Cold Stone Creamery celebrates Canadians' top ice cream eating occasions for National Ice Cream Day

Cold Stone Creamery celebrates Canadians' top ice cream eating occasions for 
National Ice Cream Day 
On Sunday, July 21, the first 200 guests at each Cold Stone Creamery location 
will receive free ice cream 
OAKVILLE, ON, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - What do summer, birthdays and the weekend 
have in common? According to the What's the Scoop Cold Stone Creamery Survey, 
they are all better with ice cream! 
"While any time is the right time for ice cream, it is not surprising that 
Canadians picked the arrival of warm weather as their number one occasion to 
enjoy ice cream, especially with our short summers," says Nick Javor, Senior 
Vice President, Cold Stone Creamery Canada. "Ice cream is one of the most 
versatile foods in the world, with limitless combinations, and it pairs 
perfectly with almost anything." 
In honour of National Ice Cream Day on July 21, Cold Stone Creamery, creators 
of the Ultimate Ice Cream, has developed six unique creations for some of the 
top ice cream eating occasions according to Canadians: 


    --  Warm weather - The Cold Stone Cooler
        You've got the AC blaring yet you still can't escape the
        blistering heat. You need The Cold Stone Cooler. Our fruity
        Sorbet mixed with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
        will be sure to cool you down and refresh the mind, body and
        soul, so you can get back to enjoying the warm summer weather
        while it lasts.
    --  The weekend - It Starts Here
        Go nuts! The weekend is (finally!) here. Celebrate by treating
        yourself to something out of the ordinary: It Starts Here.
        French Vanilla Ice Cream mixed with pecans, almonds, peanut
        butter cups and fudge sauce - the nuttiest way to get your
        weekend started right.
    --  Date night - Love at First Bite
        Ice cream is perfect to share on a date, or any time you want
        to sweep that special someone off their feet. Love at First
        Bite is proof that opposites attract with its delicious
        combination of Cheesecake Ice Cream and hot fudge, mixed with
        brownie and graham cracker pie crust to keep you smiling so
        that your romance doesn't melt. Gentlemen, be sure to let your
        ladies have the first bite!
    --  Cheering someone up - The One That Got Away
        There's no better way to mend a broken heart, or soften the
        blow of defeat, than with a little (or a lot of) ice cream. The
        One That Got Away combines the most indulgent ingredients -
        Chocolate Ice Cream, brownie, whipped topping and fudge sauce -
        so you can forget the disappointment and focus on eating until
        your heart's content.
    --  Celebrating Success - Sweet Taste of Victory
        Congratulations, you did it! Whether you are SKORing goals or
        reaching them, the Sweet Taste of Victory is the perfect
        companion to help soak in every second of your success. Sweet
        Cream Ice Cream (perfect for savouring) mixed with caramel and
        SKOR bar (perfect for reaching those goals), topped with
        congratulatory rainbow sprinkles allow you to bask in your
        moment of glory for just a little while longer.
    --  Catching up with the ladies - Chillin' With The Girls
        Who says diamonds are a girl's best friend? Whether it's a
        girls' night out or in, ice cream is the perfect companion for
        an evening of catching up. Chillin' With the Girls is the
        perfect mix of self-indulgence (Strawberry Ice Cream and
        whipped topping) and self-control (strawberries and bananas) so
        you can enjoy with a clear conscience.

Fun Frozen Facts
Did you know that in 2012, Canadians consumed an average of 5.6 litres each of 
ice cream(1)? That's the equivalent of approximately 24 cups per year! There's 
no denying that ice cream is number one in our hearts, so here are a few other 
number ones when it comes to ice cream preferences among Canadians according 
to the What's the Scoop Cold Stone Creamery Survey:
    --  Chocolate is the number one ice cream flavour in Canada,
        however, in Quebec vanilla and chocolate are tied for first.
    --  Chocolate ice cream alone isn't enough to satisfy a nation full
        of chocoholics; fudge sauce is the number one topping, except
        in Alberta where caramel sauce comes out on top.
    --  Quebecers really scream for ice cream when the hot weather
        hits: 65% of Quebec residents believe warm weather is the best
        occasion for eating ice cream, compared to 50% of all
        Canadians.

And it wouldn't be National Ice Cream Day without a nation-wide celebration: 
starting at 2:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, July 21 at participating full 
service co-branded Tim Hortons Cold Stone Creamery locations across Canada, 
the first 200 guests will receive a free regular-size signature creation. 
Available on a first come, first served basis only, so make sure you don't 
miss out! To find a Cold Stone Creamery location near you, visit 
www.coldstone.ca and use the restaurant locator.

About the What's The Scoop Cold Stone Creamery Survey
Tim Hortons commissioned Research House to conduct an online survey of 1,003 
Canadians aged 18 and older. Responses were collected from June 20 to 21, 2013.

Cold Stone Creamery® Experience 
Cold Stone Creamery's premium ice cream is made right in our restaurants. To 
experience Cold Stone, guests simply choose their cone or cup size - Kids, 
Regular, Large - ice cream or sorbet and any number of countless mix-ins such 
as fruit, nuts, candies and other toppings. A Team Member mixes the selections 
with spades on a chilled granite stone, and the Creation is presented to the 
guest as The Ultimate Ice Cream. Guests can also enjoy Cold Stone Creamery's 
take-home treats such as ice cream cookie sandwiches, cupcakes, pies and 
cakes. More information is available at www.coldstone.ca. Follow Cold Stone 
Creamery on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ColdStoneCanada.

About Tim Hortons Inc.
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North 
America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating 
in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals 
to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, 
espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and 
espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh 
Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked 
goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 31st, 2013, Tim Hortons had 
4,288 systemwide restaurants, including 3,453 in Canada, 808 in the United 
States and 27 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the 
Company is available at www.timhortons.com. Follow Tim Hortons on Twitter: 
www.twitter.com/timhortons.

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(1) Government of Canada. Per Capita Consumption of Dairy Products. Accessed 
July 3, 2012: http://www.dairyinfo.gc.ca/pdf/dpconsumption_e.pdf

Michelle Robichaud robichaud_michelle@timhortons.com 905.339.5047

Image with caption: "Cold Stone Creamery is honouring National Ice Cream Day 
with the introduction of six new signature ice cream creations. With names 
like The Cold Stone Cooler and Love at First Bite, these creations were 
developed based on some of Canadians' top ice cream eating occasions. (CNW 
Group/Cold Stone Creamery)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130715_C7195_PHOTO_EN_28981.jpg

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