Syrian Date & Walnut

Our Syrian Date and Walnut flavor was inspired by the middle-eastern treat– Ma’amoul, a shortbread pastry filled with dates and nuts. Ma’amoul is enjoyed by Syrian communities of all faiths on celebratory holidays: Muslims on Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Christians on Easter and Jewish communities on Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah.

We were not only inspired by the wonderful taste of Ma’amoul to create our new flavor but also moved by the great American tradition of embracing flavors from another land and bringing them into our own kitchens. Food shared across a table has the power to break down cultural barriers and remind us that in spite of our outward differences, more unites us than separates us.

The label for this flavor was designed to be symbolic – to bring focus the recent wave of anti-immigration rhetoric in the United States and most importantly the plight of Syrian families seeking refuge who do not have a voice and have been mischaracterized as terror threats for political gain.

We hope customers will not only enjoy this wonderful new ice cream flavor, but also discover Syrians who are trying to escape the horrors of war to build a better future are in the fact, not much different from previous generations who came to our shores seeking refuge.


Adirondack Creamery is donating 50% of the profits from this flavor to support the aid of Syrian refugees by the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org).


Ingredients:
Cream, Milk, Cane Sugar, Skim Milk Powder, Egg Yolks, Date Paste (Dates and Water), and Walnuts

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