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Scream Sorbet store, Oakland (Telegraph & 51st) review w/ pics

From Twitter: We're doing a sort of soft opening while the store is being finished. Hours TBD, but prob T-Sun, 11-9 or so.

5030 Telegraph, Oakland

FB: Tues 11/16, 11-9pm, we will be selling prepacks, gift certificates, and SORBET SANDWICHES (coffee almond sorbet inside 2 molasses ginger cookies) from inside our soon-to-be finished store. Come by 5030 Telegraph and say hello.

Website not updated:
http://www.screamsorbet.com/

Macadamia Nut Sorbet post:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7421...

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Scream Sorbet
5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

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  1. I had one of their sorbet sandwiches today. All I can say is wow -- it's seriously the best sorbet I've ever had, and the coffee sorbet in the gingerbread cookie was just perfect, flavor, texture, everything.

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    1. re: JasmineG

      I had one too, because it's the only thing someone who's alone and not going home can order. They are not set up for scoops yet. Just half pints and the sandwich of the day.

      The coffee almond sorbet is exceptional, and I look forward to trying more flavors when the store is fully open.

      But a warning this is not cheap. $4.75 for an ice cream sandwich is not going to be regular purchase for me.

    2. Scream Sorbet is the best frozen dessert in the Bay Area. The nut flavors are outrageously good.

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      Scream Sorbet
      5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

      1. If you think you'll frequent Scream, you should do as I did and buy some gift cards. They have some great deals running where $25 will get you the g.c. and a free 12oz prepack ($8 value). I couldn't hold back and went for $100 and they split it into smaller denominations for me so I can dole them out as gifts. I paid $85, got the $100 in g.c. and 2 pre-packs. Think of it as helping them raise capital for the store and enabling them to roll out more goodies like sorbet sandwiches!

        I was told they might start removing the free items (not the discounts on face value), so better to snatch those up now. That portion of the block might start seeing a doubly long line starting at Bakesale Betty and joined by the Scream Sorbet fanatics (myself included).

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        Bakesale Betty
        5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

        Scream Sorbet
        5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

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        1. re: oniontears

          Hmm....might have to go back and pick up some of those...the pistachio sorbet is pure kryptonite to me.

        2. Is this the same Scream that was at Mountain View farmer's market today ?

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          1. re: dump123456789

            Should be. Scream Sorbets are amazing. Even the chocolate is great. Who knew chocolate sorbet could be so creamy.

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            Scream Sorbet
            5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

          2. Went to Scream Sorbet's new store on Telegraph & 51st St a few doors away from Bakesale Betty & Pizzaiolo in Oakland.

            It's a tiny shop. They were suppose to start selling scoops on Sat 12/4/10, but when I got there at about 1pm they weren't ready.

            I got to try some samples of the ice cream sandwiches they had. Almond pink peppercorn sorbet sandwich w/ Valrhona Chocolate cookie; & PB&J sandwich & a Coffee Almond Sorbet sandwich.

            I liked them all. I picked Almond Pink Peppercorn Sorbet Sandwich w/ Valrhona Chocolate cookie. 2 thin, crispy cookies w/ the cold, creamy pink peppercorn sorbet inside. 1 sandwich is $4.75 ea, so not cheap, but Really tasty.

            Scoops aren't cheap either: $3 petite; $5 for double; Prepacked white lid $8; black lid $10; sorbet sandwiches $4.75.

            Looks like CASH ONLY for now.

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            Scream Sorbet
            5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA