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Ben & Jerrys, Haagen Dazs, Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery?

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pretty_gurl2010 Jul 14, 2010 01:16 PM

I'm planning on getting a custom made birthday cake and wanted know which place I should get it from. Does Ben & Jerrys, Haagen Dazs, Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery have the best cakes? Or should I just get it from a local grocery store?

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    ricepad RE: pretty_gurl2010 Jul 14, 2010 11:50 PM

    I can't comment on cakes, but I would rather lick my dog's bollocks for dessert than eat Cold Stone 'ice cream'.

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      BiscuitBoy RE: ricepad Jul 19, 2010 07:47 AM

      Yeah, but what kind of mix-ins are we talking about?

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        visciole RE: ricepad Jul 21, 2010 01:55 PM

        Don't sugar-coat it or anything...

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        anonymouse1935 RE: pretty_gurl2010 Jul 15, 2010 04:57 AM

        I don't like Cold Stone creamery because they're a gimmick, and don't like Ben and Jerry's because they sold out to the 'man', and Baskins Robbins is an inferior product, imo, so I go with Haagen Dazs every time.

        I've never been disappointed with their cakes.

        No to the grocery stores and Carvel, unless you have a realllllly good grocery store near you.

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          mels RE: anonymouse1935 Jul 15, 2010 11:05 AM

          anonymouse, I could have written your post myself. I agree with everything you stated.

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            jenhen2 RE: mels Jul 15, 2010 11:14 AM

            Haagen-Dazs is owned by Pilsbury and manufactured by Nestle, so I don't know how they lose to Ben & Jerry's on the selling out point. I would say choose what your taste prefer between B&J and HD, both of which are far better products than Cold Stone or Baskin Robbins, in my opinion.

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            pretty_gurl2010 RE: anonymouse1935 Jul 16, 2010 05:26 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions.

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            gastrodelight RE: pretty_gurl2010 Jul 15, 2010 09:58 AM

            Go with Baskin Robbins - they practically invented ice cream cakes. Yum!

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              Brian_G RE: pretty_gurl2010 Jul 15, 2010 10:40 AM

              Carvel. The best ice cream cakes. I guess this may not be an option depending on where you live.

              We used to get Baskin Robbins as kids. They are actually cake and ice cream. Carvel is pure ice cream with crushed oreo cookies separating the layers. So much better than BR.

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                pretty_gurl2010 RE: Brian_G Jul 16, 2010 05:27 PM

                Thanks for the info.. I never knew that.

              2. steakman55 RE: pretty_gurl2010 Jul 15, 2010 06:22 PM

                Blue Bell ice cream....not a cake, but best ice cream

                1. oliviasaru RE: pretty_gurl2010 Jul 17, 2010 07:12 AM

                  I got a Cold Stone Creamery cake for a birthday last year and it was vile. I was really disappointed because I had been so excited to get it, thinking it would be fabulous. My family tends to rely on Carvel cakes purchased at the grocery store, but I'm not a fan - they taste very artificial to me, too. I can't speak to the others - planning to try a Baskin Robbins cake later this summer for my daughter's birthday.

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                    bluemoon4515 RE: pretty_gurl2010 Jul 24, 2010 08:45 PM

                    Based on quality of ice cream I'd vote in order of preference: Haagen-Dazs, Ben & Jerry's, Baskin Robins, Cold Stone.

                    From experience, I've only had an ice cream cake from Ben & Jerry's, which was excellent.

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                      linsue RE: bluemoon4515 Aug 2, 2010 03:42 PM

                      Depends on the flavor. Generally I think Hagen-Dasz is the best. Best basic flavors such as Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and coffee. Ben and Jerry's has more unusual flavors,and I don't care for the oreo crumbs between the layers on a Carvel cake. Cold Stone way over priced for a mediocre cake. Baski Robbins is OK.

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