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Trip Down Memory Lane: Nutty Buddy

Dorchester Connection

While scrolling through social media over the weekend, we were reminded of a delicious ice cream treat from our childhood and its roots in the neighborhood!

The Nutty Buddy is an ice cream cone topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate, and peanuts. It’s delightful! 

Did you know?

The Nutty Buddy was originally created and produced by the Seymour Ice Cream Company which was located in the Port Norfolk neighborhood of Dorchester.  The ice cream was named after its owner, Buddy Seymourian. Sadly, Seymour Ice Cream shut down in the 1980s.

The official Nutty Buddy is no longer produced commercially in large numbers across the United States. Sweetheart Cup Company, the former manufacturer that made the machines that made the cones went out of business in 1998. 

The closest thing you can find like a Nutty Buddy would be a Nestle’s Drumstick – but honestly, it’s not the same.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.