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Leonidas store w/ice cream in Leslieville - anyone been?

AverageJo May 22, 2009 08:41 AM

Riding the streetcar eastbound, I spotted a new Leonidas chocolaterie/ice creamery on a little side street north of Queen. It was just west of Jones, I think.

Just wondering if anyone's visited it yet; how it it? Does Leonidas make its own ice cream? I tend to think of it more as a chocolate maker, so am curious about the ice cream on offer.

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  1. Captain Maplesyrup RE: AverageJo May 22, 2009 10:20 AM

    I don't know about Leonidas - but Ed's Real Scoop makes their own small-batch at 920 Queen East in Leslieville... Had the chocolate macaroon last week - yum.

    1. Leslieville RE: AverageJo May 22, 2009 05:38 PM

      I know that they import the chocolats,so I don't think they make the ice cream. I had a Pistachio gelato from there which I did not like at all! It tasted like cheap perfumey icecream. It was overly sweet and had a very fake flavour, I would definitely not go back!

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        Arcadiaseeker RE: AverageJo May 23, 2009 06:39 AM

        If it's anything like their chocolates I wouldn't go out of the way. I find their stuff overly sweet and kinda waxy. Very disappointing -- I recall buying their chocolates at Selfridges in London way back in the 90s and they were much better back then.

        1. Ediblethoughts RE: AverageJo May 23, 2009 09:40 AM

          I've tried the gelato at the Leonidas at the St Clair/Christie location and it was good. Not great but good. (I'm much more fond of their dark mochas--they are VERY good.)

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            nsnow RE: AverageJo Jul 19, 2009 08:26 AM

            These are one of the best chocolates I have ever had. I first discovered them on a trip to the states and was overjoyed when I saw they had a location here in Toronto. I was not overly impressed with the gelato. But who care? I go for the chocolate. Not at all waxy. Whenever I need to bring a gift I bring their chocolates and have had friends email me after to say they were the nicest chocolates they have ever had.

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              ace123 RE: AverageJo Jul 19, 2009 09:59 AM

              There is one in Loblaws at Bayview Village. I haven't tried it yet.

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                goldendelicious RE: AverageJo Jul 20, 2009 03:27 PM

                the Leonidas in the Bayview Village Loblaws sells Greg's Ice Cream...

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                  millygirl RE: goldendelicious Mar 22, 2010 01:05 PM

                  Just bumping this up.......

                  I noticed this branch of Leonidas today while driving in the area. I was really surprised to see it actually, especially on that little side street tucked away.
                  Just wondering if anybody's checked it out recently?

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                    Food Tourist RE: millygirl Mar 22, 2010 03:53 PM

                    Their mango gelato is excellent and although not made in-house, is made in the GTA.

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