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Where can I buy Mövenpick ice cream in Paris?
Wait, please don't tell me please.

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  1. Since the Mövenpick resto in town has gone, you'd have to go to the Mövenpick Dream Castle at Disney, I guess...

    And why are you afraid to ask, I find it still better than Amorino.

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    1. re: Dodo

      "why are you afraid to ask, I find it still better than Amorino."

      Totally agree, and that's why, duh !
      Disney? There are some depths to which I won't stoop...

      1. re: Dodo

        I like Movenpick as well and agree 100% that it's better than Amorino. My favorite ice cream in Paris is Bac de Glace, though.

      2. I have seen it in free-standing freezer units with some frequency. Where....??? Hm. Mostly in patisseries. I want to say Kayser, but they sell their own Then again, that may well be why seeing it there made an impression. I also want to say lower rue Montorgueil.

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        1. re: mangeur

          You're killing me.

          1. re: Parigi

            I've seen it in the restaurant at the Publicis Drug Store on the Champs Elysees. I've also seen it in other places...though for the life of me I can't think where - apart from a fish and chip shop in Norfolk, England.

            I think it's too sweet.

            1. re: vielleanglaise

              http://www.moevenpick-icecream.com/de...

              My Monoprix carried them, too.
              Now I live in Switzerland, I wish I could buy something else than Mövenpick...

              1. re: olivierb

                Merci. According to your link, France shows zero points of sale.

                1. re: Parigi

                  Oops. When I visited the website, I saw 3 addresses for Paris,including Drugstore Publicis and La Grande Epicerie.
                  Can't remember the last one... a shop in the XVIIe.

                2. re: olivierb

                  Totally agree with you olivierb - I loved it 10 years ago - but have now switched to Ben and Jerry for the sheer novelty!

                  1. re: marsprincess

                    Oh unfortunately it's not novelty I'm after...but "only" a good vanilla ice cream!

                    1. re: olivierb

                      Isn't there a place in Geneva that imports some Berthillon? Also, I know for a fact that they have good eggs and milk, so why don't you do it yourself? It's easy and extremely delicious.

                      1. re: souphie

                        Aiya, guys, focus !!
                        Here' what happened: Went to the Omnivores orgy in Deauville, which was indeed all drug sex & wagyu roll, as Pti had promised on Paris By Mouth. There tasted the new Espresso flavor at the Mövepick stand. That's it. Now I gotta gotta gotta find that hard drug again.
                        When my father tasted ice cream for the first time in his life, the country bumpkin that he was put some in his pocket.
                        Which is what I wanted to do in Deauville.

                        1. re: Parigi

                          Dudette, your question was answered. Délice du Shandong and all. Even Chine Masséna. Now the thread is ours.

                          (Someone with worse thoughts than I would suggest that maybe Chinese restaurants are the only one to carry Mövenpick because they have counterfeited ones. But I would never suggest such a thing).

                          1. re: souphie

                            Fake eggs, fake rice, now fake Mövenpick?

                            1. re: Parigi

                              Whatever sells.

                          2. re: Parigi

                            I must admit Parigi that I am rather partial to the Double Cream and Meringues flavor - but it is so so so naughty that I try to pretend that it does not exist. I swear if I eat it I can't button my pants the next day...

                            1. re: marsprincess

                              You are the first person to "get" my msg title. It would be absolutely tragic of tje Picard across the street from chez moi turned out to stock Mövenpick. Am still torn about the issue.

                              1. re: Parigi

                                ah the temptations of Picard. Lucky for me the only way to get it chez moi is through vente en ligne - a very expensive prospect that makes one go - I can do it myslef - and fresh!

              2. re: mangeur

                Confirmed: Free-standing Movenpick at Eric Kayser on Montorgueil.

                1. re: mangeur

                  Whoopee. Just in time for warm weather...

                  1. re: Parigi

                    Just had to go this afternoon, and, Byzance, found my "expresso" (that's how the store spelled it) flavor.
                    Figurez-vous. It was good, but not as incandescent as my memory of discovery in Deauville.
                    Reminds me of a conversation between hubby poo and Bruno Verjus. HP wondered why the oerfect wine that one discovers in the middle of nowhere in France in a most remote country inn is not the same later in Paris after one orderse a case delivered.
                    Bruno thinks that wine was like the flowery shirts in Bali. In situ in the market, the shirt with Indonesian motifs is the most beautiful shirt on earth. Later looking at it in the cold Paris light, one wonders: what o what was I thinking?

