It's made in Cincinnati and the flavor was created in memory of a little girl, Elena Desserich, who died from a DIPG brain tumor in 2009, when she was in Kindergarten. I had followed her father's blog at the time and it was just a very inspiring story! There is a book out about her now called Notes Left Behind. Her parents started The Cure Starts Now Foundation to help cure pediatric cancer and a portion of the proceeds from Elena's blueberry ice cream go to cancer research.
While Graeters has lots of good flavors (including raspberry chocolate), this one is my favorite. I love blueberries and this has pieces of crunchy crust mixed in almost every bite. I just discovered that this is at a local store, Rodhes, which may or may not be a good thing. They've had other flavors already, but not Elena's. And I figured that right now, it can be my comfort food of choice. It's a sickness really... It's very expensive...but I'm helping with cancer research, right? I could so sit down and eat the whole thing, no problem, but I'm trying to make it last for three days. Can I do it? Try it, you'll like it! Elena was a beautiful little girl that I didn't even know, but I think of her family a lot.