Conn. Family business make their very own “chillwiches”

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. – Five years ago, Christina and Matt Zajac made the leap to start their own business and desert their old jobs in favor of creating “just desserts”. Today, Blue Chip Creamery, which put a spin on the standard ice cream sandwich by going more decadent and more indulgent, makes what they call “Chillwiches.”

“We have fresh baked chocolate chunk cookies and we pack two cookies with a premium 14 percent butterfat ice cream with all different flavors and toppings,” Matt said.

The Zajacs began Blue Chip with a beat-up 1976 ice cream truck they bought on Craigslist then fully refurbished it to help sell their Chillwiches – they are now putting the final touches on their fourth ice cream truck.

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In addition, the entire family works to make the Blue Chip ice cream sandwiches by hand at their new production headquarters in Wethersfield (They were formally working out of Glastonbury).

“We’re doing about ten thousand (Chillwiches) a month… and come June or July it’s going to be at least double,” Christina said.

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From weddings to block parties to food truck festivals, now Blue Chip even is finding it’s way into the wholesale space inside supermarket freezers. Christina said, “we’re all over the state and Western Mass.”

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Matt noted that Blue Chip is in the business of making people happy, “people gravitate towards it, it’s a fun product, it’s tasty and everyone loves ice cream.”

Typically a Chillwich costs around $ 7… To learn more about Blue Chip Creamery click

Jimmy Altman is a reporter at FOX61 News. He can be reached at jaltman@fox61.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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