About klondike


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Making Squares Cool since 1922

Like many classic American brands, the original Klondike Bar began with humble roots and flourished through hard work, passion, and a commitment to quality more powerful than a wave of brain freeze. When were Klondike Bars invented, who invented the Klondike Bar and when did the iconic Klondike jingle first hit the airwaves? Discover these facts and more in the Klondike Bar history timeline, below.


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William Isaly founded the Islay Dairy Company in Ohio during the early 1900s.


The Isaly family had several dairy plants that supplied more than 300 Isaly Dairy stores.


Until the 1970s, Klondike® ice cream was sold only in Pennsylvania and Ohio.


In 1978, distribution expanded into Florida, followed by New York and New England.


A nationwide advertising and publicity campaign was launched with the tag “What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” Soon Klondike bars were available across the country.


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Invented in Philly, the beloved choco taco is born.


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Klondike goes mini - Introducing Klondike® Minis: mini ice cream bars packed with full-sized flavor.


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We’ve got shakes and cones! With two new products in varieties of flavors, we’re giving you even more delicious ways to enjoy our ice cream treats. With so many choices, you’ll wish you had a few extra hands to eat them with.