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Cold Stone Ghiradhelli Ice Cream

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okello Mar 28, 2008 05:41 AM

Ok folks, I know everyone seems to hate Cold Stone with a passion, but if you are a dark chocolate fan, may I suggest that you check out the Ghiradelli ice cream they have there. Had it last night on a whim and it was delightful--not too sweet, very dark chocolate ice cream that had a very deep flavor without being "rich" in the way that you can not stand more than 2 bites. Absolutely wonderful. (Peanut butter cups help too)

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  1. sheila RE: okello Mar 28, 2008 06:36 AM

    I don't hate Cold stone.

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      Ralphie_in_Boston RE: sheila Mar 28, 2008 06:55 AM

      I think okello posted the key to a good experience at Cold Stone..don't get too many add-ins. Ghirardelli chocolate ice cream sounds great.

      I don't hate CS either, and would go there if no other alternatives were nearby....now I know what to order next time!

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        John Manzo RE: sheila Mar 29, 2008 05:26 PM

        Me either. I wish they, and not Marble Slab, were opening left and right in Canada.

      2. Johnresa RE: okello Mar 28, 2008 10:17 AM

        Maybe I will try this...lol. I LOVE Cold Stone (so sue me) but I am not too much into dark chocolate...maybe this will change my mind

        1. kobuta RE: okello Mar 28, 2008 02:31 PM

          Not a hater of Cold Stone either and love dark chocolate (though can overdose easily). Must try sometime. I've never had more than 2 mix-ins on my ice-cream from CS, so maybe that's why I've had relatively good experiences.

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            mdepsmom RE: okello Mar 29, 2008 03:01 PM

            The Phoenix area Cold Stones have had the Ghiradelli choc. ice cream for the last couple of months (this is where they are headquartered, which may be why we got it early). It is better than their regular chocolate ice cream. It's creamier, and has more chocolate flavor. That said, however, I would not call it a "dark chocolate" ice cream. Just "more chocolaty" than their regular chocolate.

            1. Chew on That RE: okello Apr 1, 2008 10:00 AM

              Oooh this sounds fantastic! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! :)

              1. NYCkaren RE: okello Apr 3, 2008 10:02 AM

                It seems that everyone doesn't hate Cold Stone. I went in one once years go. Do they still make the servers go through a big song and dance while they're getting your ice cream? That was what I hated.

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                  mdepsmom RE: NYCkaren Apr 3, 2008 10:30 AM

                  I think they only do that when you leave a tip in their tip jar.

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                  mdepsmom RE: okello Apr 6, 2008 07:21 PM

                  I was at Cold Stone today and the Ghiradelli chocolate ice cream is gone. The clerk said it was only a limited-time flavor.

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                    shauben2007 RE: okello Apr 10, 2008 07:50 PM

                    I LOVE Cold Stone! - Yum!

                    HATE Marble Slab Creamery - Yuck!

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                      tvdxer RE: okello Apr 13, 2008 08:21 PM

                      I don't hate Coldstone.

                      You know what's REALLY, and I mean REALLY good there? That "Cake Batter" ice cream. Soooo good!

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