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Whinerdiner Feb 14, 2011 02:28 PM

Ok - so in our house we have an ongoing battle. Party Cake Ice Cream -vs- Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond. Every now and then we'll throw pistachio cashew (me) and cookies and cream (them) into the mix. We're looking for a tie breaker. What are your favorites?

  1. Cheese Boy Feb 17, 2011 09:41 PM

    Häagen-Dazs
    ===========
    Chocolate Peanut Butter
    Rocky Road
    Pineapple Coconut
    Mango
    Strawberry

    Ben & Jerry's
    ==========
    Oatmeal Cookie Chunk
    Chocolate Fudge Brownie

    Ciao Bella
    ========
    Maple Ginger Snap
    Roasted Hazelnut
    Pistachio

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      GK in SO Feb 17, 2011 11:27 AM

      Ben and Jerrys New York Super Fudge Chunk, FTW!!! A true chocolate lovers dream!!

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        ediblover Feb 17, 2011 10:27 AM

        Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream.

        Hard to go wrong with any of the quality brands. That is, as long as the flavor has at least one other texture/flavor (ideally, a crunchy or chewy).

        1. al b. darned Feb 17, 2011 09:53 AM

          For me it's Haagen Dazs Rum Raisin.

          1. f
            FitMom4Life Feb 17, 2011 08:56 AM

            Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby. Or Choc Chip Cookie Dough. Or Cinnamon Buns. I'm sure there's more... :-)

            1. m
              meateater71 Feb 17, 2011 03:22 AM

              Totally cookies & Cream.WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

              1. w
                Whinerdiner Feb 16, 2011 09:09 AM

                As a clarification, I am referring to pre-packaged or supermarket ice cream - something we can pull out of the freezer when the bug hits. Thanks for the great suggestions so far, looks like we have some fun taste testing ahead.

                1. ipsedixit Feb 16, 2011 08:45 AM

                  If you're talking about pre-packaged ice cream, it's hands down the Bourbon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from Silver Moon.

                  http://www.silvermoondesserts.com/ind...

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                    swamp Feb 16, 2011 08:33 AM

                    It is one of their flavors they rotate with others, but when Blue Bell make it I love Southern Hospitality. Homemade vanilla, with pineapple, pecans, and strawberry sauce mixed in. Very good.

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                      Uncle Bob Feb 16, 2011 09:10 AM

                      Love Blue Bell Ice Creams....I have a weakness for their Dutch Chocolate!!!!

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                      California Sunshine Feb 16, 2011 07:13 AM

                      Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Caramel Fudge. Sometimes hard to find, but Safeway seems to carry it consistently. Yum.

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                        beevod Feb 16, 2011 06:24 AM

                        My ,local store has begun carrying a brand called LaSalle. $2.49 the pint. Best vanilla I've ever had.

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                          skippy66 Feb 16, 2011 05:01 AM

                          I vote for Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone, Chocolate Peanut Butter and/or Dulce de Leche. If they would bring back Mayan Chocolate, I would vote for that as the very best ice cream, hands down.

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                            skippy66 Feb 16, 2011 10:12 AM

                            Ciao Bella’s Key Lime Graham Gelato is really good. I've been eating way too much of it lately.

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                            meateater71 Feb 16, 2011 04:12 AM

                            I'd totally pick cookies & cream or Party Cake

                            1. j
                              jbsiegel Feb 15, 2011 03:42 AM

                              Of the store-bought brands, I like: Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone, Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup, Edy's Drumstick and Edy's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.

                              Cold Stone, though, wins it for me!

                              1. westsidegal Feb 14, 2011 09:51 PM

                                recently found this one
                                Palazzolo's Toasted Coconut Almond Fudge Gelato.

                                absolutely amazing

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                                  CCSPRINGS Feb 17, 2011 10:16 AM

                                  I agree the toasted almond coconut fudge gelato is quite excellent, Palazzolo also makes a dark chocolate gelato that ranks high.

                                  But my ultimate choice is Ben and Jerry's Chubby Hubby.

                                2. DonShirer Feb 14, 2011 06:06 PM

                                  Vanilla Swiss Almond--no contest.

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                                    lisabee Feb 14, 2011 02:43 PM

                                    Haagen Dazs' Five vanilla is my favorite ice cream. Only five ingredients and the vanilla flavor shines through. Oberweis Dairy's vanilla is outstanding, too.

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