. Alden’s Ice Cream is part of Oregon Ice Cream Co., which has its headquarters in Vancouver, Washington. In case you were wondering, Alden’s favorite flavor is Chocolate Chocolate Chip.