Unfortunately, those hoping to snag a pint of Dwayne Johnson’s new Salt & Straw Dwanta Claus Ice Cream have missed the boat, as it is officially sold out.
According to a recent Instagram post from Johnson, the launch of his Dwanta Claus Ice Cream was a huge success. In the caption of his video clip, he noted that they did not expect the ice cream to sell out as fast as it did.
As Johnson has explained in previous Instagram posts, he and his business partner, Danny Garcia, now have an ownership share in up-and-coming ice cream company Salt & Straw, after making a huge investment in the business.
Johnson took to Instagram just five days ago to unveil his new ice cream flavors.
Five days ago, Johnson shared a six-minute video announcing his ownership of the company. The video kicked off with the actor singing “Here comes Dwanta Claus,” as he slowly walked through his house and headed for the freezer.
Johnson continued to explain that their elves at the Salt & Straw factory in Portland, Oregon, had been busy creating a line of exciting new holiday Dwanta Claus-themed ice cream that feature some of his favorite taste inspirations.
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Well that sold out much faster than we expected ☺️???????? Our one of a kind Dwanta Claus holiday ice cream packs from @saltandstraw are ???? SOLD OUT. I LOVE ice cream. And so do you. THANK YOU to everyone who made our holiday launch such a sold out success and the best part of this is a portion of all our proceeds go to one of my favorite charities, the MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION. Enjoy your ice cream and Merry Christmas to you and your families. Love, Dwanta Claus and all your friends at your favorite ice cream shop @saltandstraw. ????????????♥️ #investor #dwanta #saltandstraw
The two flagship flavors released this year were “The Rock’n Around the Christmas Tree,” which features Northwest Spruce-flavored ice cream, red-and-green cherries, and frosted-gooey brownie.
The second flavor, called “I Saw Mommy Kissing Dwanta Claus,” features Whiskey-infused ice cream, peanut butter, chocolate chip cookie dough, and milk chocolate caramel fudge.
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DWANTA’S CUSTOM FLAVORS AVAILABLE NOW IN BIO ???????????? Kicking off our new @saltandstraw partnership with the NEW & DELICIOUS Dwanta Claus ice cream pack for you and your loved ones for these holidays. Best part is a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity very close to my heart, the MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION. And yes, a Teremana Tequila infused ice cream is already in the future works ???????????? ENJOY! Love, Dwanta ???????? LINK IN MY BIO! @saltandstraw
Johnson told fans that his favorite part about having ownership of this trendy new company is getting to play Willy Wonka and have a hand in creating exciting and innovative new ice cream flavors. He also promised new flavors to come and hinted in his Instagram post that a tequila-flavored ice cream may even be in the works. This would be a collaboration with his other recent brand launch, Teremana Tequila.
During the unveiling video, Dwayne opened the lid of both types of ice cream to make sure his followers could see what was inside. He clarified that these were pints of ice cream, but they looked small in size because of his large hands. When he cracked each pint of ice cream open, he also revealed that he had already enjoyed some of each flavor. A quick glance of his freezer also revealed that he stocked up on several pints of each flavor.
Johnson’s video announcing the ice cream was sold out has been viewed just shy of 2 million times. His unveiling video from five days ago has been viewed 10.5 million times. Collectively, his two posts have accumulated roughly 11,000 comments.
“Thank you to all! We are incredibly grateful for your business,” Salt & Straw exclaimed in the comments.
The comments section of the sold out announcement didn’t contain much in terms of chatter. Many kept things simple by congratulating Johnson and wishing him a Merry Christmas. The comments section was also flooded with heart and fire-themed emojis.