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The “Inside Scoop” on all things TransCold and Ice Cream. Check back regularly for updates or visit us on social media – there’s always something exciting happening!

New Product: Kind Frozen Bars

Kind Frozen Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Bar

Available soon in multipack form in our US markets. Kind has long dominated the healthy protein and granola bars, but the Kind Frozen Bar is the first of its … kind.

Their first flavor, Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt is a frozen, creamy nut bar made from nutrient-dense almonds, layered with smooth dark chocolate and sea salt. Both creamy and crunchy, it’s been compared to a Snickers bar, but a healthy alternative – 4g of protein, only 10g added sugar and 190 calories per serving. Even better – the very first ingredient is Almonds!

Award: Nora’s Plant Based Ice Cream

Katherine Backman, Nora's 30 Under 30

We couldn’t be prouder to work with Katherine Backman, co-founder of Nora’s Plant-Based Ice Cream. She has just been named to BC Business’ Top 30 Under 30 List! We have been distributing Nora’s since they began production at our very own Bendicks Ice Cream Factory in Vancouver just a few short years ago.

Nora’s was perhaps our first plant based products and are still a favourite among many of us. They have seen tremendous growth in their early years (100,000+ pints already) and are already carried at Whole Foods, Buy Low, Nesters, Safeway, Georgia Main, Spud, Nutters, Fairway, Thrifty’s and countless independent grocers.

Graduation: Melissa Leung earns EMBA

Melissa Leung, Executive Masters of Business Administration

TransCold distribution congratulates Melissa Leung, President, on the successful completion of her Executive Master of Business Administration studies. Her graduating class attended a virtual convocation to support quarantine protocols while still formally recognizing their accomplishments. Melissa has been putting in tremendous work both academically and professionally over the past 2 years to achieve this – and TransCold has been reaping the rewards. We’re very proud of her!

Melissa was appointed to the position of President on December 5, 2017 and has been with the company since its inception on December 1, 2002. She was named one of Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 under 40” in 2010 and her drive and skillful execution of TCD plans is second to none. Her business acumen has been lifelong, having managed a Dickie Dee ice cream franchise 20 bicycles strong while still in high school. Under Leung’s leadership, TransCold has seen year over year growth in sales and built a strong operations team. She is extremely focused on the future and in bringing us to new levels of growth.

New Brand: Righteous Gelato

Righteous Small Batch Plant-Based Gelato & Sorbetto Distribution in BC and Alberta

We could not be any more excited to announce our new distribution agreement with Righteous Gelato in BC and Alberta.

You might know them formerly as Fiasco Gelato – Righteous is Canada’s No. 1 selling Gelato & Sorbetto and the very 1st Gelato company to become B Corp certified (Best for the World).

Their mission is simple; to enrich people’s lives, one tiny spoonful at a time.

Freshly Made, Hand Crafted
Righteous is obsessed with quality and integrity. They are committed to sourcing the best ingredients they can find from around the world, and as locally as possible. Everything they make is natural, with no artificial flavours or colours, and nothing GMO. All Sorbettos and Plant Based Gelatos are vegan friendly. 
They are doing their righteous best to get back to the way things used to be, simple, honest and filled with passion.  www.righteousgelato.com for more

New Product: Coolway Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coolway Low Calorie Ice Cream Sandwiches in Canada

Coolway just introduced a game changer with their completely new line of ice cream sandwiches in Canada. Their ice cream pints contain 28g of protein, but only 280-390 calories per tub, on average 1,000 calories fewer than other brands. They’re now bringing that to ice cream sandwiches, at only 140 calories per creamy delicious sandwich. Plus, they contain 50% less sugar than similar sandwiches. Available in 3 flavours.

New Brand: Jelly Belly Snow Cones

Jelly Belly Snow Cone distribution

Exclusive to our mobile vendors in Washington State, Oregon and Southern California!

Jelly Belly is the #1 jelly bean brand with an astounding 94% brand awareness. Their shaved ice snow cones come with the same brand recognition with two popular flavours – mouth puckering Sour Apple, Lemon & Grape, as well as the Very Cherry Berry cone. Kids will love the taste and parents, the price point.

Western Grocer Article: Indulgent Delights

In this issue, Western Grocer explores strategic planning to maximize the opportunities for frozen novelties and ice cream. Both Melissa Leung, President and Marco Felicella, Canadian Director of Sales are quoted amongst other industry experts

“Canadians are seeking variety including dairy-free alternatives, low calorie, ethnic inspired products, and a focus on higher quality ingredients,” in Marco’s words.

As Melissa states, “All we do is frozen, with ice cream making up a significant portion of our business, guaranteeing a frozen cold chain from start to finish. Since we are not working with multi-temperature trucks, the product is fully protected from start to finish. It is not just about ordering the right product but ensuring that the frozen novelty can be delivered efficiently.”

Read the article here or download the full magazine from Western Grocer here

New Flavour: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Snackables

Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Snackables in Washinton, Oregon & California

Ben & Jerry’s are expanding their Snackables line, launched in the USA in 2019

Half Baked Chunks

A Mixture of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Fudge Brownies

As much as customers love treasure-hunting for chunks in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, digging up loot by the spoonful takes time…and a spoon. These snackable chunks of cookie dough and brownies are ready-to-grab by the handful, so now you can get half-baked in no time. Enjoy!

New Brand: My/Mo Mochi

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream distribution in Oregon, Washington and California

TransCold Distribution is proud to announce a new partnership with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, which we will be distributing throughout Washington State, Oregon and Southern California.

My/Mo master mochi makers make sweet rice dough from the best ingredients to create a magnificent doughy exterior. Inside the pillowy sweet Mochi exterior rests milky melty premium ice cream.

Currently available in Double Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Sweet Mango and Ripe Strawberry. Visit www.mymomochi.com for more information

New Product: Good Humor WWE Superstars Sandwich

Good Humor WWE Ice Cream Sandwich distribution

A modern twist on the classic ice cream truck favorite, WWE sandwiches are now available in the USA in both multi-pack and single serve form.

Each cookie sandwich includes a creamy vanilla base packed between two vanilla wafers – and features one of four favorite WWE Superstars: John Cena, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns, and ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage.

New Brand: Keto Skream

Keto Skream ketogenic ice cream distribution in Canada

Keto Skream is the first ketogenic friendly ice cream TransCold will distribute in Canada.

Keto Skream is made by Canadian entrepreneur Dan Boria and is amongst the first to mass produce a ketogenic ice cream for the 26% of Canadians who have tried (or would like to) the ketogenic diet. Available in two decadent traditional flavors, its healthy fats, no added sugar and only 2g net carbs allow dieters to spoil themselves with the indulgent ice cream for which they have been “skreaming”. ketoskream.com

New Location: Surrey Headquarters

TransCold Distribution on Scott Road

We are beyond pleased to announce the future home of TransCold Canadian Headquarters on Scott Road, Surrey, BC!

To accommodate our growth, we are building from the ground up and anticipate a two year completion. The new facility will more than double our freezer, storage and office space. The highly accessible location is central to our distribution territory, public transit, and core transportation routes. 

Stay tuned for more updates as construction progresses.