Country Style Ice Cream now available at Milan Hy-Vee Print
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Written by Jake Glimco   
Monday, 18 July 2011 13:37

Milan, IL / July 18, 2011 -- A local soft-serve confection that has delighted the taste buds of almost three generations will be given out in abundance at Milan Hy-Vee’s first Family Fun Days, July 22nd and 23rd.  This family event will feature children’s games, a bounce house, educational exhibits from Niabi Zoo and a large assortment of all-you can eat food items including Milan Hy-Vee’s newest offering:  Country Style Ice Cream.   Milan Hy-Vee is the first in the supermarket chain to stock quart containers of Country Style in its freezer section.  Six varieties of this Quad-Cities favorite are also being served in Hy-Vee’s restaurant as well, including their classic vanilla soft-serve and their rich European-inspired dark chocolate flavor, which was added to the Country Style menu two years ago.   “I grew up with Country Style”, said Tony Collins, Assistant Director of the Milan Hy-Vee.  He added, “I feel strongly that this high-quality product will be a welcome addition to our store.”

Admission to Hy-Vee’s Family Fun Days will be $5 for adults and children under six are admitted free with a paid adult admission.  The event will also feature a dunk tank fundraiser, with proceeds to help build a new elephant enclosure at Niabi.  Milan Hy-Vee is located at 201 West 10th AvenueMilan.  The Family Fun Fest activities will be held in the grassy field just north of the store.  

Country Style’s Taste Like Homemade flavor is now even closer to home for residents in South Rock Island and Mercer Counties.   This new distribution outlet is especially significant to Country Style owner, Kent Kindelsperger, who lives just outside of Milan and grew up near Sherrard.  “We’re so glad that Country Style is now a more convenient treat for my friends and neighbors….and me, of course!” Kindelsperger is currently experimenting with Hy-Vee’s bakery on new cake/cookie and ice-cream flavor combinations.   He welcomes your ideas.  Send him your ideas by going towww.countrystyleicecream.com or going to Country Style’s Facebook page. 

As rich as it tastes, Country Style is also a healthier alternative than many other frozen dairy treats.  Country Style is gluten-free, reduced fat, kosher and contains no high fructose corn syrup.  In 1994, Country Style became one of the earliest soft-serve manufacturers to pasteurize its product, bringing the mixture to ultra-high temperatures before freezing, to kill any potentially harmful bacteria.  Country Style Ice Cream was founded in 1947 by brothers Wayne and “Whitey” Lindgren.  Kent Kindelsperger has owned and operated Country Style since 1988.  Country Style franchises now sell their unique flavors in both Lehigh Acres, Florida near Ft. Myers and ChesterVirginia, south of Richmond and west of Colonial Williamsburg.