Ice-Cream Sandwich x Oatly Press Release

Sandwich Magazine Launches Ice Cream Sandwich Issue, alongside Oatly ‘Brain Freeze’ branded content series.

London - 13th July 2023 - Sandwich, the indie food and culture title that sees the world through the lens of a sandwich, has launched its seventh issue of the magazine – The Ice Cream Sandwich. 

The cover features super producer Benny Blanco, shot in the kitchen of his LA mansion by Matt Adam. The magazine took a deep dive into Benny's relationship with music and food while he made delicious soft serve sandwiches using Oatly’s plant-based Soft Serve.

As part of the new issue Oatly and Sandwich have partnered to release a new branded content series, directed by Dara Horenblas (Ugly Delicious / Netflix) and produced by TCO London, the global publisher-agency behind Sandwich magazine.

The series, titled ‘Brain Freeze’, was shot on location in New Orleans, featuring a tricked-out vintage ice cream truck, and hosted by Mason Hereford - Founder of world-renowned sandwich shop Turkey and the Wolf. Mason was given the mission of taking Sandwich on a tour of his hometown, meeting his foodie friends, mixologist Deniseea Taylor, chef Gabbie Batiste, and drag innovator Poppy Tooker, and asking each of them to invent unique soft serve sandwiches inspired by the city. 

From daiquiri-influenced, mint-chocolate creations to concoctions featuring potato chips sprinkled onto matcha cookies, each soft serve sandwich took on a life of its own.

Brain Freeze is promoted in the new issue of the magazine and will be activated across Sandwich and Oatly channels. The partnership will include launch parties in London and Amsterdam, where Oatly has launched a pop-up soft-serve shop that runs through August 31.

Simon Baker, TCO’s Managing Director, said:

“For us ice-cream is all about joy, and we wanted this partnership to bring a dose of serotonin to ice cream lovers everywhere. As long-time fans of Oatly, we were excited to use the unique voice that Sandwich has to drive awareness of Oatly’s product range to our community and beyond.” 

Sandwich is available across premium magazine retailers, in the UK, Europe and US, as well as through Oatly’s network of coffee shop partners. For the first time this issue will also be available in Waitrose and WH Smiths in the UK and Barnes & Noble in the US, as well as on Apple News+ and via Oatly’s coffee shop network.

Editors notes:

Episode Synopsis

Ep 1: Mint to Be
Mason teams up with cocktail and Black History expert Deniseea Taylor, founder of Chicken and Champagne, at legendary New Orleans Jazz Bar Mother in Law’s lounge to turn a NOLA classic, the daiquiri, into a new Oatly Mint classic.

Ep 2: The Razzle Dazzle
“That’s New Orleans, baby” Mason joins chef Gabbie Batiste to dive into a NOLA original, The King Cake, to see how it can be paired with Oatly Frozen Chocolate to create a Mardi Gras instant classic.

Ep 3: The Matcha Pearl
Potato chips with dessert? Why not? Our Oatly Strawberry episode is anything but conventional. In this episode Mason teams up with New Orleans food and drag royalty Poppy Tooker to create a sandwich that defies all the rules.

About Oatly

We are the world's first and largest oatly beverage company. For over 25 years, we have focused exclusively on developing our expertise around oats: a global power crop with inherent properties that are both sustainable and healthy for humanity. Our dedication to oats has resulted in significant technical developments that have enabled us to match the breadth of the dairy portfolio, including alternatives to milk, ice cream, yogurt, cooking cream and spreads. For more information visit

About TCO London

Established in 2006, TCO London is the publisher of global culture and entertainment media brands Huck, Little White Lies and Sandwich magazine, as well as a full-service creative agency. TCO operates a global network of creative collaborators to help the world’s leading brands and organisations connect with culture through unique insight and access, remarkable stories, premium content and partnerships. TCO also operates an insight studio, TCO Lab, which helps brands to define their position in culture and discover how to support and grow communities.

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