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Mar 17, 2010 08:23 AM

Ice Cream Novelty

My boyfriend was recently dreaming of an ice cream novelty from his youth. He doesn't remember the exact name but we searched the web for variations of it with no luck.

The novelty in question was called something like freezee burrger or maybe chilly burger. It was ice cream sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies. Possibly covered by chocolate.

He grew up in NC - Raleigh and Greensboro areas and would have been begging his mom for money for this in the late 70's.

Anyone have any idea what he's talking about?

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  1. I doubt it's the same thing (probably not in NC and not a "burger") but it sounds like an It's It.

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    1. re: Pia

      That looks close! Too bad we're in DC and shipping is $60!

    2. I found this in another post...

      Yes, it was called a Cool-A-Coo! Two oatmeal cookies with vanilla ice cream and coated with chocolate. They were my favorites in college and when I lived in LA. I just searched this site and this is the one and only reference.

      Cool-A-Coos were awesome, much better than the San Francisco version which is still available, the It's It. Coos were bigger and tastier and more pristine. We had direct comparisons every year in college when we drove up to the annual USC game in the Bay Area against Cal or Stanford. My friends and I would sample It's It and laugh at how inferior they were to the great Cool-A-Coo.

      Coos were sold in grocery stores in boxes of 3. I'd load up my freezer. They were also sold individually at convenience stores like 7-11 and Arco gas stations. They were best known at Dodger games. I first discovered them at USC basketball games at the Sports Arena, when Ricky the smiling vendor would throw them to you and never miss.

      Unfortunately, and unbelievably, Cool-A-Coo went out of business a few years ago.

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      1. re: rizzo0904

        I live by one of the plants that made Cool-A-Coos... and I was explaining to my son all about how good they were. He wanted to try them but I knew they went out of business and he is so bummed. Oddly enough, it looks like someone lives there now. ( on the top floor, with a medium size chandelier hanging from the ceiling that can be spotted from the street.) I read somewhere that they another company took over the brand and now sells Cool-A-coos by the name Mr. Cool. I have not been able to verify this, yet.

        1. re: rizzo0904

          Ooooh! I remember those from a 7-11 type store in high school at an FFA convention in a nearby town. I've been looking for something similar ever since! They were wonderful!

        2. We have something in Australia that sounds similar called a Giant Sandwich. So good when the need strikes :)

          1. I grew up in sounds like what we used to get at the gas station called a "creamee burger"..forgive if the spelling is wrong. It was a oatmeal cookie sandwich with neopolitan ice cream in the middle and a chocolate covering on the outside. The wrapper was either orange or red and print in white believe. Not sure if they are still made but thanks for the trip down memory lane.

            found this link too

            1. The delicious treat that your boyfriend speaks of is a Creamee Burger. It originally came in a red box with the words "Creamee Burger" written in white letters but later was sold in a wrapper with the same color scheme. It was in fact napolitian ice cream sandwiched between 2 oatmeal cookies and the entire thing was dipped in chocolate. Anyone that had the privilledge of tasting this wonderous treat is hoping for its return. There are forums where people remember this treat but not the name. I think the last time I had one was in the early 90's from a mom & pop store in my neighborhood in AlABAMA. I've searched the net and cant even find a picture of it. My hope is that its brought back and whomever decides to ressurect our treat finds and use the original formula.