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Where can I buy Shane's of Maine ice cream?

dpapageorge Mar 18, 2008 04:48 AM

I had dinner at a Japanese restaurant in Portsmouth a few weekends ago. For dessert we had ginger ice cream & green tea ice cream. Both were absolutely incredible. We were told it was from Shane's of Maine. I have been searching in vain to try and find where I can buy some, or order on line to no avail. Anybody know?

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  1. BostonZest RE: dpapageorge Mar 18, 2008 05:58 AM

    Call the Harvest Co-op in Central Square. I think I may have seen it there.

    Cambridge Store:

    581 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139


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      zizzpudding RE: BostonZest Jul 29, 2009 05:40 PM

      I went to Co op expressly to buy shane's 2 weeks ago to make an icecream cake and couldn't find it there. I don't know if they're carrying it anymore.

    2. Chris VR RE: dpapageorge Mar 18, 2008 06:50 AM

      It was sold at Cold Rush in Melrose, which may be closed- I'm not clear if it's closed for good or just seasonally.

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        steve999 RE: dpapageorge Mar 18, 2008 08:49 AM

        The website says "Now Available in Mass", so I'd send them an email or call them and ask: http://www.shainsofmaine.com/forms/co...

        Or - wait until March 30th and take a road trip - http://www.icecreamdugout.com/

        1. itaunas RE: dpapageorge Mar 18, 2008 10:15 AM

          Give the Huron ave Formaggio a call. I know they carry the Shepard's Gate goat's milk gelato and I believe that last fall they had Shane's, but haven't been in recently. There was one other place I saw it a while back and thought about the board, but can't quite remember.

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            winedude RE: dpapageorge Mar 18, 2008 12:53 PM

            As you can see from the posts below, it's "Shain's of Maine", so it might be easier to find now.

            It doesn't appear you can order online, but the distributor can probably help you track it down. Let us know if you find it!

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              catsmeow RE: dpapageorge Mar 18, 2008 02:59 PM

              I think I remember seeing it as J. Pace in Saugus. It was about 3-4 months ago, but I think that's where I saw it.

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                PrincessBakesALot RE: catsmeow Mar 18, 2008 08:59 PM

                I buy it at Pace's in Saugus too. The Maine Blueberry is really good.

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                  catsmeow RE: PrincessBakesALot Mar 19, 2008 06:26 AM

                  J Pace also has a smaller store in Boston near MA General Hospital in that large condo complex that's between the hospital and the Banknorth Boston Garden(the one that has the signs "If you lived here you'd be home now). I don't go to that one so don't know if they have it there too.

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                sablemerle RE: dpapageorge Mar 19, 2008 12:05 AM

                You can find a wide selection of Shane's of Maine at the Chilly Cow in Arlington Center, Arlington, MA (the 77 bus from Harvard Sq. will get you there).

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                  saderball RE: dpapageorge Jul 29, 2009 05:12 PM

                  Most small (non-national chain) markets in southern NH, ME. Here is the company address, write them and ask where their customers are located.
                  Shain's of Maine
                  1491 Main St

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                    hsquare2southend RE: dpapageorge Feb 16, 2010 03:58 PM

                    I recently fell in love with this ice cream. Had the ginger and I was hooked. I see this post is 2 years old, but...any recent sightings in Boston proper?

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                      BostonZest RE: hsquare2southend Feb 16, 2010 05:00 PM

                      They have a website with a phone number and email address.


                      Let us know what they say for the Greater Boston area.


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                        Infomaniac RE: BostonZest Feb 16, 2010 06:48 PM

                        Chilly Cow's ice cream in Arlington is made by Shain's of Maine.

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                          tislitnanzar RE: Infomaniac Feb 17, 2010 06:39 AM

                          I had never heard of Shain's on Maine before, but got it this weekend at the Harvest Co-op in JP. Delicious as billed.

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                            quirkydeb RE: tislitnanzar Feb 17, 2010 08:25 AM

                            interestingly enough, Harvest Co-op lists both Chilly Cow and Shain's of Main on their product list.

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                              PrincessBakesALot RE: quirkydeb Feb 17, 2010 06:43 PM

                              I've been buying Chilly Cow's amazing frozen custard in pints at Pace's in Saugus. I didn't know it was made by Shain's but they are both really good.

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