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The Hershey Ice Cream Company is a completely separate entity from the Hershey Chocolate Company, despite both being founded in Lancaster County in the same year by unrelated men named Hershey.

Hershey Creamery Company

Not to be confused with the chocolate manufacturer The Hershey Company.

Hershey’s ice cream shop, Ypsilanti Twp., MI

An old Hershey grocery sign in Falmouth, Pennsylvania.

Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey’s Ice Cream, is an American creamery that produces ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, frozen yogurt, and other frozen desserts such as smoothies and frozen slab-style ice cream mixers. It was founded by Jacob Hershey and four of his brothers in 1894 and taken over by the Holder family in the 1920s. The company was one of the first to offer consumers pre-packaged ice cream pints.

The family-owned business has approximately 450 employees and operates 30 distribution centers in 28 states across the Eastern and Northeas… Continue Reading (9 minute read)

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