‘I scream! You scream! We all scream for Ice Cream!” Yes, the majority of people have an undeniable love for ice cream, and luckily, there are millions of ice cream shops all across the globe. However, some of these small businesses can sometimes stir up some controversy for many different reasons, even when it comes to the name of the ice cream parlor itself, such as with the case of “Sweet Jesus” Ice Cream Shop. This ice cream parlor that can be found in Toronto has been getting quite a slew of backlash in regard to its name, which has brought major coverage to the small shop in recent weeks. In this article, we are going to reveal to you five things you may not know about the now famous ice cream parlor that is making quite a ‘name’ for itself (no pun intended). Let’s get started!
Aside from the scrutiny the business is receiving now, ‘Sweet Jesus’ Ice Cream has actually been rising to fame on the social media universe, most notable via their Instagram account. Their delicious and beautiful culinary confections have an eye pleasing finesse about them that makes your mouth drool with each picture.
In the years since first opening, ‘Sweet Jesus’ Ice Cream has made their way throughout the entire country of Canada, with several of their locations being based in Toronto, as we mentioned before. The only out of country location for the business is a small shop that is located in Baltimore, Maryland, and its located in the BWI airport.
As we said previously, the ice cream chain is now currently and prominently across the Canadian border. However, it looks as though they may be making some big expansions soon, starting with a shop that is opening in the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. The company is also planning to open about 20 to 25 more shops across the world within the next year to year and a half.
Along with the name of the store, the owners have taken the religious references with them throughout the menu as well. This includes some of their specialties that they serve, such as the ‘Red Rapture’ and the ‘Sweet Baby Jesus’ to name a few. Although we all know it is just a play on words, it doesn’t help their case when it comes to the petitions being passed around the internet regarding them changing their name.
What’s In A Name?
Getting back to the controversy they are currently facing, the owners of ‘Sweet Jesus’ Ice Cream initially named their business after an expression that is often heard when it comes to thoroughly enjoying something, such as a bowl of ice cream. Even with the terrible backlash and potential boycott that is being faced, the owners are in no rush to change the name anytime soon.
Honestly, we can’t deny that these many ice cream confections look absolutely mouth watering, and we can’t wait for their massive expansion to take over. When it comes to their name, however, we can’t make everyone happy, and it does seem that they were using it all in the name of innocence. If you are ready to get your hands on some ‘Sweet Jesus’ ice cream, you can look up all of their menu items, as well as their many locations, on their website.