It’s almost a rite of passage for visitors to Disneyland to find themselves holding a fruit-flavored Dole Whip. Soon, though, you won’t have to pay the cost of a day at Disney to enjoy a Whip — the frosty treats are coming to supermarkets this year.
SF Gate reports that Dole buried the leadership of Dole Whips in a press release published on March 3. The release was titled “Dole Packaged Foods, LLC is transforming into a purpose-driven, nutrition and wellness company with 11 new product launches in 2023.” It detailed plans to transform Dole into a health-driven, 21st century company, and one of the listed product launches was the following:
Frozen indulgences: Dole Whip®a tropical frozen treat, will soon be available in three delicious flavors (pineapple, mango and strawberry) in the freezer section of your local grocery store.
SF Gate notes that the Whip, originally designed in part to better hold up in the heat of Anaheim and Orlando, was a big hit from the time it launched 40 years ago. Whips with pineapple, orange and strawberry came to Disney World in 1984 and to Disneyland two years later.
Dole Whips, a future staple of the freezer aisle, reportedly launched at a trade show in Anaheim on Tuesday. It’s not yet known when they’ll hit stores nationwide, but it’s likely to be sometime before the end of 2023.