Cookie Puss

Cookie Puss was born in 1972.  The ice cream space alien was the brainchild of chef Andrew Bianchi and Carvel ice cream owner Tom Carvel.  According to Carvel lore, Cookie Puss (his original name was “Celestial Person” and his initials, “C.P.”, later came to stand for “Cookie Puss”) was born on planet Birthday. This amazing ice cream cake personality also has the ability to fly, though he requires a saucer-shaped spacecraft for interplanetary travel.

Once of the greatest part of Cookie Puss (though what isn’t absolutely amazing about him), is that fact that he never appears exactly the same.  While his basic features include his pear-ish shape, ice cream cone nose and two round, bulging brown eyes made from Carvel Flying Saucers, his coloration, extremities, and decorations always seem to vary …

And of course on St. Patrick’s day Cookie Puss would call in his buddy Cookie O’Puss to make an appearance!

He even had a special Valentines day outfit!

Now obviously the wacko level of Cookie Puss inspired some pretty amazing responses.  There was the Beastie Boys song “Cookie Puss,” and Howard Sterns’ amazing imitations, not to mention endless prank phone calls.

Who knew an ice cream cake could be such an American icon?!


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