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Sweet Melissa's new ice cream wing now open

Larry Brooks Jun 1, 2008 09:30 AM

Yesterday the new wing of Sweet Melissa's opened: an ice cream parlor! The room looked really nice and is quite spacious. As well the sundaes and ice cream menu looked amazing. Anybody go? I had just eaten so I refrained. Anyone know if they make their own?

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  1. oolah RE: Larry Brooks Jun 1, 2008 12:46 PM

    I had a scoop of the pistachio last night. It was ok, but nothing special. They don't make their own -- the bins were labeled "Russell's", not a brand I'm familiar with. There's a big menu of sundaes, but they all seemed too sugary and over-the-top.

    I'd much rather hike over to Blue Marble for better product or just buy a pint at the deli.

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      acemdin RE: oolah Jun 29, 2008 03:51 PM

      The containers I saw were labeled "Bassett's", a Philadelphia brand.

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      Olive123 RE: Larry Brooks Jun 29, 2008 02:49 PM

      Any other input about this place? I walked by yesterday, and it really did look adorable. I want to know if those sundaes are really worth $10 or $11! Do love Blue Marble, but Sweet Melissa is much closer.

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        jdf RE: Olive123 Jun 30, 2008 04:48 AM

        I was disappointed. The space is nice and the ice cream was ok, but I thought since it was from Sweet Melissa and they bake all their own goods, the ice cream would have been homemade. As previously noted, it wasn't. So, nothing wrong with it, but nothing worth going out of your way for.

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          Brigita RE: jdf Jun 30, 2008 05:10 AM

          The Chocolate Room which opens across the street this week makes their own ice cream and desserts.

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            oolah RE: Brigita Jul 12, 2008 05:06 PM

            I tried a scoop of the vanilla and the mint chip from the Chocolate Room and it's definitely a cut above the Sweet Melissa stuff. Better, fresher ingredients and much better flavor. The texture was a bit icy, but overall I enjoyed it -- SM is going to have to step up their game with the CR right across the street.

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        Carol Gardens RE: Larry Brooks Jun 30, 2008 05:30 PM

        I had a cone on their second day and I truly thought it was a rip-off. I think the one scoop was about $3.50 and it was tiny! I was actually going to say, "Are you kidding with the size of that scoop?", but I decided to pay and just not go back. And the ice cream was just okay. Too bad, because I was hoping for something better.

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          jdf RE: Carol Gardens Jul 1, 2008 04:42 AM

          That was the other thing I forgot to say. The ice cream was ok, but the cone was so thin and long that the scoop just sat on top, and once you finished the ice cream, you were still left with a lot of cone and no ice cream.

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          LJW RE: Larry Brooks Jul 1, 2008 09:17 AM

          has anyone tried the hot fudge?

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            funniduck RE: Larry Brooks Jul 1, 2008 10:25 AM

            Wait, which Sweet Melissa is the one with the ice cream parlor?

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              jdf RE: funniduck Jul 1, 2008 11:35 AM

              The one on Court Street.

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                Puppimus RE: funniduck Jul 1, 2008 11:49 AM

                The Cobble Hill one, on Court Street.

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                contempt RE: Larry Brooks Jul 1, 2008 11:43 AM

                I had the ice cream scoops and agree with all comments that it was okay, nothing special. But I also ordered a malted. Based upon the guy who was making it, it doesn't sound like many people order it or they didn't really know how to make it properly. I would give it a 4/10. And super overpriced at $5.50

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                  MShapiro RE: contempt Jul 1, 2008 12:40 PM

                  Agreed with the above they still need to get the kinks out. We ordered a couple of cones and a shake and they were cordial about it, but slow and inefficient. The hot fudge was OK (def. not Fox's U-Bet). And I thought they would have more exotic flavors, not the case at all. Expensive yes, borderline rip-off possibly, but check out the price of cream and milk in the last six months. Has anyone been to Uncle Louie G’s on Court & Pacific? Probably a better option for the time being.

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                    Nehna RE: MShapiro Jul 13, 2008 04:46 PM

                    We did today, while checking out Bastille day festivities.

                    Husband and I shared the 'birthday cake' flavor. Wow, was that tasty. Not at all something I would have ordered, but it was really delicious and different.

                    Not as gourmet as Blue Marble, but closer to our house.

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