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Pumpkin Ice Cream is BACK at Trader Joe's!!!

darclyte Oct 19, 2010 04:38 PM

It's NOT called Double Rainbow Pumpkin Ice Cream, it's called Pilgrim Joe's Pumpkin Ice Cream Super Premium. I don't know if it's the same formula, but it's AWESOME! It tastes like one of the best Pumpkin Pies that I've ever had, only as Ice Cream. I gotta stock up my freezer with enough to try to last a year. Good thing that I don't eat much ice cream, bad thing is that this stuff is SOOO good and addictive that I may go through it too fast to last. Yum!

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    chez cherie Oct 19, 2010 06:18 PM

    oh, yay! thanks for posting, darclyte...the fleur de sel caramel sauce will be TDF on that great stuff! off to joe's now!

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      givemecarbs Oct 19, 2010 07:00 PM

      I saw the empty spot on monday at my TJ's. I just kind of stared at it for awhile. Gotta check again tomorrow. Early. I did score some truffles though. Can't Believe I'm buying truffles before halloween. But last year I missed out and learned a bitter lesson. :)

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      1. re: givemecarbs
        JamesPapa Oct 21, 2010 11:55 AM

        Just posted about this. It taste like Pumpkin Pie or a can of Regular Libby's (NOT the mix mind you)??

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        Erika RollerGirl Oct 21, 2010 02:12 PM

        Could you please reply with your locations if you've found it? I'd like to know specifically about NC and the East Coast as we've been shafted in the past when it has come to the West Coast. Thanks.

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          darclyte Oct 21, 2010 03:20 PM

          I live in the Detroit Metro area, and it was the store on Woodward Ave in Royal Oak that had TONS of it last week. I plan on going again tomorrow, so we'll see what they have left.

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            givemecarbs Oct 22, 2010 10:47 PM

            My cheerless TJs is near philly in north wales or montgomeryville. Managed to score two containers of it this past tuesday and there were about four left. Now if I could only get beer and wine there.

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              LindaWhit Oct 23, 2010 05:33 PM

              Erika, I got it in Burlington, MA - the case had probably about 10 quarts of the stuff. They're MINE, I tells ya - all MINE! Bah-hah-hah-hah-hahhhhhhh!!!!!

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                Dommy Oct 23, 2010 11:01 PM

                We had it this week at the LAX Trader Joes... Didn't get it, but the checker was raving... it tastes like Pumpkin Pie he said...


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                  Fromageball Nov 2, 2010 05:03 PM

                  Trader Joes in silver spring, MD was sampling it last week!(and I second the "if only I could get beer and wine there" sentiment)

                2. LindaWhit Oct 23, 2010 05:31 PM

                  I just got it today at my local TJs today - the woman at the taste-test counter said she didn't think it was Double Rainbow repackaged with TJ's branding, but after having a small bowl after my dinner tonight, it's pretty darn close! Creamy, nice pumpkin and spice flavor - I'm definitely going back to buy more to stock up they way you are planning, darclyte! LOL

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                    coney with everything Nov 15, 2010 05:07 AM

                    In the Thanksgiving flyer we just got, the item about the ice cream says that TJ's worked with a "colorful" supplier...

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                      LindaWhit Nov 15, 2010 05:59 AM

                      Missed that in the T'giving flyer! Then I'd assume it is repackaged Double Rainbow.

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                    oniontears Oct 23, 2010 11:28 PM

                    Meh. PJ's rendition of pumpkin ice cream is probably one of my least favorites considering how good their regular flavors are. It's too heavy on spice and has an odd egg nog undertone that just doesn't belong (too much nutmeg, methinks). Anyway, they have it at the Rockridge, Oakland store and you can have them.

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                      NYC212 Oct 28, 2010 10:10 AM

                      Completely agree with this last comment. This new brand tastes nothing like the previous one. The spice and nutmeg were extremely overpowering, and the pumpkin flavor was faint. I had to mix this ice cream with a higher ratio of plain vanilla ice cream just to make it palatable.

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                        Erika RollerGirl Oct 30, 2010 04:33 PM

                        We do have it in NC! Thanks for all the feedback! Unfortunately I agree with the comments stating it is not as good as the Double Rainbow version from before. It was good but it wasn't mindblowing as I had remembered it to be.

                        I almost prefer taking Haagen Daz Five vanilla bean ice cream and adding some Trader Joe's Pumpkin Butter as a topping to get my pumpkin ice cream fix.

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                        nsandiego Oct 12, 2011 09:57 PM

                        I agree -- and it's waaay too sweet. Yuck! I actually actively dislike it, and I usually like pumpkin flavored items.

                      3. woodleyparkhound Nov 3, 2010 05:52 AM

                        Based on these comments, I picked some up last weekend and tried it tonight. (This is the only version I've tried.) I thought it had really good pumpkin and spice flavor, but the consistency was off. It had tiny ice crystals in it -- as though it had perhaps been kept at the wrong temperature??? Anyway, it's good, but I doubt I'll buy more after I've gone through this one.

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                          Arthur Nov 13, 2010 09:45 PM

                          The package I bought had no such ice crystals in it, and nobody else here seems to have had that problem. Sounds like you got a lemon. If you enjoyed the flavor as much as you say, you might want to give it another try.

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                            roro1831 Nov 30, 2010 01:48 PM

                            I picked up a container after reading some of the comments and I love it. Heading back to see if by chance there ius still some on the shelf. There were about ten containers when I stopped by on Friday.

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                          Muskrat Dec 2, 2010 03:36 PM

                          The flyer made some reference to the supplier being "one of the most colorful" or something such, which I took as a reference to Double Rainbow. It may have been formulated to the Trader's specs, though. Personally, I love it.

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                            LikestoEatout Oct 13, 2011 05:08 AM

                            While you're at TJ's, check out the pumpkin souffle in the frozen dessert section. They are incredible! Great spicey pumpkiny flavor! And get some whip cream to go with! They only come four in a box, we all could have easily had seconds.

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