Thanks To Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson The holidays are getting even sweeter in 2020 with the release of Salt & Straw’s holiday flavors. The Portland-based ice cream shop is out with their Holiday Classics series and the new Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog, created in partnership with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Johnson is taking on his alter-ego of “Dwanta Claus” again this year for the holidays. He teamed up as a co-owner/partner with Salt & Straw to bring back the “Naughty, Nice, and Spike” holiday flavor pack.
This year’s special edition treat: “Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog.” It’s an indulgent take on the classic boozy nog, featuring Johnson’s tequila brand, Teremana.
For every pint of “Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog” sold, $1 will be donated to World Central Kitchen’s Restaurants for the People program, with Teremana Tequila matching every dollar donated. World Central Kitchen is helping restaurants stay open through the pandemic by paying them to cook fresh meals for people in need.
It was important for Salt & Straw to find a way to give back in a season where many people and local eateries are struggling. Malek said everyone has had to adapt, but many need outside help to survive.
“It’s required so much support from all of our customers and so much creativity from our team,” Malek said. “But to have someone else on top of that, like World Central Kitchen, come in and support us; it’s the only thing that’s going to keep a lot of the restaurants that we love in business this year.”
World Central Kitchen is helping those impacted by COVID-19 on many fronts. They’ve implemented their Restaurants for the People program in over 400 cities across 35 states. They’ve worked with more than 2,400 restaurants to serve over 11 million meals and have disbursed more than $117 million directly to restaurant owners.