Vancouverites lose their minds over Uber ice cream shortage

Aug 26 2017, 2:37 am

It seems Vancouverites can get a bit frosty when free ice cream is nowhere to be found.

Yesterday, Uber announced it would be offering two free Earnest Ice Cream sandwiches to anyone in Vancouver using the ride sharing service’s app during an allotted timeframe beginning this morning.

But supply appears to be having trouble keeping up with demand.

And people are not happy.

Susie Heath, a spokesperson for Uber Canada, told Daily Hive that “demand for local favourite Earnest Ice Cream through the Uber app has been through the roof – we have been encouraging people to continue to request through the app so we can bring them a tasty treat.”

Heath said “for those who aren’t able to connect with a car today, we have a special surprise in store for them.”

The idea is simple enough: download the Uber app, request the ‘Ice Cream’ option, and once you’re connected all you need to do is wait for the Uber Driver (AKA Uber Mapping Car) to roll up and hand you two delicious offerings from Earnest Ice Cream.

However, some Vancouverites did get what they were waiting for.

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