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L.I. Lawmaker Screams For Ice Cream As Good Humor Trucks Face Frozen Treats Shortage

Fans Of Chocolate Éclairs, Toasted Almond Bars & Snow Cones Are Out Of Luck
(credit: CBS 2)

(credit: CBS 2)

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WANTAGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Oh the humanity!

A distribution problem is apparently keeping Good Humor from offering some of its most popular ice cream flavors on trucks on Long Island.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

Among those not on the ice cream trucks include Chocolate Éclairs, Toasted Almond bars and Snow Cones. The timing couldn’t be worse, especially with temperatures climbing into the 90s Wednesday.

Ice cream sales apparently outstripped predictions over the spring and production hasn’t been able to keep up with the demand.

Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg is calling on the company to resolve the problem and get the ice cream back on the trucks.

“We want our ice cream and we want it now,” Denenberg said.

He gathered with children from the Jacob Gunther Elementary School and their parents at Wantagh Park on Wednesday to complain about the problem.

Carnival Ice Cream,which is Long Island’s largest ice cream distributor and an official distributor of Good Humor Ice Cream released a statement Wednesday, saying it deeply regrets the shortage.

“We will tirelessly work on resolving the distribution problems at hand, stocking as much inventory as possible to provide as wide an assortment of flavors as we can this summer,” the statement read.

“There’s a million other kinds but we do love Good Humor, the bars come in handy,” one mother said. “It’s hot and we could use some ice cream.”

Six-year-old Tianna Taylor tells 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera when she doesn’t get her Snow Cone she gets mad.

“It’s not fair,” Taylor said.

Denenberg had invited local Good Humor truck drivers to speak with the children and the press but said they didn’t show up because “corporate asked them not to.”

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