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

  • hhc Nov 16, 2010 07:36 AM

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.

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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.

      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).

        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.

            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.

            Scream Sorbet
            5030 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

            1. I just went this afternoon & sampled all 6 flavors they're scooping (they are working up to 18 flavors at a time). All insanely good except the grapefruit. I had lemon shiso, which could easily become habit-forming. The shop is cute & cozy. I'm a believer! Blogged: http://schmindigo.blogspot.com/2010/1...

              1. They are now taking credit cards in their store & some farmers market.

                1. I guess I'll echo everyone else - this is a seriously good frozen dessert.

                  I think I was heaven because I got to sample almost everything there (they had 12 flavors available if I counted right)...and I wasn't even trying to sample but more than three or four. Their nut flavors are outstanding - the hazelnut just danced on my taste buds (I paired that up with cranberry orange, which was my fave of the fruit-based flavors, for immediate consumption) and took home a pre-packed Macadamia Nut - he even lent me a couple of ice packs from the freezer with the sandwiches to make sure it didn't melt on the way home.

                  I guess I better go back soon to return those packs, eh? And probably sample some of those sorbet sandwiches as well (I'll try to bring my own ice cooler next time)

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                  1. re: josquared

                    I stopped in this afternoon and tasted the several flavors. As you said, the nut flavors are always good, and the hazelnut was amazing. I bought four different ice cream sandwiches for a NYE treat. I still think the thai basil coconut is my favorite: every time I taste it I'm shocked again at how delicious it is.

                    1. re: Ruth Lafler

                      I enjoyed my first visit to the store last nite, and tasting lottsa different flavors. We came home with one container of the macadamia nut, and one of the intensely amazing strawberry. But it really was hard to choose. So many great options.

                      It's quite expensive. but quite delicious.

                  2. Due to the warm night and ongoing flow of customers Scream was open tillmafter 10pm yesterday. We stopped by after the Chinese New Year chowdown before driving back to the City. Scream is featuring a number of special flavors to celebrate CNY and Tet. The Peanut Sesame tastes just like the Chinese New Year candies. Also loved the Satsuma mandarin.

                    1. Tried this for the first time. Loved the pistachio. Like the cashew caramel a lot, too. Looking forward to trying other plain nut flavors.

                      Almond coffee, couldn't really taste the almond. Chocolate peanut, couldn't taste the peanut and the chocolate was too bitter.

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                      1. re: Robert Lauriston

                        A lot of people love the nut flavors, but it's the fruit flavors that blow me away. Of the four ice cream sandwiches I mentioned buying above, I thought two were outstanding. My favorite was the Ginger Molasses Cookies with Coffee Almond Sorbet -- and I'm not a big coffee fan.

                        1. re: Ruth Lafler

                          Fruit sorbet I can and do make at home. The nut flavors, you need a Pacojet.

                          1. re: Robert Lauriston

                            I make fruit sorbet at home, too, but because they use the Pacojet they can use the whole fruit, and they can use a higher proportion of fruit to sugar and still get a fine texture.

                      2. The sorbet at this place is amazing and flavor-wise as intense as gelato you find in Italy and France. Pistachio and hazelnut chocolate are out of this world good. Scream can definitely holds its own even on the international stage.