Greater’s Ice Cream has just announced that a brand new flavor- Chunky Chunky Hippo- inspired by the public’s infatuation with Fiona, the baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo. Born six weeks premature at just 29 pounds in January, less than 1/2 the weight of the lowest recorded birth weight for a hippo. Folks immediately fell in love and tuned in for updates from the zoo. Fiona recently weighed in at over 325 and in now on track, hitting normal hippo milestones.
“There are two things in life guaranteed to bring a smile to your face – ice cream and Fiona, the baby hippo,” said Chad Yelton, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden vice president of marketing and communications
The limited-time flavor, a toffee ice cream base with salted, roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles, will be sold in small batches at Graeter’s shops in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Oxford, as well as some sales at the zoo and at graeters.com. The best part is a portion of proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
“Fiona continues to bring people together from all over the world in so many ways,” said Chad Yelton, vice president of marketing at the zoo. “We appreciate the support of Graeter’s and are excited to share this Fiona-inspired ice cream flavor with the community that has rallied around her for the past six months.”