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Scoops Soda Fountain- Monrovia

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We found refuge in this wonderful, old fashioned candy store/soda fountain on a recent HOT afternoon after watching a movie in Old Town Monrovia. It's located on a side street so may be a little tricky to spot from the main drag. We shared a root beer float which really hit the spot that day. They use Dreyer's ice cream and Barq's root beer--it was quite delicious!
I was rather surprised at how empty the place was but maybe the heat was just keeping people at home. In any case, Scoops is a nice little find.

Scoops
120-A East Lemon Avenue
Monrovia

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  1. They also carry some of the harder to find candies from other regions of the country, e.g. Mallo Cups!

    1. That sounds very close to Historic Lighting--the only reason I go to Monrovia. Next time I'm there, I might check out Scoops.

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      1. re: slacker

        if i'm not mistaken, it's right next door to historic lighting.

        1. re: WannaBe

          wow, never noticed it, I make a bee line to Historic Lighting, then I'm oughtta there. So hot and shadeless in Monrovia.

          1. re: slacker

            The demand for Mallo Cups in Monrovia must be low because the several I got were beyond their shelf life and far into the next life -- so bad. I am not saying to not buy candy there, just try one before you fill a bag (I have had mostly good luck with the candies there). What made me keep going back for well over a year was the owner (A great person) bought a frozen custard softserve machine. Each time I returned she said she could not figure out how to make it work. Fianlly she said it will not happen -- no frozen custard. I really respect her for tryting so hard. However, I like getting a cone from this wonderful person after the show and before walking through Historic Lighting -- great weekend afternoon.

      2. Does Tai Kim have a lawyer? :)

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        1. re: Normal Garciaparra

          lol!

          1. re: slacker

            It-shay. I bought my Mallo Cups when it first opened. Before this place opened, I was buying them very occasionally around the corner to the north on Myrtle, a place with a name implying times remembered or gone by or something similar sorry I'm spaced, on the west side of the street, that had sundries, toys, candies that used to stock that sort of stuff with more sales volume possibly, cuz I never got a bad one, but that too might have been timing.

            On another similar note, I've tried to buy sponge candy (or foam whathaveyou) a few times at malls since moving up to LA with the same disappointment, not close to edible not just bad.

            I like the owner too. I told her about Zelos and I wonder if she's been yet, I haven't been back in a few months!

            1. re: MaryT

              But if you like her why mention Zelo's? LOL.

              1. re: JeetJet

                Sorry, I digressed I guess.
                But -- that isn't exactly her competition?!? She asked where we had had dinner one evening when we stopped in for ice cream, she is often pretty talkative, and we told her we had just had dinner at Zelo's. She had driven by there so many times, she was very curious and said she was going to go there. That's all.

                1. re: MaryT

                  I am joking bout Zelo's. I really feel everyone should try it at least once. In fact, the owner of Scoops should try it because it may remind her of something she once had someplace and that may result in another new item in her store. Like I said above. She tried very hard to bring real soft serve frozen custard to our area. That was something she had while on vacation and thought it would sell here. Once I talked with her and she even mentioned deep fried cheese curds and felt that may sell also. Scoops is a place to keep an eye on.

                  1. re: JeetJet

                    I seem to remember someone mentioning it is connected with the empanadas place across the street. Maybe I dreamt that.