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Aug 7, 2011 11:11 AM

What Tastes Better Frozen?

The other day I bought some Liberte yogurts on sale. I was putting them in the fridge when I got home and remembered how I used to keep Yakult ( in freezer when I was a kid. They were SO much better when frozen and eaten with a thin, long iced tea spoon. So I popped lemon and coconut flavored Liberte in the freezer. Just now I took the lemon one out and I'm really liking the texture and the fact that it takes a lot longer to eat it. So that got me thinking, what other things tastes better when frozen? There are some obvious candidates, like Thin Mint cookies, bananas. Anything else? I would love some ideas/suggestions!

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    1. re: pine time

      +1 on the grapes!

      Chocolate chip cookies.

        1. re: jbsiegel

          Yep, grapes, and chocolate chip cookies, still warm and soft from the oven and then immediately frozen. They get this sort of hard chewiness to them.

        1. re: linguafood

          I should have written "not foods that are supposed to be frozen" in the OP, but I thought it was obvious!

          1. re: uwsister

            FWIW, most ice cream tastes better melted to me! I always stir it like a maniac until it becomes ice cream "soup"!

        2. Reese's peanut butter cups. But I suppose everyone knows that. Also, akvavit.

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          1. re: Veggo

            Kit Kat and 3 Musketeers as well.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              And don't forget Milkyways.

              (I've never tried frozen Kit Kats--will have to experiment next time I get a candy bar craving.)

              1. re: gaffk

                Second the Milky Way bars. The staple snack of our swimming pool.

                1. re: shallots

                  That's gettin' awfully close to the Baby Ruth bar in the pool in Caddyshack!

                  1. re: shallots

                    Oh yeah, the frozen Milky way or Three Musketeers. Poolside treat from way back when (in my case, that's the 1960s).

                    1. re: eclecticsynergy

                      Funny, it was a poolside treat for me as well (in the 70s).

                  2. re: gaffk

                    Frozen kit kats get even crunchier, but you have to eat them fast. Otherwise as they start to warm up, and if it's humid out, they start to get a weird waxy condensation taste.

                  3. re: ipsedixit

                    Oooh. I really like Kit Kat Chunky frozen. Something about the thick layer of milk chocolate...

                    I also like the above mentioned cookies (chocolate chip, white chocolate-macadamia nut, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles...I'm not picky) in frozen form, and will add: minigo yogurt, Rice Krispies squares and sometimes gummy worms.

                    1. re: obiter_dicta

                      LOL - I can't even imagine what a frozen gummy worm is like!

                      1. re: jbsiegel

                        Try it! As it begins to slowly defrost, it becomes verrry chewy.

                        Another one I thought of is mochi. Put it in the freezer for about half an hour so that it is not completely frozen. Love that texture.

                    1. re: jbsiegel

                      I haven't seen a charleston chew in years. They were awesome frozen.

                    2. Don't know about frozen, but I certainly feel like a slice of cheesecake does not suffer from about 30 minutes for so in the freezer.

                      Same with Chinese egg custard tarts, Ding Dongs, and Twinkies. Not frozen, but a good 30 minute "car wash" in the freezer sometimes does wonders for them.

                      1. Charleston chew candy bars, broken up into pieces. As a kid, the ice cream man used to sell frozen Zero bars, but I haven't had one in years.

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                        1. re: sherriberry

                          I loved frozen zero bars! They always had them at the YMCA when I was young.