Edy's Is USA's "4th-Most-Trusted" Ice-Cream Brand
The company's Oakland roots date back to 1928.
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Oakland-based Edy's Grand Ice Cream was the nation's fourth most-trusted ice-cream brand of 2019, according to market research.
As reported by New York-based research consultancy Brand Keys, this year's number-one most-trusted ice cream brand was New York-based Ben & Jerry's; the second-most-trusted was Minneapolis-based Haagen-Dazs, and the third-most-trusted brand was Texas-based Blue Bell.
Edy's was founded in Oakland in 1928 as Edy's Grand Ice Cream by ice-cream maker William Dreyer and confectioner Joseph Edy. In 1947, Dreyer took over the business and renamed it as Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream. In 1981, the name Edy's was re-adopted and used on the company's products in certain parts of the USA. Edy's currently functions as a subsidiary of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings Co. — which is itself a subsidiary of Nestlé, which bought the business in 2002 for over $3 billion.
Edy's impressive range of 75 flavors includes classics such as chocolate and vanilla as well as more unique ventures such as French Silk and Mississippi Mud Pie.