We Are Nut Free

Author: Randy Rich, President – Rich Ice Cream Co.
We Are Nut Free For years, we’ve listened to parents whose kids have food allergies. It’s a big and growing problem in this country, and as the leader of a family food company, and a dad to two elementary school girls, I wondered for a long time “What can we do to help? ” Because all of us remember Nutty Sundae Cones as an iconic treat, we thought the best we could do was employ strict allergen protocols on our lines (which we still do), and take extra precautions with peanuts. But we knew there had to be more we could do… In 2016, we decided to go “all in” and become the first major ice cream company in America to go nut free. I know, most people in the industry, think we’re “nuts” discontinuing one of our best products, but actually quite the opposite is true. Read More

What Is “Real Ice Cream”?

Author: Randy Rich, President – Rich Ice Cream Co.
What Is “Real Ice Cream”? Some of our competitors have made up some silly stories that Rich’s doesn’t make “real ice cream”. As with most fairy tales, there is a grain of truth in the story, but most of the narrative is purely make-believe. So what’s the scoop? Our family has a history of making “real ice cream” that goes back well over a century. In the old days we milked the cows in a field, churned in the mornings and sold in the afternoon. Read More