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Lactose Intolerant Perry’s Ice Cream Veteran Finally Gets To Enjoy His Ice Cream

April 30th, 2013

Perry’s Ice Cream Introduces Lactose Free Vanilla Ice Cream


Perry’s Ice Cream

Marissa Wilson

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Akron, N.Y. – April 30, 2013 – Imagine working for an ice cream company for the better part of your life and never being able to enjoy a cone or dish without discomfort.  John Rogers, direct store delivery leader with 40 years of service at Perry’s has struggled with lactose intolerance for the past 30 years.  “I love ice cream, the problem is, ice cream doesn’t love me, “said Rogers.

Rogers is among the estimated 30 to 50 million Americans who are lactose intolerant, according to the National Dairy Council.  Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and milk-derived dairy products.  Lactose intolerant individuals have insufficient levels of the lactase enzyme that changes lactose into glucose and galactose in their digestive system.  Additionally, a survey of 400 Perry’s consumers revealed that 19% of respondents are either lactose intolerant or have a family member who is.  54% of these respondents are interested in Lactose-Free products.

Perry’s Premium Lactose Free Vanilla ice cream assures no compromise in taste, what sets the product apart from regular Premium Vanilla is the absence of lactose.  After the mix is created, Perry’s adds a lactase enzyme that breaks down the lactose over 48 hours.  The product boasts the flavor and creaminess you expect from Perry’s.

Rogers is extremely pleased that Perry’s has launched a product that fits his health needs, similar to Perry’s No Sugar Added line for those who are diabetic or need to reduce their sugar intake. He is typically reluctant to switch his favorite dairy products to lactose free for fear of compromised flavor and quality.  However, Rogers’ reaction to sampling the product is simple, “Whoa, I can’t believe it’s this good!”

For more on John Rogers’ story, visit: for his video testimonial.

Consumers can scoop up Lactose Free Vanilla at independent ice cream stands and retail locations across New York State, Western Pennsylvania, Northeastern Ohio, Vermont and Virginia.

In addition to Lactose Free Vanilla, Perry’s has introduced four new flavors exclusively for ice cream stand locations and two new retail products:

2013 New Ice Cream Stand Flavors: 

Movie Time, Oh My, Cherry Pie!, Queen of Hearts and Sponge Candy

2013 New Retail Products: 

All Natural Black Cherry and 6-pack Party Sandwiches

For more information on these flavors, visit:

About Perry’s Ice Cream

Perry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry and headquartered in Western New York, is a family-owned and operated fourth generation ice cream manufacturer with over 350 employees.  Perry’s Ice Cream is proudly made the old-fashioned way, crafted one batch at a time and slow cooked for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste.  For additional information about Perry’s Ice Cream, visit:




National Dairy Council:


And the New 2013 Flavors Are…

April 8th, 2013

It’s Time to Drop by Your Local Ice Cream Stand… Perry’s new 2013 flavors have arrived!!!

Lactose Free Vanilla: we bet if you let your friends and family try this vanilla without telling them it is lactose free, they wouldn’t be able to guess! It was a favorite of many Perry’s team members at our annual company meeting, and you simply have to try it! It makes sense for us to be so confident you’ll like it, since the only difference between our regular premium vanilla and our premium lactose free vanilla is the absence of lactose.

Needless to say, this flavor is BIG NEWS for those who are lactose intolerant – trips to an ice cream stand are equal opportunity for all from now on!


Sponge Candy: caramel sugar flavored ice cream with caramelized sugar swirls and sponge candy pieces.

Ice cream stands that  have already opened for the season, like Green Acres Ice Cream2 Scoops Ice CreamFrosty’s Ice Cream couldn’t keep this Buffalo-inspired flavor in stock and have to asked for urgent additional delivery. Need we say more?

Movie Time: Popcorn flavored ice cream with sea salt caramel swirls and caramel truffles.  Try it and you’ll see why this flavor was named 2013’s “Most Innovative” by the International Dairy Foods Association (aka the trusted authority on all things ice cream).

Fair warning: make sure you have time to see a movie after you try this flavor. We don’t think you’ll be able to fight the temptation!

Oh My, Cherry Pie! Vanilla ice cream with cherry and graham cracker swirls.

What can be better than a homemade cherry pie? Our answer is: cherry pie ala mode, served chilled, in an ice cream cone.

Queen Of Hearts: Dark chocolate ice cream with raspberry swirls and fudge filled hearts.

An ultimate indulgence! Let’s just say we are quite confident that dark chocolate lovers will really enjoy this flavor.

You will be able to find all of these new flavors at ice cream stands that have already opened for the season.  An easy way to find any flavor nearby is by using our flavor finder tool: Let us know how you like the new flavors by commenting on this post, on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. (#PerrysNewFlavors2013).

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May the best flavor win!

March 26th, 2013

It is this time of the year again! We are about to begin our second installment of the Flavor Faceoff.

This year we have asked our Perry’s fans on Facebook to nominate the flavors to the playoffs. The 2013 bracket is a true representation of the nominations – the more votes a flavor received, the higher it ranked. Flavors then were grouped into two conferences: Chocolate and Vanilla. Match-ups were scheduled according to flavor rankings.

Click the image to download the copy of the bracket.

For just one more day the sweepstakes form would be open to accept guesses at what flavor will be left standing in the end. All correct guesses will be entered to win a YEAR’S SUPPLY of Perry’s!  So, hurry and take a guess! 

Beginning March 28th two match-ups a day will be posted to Perry’s Ice Cream Facebook wall. The flavor that collects the most votes proceeds to the next round.

Good luck with taking a guess! And hurry, the entries are accepted for just one more day!