The Hop unveils doughnut ice cream sandwiches

After a successful collaboration between The Hop and The Hole last year, doughnut ice cream sandwiches return to The Hop Creamery. Scheduled on Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the owner, Ashley and Greg Garrison entrust two Hop employees, Destiny and Raleigh, to control a crowd of excited customers who heard rumors of the doughnut sandwiches. With over one hundred Facebook followers expected to show up, the employees knew the sandwiches would sell out quickly. With excited customers pouring through the door fifteen minutes before the expected start, the supply diminished from 3 flavors to 2 by half past six.

Death by Chocolate and Grilled Banana, a vegan option, were the first two to sell out, one after the other. Disappointed customers turned to Salted Caramel, understanding they were lucky to get one at all. Within an hour, a hundred doughnut sandwiches were sold to the Asheville community and they hope to continue this collaboration every 3 to 4 weeks.

Greg Garrison happily announces the return of the doughnut sandwiches Feb. 19 and special ordered double the amount of doughnuts.

Employee helps customer while a son looks for confirmation about flavors from his mother.

Employee helps customer while a son looks for confirmation about flavors from his mother.

Two friends gather to try the doughnut sandwiches as well as bring extra home to their girlfriends.

Two friends gather to try the doughnut sandwiches as well as bring extra home to their girlfriends.

The Hop displays their range of flavor options for the night along with the three types of doughnut ice cream sandwiches.

The Hop displays their range of flavor options for the night along with the three types of doughnut ice cream sandwiches.

Group of close friends enjoy sharing every flavor of doughnut sandwiches.

Group of close friends enjoy sharing every flavor of doughnut sandwiches.

Doughnut sandwiches prepared and prepackaged for an intense rush of customers.

Doughnut sandwiches prepared and prepackaged for an intense rush of customers.