Bing Crosby Ice Cream – “The Cream of the Stars” Submitted by Planet Joan May 7th, 2010 I bought this years ago while living in San Francisco. It has been on permanent display ever since!
I have a carton of Bing as well. When I first started collecting in the early 1970s there were a lot of these around. I had the presence of mind to pick up five of them and have rarely seen them anywhere in recent years so I’m glad I did. Yours is in extra ordinary shape. Mine is much faded but still much beloved. https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2010/03/24/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-%E2%80%93-bing-crosby-ice-cream/
Check out the other Bing submission today: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/05/07/music-to-shave-by-1959-record/comment-page-1/#comment-9197
Hey– just noticed that my ice cream container says “Vanilla” (see url below) but Planet Joan’s and Allee’s don’t have a flavor listed which is really weird. Have you EVER seen an ice cream container that DIDN’T mention the flavor? What’s the deal?
In all my years of living with this carton it never once dawned on me that there was no flavor listed. I think because I always thought of Bing Crosby as being so vanilla I never questioned that it would be any other flavor but that. I wish that there were a year on these things so we would know if the vanilla or the mystery flavor were manufactured first.
I completely blanked on the fact that we already had your carton of Bing in the museum, Douglas. One day we should have a Bing pretend ice cream eating festival.
I didn’t notice the mystery flavor on my carton either! Hey, did you aquire your vanilla Bing Ice Cream Box in California? Was it at a Thrift Store?
Ha ha. It somehow makes perfect sense that most of Bing’s ice cream has no flavor and that one little carton has vanilla. I’m sure Pat Boone’s ice cream is the same. But you KNOW Aretha’s ice cream would come in more than 31 flavors.
Yes, found it in L.A., but not at a thrift store, at a garage sale.