Aldi launches its own dog ice cream - just in time for the heatwave

dogs outside an ice cream van
Stay cool (Picture: Aldi)

With temperatures set to climb this week, we will all be looking for ways to cool off.

And ice cream is the perfect solution for achieving this on a hot summer’s day.

But it’s not just humans that enjoy scoop or two, our four-legged friends do as well.

To cater for canine needs, Aldi has brought out its own dog ice cream in two different flavours – just in time for the heatwave.
dog licking ice cream
Yum (Picture: Aldi)
a dog with the ice cream
It comes in two flavours (Picture: Aldi)

Aldi is the first UK supermarket to launch doggie ice cream and their offering is 100% plant-based.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: The red-eared slider is one of the most popular pet turtles in the United States. They grow to be a foot long and can live for up to 20 years.

The new Beechdean Doggy Ice Cream will be available in stores nationwide from June 16 at £2.99 for a pack of four (110ml each).

Owners can pick between pea and vanilla or apple and carrot for their pooches – and the ice creams are made with real fruit and vegetables.

So they are nutritious as well as delicious.

a dog eating the ice cream
There’s pea and vanilla or carrot and apple (Picture: Aldi)
a dog enjoying the ice cream
A cool dude (Picture: Aldi)

To mark the new launch, Aldi has partnered with local ice cream vendors across the country to get the frozen goodies to pups.

Dogs can snap them up at ice cream vans in Brighton, Essex and Scotland this weekend.

Is it a duck…or a dog? The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was originally bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning.

a dog holding the pack of four tubs
Buy a pack of four tubs for £2.99 (Picture: Aldi)
dogs enjoying the ice cream
Ice creams vans offering the new product will be popping up to celebrate (Picture: Aldi)
Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK, said: ‘With more of our customers now owning dogs, we’re delighted to launch a nutritious and tasty treat that will help keep dogs cool in the heat.

‘Being the first UK supermarket to launch a dog-friendly ice cream comes just in time for summer as we look forward to the warm weather.’

There’s no denying that this new summer treat will get a few tails wagging.

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INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), pet owners in the United States spent $60.28 billion on their furry friends in 2015. That number is expected to rise by more than $2 billion in 2016.

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