Ice Cream Co. Hosts Successful Charity Food Truck Event For ECHO

By Kayla Hayes

Revolution Ice Cream Co. is a favorite among the Brandon community for its colorful artwork, fun atmosphere, and – most of all – its unique ice cream flavors. Serving a range of tastes from Chocolate Habanero to Chicken N Waffles, Revolution is growing in popularity. “I like the place because it’s nice to have a real, independent hand-made-ice-cream place in the area,” said Valrico resident, Dann Berkowitz, at Revolution’s Food Truck Food Drive on Sunday, October 13.

The Food Truck Food Drive took place from 1-7 p.m. in the shop’s parking lot where various food trucks and charitable organizations were set up, along with free activities for kids. Attendees received a ticket for every two food items they brought for ECHO, allowing them one dollar off of their ice cream, or for food at any of the food trucks. By 3:30 p.m. the ECHO truck was already full of donated food and clothing items. Owner Bill Workman described the turnout as “awesome.”

Coming up on November 6, a WWE wrestler from the Tampa Bay area, known as “The Awesome Kong” is appearing at Revolution Ice Cream Co. for pictures and autograph signings. Revolution is also hosting several school spirit nights. See their website for a list of upcoming events (www.revice cream.com).

ECHO Volunteer, Gene Edwards, manned the ECHO tent at Revolution's Food Truck Drive on Sunday, Oct. 13.
ECHO Volunteer, Gene Edwards, manned the ECHO tent at Revolution’s Food Truck Drive on Sunday, Oct. 13.

New ice cream flavors are also being featured in November and December, including “Pump Up The Yam” for Thanksgiving – a sweet potato ice cream with toasted marshmallows and pecans.

Revolution Ice Cream Co. is located at 220 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon and is open from Noon to 10 p.m. every Thursday–Saturday, and 1-9 p.m. on Sundays. Visit www.revicecream.com or Facebook.com/therevolutionicecreamco for more information, including featured flavors and a list of upcoming events.

For more information on ECHO, visit www.echofl.org.