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#1 Darrel Manson

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Posted 09 September 2006 - 11:43 PM

Hard to believe we don't have a thread for this most perfect food.

What's your flavor of favor?
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Ben and Jerry make lots of fun flavors; I lean toward Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey. But I'm also fond of store brand vanilla with orange sherbert swirled in.

Tonight I had a new one from B&J: Black and Tan -- cream stout ice cream with chocolate ice cream. Better than it sounds.

#2 mrmando

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:09 AM

My favorite is mint chocolate chip. Not too fussy about who makes it.

Used to be a place across the street from church that had killer mango-jalapeno ice cream. Sad to say, they went out of business. Piece on NPR the other day about boutique ice cream in L.A. that mentioned this flavor.

One March, Haagen-Dazs put out a Bailey's Irish Cream flavor that was to die for. I've also had the Guinness ice cream.

The Stinking Rose in L.A. has garlic ice cream. Try it sometime.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 07:59 AM

Best Vanilla: Breyers natural vanilla bean

Best Chocolate: Godiva

Best low-fat: Braums cappucino chunky chocolate frozen yogurt

Flavors I like: Tin Roof Sunday, Cookie Dough, Praline Pecan

Most recent surprise: Strawberry Cheesecake (Edys, I think it was)

I really like Breyers naturals over all. They don't use corn syrup, and the texture and taste is more like homemade.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 10:49 AM

Bought some Breyer's All-Natural Cherry Vanilla last night (black cherries in vanilla ice cream).

It was so wonderful that even lactose-intolerant Sara had a scoop. w00t.gif

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:11 AM

This sounds like the coolest ice cream shop, ever: http://www.nytimes.c...osciutto&st=cse

Whenever I have disposable income again, I want to revisit San Francisco, this time with the kids.

#6 Darrel Manson

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:30 PM

My favorite at Baskin Robbins is one that is there every summer: Baseball nut.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:02 AM

This sounds like the coolest ice cream shop, ever: http://www.nytimes.c...osciutto&st=cse

Earlier today I was joking with my wife about opening a shop called Killer Ice Cream, and naming flavors after Jack the Ripper and his ilk. It sounded outrageous until I read this.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:02 PM

Anything Breyers, but definitely their chocolate, and two scoops from 31 Flavors -- peanut butter chocolate and... I forget the other one, maybe it is Mississippi Mudd? Is that a form of chocolate?

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:19 AM

As a chocolate lover I disavow any flavor of ice cream that claims to be chocolate. Chocolate is something that can be added to ice cream in chunks or poured over it, but as a flavor, it ceases to be chocolate.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

While most Cincinnatians (and Oprah) swear by Graeter's, I prefer Aglamesis Bros. If you are ever in Cincinnati, or if you have $90 to drop on a UPS shipment of ice cream, you cannot really go wrong with either one. The Black Raspberry Chip from Graeter's is amazing, as is their seasonably available peach, and the Double Dutch Chocolate (Darryl's comment notwithstanding) from Aglamesis is sublime, especially with blended raspberry whipped cream and crushed pecans.

#11 Andy Whitman

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

While most Cincinnatians (and Oprah) swear by Graeter's, I prefer Aglamesis Bros. If you are ever in Cincinnati, or if you have $90 to drop on a UPS shipment of ice cream, you cannot really go wrong with either one. The Black Raspberry Chip from Graeter's is amazing, as is their seasonably available peach, and the Double Dutch Chocolate (Darryl's comment notwithstanding) from Aglamesis is sublime, especially with blended raspberry whipped cream and crushed pecans.

Graeter's (we have 'em up in Columbus, too) is consistently superb in a non-adventurous way. That's not a criticism. When I want a deliciously creamy scoop of ice cream with big chocolate chunks in it, and I do pretty much six days per week, then Graeter's is the perfect solution. Occasionally I like to branch out in more esoteric directions, and then local favorite Jeni's Ice Cream is the place to be for flavors like Kona Stout and Sweet Corn and Black Raspberries.

Edited by Andy Whitman, 27 July 2010 - 02:54 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

Ohh--just tried some Jeni's recently (apparently you can get it at local Whole Foods), and it was excellent. There was a Meyer Lemon variety that was wonderful.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:53 PM

Is it just my imagination, or is chocolate chip going the way of the dinosaur? I realize it's not hard to find, but it used to be common. Now, I always see chocolate chunk, and cookies and cream, which aren't exactly the same thing. Maybe chips are just too tiny for a country accustomed to LARGE everything when it comes to food.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:57 PM

Is it just my imagination, or is chocolate chip going the way of the dinosaur? I realize it's not hard to find, but it used to be common. Now, I always see chocolate chunk, and cookies and cream, which aren't exactly the same thing. Maybe chips are just too tiny for a country accustomed to LARGE everything when it comes to food.

Graeter's plays both sides of this dilemma, calling various flavors <Something> Chip, when in reality the chips are the size of Buick Regals. I'm not complaining.

Edited by Andy Whitman, 27 July 2010 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:49 PM

As a chocolate lover I disavow any flavor of ice cream that claims to be chocolate. Chocolate is something that can be added to ice cream in chunks or poured over it, but as a flavor, it ceases to be chocolate.

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#17 Darrel Manson

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 01:09 PM

Don't miss checking out B&J's newest flavor: SchweddyBalls

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 01:15 PM

Don't miss checking out B&J's newest flavor: SchweddyBalls


So THIS is where I should have posted that. I posted it here yesterday...

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:31 PM

Loved the sketch. Would have tried the flavor, but malted milk balls are a no-no with me. I can't stand them regardless of what surrounds them.

I'll bet that many roll their eyes at Haagen-Dazs. However, their "5" line is excellent. The idea is five ingredients only. Coffee ice cream is my favorite and H-D makes great coffee ice cream. The 5 version is every bit as good without all the extra and now apparrantly needless extra ingredients. Of the 5 line though, ginger is right up there with the coffee. Quite different and refreshing.

Edited by Rich Kennedy, 11 September 2011 - 06:33 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:29 AM

I found the original SNL sketch to be less funny than discomfiting, and the idea of voluntarily eating a flavor of ice cream named after it does not appeal to me.