Walmart’s recent attempt to commercialize Juneteenth with a new ice cream flavor backfired.
Their “Celebration Edition: Juneteenth Ice Cream,” was met with outrage and has sparked a backlash from many on social media.
The company has now pulled the product from its shelves and issued an apology. However, don’t worry, they still have several other Juneteenth related items for sale including the “It’s the freedom for me,” can cooler :/
This is a great time to remind all that there are several Black-owned ice cream businesses that we can support, starting with Creamalicious, the brand that originally created the swirled red velvet and cheesecake flavor that Walmart used for its own version.
Black-Owned Ice Cream Businesses
Creamalicious Ice Creams (Nationwide)
Mikey Likes It (New York, NY)
Here’s The Scoop DC (Washington D.C.)
JD’s Vegan (Select locations nationwide)
Taharka Bros. Ice Cream (Baltimore, MD)
Earthy Goodness Vegan (Houston, TX)
Ari’s Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe (St. Louis, MO)
Little Giant Ice Cream (Oakland, CA )
Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets (Richmond, VA )
Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats (Alexandria, VA)
Whipped Urban Dessert Lab (New York, NY)
Lil’ Ice Cream Dude’s Cool World Ice Cream Shop (Athens, GA)
Cajou Creamery (Baltimore, MD)
Kubé (Oakland, CA)
Double Dipper Ice Cream (Claymont, DE)
Ice Cream 504 (New Orleans, LA)
Tipping Cow (Somerville, MA)