Fudgie The Whale Turns 40 Years Old

Carvel is celebrating a whale of a birthday on June 1st, as the brand’s famous ice cream cake character Fudgie the Whale, turns 40 years old. Since his creation in 1977, Fudgie the Whale has achieved pop-culture icon status. Originally developed as a Father’s Day dessert touting the message “For a Whale of a Dad”, Fudgie has evolved into something for any occasion.

In lieu of birthday “gifts”, Carvel and Fudgie the Whale are calling fans to action around a very special cause – saving other whales across the ocean! In honor of this tremendous milestone, Carvel is partnering with the non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization, Save the Whales, which is also celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Friends of Fudgie can send virtual birthday wishes to the lovable finback using #40YearsofFudgie or when they visit http://carvel.com/FortyYearsofFudgie. You can also discover more about the mission of Save the Whales and learn how to contribute to Carvel’s fundraising efforts.

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Carvel will be collecting donations to benefit Save the Whales starting June 1 to September 30. Every $10 donated will serve as an entry to win free ice cream cakes for a year from Carvel. Plus, donors who contribute $25 or more are eligible to receive a commemorative Fudgie the Whale plush toy.

Carvel has local locations in Clifton, Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Lyndhurst, Nanuet, Ramsey and Wayne. For more information, visit the Carvel website.

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