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Viennetta Ice Cream - where can I find it?

Colleen Nov 15, 2005 12:45 PM

Remember the TV commercial that had no actors, only hand models? And all the hands reach in to take the last bite of Viennetta?

I LOVED Viennetta, but it seems to have disappeared in the U.S. Strangely, I found it in a freezer in Budapest and in the UK, but I can't find it anywhere in Los Angeles.

Can anyone help?!

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    JL Nov 15, 2005 12:48 PM

    My family likes that Viennetta stuff also. Tough to find. Strangely enough, I was able to procure some at 99 Ranch Market in San Gabriel (corner of Del Mar and San Gabriel Blvd.). This was a while back, though.....

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      jill Nov 15, 2005 07:33 PM

      It was from Breyers and they don't make it anymore. They don't make my favorite All Natural Peanut Butter n Fudge Ice Cream anymore, either...the bums!

      When Good Humor took over Breyers, everything went kapuut. 20 grams of saturated fat in a kid's novelty drumstick? Murder!

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        Ben7643 Mar 1, 2009 04:48 PM

        NO one has a good peanut butter ice cream with chocolate anymore. Let alone a chocolate fudge. The closest i've found is hagan daz chocolate peanut butter and glacier's chunky monkey.

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      Like-Go-Eat? Nov 16, 2005 03:29 PM

      Viennetta, "One slice is not enough." How True! It was in a donut-like box with a long lid -- Right?. Before Viennetta I remember another good store bought ice cream in a long box that was in square slices wrapped with white paper. And to think it was all store bought. Someone must know how to get it.

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        aNONIEmous Jan 24, 2009 06:17 PM

        I know this is an old discussion but I found some info about Viennetta and called the closest grocery store and sure enough, they had it! Got myself 10 boxes in case the rumor that it'll be gone after Feb 2009 is true. They expire in 2010...so I know I'll be OK if I keep it frozen. You can read about its return here: http://www.allbusiness.com/society-so...

        I got my loot at Giant. They only had triple chocolate and vanilla. Mint is my favorite but any Viennetta is better than none. Good luck finding it folks!

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        1. re: aNONIEmous
          bad nono Jan 24, 2009 06:52 PM

          In the interest of furthering an old discussion, I saw some at the Ralph's on Wilshire & Hauser recently.

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            jackattack Jan 26, 2009 01:40 PM

            I think they only bring it out over the holidays. Also Breyer's ice cream has gone way downhill in quality since Unilevertook it over, most flavors are not even "all natural" anymore....the Viennetta is probably now a waxy airy mess.

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              jencounter Jan 27, 2009 10:34 AM

              It's so true. And I haven't seen their mint chip anywhere for years. I still love the natural vanilla, though. And while we're at it: I miss 1/2 gallons. This 1.75 quart nonsense is just that, nonsense.

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                attran99 Jan 27, 2009 10:40 AM

                It is a waxy airy mess...but it does bring back some good memories.

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              attran99 Jan 25, 2009 09:04 AM

              My sister and I were so excited to see it in the frozen section at the Albertsons in Upland on Campus. I've no idea if it's stocked at an Albertson's near you.

              North Campus Avenue Upland CA, North Campus Avenue Upland, CA

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                jaymor Jan 25, 2009 04:26 PM

                i just had it in bloomington, indiana last month.....still under the breyer's brand.....i was surprised cause i had not seen it for a longtime here in california.....first ran into it in berkeley many years ago....sure hope it's back again.

                1. SilverlakeGirl Jan 25, 2009 04:59 PM

                  Saw it at the Ralph's at 3rd and Vermont some weeks ago.

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                    namstermonster Jan 26, 2009 11:59 AM

                    haha... i totally rem those commercials!! i used to love it myself altho i preferred the mint flavor, which i have yet to find. ;p

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                      alissers Jan 26, 2009 12:12 PM

                      Love that stuff! My sister and I lucked out in China and got mini individual sized ones.

                      1. GenevieveCa Jan 27, 2009 09:35 AM

                        I found some at my local Albertsons on Wilshire in Santa Monica, 2 for 5$ they had the vanilla and the chocolate kind.

                        i was thrilled beyond compare.

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                          Sugar Jones Jan 27, 2009 10:05 AM

                          Saw 2 different flavors of Viennetta at Ralphs on Wilshire and Hauser day before yesterday. I think it was double chocolate and vanilla. They had about 9 or 10 boxes. $3.99 each!

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                            justagthing Jan 27, 2009 06:59 PM

                            Wow! As I was wandering the aisles at Albertsons on Willow in Long Beach, I saw the 2 flavors mentioned already. It took me a second to recall exactly what this stuff was and like the others, the commercial came to mind. I've only had them once, so thinking it is time to try again.

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                            Francesca Jan 27, 2009 08:02 PM

                            Saw it very recently at Ralphs at Barrington and Olympic.

                            1. BasilKitty Mar 2, 2009 04:16 PM

                              I just saw something like this at Trader Joe's last week. Maybe it's on the most recent flyer b/c it has to be new!!!

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