                    Thanx, everyone, for aiding and abetting my obsession. And until my next food obsession, keep on hounding...

              3. don't ask me what the connection is, but I've been finding Moevenpick ice creams at Chinese buffets volontes lately. As in every single one I've been in lately, out here in Disney's back yard. Big chest freezer with the sliding glass top and the little boxes lined up inside so you serve yourself.

                (and oh, their coconut and mango are so good...so I have a little of both!)

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                1. re: sunshine842

                  Chinese restaurants! That's it! I knew I'd seen it somewhere! Aux Delices de Chengdu on the boulevard de Strasbourg in the 10th.

                  1. re: vielleanglaise

                    I actually think that the small "café-tabac-chinese restaurant-sushishop-pmu" called Le Royal Bluets on rue Victor Gelez sells Mövenpick, although I wouldn't go there for anything but a quick coffee...
                    So you may be on to something with chinese restaurants !

                    Personally my crack ice cream is Grom on rue de Seine.

                    1. re: Rio Yeti

                      For me, Movenpick provokes bad Geneva flashbacks

                      I'm a fan of Pozzetto on rue de la Verrerie.

                      1. re: vielleanglaise

                        Next time I'm in the neighborhood I'll give it a try !

                        1. re: vielleanglaise

                          I don't know whether I am disgusted or grateful.

                          1. re: Parigi

                            Now my curiousity is piqued as to WHY it's showing up at Chinese buffets

                            1. re: sunshine842

                              <Now my curiousity is piqued as to WHY it's showing up at Chinese buffets>

                              They've copied it in melamine?

                              1. re: ChefJune

                                that's as disturbing as it is funny.

                                1. re: ChefJune

                                  Actually has anybody actually seen Mövenpick ice cream inside those chinese restaurant's coolers ? I'm thinking maybe they got a stock of coolers with the Mövenpick logo on it but without the actual ice cream... Just a thought.

                                  1. re: Rio Yeti

                                    Most likely. I will sacrifice myself and go personally to Délices de Shandongt o investigate...

                                    1. re: Parigi

                                      I'd give the Movenpick a miss myself. The Sichuan dumplings are very good though, as is the rabbit on skewers

                                      1. re: vielleanglaise

                                        The sautéed lamb too.
                                        But Sichuan?

                                        1. re: Parigi

                                          "But Sichuan?" I don't understand.

                                          1. re: vielleanglaise

                                            Shandong is, well, not Sichuan, duh.

                                            1. re: Parigi

                                              My knowledge of Chinese geography is woefully lacking. I do know though that the restaurant at 16 Bd de Strasbourg is called Les Délices de Chengdu, or just Chengdu. Isn't Chengdu in Sichuan?

                                              1. re: vielleanglaise

                                                Aiya, Vieille, in my post - the one to which you replied - I said "Délices de Shandong", the one on 88 bld de l'Hôpital.
                                                And I mentioned D de Shandong because Soup said it had Mövenpick ice cream, and Soup's always right, right?

                                                1. re: Parigi

                                                  Ahhh. It was just that I'd mentioned Chengdu earlier. It's my local.

                                                  More than 30 replies Swiss industrial ice cream! Should start a thread on Carambars.

                                                  1. re: vielleanglaise

                                                    You think somewhere a hound is suffering from carambar addiction?

                                    2. re: Rio Yeti

                                      the ones out here by us always keep the unopened tubs in the coolers(and bless their hearts, they actually do put the lids back on the tubs between meal servings -- and the ones out here have Moevenpick labels on the tubs and the lids.

                                      1. re: sunshine842

                                        If I am at any type of Asian place I look for boba (pearl) drinks. Especially the Taro flavor.

                                        1. re: sweetteach

                                          Not far from rue Montorgueil mentioned above, you can find good boba tea at Zen Zoo.

                                          1. re: Parigi

                                            And also from the Vitenamese sandwich lady on rue Volta, and another joint where they also sell bagels (which are nothing to write home about) just south of Pom-pom-pidou on the rue St Martin.

                                            Incidentally, you're omnipotent for all things 9th arrondissment, but there's another bubbletea place on rue Rodier, just near the Avenue Trudaine.

