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Coaticook ice cream

BLM May 31, 2007 09:31 PM

Any opinions on the Quebec-based Coaticook ice cream? Where can I find it in Montreal(I think I might of seen it in Marche des Saveurs at J-T Market)? What flavour of Coaticook ice cream is best?

  1. Chocolatesa Nov 25, 2013 01:51 PM

    They have it at both Marche PA on Fort (downtown), and the Provigo on St-Catherine around the corner. My favorite flavors are maple walnut (better than other brands imo) and blueberry.

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    1. re: Chocolatesa
      pyropaul99 Nov 25, 2013 04:26 PM

      My local Metro on Sherbrooke/Victoria has it - as does every IGA I've been in (not that many).

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        Glaff Nov 25, 2013 05:03 PM

        Is there a reason why people start answering again to a post from 7 years ago? I'm sure the OP found his ice-cream by now.

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          SnackHappy Nov 25, 2013 06:50 PM

          The thread was bumped by a random Me-too post. These things happen.

          1. re: Glaff
            BLM Nov 28, 2013 01:42 PM

            When I originally posed the question 6.5 years ago, I didn't know much about Coaticook ice cream. Now I can easily find the Coaticook ice cream(in stores & some ice cream shops). Still interested in more feedback. If I want to sample some Coaticook ice cream flavours, it probably best to get it at a ice cream shop that serves Coaticook. However now during the fall/winter months in Montreal many of ice cream shops are closed until next spring.

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        yeggy Nov 21, 2013 06:54 AM

        If you're still interested, my favourite is the pistachio. They use real pistachio nuts and it tastes like the old fashioned pistachio ice cream from years ago. Coaticook is pretty well sold at most supermarkets. They sell them in 2 litre or 1 litre containers but more flavours are available in the 2 litre containers.

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        1. re: yeggy
          hala Nov 24, 2013 05:30 AM

          Whereas the pistachio does have real pistachios in it, it also has some vile flavour that makes it unpleasantly bitter. It tastes nothing like old fashioned pistachio ice cream.

          Everything else I have tasted was delicious, though.

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          montrealer514 Nov 17, 2013 06:38 PM

          Maple sugar is my fav...At least one other guy agrees...


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            tatideveau Jul 10, 2007 04:40 PM

            my family LOVES this creamy ice cream! our fav flavour is the maple sugar. We buy it at Maxi in Pointe Claire!

            1. eoj Jun 22, 2007 11:49 AM

              I noticed this brand of ice cream at the Intermarche recently. I think they had 4-5 flavours.

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              1. re: eoj
                Venusia Jun 22, 2007 01:17 PM

                Well, now that I know to look for it, I saw at Maxi. Due to the plain packaging, I always used to think it was a cheap noname brand. It's the only supermarket brand I buy now!

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                BLM Jun 7, 2007 02:24 AM

                Checking Marche des Saveurs last weekend, the ice cream that they carry(& that I was thinking of) is Chagnon ice cream(another Quebec ice cream company). Is Chagnon ice cream any good? Marche des Saveurs do also carry Coaticook ice cream, although they were charging $3.49 for the Coaticook 1 litre cartons(Supermarche PA were charging only $1.99 on special last week). Like with Coaticook ice cream, Chagnon promotes that they use real cream.

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                1. re: BLM
                  PascaleinMontréal Jun 8, 2007 02:57 PM

                  don't know about chagnon but my girls (and me too, must admit) love the maple sugar coaticook ice cream, which i can find on a semi-regular basis at the iga in st-lambert. as for the mediteranne yoghourt, tried the caramel one, really enjoyed it, although a bit on the pricey side.

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                  toto Jun 6, 2007 12:31 PM

                  L'Oasis du cycliste , an ice cream joint on St-Zotique and iberville, right on the St-Zothique bike path has Cooaticook ice cream

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                    Daveyy Jun 4, 2007 01:35 PM

                    Marché Akhavan on Sherbrooke st in NDG has a good selection, the maple sugar uses real maple sugar !

                    1. mainsqueeze Jun 4, 2007 09:32 AM

                      A scoop of vanilla coaticook and a shot of Irish cream liquer sure do make my father-in-law's coffee more potable!

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                        Venusia Jun 4, 2007 11:17 AM

                        This is all good to know. The kiddies love ice cream, but I am going on the assumption that the modified milk ingredient in most ice cream comes from 2000-cow dairy farms in the USA, and it's been hard to find an ice cream that is not artisanal to serve them. Nice to know that there is a grocery ice cream that is made with milk and cream from Quebec cows.

                        1. re: Venusia
                          carswell Jun 4, 2007 11:21 AM

                          Are you saying that other "local" ice cream brands like Québon are made with imported milk?

