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Aug 22, 2009 05:10 PM


MY WIFE AND I have been on a mission for the last 30 years to find, what once was a very popular Ice Cream.....Tutti Frutti......the ice cream makers took it off the market many years ago collectively and it's never returned, closest I can describe it as a pistachio with pieces of pineapple, banana etc.....UTTERLY DELICIOUS....does any one know where to find this great treat ??............Thank you

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  1. LEOFONT - Your post made me happy because I never had Tutti Frutti Ice Cream before.

    Long story short, contacted several places and asked if they had this flavor.

    None so far, but the summer is not over yet, will keep looking.
    Mostly ice cream shop owners have said that it is no longer a popular flavor, hogwash, some of the flavors out there are so much less exciting than what you have described above.
    Random Side Note: will be getting a copy of The Adventures of Ozzy and Harriet Tutti Frutti episode since I have never seen that before - LOL and thank you.

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    1. re: shabbystorm

      Please let me know where Sea Bright is. I live in Pennsylvania. The tutti frutti ice cream I remember was vanilla with tiny bits of candied citron peel.

      1. re: nybnl_njgtb

        Sea Bright is a small town on the New Jersey shore, near Long Branch.

      2. re: shabbystorm

        Even more classic Chico Marx in A Day At The Races: Get your tutsi frutsi ice cream.
        7 minute sketch

      3. Well, Leo, give me some more specifics and maybe I can help you out. I own an ice cream store in Sea Bright and we make all of our own ice cream there. The ice cream itself was pistachio, you say? With pineapples and bananas and what else in it? I'll talk to my hubby and see if he wants to give it a whirl!

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        1. re: MichelleM131

          I'm somewhat surprised that you are in the ice cream business and have never heard of tutti frutti! You must be under 50! :-))

          If you search the web, you will find hundreds, if not thousands, of references to tutti frutti ice cream. Many of these are recipes so you should be able to pick one and try it. Let us know if you end up selling it at your store.

          BTW, the OP asked the same question a couple of years ago on the Tristate Region board. One response indicated that tutti frutti is still available at a shop in Queens. Unfortunately, no store name or address were given.

          Another BTW: the popular R&R song from the 1950s, Tutti Frutti, was a VERY cleaned up version of an older song. The original would definitely not have made it onto the Ozzie and Harriet show!

          1. re: ambrose

            You bet - I'm only 30! I'll google it now. Thanks!

        2. Wow, talk about a blast from the past. I used to love Tutti Frutti ice cream. My mother's uncle would take me for it once a week in his red Impala. I used to love that stuff but haven't seen it in years.

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          1. re: roro1831

            A blast from the past for me also. Grandpa used to take all the grandchildren out for ice cream. We'd be screaming for our favorite flavor! And Grandpa would always, always bring back six Tutti Fruttis!

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            1. Bluebell's FRUIT SPECIAL is on the freezeer shelves is one of their rotation flavors- only available for a few months. It's wonderful-you'll love it- tutti frutti base, with cherries, pineapple and a few tiny marshmallows. Happy Spring !