                                            1. re: vielleanglaise

                                              "you're omnipotent for all things 9th arrondissment, but there's another bubbletea place on rue Rodier, just near the Avenue Trudaine."

                                              I am?
                                              Of course 37m2, a satay&boba joint. I have recommended it several times on CH.

                                              1. re: vielleanglaise

                                                And I spotted one on rue des Petites-Ecuries last night on my way to Vivant.
                                                There's one on avenue de Choisy too.

                                                1. re: Ptipois

                                                  "And I spotted one on rue des Petites-Ecuries last night" Where? And how was Vivant?

                                                  1. re: vielleanglaise

                                                    Oh, wonderful. Just between you and me, book quickly, it's going to be flooded in no time if it isn't already. The place looks gorgeous. It is the former La Palombe.

                                                    The boba place was weirdly located, right-hand sidewalk about 50 m after you enter the rue des P-E. A red, flashy fast-food front, the name had wok and something in it. Apparently run by Wenzhou Chinese. Worth a try?

                                                    1. re: Ptipois

                                                      "A red, flashy fast-food front, the name had wok and something in it. Apparently run by Wenzhou Chinese. Worth a try?"

                                                      Hmm, you try first. :-)

                                                      1. re: Ptipois

                                                        w4Wok. I've been past it. But are you sure about the Wenzhou connection? I thought it was a Jewish, or Arab owned.

                                                        1. re: vielleanglaise

                                                          No, not sure at all. I admit that the glimpse through the window of a Chinese guy shaking a wok is not enough to make that conclusion. I was making the connection with the Chinese supermarket rue d'Enghien and in general with the Wenzhou community near Arts et Métiers but that again is a flimsy clue.

                                                          1. re: Ptipois

                                                            I'll go test their dialect(s).

                          2. 73, rue Mouffetard --- they have cones.

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                            1. re: souphie

                              Merci. I did find that one, on one of our post-DansLesLandes walks...
                              Meanwhile I have transferred my affectiton to Gelateria Mary on rue Charles-François Dupuis. My current fave flavor: il capriccio di Mary: chocolate with wafer-y chunks.
                              http://www.paris75003.fr/mary-glacier...

                              1. re: Parigi

                                I hate to dis' (cf my selfless striving to answer OP's highly questionable request) but I find Gelateria Mary's ices are far too sweet. Sweeter than Movenpick, even.

                                1. re: vielleanglaise

                                  The fruity flavors at Mary are indeed sweet, but not the chocolate and coffee flavors. I don't like excessively sugary ice creams or desserts. And yup my original question is questionable.

                                  1. re: Parigi

                                    My madeleines are "Fabs" and "Zooms" two mass-produced popsicles and I'm just having fun with the"questionable" comment.

                                    The over sweetness of the icecream must have been the day's batch when I went there.

                                    I really like the cream puffs around the corner at Popelini tho'.

                            2. I just remembered that there (as of last September) is one on rue Cler.

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                              1. re: Nancy S.

                                Thanx, from one Nancy to another. Now all of a sudden I have Mövenpick ice cream coming out of my ears.

                              2. Someone save us, please. David Libovitz just wrote about having, are you ready, Mövenpick Gruyère Double Cream Ice Cream with Meringue bits.

                                If you come across it, Parigi, please order some in my name and give us a report.

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                                1. re: mangeur

                                  Yeah, I read that post and thought the same thing... but for some reason I'm dubious that it can be found in Paris...

                                  1. re: mangeur

                                    I have created a monster. (Screammmm!!!!!! à la Munch)

                                    1. re: mangeur

                                      This is the same combo I wrote about above - it is deadly and oh so good. Don't try it, you can't stop at a few spoonfuls! Be warned....

                                      1. re: marsprincess

                                        What did I do to you people?

                                      2. re: mangeur

                                        I've now read this 3 or 4 times and can't decide if I'm intrigued or disgusted.

                                        1. re: sunshine842

                                          It is Gruyère double cream, not cream made from Gruyère cheese (just in case).

                                          1. re: Ptipois

                                            I have to confess it crossed my mind if that was what it meant...then a Nahhhhhh moment.

                                            But still sounds crazy heavy and sweet and rich.

                                        2. re: mangeur

                                          MK2 Quai de Seine cinema. The little coffee shop next door (part of the cinema building) has Movenpick ice cream.

                                          Unfortunately no Double cream...