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Ice cream truck bell is music to residents’ ears

Home Ice Cream
The Home Ice Cream business is booming during COVID-19.

Residents with a sweet tooth are not letting self-isolation measures get the better of them, with Home Ice Cream deliveries soaring across the Bundaberg Region.

Dan Hunter has been part of the Home Ice Cream brand on and off since the early 90s and said business had been booming recently, with more people staying at home to hear his ice cream trucks coming down the street.

“We have had an increase in sales which has been great for the community,” he said.

“We are selling really well right across our, range particularly our Summer Boxes which have a variety of ice creams and ice blocks.”

Dan said his business not only covered Bundaberg, but also travelled to Bucca and Gladstone and out to Gayndah, Monto and in between.

He said during a time of uncertainty in the world, it was a good feeling to bring a smile to the faces of the people he served.

“It is so rewarding to see the smiles on all faces as we bring not only yummy ice cream but some sense of normality as we do our rounds,” he said.

“Seeing people run out of their homes as we ring our bell down their street is a great feeling.”

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter with one of the Home Ice Cream trucks.

The Home Ice Cream brand is something of an icon in Australia, having been around since 1988.

The company and its franchisees produce a wide range of delivered ice cream products, from milk bars to vegan and gluten-free treats, novelty and Christmas products and more.

Dan said he first started with Home Ice Cream in the early 90s in Hervey Bay.

“I had a few years break around 2005 and took it on again 2015,” he said.

“I love everything about the work.”

Since the Coronavirus restrictions were implemented, Dan said measures were in place to ensure the business could still deliver to the community in a safe manner.

He said this included strict followings of government procedures and hygiene policies such as each delivery truck carrying hand sanitiser and hand washing products on each route.

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