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What do you get at Kimball's?

skippy66 May 29, 2010 03:39 AM

I've been going to Kimball Farms (in Westford and Carlisle) for ice cream for years, but I always seem to order the same thing–Raspberry Chocolate Chip. I need to try something different. What flavors are your favorites?

Kimball Farm
400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886

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  1. trufflehound RE: skippy66 May 29, 2010 04:22 AM


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      justbeingpolite RE: trufflehound May 31, 2010 02:35 PM

      If you're a vanilla fan, I say try the vanilla at Bedford Farms, I really think it's creamier and better textured.

      Bedford Farms
      18 North Rd Ste 1, Bedford, MA 01730

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      sallyt RE: skippy66 May 29, 2010 04:54 AM

      I LOVE their Oreo

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        hargau RE: skippy66 May 29, 2010 05:16 AM

        My favs are:
        Coconut almond chip
        Coffee Oreo
        I used to like vanilla peanut butter cup but dont seem to get that too often anymore.

        When in season (fall):
        I ALWAYS get gingersnap molasses
        We even buy quarts of it to take home, as do many of my friends. I think its their BEST flavor, too bad its only around in the fall (and sometimes sold out)

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          three of us RE: skippy66 May 29, 2010 07:19 AM

          They have the ultimate cookies and cream. It's the only ice cream stand flavor I'll buy in a quart to bring home.

          1. Eatin in Woostah RE: skippy66 May 29, 2010 08:17 AM

            Peppermint Stick! And fried scallops and onion rings. Mmmmm.....

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              hargau RE: Eatin in Woostah May 29, 2010 08:26 AM

              they do have great onion rings and fried seafood. We will get a fish&chips and onion rings and its more than enough for 2 to split.

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                Eatin in Woostah RE: hargau May 29, 2010 08:34 AM

                Yes - Westford location only of course. I really like the fish also, and my daughter loves the clam strips.

            2. Pia RE: skippy66 May 29, 2010 08:39 AM

              I have tried and like many of their flavors, but my favorite is... raspberry chocolate chip.

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                bear RE: Pia May 29, 2010 08:40 AM

                Yes, I was going to say raspberry chocolate chip as well. Their regular chocolate chip is good, too.

                The lobster roll is a pretty good value, too.

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                  hargau RE: bear May 29, 2010 09:32 AM

                  I will have to try that one again. Last week we got a Black Raspberry chocolate chip frozen yougart that was really tasty

              2. brandywiner RE: skippy66 May 29, 2010 01:59 PM

                Mocha Chip!

                My go-to flavor since the Bates Farm days.

                1. rlh RE: skippy66 May 30, 2010 12:37 PM

                  Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl - I am not a huge fan of chocolate ice cream but theirs is BY FAR the best ever version - I can't seem to get anything else in spite of good intentions every time...

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                    hargau RE: rlh May 30, 2010 12:40 PM

                    I used to get that one alot. This year when i got it there was no peanut butter swirl but the peanut butter was IN the chocolate. They call it Chocolate Peanut Butter and its all one tone/color/consistancy. Wasnt what i was remembering...

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                      bugsmum RE: hargau May 31, 2010 02:30 PM

                      chocolate chip!

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                    pollystyrene RE: skippy66 May 31, 2010 10:55 PM


                    1. fmcoxe6188 RE: skippy66 Jun 1, 2010 10:12 AM

                      I used to be a raspberry chocolate chip girl myself- but broke the habit. I love their grapenut, german chocolate fudge, their chocolate raspberry, chocolate peanut butter cookie dough and their vanilla peanut butter cup. OH-and their Vanilla Swiss Almond- no where else compares on that one.

                      In season I love their Pumpkin as well.

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                        lastpieceofgum RE: skippy66 Jun 1, 2010 12:32 PM

                        The Kimball's in Carlisle has a much better feel than Westford. The goats look so sad in Westford.

                        I too used to be a big fan of the mocha chip but recently converted to chocolate chip (with sprinkles). You cannot go wrong with a standard, and their strawberry and chocolate are great as well.

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                          engineergirl_11 RE: skippy66 Jun 1, 2010 07:57 PM

                          coffee oreo...without a doubt!

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                            breakfastfan RE: skippy66 Jun 3, 2010 04:35 PM

                            THis was one of our favorite stops for ice cream, especially when our son was young. We thought nothing of riding for 45 minutes to get there. Now, not so much. The smell from the fry tent was just horrible. It smelled like our son's clothes after he came home from working at the local fish and chip shop; the one who should have changed the oil more often.
                            My fave, the vanilla swiss almond still had lots and lots of chocolate covered almonds, but the ice cream around it was not as creamy, not as rich in butter fat as it was 5 years ago. Orange Pinapple was great years ago, acorrding to DC, but now it was just vanilla with an orange stripe in it.
                            We walked around the place, to see all the new entertainment, but if the ice cream isn't the "best ever" it, doesn't seem like it's worth the time and the gasoline to get there. Too bad, was one of our favorite food road trips ever. Sigh!

                            Kimball Farm
                            400 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886

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                              hargau RE: breakfastfan Jun 3, 2010 05:02 PM

                              The oil is plenty fresh and we really like the fish & chips, onion rings etc.. Never had anything that had any signs of old oil.

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