                          1. re: carswell
                            SnackHappy Jun 4, 2007 11:59 AM

                            Liberté was using milk solids for a while and I had stopped buying their yoghourt because I found that the texture was off. They have gone back to using real milk, though. I figure they are 100% local, unless their are exeptions for importing organic milk.

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                              mainsqueeze Jun 4, 2007 01:00 PM

                              Speaking of Liberté, has anyone tried the new Méditerrannée Frozen yogurt? I was eyeing it at the store the other day, but $6 is steep! Maybe it's worth it?

                              1. re: mainsqueeze
                                swissfoodie Jun 5, 2007 09:51 AM

                                It's really quite good. What is nice is they are the only ones to make a plain flavour (not vanilla). It's a little sweeter than regular plain yogurt but not coy like vanilla can be. Very refreshing with some summer berries in syrup or fresh peaches with mint.

                            2. re: carswell
                              Venusia Jun 4, 2007 12:56 PM

                              Producers will use imported milk solids (basically, powdered milk, b/c liquid milk cannot be imported) because they are cheaper (dumped on our market). See http://www.laitequitable.ca/en/ for the problems facing our local dairy farmers.

                              At the very least, I try to avoid modified milk ingredients because the process oxidizes the cholesterol it contains.

                              1. re: carswell
                                ScoobySnacks20 Jun 4, 2007 01:55 PM

                                Yes most (not) "local" brands use MMS as we'll refer to them now as they have been snapped up by international conglomerates (parmalat) or are becoming one (saputo) and/or are facing stiff competiton.

                                Even so called "premium" and "double-churned-realcream-whatchamacallit" brands use MMS extensively. Read the ingredient list carefully.

                                On a side note the IGA espresso frozen yogurt rocks.
                                P.S. To my side note: Homemade coffee yogurt fudsicles and great, easy and cheap to make!

                          2. littlegreenpea Jun 2, 2007 01:00 PM

                            I think it's quite good. I know people who have nothing but when it comes to store bought ice cream, and I'd have to agree. I've only had the vanilla. As to those who find that it's too light and airy, I quite like that aspect of it.

                            It's a definite try... shouldn't be too difficult to find in Montreal given that it's a relatively local product.

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                            1. re: littlegreenpea
                              C70 Jun 2, 2007 01:06 PM

                              it was in the provigo flyer today (3.99), so they must carry it in all their stores.

                            2. ScoobySnacks20 Jun 1, 2007 10:14 AM

                              They have it at my IGA in Lachine too, one of the few remaining commercial companies using pure cream and not "modified milk solids".

                              Al little light on the flavouring though.

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                                Chai Latte Jun 1, 2007 09:22 AM

                                I've seen Coaticook in various grocery stores. I've seen it at the PA Grocery store on Fort street. As for its taste...it's not bad. If memory serves, they have a strawberry cheesecake one, and that's decent. I don't mean to damn the product with faint praise, but it's been a while since I had it, and I remember not being wowed or bowled over by its flavour.

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                                1. re: Chai Latte
                                  BLM Jun 7, 2007 02:13 AM

                                  From checking, they have a cherry cheesecake one(not strawberry). Noticed for Coaticook's strawberry ice cream, they say 'real strawberries.' So they're ice cream companies that don't use real strawberries(I'm guessing they use flavourings instead)?

                                2. SnackHappy Jun 1, 2007 06:04 AM

                                  I've seen at a lot of it at Loblaws and Provigos. It good, but it 's not that great. I find it too airy and low on flavour. I guess its claim to fame is the short ingredient list. Yes, this is what our world has come to.

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                                  1. re: SnackHappy
                                    C70 Jun 1, 2007 06:16 AM

                                    my first job was scooping ice cream- I now always smash the air out the cheap stuff. It just tastes creamier, and more like hand-packed.

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                                    C70 Jun 1, 2007 04:55 AM

                                    it's pretty good. I tried plain vanilla last week and I like a stronger vanilla taste, but for the price, it's a good product. with some fresh strawberries on top- YUM.

                                    Both of my local grocery stores carry it.. Provigo at Cote Vertu/Decarie & Metro at Cote Vertu/Montpellier.

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                                      swissfoodie Jun 1, 2007 02:40 AM

                                      You can find it at this little ice cream shop on Bernard below Parc called D'une Glace a L'Autre (171 Bernard W). I haven't sampled it however.

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                                      1. re: swissfoodie
                                        lagatta Jun 1, 2007 04:21 AM

                                        It is on sale this week at Supermarché PA (Parc, between St-Joseph and Laurier, east side of street).

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