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.
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.