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    When you taste Thrifty, you’re tasting a legen-dairy legacy that has brought people together with award-winning ice cream for over 80 years. Churn up the fun today with your favorite Thrifty flavor!

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    While motorcyclists wore flight jackets across the U.S., Thrifty was on the road to opening its 100th store.


    A certain man from Memphis helps popularize rock & roll while Thrifty expands into Las Vegas.


    As humans entered space for the first time, Thrifty reached new heights by winning its 13th consecutive gold ribbon at the California State Fair.


    While people were getting groovy at the disco, Thrifty was feeling funky fresh as the biggest drugstore chain on the West Coast!


    L.A. hosted the 1984 Olympics and Thrifty won 24 gold medals at the L.A. County Fair—that’s more than any other competitor!


    The internet was connecting people more than ever before just as Rite Aid teamed up with Thrifty for the first time ever!


    As the world shifted into the new millennium, Thrifty said goodbye to its old carton to make way for the new. 


    Superhero movies broke box office records and Thrifty made super changes to its packaging design!


    Thrifty celebrated 80 years of spreading the joy of ice cream wherever fun was needed!


    The making of Thrifty ice cream

    The Thrifty ice cream plant, located in El Monte, CA, currently manufactures enough ice cream to provide more than 350 million scoops each year!


    Thrifty comes in 52 flavors, including some specialty flavors available only in California.


    Thrifty also tests hundreds of new flavors each year before putting them to market.


    Fun facts

    Some of Thrifty’s quirkier test flavors include Sriracha Swirl and Bacon and Cheddar Cheese!


    Thrifty employees get to sample as much ice cream as they’d like when they are working. Makes lunch and break times something they really look forward to!


    Making Thrifty available to everyone

    Thrifty ice cream is distributed across the United States at both large national chain stores and local regional stores.


    This includes more than 500 hand-scooped ice cream counters inside Rite Aid Pharmacy stores. Thrifty is also distributed to more than 2,300 Rite Aid Pharmacy stores in 48 ounce and pint-sized containers.