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Mar 11, 2007 09:02 AM

Pistachio Ice cream at Rite Aid [moved from Los Angeles]

I may get lynched for this, but I actually think the ice cream at Rite Aid is pretty good. It's sold under the name Thrifty. Their pistachio ice cream is probably one of the best I've ever had. Admittedly, I am not the most strident judge as I've never been a huge fan of pistachio ice cream, but my mom and sister have always loved it, so I end up eating it half-heartedly sometimes. I have to say of all the ones they've sort of forced on me, Rite Aid's has probably been the best--lots of chunky pistachios...At $2.99 a box (and $1.88 on sale) or 99 cents a scoop, you can't lose, unless that particular Rite Aid doesn't have a lot of turnover, then you'd be better buying it by the box than by the scoop out of the case.

I like Mint Chocolate Chip of all the "standard" flavors, and Rite Aid's version, if not mind-blowing, definitely satisfies my cravings

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  1. I like it too. Not only is it a great value but it has major throw-back appeal as well.

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      1. I love the pistachio at rite aid. I always get the sugar cone. There is no better ice cream deal than .99 rite aid. When i was a kid 30+ years ago, I wouild go to Thrifty and get spumoni. My friends would get chocolate or vanilla and i was ordering the wondrous and pistachio laden spumoni. I have not seen it recently but maybe they will bring back the spumoni flavor. Imust admit that i hit Rite Aid a couple times a week. One trip to coldstone with the kids is $20 bucks and i always feel fleeced. Go to Rite aid and your out $5 for a family of five.

        1. I had no idea there was any throwback appeal to the ice cream at Rite Aid. I just thought it tasted good... :D ... guess I'm dating myself, too...

          1. I don't think you'd ever get into trouble for professing a liking for Thrifty's ice cream on this board. ^^