Breyers

At Breyers we believe good things get better when they're double churned.

Ice cream coneThe scoop on ice cream

The Breyers brand has grown significantly in recent years as new products have joined the flagship Breyers Classic Ice Cream line.

Among them are: Naturally Flavoured Breyers Double Churn, our family favourite line of Breyers Classic, the Smooth and Dreamy Light Ice Cream line and the Breyers co-brands, such as Hershey’s and Cadbury's confectionary bar brands.

History

In 1866, as America recovered from the Civil War, William A. Breyer of Philadelphia hand-cranked his first gallon of ice cream. It was a special ice cream consisting of rich cream, pure cane sugar, fresh fruits, nuts and other natural flavours - some of the very same ingredients used today. He sold it to his neighbours with the promise that his ice cream was made the old-fashioned way. Word spread quickly, and Breyers Ice Cream was soon declared Philadelphia's best. 

William Breyer promises the best & delivers

William Breyer opened his first retail ice cream shop in the U.S. in 1882. Within a short time he and his family opened four more retail shops. Breyer continued to make all of the ice cream in the back of one of the shops, cranking it by hand and delivering it with his horse-drawn wagon.

In 1896, 30 years after founder William Breyer made his first gallon of ice cream, his family set up its first wholesale manufacturing plant. Breyer's son, Henry, incorporated the business in 1908 and continued his father's commitment to produce high quality ice cream. He added the now famous "Pledge of Purity®" to every package of Breyers Ice Cream as his personal guarantee that Breyers was the best ice cream available. 

Breyers - an American brand

By 1918, the Breyer Ice Cream Company was producing more than a million gallons of ice cream a year and shipping it to New York City and Staten Island, New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C. In 1926, the Breyer Ice Cream Company became a division of the National Dairy Products Corporation (NDPC), a growing organization of well-known brands. In 1969, NDPC then became the Kraftco Corporation and, before long, Breyers Ice Cream became a favourite throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. In 1970, it was introduced in Georgia, Florida and other areas of the Eastern U.S. In 1976, Breyers' parent company became Kraft, Inc. and, in 1984, Breyers All Natural Ice Cream became available west of the Mississippi River for the first time.

In 1993, Unilever bought Breyers® and Sealtest® ice creams from Kraft and made them part of the Gold Bond-Good Humor Ice Cream Company in Green Bay, Wisconsin, renaming the company the Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream Company. 

Brownie with ice creamBreyers comes to Canada

The Breyers® brand was introduced in Canada in 1995 when it replaced the Beatrice® Classic ice cream brand. That same year, Unilever renamed its Canadian ice cream company Good Humor-Breyers. Since then, the Breyers®  brand has grown significantly. Now a part of Unilever Ice Cream, several new product lines have joined Breyers Classic. Among them are Breyers Double Churned, Smooth & Dreamy and Co-Brands.

Our products

  • Double Churned Double Churned Ice Cream
  • Smooth & Dreamy Light Ice Cream  
  • Smooth & Dreamy Frozen Novelties
  • ClassicIce Cream
  • ClassicLight Ice Cream
  • Co-Brands
  • Fruit Bars  
  • Co-branded Ice Cream Bars and Cones            

From our range

Breyers Double Churn - cookies and cream
Breyers Double Churn - cookies and cream
Breyers Double Churn - chocolate cheesecake
Breyers Double Churn - chocolate cheesecake
Breyers Double Churn - butterscotch ripple
Breyers Double Churn - butterscotch ripple
Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Dulce de Leche
Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Dulce de Leche

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