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a children sized ice cream cone or cup?

sandramrma Aug 17, 2009 07:10 PM

The children size cones and cups that we have been served lately are at least one very lagre scoop or often two scoops! The are the size of what I remember as a medium size cone. Do any chain or independent ice cream stands still sell anything really childsized?

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    fabian3dg RE: sandramrma Aug 17, 2009 08:39 PM

    you can just ask for a single scoop

    but no i dont know of any chain with a "child size"

    1. monku RE: sandramrma Aug 17, 2009 09:00 PM

      Baskin Robbins child size scoop weighs 2.5 oz. and regular scoop weighs 4 oz.
      I believe Ben & Jerry's also has child size scoops and cups.

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        rockycat RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 06:32 AM

        Carvel does kid-sized cups and cones. They're not really advertised but the sizes are available. The kid size uses a two ounce scoop. A small is 4 oz, medium 6 oz., etc. Supposedly only kids can get that size but an owner who cares about customer service will serve you whatever you request. You'd be surprised, though, how many parents I've seen order larges for their (soon to be very large) kids.

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          chileheadmike RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 11:08 AM

          Lawrence, Ks (Home of the Jayhawks)
          Sylas and Maddie's has a kid's cup. Small cone with a single scoop of some very good ice cream.

          1. maplesugar RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 11:23 AM

            No Carvel or B&J's here... but every ice cream place I've been to has a "kid's" size. My kids are 7, 4&1/2 and 3. I won't be ordering a large for them (or myself!) any time soon.

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              DGresh RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 11:25 AM

              off topic but I got a free "small" soda at the movies recently because I'm a member of the "movie club". They asked if we wanted to upgrade for 50 cents (this was for my daughter-- we were going to see Julie and Julia). I said no thanks. They then served this monster sized cup of soda-- must have been 16 or 20 ounces. That's a small? No wonder we are all fat.

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                Rick RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 11:53 AM

                I'm pretty sure McDonal's still has tiny kid's sized cones. I really like their soft serve, honest!

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                  queencru RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 01:08 PM

                  Most places I visit have a child size that's one smaller scoop. I tend to order child size everywhere and it's never been a problem.

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                    thinks too much RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 01:16 PM

                    I try to order child size because that's what I want. Scoopers seem to feel that I order based on budget, so they pile it on anyway.

                    1. im_nomad RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 03:43 PM

                      ice cream in general seems to have grown in size lately. I got a single scoop recently that was massive, and I had to practically hoover it as it melted. As an ice cream is actually a very rare purchase for me, I sort of didn't mind :) At least, I suppose, they are in keeping with the price expansion. Maybe just scoopers around these parts are just generous.

                      I do note that sugar cones seem to come with smaller scoops than their wafer counterparts, but most places i've seen have had "kiddie" cones.

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                        cimui RE: sandramrma Aug 18, 2009 08:34 PM

                        Grom (an Italian gelato chain with a few outlets in the U.S.) has fairly small scoops ordinarily. I think people have complained about the small portions and high prices, so they've increased as of late -- but they're still relatively healthy sizes compared to the giant scoops you get elsewhere.

                        The froyo places around here also seem to be pretty reasonably sized (Red Mango, Pinkberry, etc...).

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                          julesrules RE: sandramrma Aug 19, 2009 07:56 AM

                          Yeah, even the "smalls" are way too big at a lot of places. When my daughter was a little younger, anything beyond a very small scoop meant most of it went in the garbage - that is after a good quantity went all over her face, hands and clothing. I had words with a kid working at Dairy Queen because I requested a truly small serving to avoid the whole issue. I had to explain I would pay for the small but take less ice cream, she very grudgingly gave me an ice cream that was reasonably small for an adult, as opposed to their "small" which would have bigger than my kid's head.

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