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Jul 26, 2009 10:45 AM

Your fave ice cream flavors from the Mtl ice cream shops

What are your favorite ice cream flavors, from the different Montreal ice cream shops that make their own ice cream? I still have yet to try chocolate-ginger & strawberry-basil flavours from Bo Bec Cremiere, highly recommended by someone on this board, as I didn't realize they don't open year-round(as I went there during the winter).

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  1. Green Tea Ice Cream at Scoops on St Laurent or my seasonal favorite Tire Ice Cream at Bilboquet 2 locations Bernard St and Sherbrooke St in Westmount.Both are special to the stores and delicious.

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    1. re: finefoodie55

      Mind elaborating on what "tire" flavour is? I'm intrigued.

      1. re: julie_

        It's not vulcanized rubber flavour if that's what you were thinking. It's actually maple taffee (tire d'érable in French). It's only available during sugaring-off season.

        1. re: SnackHappy

          OH! Of course. Well, y'know, Rocky Road... Tire... could happen! I envision a black-licorice flavour...

          1. re: julie_

            Black licorice... that would be old-fashioned Tiger-Tail: Orange ice cream with black licorice swirl. I wonder if that is still available anywhere... anyone know?

            1. re: Andria

              I seen it in the Nestle Parlour type ice cream shops a lot. Ripples did a "fudgy orange" flavor a couple of years ago but I haven't seen it since - instead of licorice they used dark chocolate (it was pretty good!)

              1. re: Andria

                Hey we are on the same wave length luv it got it originally at a Baskins Robins on Laurentian Blvd in St. Laurent about 5-6 years ago
                Do not even know if it is still there
                but if you find it anywhere save some for me....

        1. re: chilipepper

          Where is Scoops? Is it possible you mean Ripples?

        2. Caramel and sea salt at Meu-Meu.
          Burnt maple caramel at Havre aux Glaces
          Maple taffy at Bilboquet
          Pistachio gelato at Roberto
          Pineapple-basil at Léo le glacier

          By the way, there's already a comprehensive discussion regarding Montreal ice cream on this thread:

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          1. re: mainsqueeze

            Does Meu-Meu really have the caramel & sea salt flavor or is it an urban legend? I have went three times since last year and they have always just ran out!

            1. re: hungryann

              :) They do really have it. They tend to cycle through the flavors I want all the time too :P

            2. re: mainsqueeze

              One thing I found out about Meu-Meu, is that on rainy days they close(so they were closed yesterday I'm pretty sure). I believe they only operate in the spring & summer months.

              1. re: BLM

                > One thing I found out about Meu-Meu, is that on rainy days they close

                Wow, they must be losing a ton of business this year if that's their policy!

                1. re: kpzoo

                  It might be wiser to close than to stay open and to not have enough customers to cover that day's wages.

              2. re: mainsqueeze

                Any idea how long Leo le Glacier has been opened (how many years)? I was asked this, but I didn't know the answer

              3. I'm not an ice cream chaser but Bilboquet's Vanilla-Rasberry is pretty special. Caveat though. Their products are overpriced (presumably because of location, rich Outremont).

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                1. re: everyonelovessushi

                  Yeah, and there's one in "rich Westmount" too. And everyone knows that all people who live in Outremont and Westmount are rolling in vats of money. What's your point?
                  IMHO, Bilboquet's products are not overpriced compared to others of similar quality, and IIRC about the same as Ben & Jerry's.

                  1. re: cherylmtl

                    Point well taken. I believe I voted for Bilboquet's Vanilla-Raspberry as the best ice cream in Montreal. I believe I also said it was slightly overpriced because of a location that cater's to a largely affluent population. I'm a relatively poor member of that population.
                    I also love B & J's Coffee Buzz Buzz. But it's not locally produced and hard to find.

                    1. re: everyonelovessushi

                      i just had two scoops of coffee buzz buzz at the b & j location on mcgill college.

                      1. re: djou

                        The demaissoneuve location doesn't seem to sell it. I know many people who are still flabbergasted that coffee coffee buzz buzz was downsized. I mean what an amazing flavour. I know B & J Montreal locations were having distribution problems earlier in the year. Does this have anything to do with it?

                        1. re: everyonelovessushi

                          Isn't their De Maisoneuve location considered their flagship Montreal location(or maybe now it's their Monkland location). Any B&J flavours you like, but not available at B&J Montreal locations, but still made?

                          1. re: BLM

                            I miss Chubby Hubby... Peanut butter filled pretzels covered in fudge and mixed in vanilla malt ice cream & rippled with fudge & peanut butter. I think it is still available in the states... maybe a road trip to Waterbury is in order.

                            1. re: Andria

                              Unless it's to take the factory tour there's no need to travel so far south. Price Choppers in Plattsburgh and St. Albans carry Chubby Hubby.

                              1. re: rcianci

                                Really? St. Albans is a double foodie stop then... I love the pizza at Mimmo's.

                                1. re: Andria

                                  According to B&J's website, the Price Chopper at 170 Swanton Rd. Rte. 7 carries it.

                              2. re: Andria

                                My favourite B & J flavour is Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, but I haven't seen it in Montreal for several years. As an alternative I 'd been getting Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch at the de Maisoneuve location(I hope they're still carrying it, as I couldn't find Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch at the Ste-Catherine location recently).

                            2. re: everyonelovessushi

                              They have coffee coffee buzzbuzzbuzz at the de Maisonneuve location now - I saw it there today. And better yet, they have a new special from 4 to 7 pm everyday - 3 for 3 - it's 3 scoops of ice cream for $3. This comes in very handy when you have a hungry 13-year-old walking home from day camp...

                      2. re: everyonelovessushi

                        I don't find Bilboquet overpriced. It's cheaper than Meu Meu, that's for sure.

                        1. re: mainsqueeze

                          What kind of prices at Bilboquet(I haven't checked in a long time)? What prices does Meu Meu charge(I can rembember now)?

                          1. re: BLM

                            It's roughly $5 for a two scoop cone at Meu Meu. We usually get 2 two scoop cones with a waffle cone and a sugar cone (extra) for like $12 or something.

                            1. re: BLM

                              Two scoops at Bilboquet is just a little over $4.

                        2. My favorites are pistachio, pineapple and coconut from:
                          Le Péché glacé, 2001 Mont-Royal Est
                          Havre aux glaces, Marché Jean-Talon
                          Plus que parfait, 60 Fairmount Ouest

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                          1. re: pinalafina

                            Plus que parfait is the most adorable name for an ice-cream shop ever. I wish I had come up with that. Strangely, I don't think I've ever noticed this place before, and I'm in Mile-End all the time.

                            I liked the ginger flavour at Havre aux glaces, but I thought it would be better served alongside another flavour... maybe something like maple? It didn't seem like a standalone flavour to me.