Welcome To County Wide Ice Cream!

Wholesale Ice Cream, Open To The Public!

If you LOVE Ice Cream, you will LOVE County Wide!!
We are a family run business that sells all of your summer fave ice creams- Good Humor, Magnum Bars, Popcicle, Ben and Jerry's, Ciao Bella Gourmet Sorbet and Gelato and many more, all at wholesale prices.

We are also your "go to" place for parties, events and
fund raisers- you can buy restaurant sized tubs of ice cream and italian ices!

We RENT Ice Cream Carts by the day!
We also sell DRY ICE all year long!
So c'mon in!!

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631 475-7722

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Good Humor History

Good Humor® History

Good HumorSince 1920, the Good Humor® family of products has captured the hearts of American consumers with unique treats reminiscent of the good things in life. The first to "put a stick in ice cream," Good Humor® is synonymous with family fun.

In 1920, Harry Burt, a Youngstown, Ohio candy maker, created a special treat called the Jolly Boy Sucker, a lollypop on a stick. That same year, while working in his ice cream parlor, Burt created a smooth chocolate coating that was compatible with ice cream. It tasted great, but the new combination was too messy to eat. As a solution, Burt’s son, Harry Jr., suggested freezing the wooden sticks, used for Jolly Boy Suckers, into the ice cream. It worked!

The First Ice Cream On A Stick

Good HumorBurt called his creation the Good Humor® bar, capitalizing on the then widely held belief that a person’s "humor," or temperament was related to the humor of the palate (sense of taste). Convinced that he had something big on his hands, he filed for a patent at 3 a.m. on January 30. The patent officials didn't share his sense of urgency. It took three years and a personal trip to Washington, D.C., with a five-gallon pail of Good Humor® bars before Burt was finally granted exclusive rights to "ice cream on a stick."

To market his new product, Burt sent out a fleet of 12 chauffeur-driven trucks, all with bells. The Good Humor® bar was an immediate success in Youngstown. Customers liked that the ice cream was on a stick, and the Good Humor® men in their white uniforms promoted a clean, wholesome, and trustworthy image.

The Road To Becoming An American Icon

Good HumorBetween 1921 and 1925 the availability of the Good Humor® bar grew. Then, in 1926 after the death of her husband, Cora Burt took the company public with franchises costing just $100. During the next few years as Good Humor® expanded into other parts of the Midwest, the Good Humor® Corporation of America was formed. It acquired the patents and consolidated the operations of some of the franchised companies.

In 1930, a New York businessman and investor by the name of M.J. Meehan acquired the national rights to the company by buying 75 percent of the shares. The Meehan family owned the company until 1961 when it was sold to Unilever’s U.S. subsidiary, the Thomas J. Lipton Company.

Unilever’s Lipton Foods unit continued to manufacture and market Good Humor® products for the next 12 years. In 1976, when the company's direct-selling business was disbanded in favor of grocery stores and free-standing freezer cabinets, the trucks were parked for the last time. Some of the trucks were purchased by ice cream distributors while others were sold to private individuals.

In 1989, Unilever purchased Gold Bond Ice Cream, located in Green Bay, Wis., and grouped its U.S. ice cream and frozen novelty businesses under the name Gold Bond-Good Humor Ice Cream. With its acquisition of Breyers® Ice Cream in 1993, the company name was changed to Good Humor-Breyers® Ice Cream.

The Good Humor Man!!!

Our Ice Cream bars are larger than the ones in the supermarket!!
Buy Big, Save Money, create happiness!

We carry all of the classics, as well as new favorites!


Ciao Bella Baby!!

We now sell Ciao Bella Sorbet and Gelatto!

Our artisanal hand-made gelati and sorbetti are sold nationally through restaurants, gelaterias and pints at retail. Ciao Bella’s passion to electrify the taste buds and present dessert lovers with an unparalleled, incredibly unique, intense flavor and sensory experience translates through our award winning flavors.

Inspired by American culinary tastes to re-interpret traditional Italian frozen desserts, Ciao Bella is dedicated to pleasing the discerning palate. We remain committed to only incorporating the finest, most wholesome ingredients in our gelati and sorbetti, sourced from around the globe, such as Valrhona French chocolate, Alphonse mango, Sicilian blood oranges, raspberries from Oregon, and vanilla from Tahiti and Hawaii.



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