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Feb 15, 2008 11:31 AM

Where can I find Godiva Ice Cream

My local store used to carry Godiva ice cream. I've asked to no avail, and they cannot get it anymore. Does anyone know where to get it or if it's made anymore?

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  1. godiva discontinued their ice cream last spring because they hit a snag with "coolbrands," the company that was producing it. apparently they're still working things out, and there's no telling when/if they'll resume production & get it back on the shelves.

    if you're really lucky, you might be able to unearth a stray pint or two in the freezer at your local 99-cent store.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Thanks! Guess I'll keep hoping somebody will come up with a version of chocolate raspberry truffle ice cream. I really miss it!

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Last SPRING? Wow, I feel like Rip Van Winkle. While I wasn't paying attention, they took away my white chocolate raspberry heaven in a pint container.

        How sad.

        1. re: dolores

          Yes, but they still have the White Chocolate Raspberry Chocolixir. It's a frozen drink, like an ice cream shake, that has real pieces of Godiva chocolate in it. There is a Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffle too!

          1. re: dolores

            OMG. I thought I was the only one who had to have a Godiva white chocolate raspberry ice cream fix now and again. My sister, now deceased, and I would sit and savour every spoonful. I've been search for it for about a year. Must start campaign to bring it back.

          2. re: goodhealthgourmet

            I read that Coolbrands sold Godiva. Dreyer sold it Coolbrands, then Coolbrands seems like it's gone kaput. Couldn't find who Coolbrands sold it to.

            1. re: maria lorraine

              coolbrands is winding down its business in canada, and has no u.s. operations. its ice cream production in dallas (via a ltd. partnership with americana) was shut down. americana is bankrupt. this info from the co's annual statement earlier this year.

                1. re: maria lorraine

                  it is too bad, because i liked those godiva ice creams (not that i bought a lot). (maybe i should have bought more... ;-)

                  1. re: alkapal

                    alkapal, I used to buy as much Godiva at one time, when it was on sale, as I do now with Haagen Daz and Blue Bunny.

                    The white chocolate raspberry had no equal, and it still doesn't.

                    Nice of them to have discontinued their ice cream for reasons -- what, greed?

                    1. re: dolores

                      no, the partnership went bad, and they shut the plant in dallas. there's litigation now, too. if you want to delve deeper, go to (canadian securities authorities), or google coolbrands and/or americana lp and texas bankruptcy court, or new york litigation.

                      i don't know why the plant/godiva wasn't sold as a going concern. maybe they tried? anyhow, i'm going to see who owns the trademark now.

                      a/c to uspto, coolbrands filed four intent-to-use trademark apps for kids-oriented frozen concoctions, treats, etc. all were abandoned before any registration issued.

                      i guess the godiva name was just licensed to the partnership. (maybe godiva provided some ingredients, too). interesting that godiva itself was sold in 2007 by campbell's soup co. to some holding company:

                      "Yildiz Holding A.S. completed the acquisition of Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. from Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB).
                      Yildiz Holding A.S. agreed to acquire Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. from Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) for $850 million on December 20, 2007 in cash."

            2. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I'm glad I'm not the only one who's been looking for Godiva icecream! It's been driving me nuts that i can't find it anywhere. It's good i stumbled upon this. Now I know what happened. Thanks for the info. Still breaks my heart that the best icecream i've tasted in my entire 33 years of living is no longer being made. Shame, shame, shame. Vanilla Pecan Caramel was my absolute favorite. Can't find anything quite like it. :(

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                ''you might be able to unearth a stray pint or two in the freezer at your local 99-cent store''

                oh how I wish ;:-/

              2. Losing the Belgium Dark was a tragedy!

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                1. re: mmoschella

                  I still have two pints in my freezer!

                  1. re: mnosyne

                    I'll be right over. Oh, wait a minute -- are they two years old?

                    The Belgian Dark Chocolate was one of my favorite ice creams of all time.
                    Intense, silky -- just great stuff. It's sad an entire brand would disappear.

                    1. re: maria lorraine

                      Yes it's old but still tastes better than most new stuff on the market.

                      1. re: maria lorraine

                        My sentiments too. Glad to finally know where Godiva went to. I eventually moved to Haagen-Daz Special Amazonian chocolate (not as good, but better than other supermarket brands) but that's disappeared now too-- though the website still lists it as a special.
                        Belgium choc was my standard; now I have to visit local ice cream shops and get hand packed. Might be better for my hips, but I'm less happy.

                        1. re: mjoyous

                          Haagen-Daz has brought out their Dark Chocolate, a special flavor last summer, as a regular flavor. It's not as good as the old Godiva Belgium, but at least is available.

                  2. this article about coolbrands acquisition lists a lot of other frozen treat brands that may have bitten the proverbial dust like godiva ice cream:

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                    1. re: alkapal

                      Just back from a wild goose chase shopping trip and learned (via Chowhound) that Godiva Belgian Dark Chocolate is no more. I've tried other so-called "dark" or "intense" chocolate ice creams, but nothing comes close. Another great product bites the dust.

                    2. I wondered what had happened. The Godiva store in Wall Street used to have these diVINE bittersweet coated chocolate ice cream bars, and this spring when I went in to get one, the manager acted as tho she had never heard of them.

                      Tooooooo sad. Those ice cream bars were the stuff dreams are made of!

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