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lily.violet May 30, 2010 02:42 PM

Hey,

I was just wondering if anyone knows where I could find Vienetta ice cream in Toronto. It's like a small ice cream cake thing that has rippled layers and is sold in grocery stores. I'd really appreciate it if anyone has any idea on where I could get it! Thanks!

 
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    hungryabbey May 30, 2010 06:29 PM

    Ohhh.. I used to love that when I was a child.. I can't help you though. I honestly haven't seen it or thought about it in years. But I will be on the look out now!

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      ggom1 May 31, 2010 05:48 PM

      OMG I used to eat this all the time too! Loved it! I don't think I've seen it being sold in Toronto since I moved here though :(

      1. Full tummy May 31, 2010 06:03 PM

        I remember having this about 10 years ago. According to this article, it's not available:

        http://www.entrepreneur.com/tradejour...

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          lily.violet Jun 10, 2010 01:30 PM

          Aw, thanks anyways everyone! I wanted to get it for my friend's birthday who's Irish. Apparently it's still available in the UK so if any of you happen to go there you can taste it again!

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            jmarcroyal Jun 10, 2010 02:10 PM

            I used to love that, it was always a treat as a kid. You know what else I havent seen in ages, Sara Lee Cakes, they came in a box like the Vienetta but it was a white cake with some tasty icing, Ive looked at the times ive remembered, usually at a Metro and I havent seen them, anyone know if those are around?

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              LovelyAsia Jun 16, 2010 11:33 AM

              I remember and miss those cakes too jmarcroyal... they vanished several years ago when Sara Lee changed to a larger round cake

              http://www.thejoyofeating.com/product...

              The larger round cake is similar but not exactly the same.

              I remember the Vienetta coming out a few years ago, and bought one, but it was not the same as I remembered from childhood.

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            FrenchSoda Jun 11, 2010 07:15 AM

            Oh, I'd forgotten about these. Now I want one. With those thin crackly chocolate layers...

            Amazing the stuff that gets pulled off shelves here and yet continues to sell across the pond. It's 4 years in and I'm STILL trying to find a source for the French Shweppes soda flavour that triggered my screen-name and joining Chowhound.

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              TheDewster Jun 11, 2010 12:16 PM

              what was the flavour? Cranberry Sidral Mundet is available at Highland Farms its a mexican version of apple soda I had in France great stuff not overly sweet.

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              Highland Farms
              850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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                FrenchSoda Jun 11, 2010 09:16 PM

                Agrum. A citrusy one from France, and not too sweet. I'm interested to try the Mundet one, thanks for the tip!

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                  TheDewster Jun 15, 2010 01:10 PM

                  Welcome dry sodas are a trend I appreciate I've seen rhubarb (too tart), Vanilla good, and violet (weird) at Pusateri's on Avenue road

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                  Pusateri's
                  1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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              ComeUndone Jun 29, 2010 10:02 AM

              Highland Farm on Matheson carries a similar product named Violetta. One is ice-cream the other is made with sorbet. Not quite the same but if you really crave it.... :)

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              Highland Farms
              850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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                hungryporker Jun 29, 2010 10:35 AM

                I have seen it at highland farms on Dufferin, north of Finch. I think they have it in chocolate and berry.

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                  Dianer2 Feb 23, 2013 01:46 PM

                  This was an old subject but I just joined. Amazingly, in Rincon de Guayabitos I found this product which I loved. It is a tiny seaside town near Puerto Vallarta. Sure enough they had chocolate and vanilla but my favourite was Cappuccino. This tiny corner store the size of a bathroom ordered in Cappuccino - about 6 boxes, I sliced some for the hotel staff and tourists and three of the vacationers ran over the street to buy it. Just a story, not that you want to travel to Mexico for an icecream.

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