Graeter’s Ice Cream, a Cincinnati-based, family-owned craft ice cream brand, announced its 2019 mystery flavor: Maple Cinnamon Crunch. The new flavor was launched March 1, 2019, in scoop shops, Graeter’s online store and in select grocery stores, including Kroger and Giant Eagle. The new flavor was enthusiastically received by consumers during a two-week test period last summer, Graeter’s said.

Maple Cinnamon Crunch combines breakfast and dessert flavors, with maple-flavored ice cream and cinnamon sugar-coated shortbread cookie pieces. Graeter’s said it represents the company’s commitment to craft quality and, like all other Graeter’s flavors, is handcrafted in the brand’s classic French pots in small 2.5-gallon batches.

“Our annual mystery flavor [unveiling] is a favorite time of year for all of us at Graeter’s,” shared Chip Graeter, fourth-generation family member. “This year’s flavor is exceptional, and we’re really excited to bring it back into scoop shops throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Chicago and Pittsburgh.”

Graeter’s said its annual mystery flavor celebrates the most popular bonus flavor from the previous year’s summer months. This year’s celebration also incorporates a special element: Popular restaurants and chefs used it to create indulgent pairings. The newly crafted desserts will be available on the menus of Taste of Belgium (Cincinnati), Cap City Fine Diner (Columbus, Ohio) and Rye On Market (Louisville, Ky.) throughout the month of March.