Dole Food Company Launches New Recipes for Dole Whip Day; Bil Goldfield Shares
CHARLOTTE, NC - With a legacy spanning nearly four decades, the Dole Whip has been a cult consumer favorite since its inception in 1984. Made from juicy DOLE® Pineapple juice, the treat has created a strong connection between the supplier and Disney, and Dole is celebrating Dole Whip Day on July 20 with 13 Dole Whip Recipes that shoppers can enjoy at home.
“Despite its global appeal and cult-like following, the Dole Whip was developed by Dole in 1986 for a fairly simple reason: to encourage more theme park guests to experience—and love!—the juicy flavor of pineapples,” said Bil Goldfield, Director of Corporate Communications for Dole Food Company. “Of course, the strategy worked, and these newest Dole Whip recipes take that idea further by adding new farm-fresh fruits and vegetables like mangos, avocados, plantains, grapes, and even spinach to the list of what’s possible to create more lifelong produce fans—and offer them in the universally beloved Dole Whip form.”
The Dole Whip was first introduced in 1984, and 39 years later, Dole Packaged Foods continues its in-park sponsorship, a release explained. Recently, Dole introduced eight new, all-natural Dole Whip recipes, bringing the total number of offerings that can be enjoyed at home to 13.
Dole’s new fresh-ingredient Dole Whips are naturally flavored with, or themed to, curry and mango, spicy tamarind, lemon-blueberry, tangy fresh mint, peppermint candy canes, the Hawaiian tropics, Mexican hot chocolate, and Filipino halo-halo. All 13 recipes are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and low-sodium. Five are also low-fat.
While Disneyland and Disney World are not within reach for all shoppers, by offering DOLE Pineapples and DOLE Bananas, retailers can help them still experience the famous flavor of Dole Whips from their own kitchens this summer.
For some merchandising inspiration and recipes for these Dole Whip variations, click here.
Happy Dole Whip Day!