ATLANTA, June 1, 2022 – All dads deserve a whale of a Father’s Day, and to celebrate, Carvel is offering fans the opportunity to win a special gift for a father figure in
their life: a custom Fudgie Fanatic video shoutout from beloved mascot Fudgie the Whale. Beginning today, fans can
visit Carvel.com/fathersday and tell Fudgie a little bit about the dad in their life, what makes them special, and
why they’d like Fudgie to help them “CARVELebrate” – or celebrate with Carvel – this Father’s Day.*
This year marks the 45th anniversary of the iconic Fudgie the Whale, who is synonymous with celebrations –
Father’s Day, the holiday for which Fudgie was originally created in 1977. Showcased across pop culture for
Fudgie’s loveable character has been bringing joy and helping Carvel fans call back to sweet memories since its
“Fudgie the Whale cakes have been an important part of fans’ celebrations of all kinds, including Father’s Day,
generations,” said Jessica Osborne, Vice President of Marketing, Carvel. “Through these custom Fudgie Fanatic
shoutouts, we’re giving existing and new fans a fun, modern way to honor dads in their lives this Father’s Day
reminding people what they love about Fudgie and Carvel.”
The Fudgie Fanatic video shoutouts build on Carvel’s focus to lean into its rich heritage, especially with Fudgie
during Father’s Day. For Father’s Day last year, Carvel revamped one of its classic Fudgie commercials, along with
hotline fans could call to hear “dad jokes” from a recreation of founder Tom Carvel’s iconic gravelly voice.
In addition to the custom Father’s Day videos, fans can “CARVELebrate” the holiday and 45 years of Fudgie with a
Carvel trivia game pack, Whale of a Trivia Game – included with the purchase of a Fudgie the Whale cake this
Day, while supplies last.
Fudgie the Whale cakes are available only at Carvel shoppes. To find a Carvel shoppe for in-store pickup and
options available near you, and to enter for the chance to win a custom Fudgie Fanatic video shoutout for Father’s
Day, visit Carvel.com/fathersday.
*See Carvel.com/legal/fathers-day for official contest rules.