Ridiculously Good News from Zingers!
In This Issue:
Local Color, Part Two
Print or Show .Doesnt Matter to Me!
Two Things I Forgot Last Month
Monthly Flavor Report
LOCAL COLOR, PART TWO
Last month, we discussed the fact that its local businesses, not the franchise guys, which make up the majority of the vendors up and down the main drag of Seaside. Back in the old days it was known as the Old Shell Road (guess what it was made of go ahead, guess), and now you know it as Broadway. But I only briefly touched on the importance of local vendors, and this month wanted to go into a bit more about why buying local is so important.
Youve heard about how local dollars are important to local economies, as the money tends to circulate more in the community, adding value, etc. Its no different here in Seaside, plus, we have a little something extra in that most of our dollars come from OUTSIDE the area (as tourism is our main industry). So in keeping local we try our best to buy local as well. Our dairy mix comes from Junction City, and most of the other ingredients are locally bought if not made here.
For example: Our nuts come from Oregon and California, with the exception of the pecans. Fruits are the same - we get most from Nor-Pac in Lake Oswego, and the cherries come from the Oregon Cherry Growers Association in Salem. OK, the mangos arent grown locally. Cocoa (for chocolate) is obviously not grown here also, but we are supplied by two of the best - Ghirardelli, and Guittard - and both are located in California. Most everything else is purchased locally even though its not made here, like Oreos. Still, we do our best.
And even though we use eco-friendly packaging, we try to buy local. Its a lot easier nowadays as the industry has gotten the green idea. We are always working to do more, which is why were excited to announce that we found a new vendor for our wooden tasting spoons. Instead of importing them from China, they are made in California!
We thank you for buying local (us) and encourage you to support us little guys and gals who make the effort to make local products just a little bit better.
PRINT OR SHOW NO DIFF
Regarding your coupon (found at the bottom of the newsletter) several of you have asked if, rather than print the coupon, you could just show it when youre in the store (on your cell phone or tablet). YES! You dont have to print it! You can save paper! Heck, were easy like that.
TWO THINGS I FORGOT LAST MONTH
1. Chocolate Waffle cones are BACK! We do it every season, from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. That means now.
2. Were ramping up our selection of fudge, as were open daily now. Look for more of your favorite flavors in the fudge cases. OK, dont look, eat.
Here we go! Were open every day now until the middle of September. The hours will vary, however. It gets a little weird, because of the way school closing works out here this year. For May 31 through June 10, were open as follows:
Sunday through Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
Friday: 1pm to 9pm
Saturday: 1pm to 10pm
Beginning June 11 were open weeknights to 8pm (Monday-Thursday). Same hours as above for Friday & Saturday. Then, on June 18th (Monday), thats graduation here (yeah, its later than normal), and well close at 6pm that night only. Finally, once school is out (June 22!), its like this:
Sunday through Thursday: 1pm to 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 1pm to 10pm
MONTHLY FLAVOR REPORT
Here are the flavors we start with for June:
THE STANDARDS JUNES SPECIAL FLAVORS
Caramel Cashew Bananas Foster
Chocolate Almond Butter Pecan
Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Peanut Chip (leaving)
Just Plain Chocolate Danish Sweet Cream
Marionberry Lemon Custard
Mint Chocolate Chip Licorice
New York Cheesecake Maple Walnut
Oregon Black Cherry Oregon Hazelnut
Oreo Cookie Raspberry Chocolate Chip
Strawberry (replaces Strawberry-Banana) Peppermint Candy
Very Vanilla Toasted Marshmallow
Later in the month, youll see: Double Butterscotch Chip comes back shortly and can Chocolate Covered Banana and Root Beer Float be far behind?
As always, check us on Facebook for flavor changes!
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