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AND THE NEW FLAVOR AT FOSSELMAN'S IS........HORCHATA!

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sel Sep 19, 2009 10:57 PM

Discovered this new flavor today after too much chili oil on my hand cut noodles. A must try for horchata lovers! Owner guy said that it will be around for a while but not forever.

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Fosselman's Ice Cream Co
1824 W Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

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  1. ipsedixit RE: sel Sep 19, 2009 11:41 PM

    The chocolate dipped strawberry is also very good.

    1. J.L. RE: sel Sep 20, 2009 01:33 AM

      Me likey.

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        Burger Boy RE: J.L. Sep 20, 2009 07:28 AM

        The last two quarts I bought from Fosselman's a month ago, chocolate dipped strawberries and horchata. While Fosselmans makes a really good horchata, Scoops makes an amazing one you just never know if they will have it in stock.

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          J.L. RE: Burger Boy Sep 20, 2009 12:02 PM

          Yeah, I've had the Scoops version - it's true to the flavor of horchata.

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        beezees RE: sel Sep 20, 2009 09:41 AM

        Thought it might be of interest to Fosselman's fans (see #9): http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl... .

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          Harry Nile RE: beezees Sep 20, 2009 02:28 PM

          Thanks, beezees. It's great to see Fosselman's shakes receive international notice -- and they are mighty fine -- but the newspaper story's claim that they're the "best in the world" is naive, unnecessary, and undoubtedly false, like many of the other pronouncements there -- Chez Panisse (world-best restaurant) and Frank Pepe (world-best pizza) excepted. What's that? No, no, any such judgments that *I* make are both spot and right on.

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            jackattack RE: Harry Nile Sep 24, 2009 06:08 PM

            It doesn't say they're the best in the world, it says that Fosselman's is the best PLACE in the world to drink a milkshake. Don't you like Alhambra?

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              Harry Nile RE: jackattack Sep 27, 2009 03:57 AM

              "Don't you like Alhambra?"

              It's just not the same town since Phil moved out, jackattack.

              Yes, the Guardian headline used vague and weasel language -- the "best things to eat in the world, and where to eat them" -- but, going down the page, the entry on Fosselman's promises "the perfect milkshake" -- i.e., one that can't be improved upon -- not merely the perfect place to have one. (And they call pasty Fosselman's "a classic American setting," when you can get the same product at the handsomely revamped Gus's BBQ?) I love the product, but it's not the best even in my own American-centered experience.

              If JGold said the original DQ at the corner of Dreamville and Desire in Hollywood is the best in LA, then I might disagree with him, but his would be a rational observation, since he covers the entire area personally (as I understand it). For a British newspaperman who reads travel books to claim that Fosselman's in Alhambra or Glacier in Manhattan Beach or Niederfrank's in the San Diego suburbs, Mitchell's in the Chicago suburbs, Sheridan's near Dallas, or, getting back to California, McConnell's in Santa Barbara (of course, the actual global best ;-) is better than any other in the whole, entire, google-infested world might sell newspapers but not me.

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          pinpei RE: sel Sep 23, 2009 11:37 PM

          Tried it. Loved it. The pumpkin pie is also in. Another reason I love LA in the fall. Yes, we must contend with the Santa Anas, but there's no better way to ward off the heat than with Fosselman's frozen goodness.

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            J.L. RE: pinpei Sep 24, 2009 12:25 AM

            Pumpkin pie - me likey again.

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              ipsedixit RE: J.L. Sep 24, 2009 09:11 AM

              Some day I'm hoping they make a pumpkin flavored frozen yogurt.

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                J.L. RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2009 04:06 PM

                IMHO:

                Ice cream >>>> froyo. If you're gonna be bad, be bad all the way.

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                  misseatalot RE: J.L. Sep 24, 2009 06:48 PM

                  sounds interesting... think of the creamy tang of yogurt with pumpkin like a pumpkin and cream cheese muffin...

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                    ipsedixit RE: J.L. Sep 24, 2009 10:58 PM

                    It's not really about being bad.

                    Sometimes you just don't feel like having all that butter fat in ice cream. Just want something with a lighter texture -- same with gelato.

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                      J.L. RE: ipsedixit Sep 25, 2009 01:04 AM

                      Ooohh butter fat.... Me likey that the most....

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              get ur grub on RE: sel Sep 24, 2009 01:32 PM

              I had the marshmallow a couple weeks ago. It has rice krispy cereal mixed in, not too many. The marshmallow flavor was just right, not overly sweet like a real marshmallow. Delicious!

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                b0ardkn0t RE: sel Sep 25, 2009 03:13 PM

                mmmm.....horchata. Nothing better on a hot day. i do think its the nectar of the gods.

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                  J.L. RE: b0ardkn0t Sep 26, 2009 04:37 AM

                  Especially Spanish style, made with tigernuts.

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                  bulavinaka RE: sel Oct 3, 2009 08:44 PM

                  We swung by Fosselman's today and tried the Horchata - it was pleasantly subtle in taste with a slight perfume and perfect balance of cinnamon, vanilla and something else. I don't know what that something else was, but it really hit the spot. I was going to jump on ipsedixit's favorite (chocolate-dipped strawberry) but it appears that a whole of folks really love that Horchata - the container had maybe 10 scoops left - I didn't want to be left in the dust,

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