The Häagen-Dazs brand announced today that four of its bee-dependent flavors will proudly display the Xerces Bee Better Certified seal, which indicates ingredients were sourced from almond farms that provide bee friendly habitats. Longtime defender of the honey bee, Häagen-Dazs is the first ice cream recipient of the seal.
“Not only do bees help pollinate more than one-third of the world’s crops, they also help create some of the Häagen-Dazs brand’s most beloved flavors,” said Cady Behles, Innovation Manager for Häagen-Dazs. “We’ve been supporting the bees for over a decade, and we have them to thank for some of our signature flavors including Vanilla Swiss Almond, Honey Salted Caramel Almond and Rocky Road.”
In 2016, Häagen-Dazs installed a 6.5-mile flowering permanent hedgerow at its almond supplier’s farm, creating a year-round habitat for pollinators and other types of wildlife. From working hand-in-hand with its farmer suppliers and continuing to fund research and education, the brand has led bee conservation efforts across the consumer packaged goods space and is honored to receive the seal. Häagen-Dazs aims to draw attention to the cause with the Bee Better Certified seal on four of its bee dependent flavors, hoping to encourage others to get involved with the cause.
Behles added, “It’s rewarding to make a difference as a leading brand in consumer packaged goods. In addition to the honey bees that pollinate our almond orchards, other wildlife and pollinators such as monarch butterflies and hummingbirds can thrive.”
Look for the Xerces Bee Better Certified seal on four Häagen-Dazs flavors containing almonds – Vanilla Swiss Almond, Honey Salted Caramel, Rocky Road and Vanilla Milk Chocolate Almond Bars – at retailers nationwide.
For more information on the Häagen-Dazs brand’s other sustainability initiatives including reusable packaging innovations through becoming a founding partner with LOOP, visit https://www.haagendazs.us/about/news/introducing-loop-x-nestle
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Häagen-Dazs® was founded by Reuben Mattus in 1960 on a passion for transforming simple flavors and the finest ingredients possible into an extraordinary ice cream experience. True to tradition, the original super-premium brand is committed to using only the finest ingredients in crafting the world’s finest ice cream. Today, the Häagen-Dazs brand offers ice cream, non-dairy frozen dessert, sorbet and bars in more than 65 flavors available around the globe. For more information, please visit www.haagendazs.us. You can also check out the latest updates at facebook.com/HaagenDazsUS, on Instagram or Twitter (@HaagenDazs_US).