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Charmery releases Chinese Food and A Movie ice cream for Jews on Christmas

December 19, 2013
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By Rebecca Scott Lord

In addition to making ice cream flavors to honor the television show Breaking Bad and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (“a Dr. Pepper based ice cream with a cayenne kick“), the Charmery, this year’s “Best Ice Cream Shop,“   has been churning out a flurry of tasty Christmas flavors.

David Alima, who co-owns the shop and makes the ice cream alongside his wife Laura, is Jewish, and, amidst the stollen bread and eggnog and candy-cane flavors, he noticed a distinct lack of a flavor for the Jewish world to feel nostalgic about. The Charmery offered jelly-doughnut ice cream for Hanukkah, so Alima figured he should make something to commemorate another special Jewish tradition: Chinese food and a movie on Christmas. Chinese Food and a Movie  is a buttery popcorn ice cream with chunks of chocolate covered fortune cookies mixed in. It debuts this Saturday, and will probably only remain in stock for a week.