Jack Nicklaus, aka the Golden Bear, has added another business venture to his list of accomplishments: Ice cream maker. Though he won’t actually be churning the ice cream himself, the legendary golfer lends his name to a product he loves. Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream will soon be available at Winn Dixie, Bi-Lo, and Kroger stores in select markets with a suggested retail price of $1.99. The ice cream comes in seven rich and creamy varieties loaded with real ingredients. Flavors include: Warm Spiced Butter Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Salted Caramel Toffee, Strawberry Lemonade, Triple Chocolate, Coffee and Donuts, and Homemade Vanilla.
Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream will be manufactured by a division of The Schwan Food Company—the 60-year-old Minnesota-based manufacturer and marketer of fine frozen foods and nationally renowned for its home delivery service.
“It’s no secret that I love ice cream,” Nicklaus confessed. “Needless to say, I have never had so much fun in the research and development of a product. The team at Schwan has a world-class product development center. Together, we have created a variety of flavors—all with real ingredients—for a quality, premium ice cream at a value price.”
The ice cream introduction extends the Nicklaus Companies’ efforts to celebrate the life and lifestyle of Jack Nicklaus by introducing quality consumer products, with a philanthropic tie-in. Among the Nicklaus-branded or licensed products introduced in recent years that benefit children’s charities are water, wine, lemonade, sunglasses, and golf balls.
The Nicklaus Companies is dedicated to promoting excellence in the game of golf, preserving its great traditions and growing the game. For nearly 50 years, the mission of the Nicklaus Companies has been to enhance the golf experience, and to bring to the national and international consumer, golf-related businesses and services that mirror the high standards established in the career and life of Jack Nicklaus.
In March, Nicklaus was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal by the leaders of U.S. House and Senate in recognition of his achievements on and off the course. It is the highest civilian award the United States Congress can bestow.
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Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.