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12-Year-Old Paradis Ice Cream Superfan Creates Her Own Flavor

 
by: Ella Talkin
Posted: September 14, 2020

 

Bird of Paradis

 

SEAL BEACH...Over the summer we celebrated National Ice Cream Day with a competition that resulted in one Paradis superfan being able to collaborate with us on a new flavor. The winner was 12-year-old Sage, a regular at our Seal Beach location.  

Each day at Paradis we offer up to 16 flavors that are regularly rotated from our constantly evolving recipe book of over 100 flavors. You'll find a great mix of daily favorites like Sea Salted Caramel and Banana Sundae, seasonal and plant-based flavors like Basil & Lemon and Hazelnut Chip Crunch, and limited editions like Taro and Oreo Strawberry Buttermilk.   

Paradis began in Denmark, the name "Paradis" is world play between "paradise" and the Danish word for ice cream, "is" (pronounced "ees").  We started our Californian adventure in 2009 in Montrose, and today we have 12 locally-owned Paradis stores throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.  As each location is locally owned, each shop is a part of their own neighborhood and community. We love to get to know our customers and hear their opinions on our creative flavors.  Our National Ice Cream Day competition was a chance to celebrate our relationship with our customers and community. 

Sage and Erica

 

Our winner, Sage is a big fan of Paradis, especially our plant-based vegan Strawberry. Her mother even recalls rushing to get to Paradis before closing on Christmas Eve to make sure Sage had her favorite treat on Christmas Day.  Over the past few weeks, we have met with Sage for a couple of socially distanced tastings of her creation. The result was 'Bird of Paradis,' a plant-based vegan flavor that is tropical papaya, strawberry, and a hint of orange.  Sage came up with the name and flavor idea herself. She even did some concept art that inspired our graphics for the flavor. Sage says her friends can't believe she has her own ice cream flavor & she can hardly believe it herself.   

Bird of Paradis serves as a farewell to our summer flavors as we are introducing flavors such a Nutter Butter and Pumpkin Pie.  Bird of Paradis will be available at our locations starting Saturday, September 12th. It will also be available via delivery apps such as GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash, and Postmates. We encourage customers to connect with us on social media for more information on delivery options and daily flavors. Photos:Paradis


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