One of the greatest rivalries in the history of golf will be revived in a very unique way. Jack Nicklaus has given his name and likeness to Schwan's Global Supply Chain for a new brand of ice cream that will be available at various grocery stores soon.
According to Nicklaus' official website, "Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream" will come in seven different flavors for the low price of $1.99 per pint:
The new Jack Nicklaus pint-sized ice cream will be available at Winn Dixie, Bi-Lo and Kroger stores in select markets with a suggested retail price of $1.99. The ice cream comes in seven rich and creamy varieties, loaded with real ingredients. Flavors include: Warm Spiced Butter Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Salted Caramel Toffee, Strawberry Lemonade, Triple Chocolate, Coffee and Donuts, and Homemade Vanilla.
Included on the website is a quote by Nicklaus about this new endeavor in which he talks about his love for the frozen treat:
It’s no secret that I love ice cream. Needless to say, I have never had so much fun in the research and development of a product. The team at Schwan has a world-class product development center. Together, we have created a variety of flavors—all with real ingredients—for a quality, premium ice cream at a value price.
If you are curious what Nicklaus' pints of ice cream will look like, The Honda Classic tweeted out a graphic featuring all the flavors and design:
Given the way athletes are revered and worshiped from afar, it's always refreshing to see one of the legendary figures in sports history talk about a dessert treat that everyone falls in love with when they are a child and continue to eat once they reach Nicklaus' age (75).
This new business endeavor also pits Nicklaus against former rival Arnold Palmer, who has cornered the market on self-titled drink beverages.
Granted, Nicklaus and Palmer are operating in two different avenues. There may be someone out there in the near future waiting to eat the Nicklaus ice cream while drinking an Arnold Palmer. It certainly speaks to the long-lasting impact both golfers have had, as well as how smart their business ventures are.
While the debate may rage on about whether Palmer or Nicklaus was the better golfer, fans can bring these two arguments together in the form of delightful treats to celebrate the greatness of ice cream and tea.