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Celebrate Michigan Apple Month with #PureMichigan Salted Caramel Apple

Savor the flavors of the fall season in the Great Lakes State with the Limited Edition Pure Michigan Salted Caramel Apple flavor from Holland-based Hudsonville Ice Cream. With thoughts turned toward the colorful harvest season, this flavor gives a nod to the apple orchards that dot the rural landscape around the state.

“Ever since it was introduced as the 2012 winner of the ‘Pure Michigan’ online flavor contest, Pure Michigan Salted Caramel Apple has been a mouth-watering fall favorite,” says Raymond Sierengowski from Hudsonville Ice Cream. “With its combination of fresh Michigan apples folded into a special caramel-infused ice cream, it tastes just like caramel apples on a stick.”

According to the Michigan Apple Committee, Michigan is the third-largest apple producing state in the country (behind California and New York). In 2014, Michigan harvested about 24 million bushels of apples from 9.2 million apple trees in commercial production, covering 36,500 acres on 850 family farms. Michigan’s apple industry is valued at about $250 million, annually (contributing significantly to state’s overall $102 billion agricultural industry).

Other fall flavors from Hudsonville Ice Cream include:

  • Cider Mill Donut — Starting off with apple cider flavored ice cream with a spiced-apple swirl throughout and real donut pieces. All the flavors of your local cider mill are delivered in one delicious scoop. What’s left of this popular flavor is out in the marketplace around the state.
  • Fried Ice Cream — The weather may be turning cooler, but this flavor will warm your heart. Re-creating the fried ice cream experience from your favorite restaurants, this seasonal flavor takes cinnamon ice cream and mixes in pieces of cinnamon tostada crunch, with a honey caramel swirl. This flavor has flown out of the freezer cases, and remains available only in limited quantities.
  • Pumpkin Pie — Michigan ranks #2 in the country for the number of pumpkins harvested each year, and this rich and creamy flavor pays tribute to its place in the state’s overall agricultural industry. Served alone or as the a la mode to your favorite pie, this flavor returns to the freezer case just in time for holiday celebrations. With its traditional pumpkin pie flavors and now with actual pieces of pie crust, it makes a wonderful compliment to your holiday dessert table. Look for this flavor in stores now!

Look for these “Limited Edition” flavors—distinguished by the red packaging—in grocery stores throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois from through early November (while supplies last), alongside the All Season flavors and then Naturals line.

Started in 1895 as a farmers’ cooperative, the Holland-based Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream is the largest manufacturer of branded ice cream in Michigan. For more than 80 years, this Midwest company has been producing its creamy, delicious ice cream – using many of its original flavors, while at the same time creating refreshing new recipes inspired by the Great Lakes.