Posted on the Insiders board was a message about an ice cream company - Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream - apparently created a new type of ice cream with the name "Fat Elvis". The ice cream is a banana ice cream rippled with peanut butter and chunks of chocolate. EPE was not aware that they use their trademark but thanks to fans their legal department send the company an ultimatum.
About the ice cream:
Cream, milk, cane sugar, peanuts, whey solids, banana puree, chocolate liquor, coconut oil, corn and high fructose corn syrup, peanut oil, stabilizer (locust bean gum, guar gum), salt, corn starch, citric acid, soy lecithin, alcohol, natural flavor, algin dextrin, annatto extract, propylene glycol, polysorbate 80, potassium sorbate, tumeric extract, yellow #5, yellow# 6, red #40, potassium hydroxide.
Nutritional information is based upon a 4 ounce serving.
Calories from fat: 150
Total fat: 16 g
Saturated fat: 9 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 50 mg
Sodium: 100 mg
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Protein: 4 g
Fiber: 0 g
Sugar: 13 g
Vitamin A: 9 %
Vitamin C: 1 %
Calcium: 8 %
Iron: 1 %
Tasteles Ice CreamJune 17, 2008 | Other Source:For Elvis CD Collectors Forum
FLASHBOY wrote on June 18, 2008
F.... those crazy bastard!
Sirbalkan wrote on June 18, 2008
After all these celebrations,tv shows, talk shows,books ,cd sale achievements... Still they call him Fat Elvis? Really loosers they are...
Harvey Alexander wrote on June 18, 2008
The ultimatum that EPE sent them read: "You cannot sell this product unless we're given a cut of it. We want 95% plus all distribution rights. You cannot refuse this offer because we rule the world. Please return this letter with a nice big cheque and you can sell any old tripe you want. Thank you."
Richard Stables wrote on June 18, 2008
The name is unfortunately still being advertised on their website. EPE I hope you stamp on this quick as it is completely disrespectful. I cannot believe that a company could come up with this idea. How idiotic their marketing team must be. How little they know of the man...
Steve V wrote on June 18, 2008
Tasteless indeed but that what you get in a world that pays to see fat Elvis impersonators in tasteless jumpsuits. The blue haired ladies crowd loves these guys and may even buy this crap.
gary 1 wrote on June 19, 2008
So going by what Richard Stables is saying EPE are damned if they do and Damned if they don't.They can't win with some people.Getting back to the name of this ice cream It is in the hands of their legal department so at least they are doing something about it.
Ruthie wrote on June 19, 2008
It's incredible what's going on at EPE. SOmeone is apparently asleep at the switch or they lie a lot. I can't believe they didn't know about this ice cream. Our little fan club put on an Elvis festival in April to raise money for a charity. The attorney for EPE based in NYC called our fan club president in a New York minute threating us with legal action if we put on an Elvis contest. You'll never convince me that EPE doesn't know what's going on around the world when it can know of a little Elvis festival in Toledo, Ohio!
Palle wrote on June 19, 2008
Well, I know of a firm that is named "Elvis" and has a crown in it's logo - a very clear reference to the king. I sent the licensing department at EPE an email and asked them if it were legal, and/or if the firm owner had asked for permission. I've gotten no reply from EPE, not even a "thanks for your interest; however using "Elvis" as a company name is something we can't do nothing about" (if it's legal to use "Elvis" as a firm name) ...seems to me like EPE is sometimes sleeping