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It's It in LA

T-chick May 16, 2006 01:42 AM

Okay, so I was just up in the Bay Area less than a month ago, but I was never hungry enough to eat a whole It's It while I was there. And now, of course, I want one. Are there any establishments this far south that sell these monstrous ice cream cookie sandwiches? The website was charming and singularly unhelpful. Thanks!

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    Xericx RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 01:44 AM

    Didy Reese in Westwood? $1 each! Fan tastic!

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      Xericx RE: Xericx May 16, 2006 01:46 AM

      Oopss..read your thread too fast......i thought u just wanted a good ice cream sandwhich.....

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        T-chick RE: Xericx May 16, 2006 01:46 AM

        They're yummy, but sadly not the same thing.

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        trottillater RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 01:44 AM

        low fat? organic? high fiber?

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          ipse dixit RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 01:53 AM

          Why not order them online? They deliver to continental US.

          From the FAQ section:

          Can I have It's It products shipped to my home?

          Yes, It's It can ship products anywhere in the Continental United States. To order them online, please click here (https://www.itsiticecream.com/orderop...


          Link: http://www.itsiticecream.com/faqs.cfm

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            a RE: ipse dixit May 16, 2006 12:18 PM

            gee, did you see how much they charge for shipping?

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              ipse dixit RE: a May 16, 2006 01:00 PM

              Yeah, I did see that. My bad.

              Why would anyone want to spend nearly $100 for basically a cookie ice cream sandwich.

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                LesThePress RE: a May 16, 2006 01:01 PM

                We're bringing desert to a small gathering on Sunday and i was going to order a case and have it shipped there.

                Shipping cost stopped me cold!!!

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              kj RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 02:10 AM

              damn !!! i'm drawing a blank - i used to eat them all the time about 5-6 years ago - i believe i picked them up at a local liquor store - just can't remember which one and whether or not they still sell them - they had several flavors - but i'll tell you one thing, they must make different sizes for the sf crowd - i don't remember them being all that big - they were definitely smaller than those nestle tollhouse sandwiches they sell at 7-11's - if i run into them aain, i'll let you know.

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                sfglutton RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 12:03 PM

                I too went on a quest for it's its and called about 15 different Southland markets and chains with no luck. They are the BEST frozen treats around. I hope someone chimes in who knows where to get them!

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                  Burger Boy RE: sfglutton May 16, 2006 12:23 PM

                  Try Smart & Final, if the carry it in any So Cal store they can order it for you. Also try to see if Costco has it.

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                  jcwla RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 12:31 PM

                  Do they have these at Dodger Stadium?

                  I think at one time they did...maybe not...

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                    ipse dixit RE: jcwla May 16, 2006 01:00 PM

                    My god woman you are right!

                    Dodger Stadium did have It's It ice cream, but no more.

                    Which reminds me ... Angel's Stadium does currently have It's It Ice Cream ... kudos to Arte Moreno.

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                      YBother RE: ipse dixit May 16, 2006 03:01 PM

                      Yeah, it replaced the old school favorite Cool-A-Coo which dominates over all ice cream sandwiches period!

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                        WildSwede RE: YBother May 16, 2006 04:08 PM

                        Agreed 100%!!! ;-) They were always part of my Dodgers experience when I was growing up and mourn the loss each and every time I have gone since they got rid of them. Anyone know where we can get a Cool-A-Coo now??

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                          ipse dixit RE: WildSwede May 16, 2006 05:07 PM

                          IIRC, Cool-A-Coo filed for bankruptcy a while back and its assets were subsequently purchased by another company. I'm not even sure the company (or product) even exists anymore.

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                          K RE: YBother May 16, 2006 08:43 PM

                          Great....glad you mentioned "Cool-A-Coo", because I couldn't think of the name of that thing when the "It's It" thread started. Yes,nothing like a Cool-A-Coo at a Dodger game...think that was the last time I went to Dodger Stadium was when they had them there.

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                            Kris P Pata RE: K Aug 10, 2006 06:43 AM

                            @ risk of sounding sappingly sentimental, there were only two things that could fight off a blistering summer day @ Dodger Stadium: COOL-A-COO and the real CARNATION MALTS. I can remember those delicious chocolate-covered oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwiches coming in 3 packs in the frozen novelty section at Alpha Beta and Lucky as one of those "Hey mom, can we get these?" items throughout my grammar school years.

                            Sad to say, I can verify WildSwede's post about COOL-A-COO ceasing to exist. : ( And while IT'S IT may curry favor amongst some, it couldn't hold a candle to the COO. Simply put, Giant fan? IT'S IT. Dodger fan? the COO.

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                          jcwla RE: ipse dixit May 16, 2006 04:44 PM

                          I'm not a woman but thanks.

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                            ipse dixit RE: jcwla May 16, 2006 04:53 PM

                            My apologies ...

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                        joea RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 01:51 PM

                        I too was on this quest a couple of years ago.

                        I eventually had my Pop who is in the foodservice industry order me a case thru a wholsaler.

                        Online seems to be one of the only options for us in So-Cal.

                        And yes dodger and other stadiums used to have these.

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                          Dipti RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 02:13 PM

                          I am in love with these delectable little treats. They are frequently but not consistently at the liquor 3 blocks from my house. $1 each! on their off-days they have these ice cream sandwiches called UFO's, but don't do that to yourself if you don't have to. i always try to thank them and make a big point of it when they have the it's its there, just so they know there's a fan base, you know? :)

                          the store is on the southwest corner of james m. wood and westmoreland. i think it's called ayutla liquors. closest major cross streets are olympic and vermont (slightly north and east of olympic and vermont).

                          can't wait to see if other locations turn up!

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                            joea RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 02:14 PM

                            i did a yahoo seach and came up with this thread. called the liqur store and they said they do carry it's its.


                            Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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                              joea RE: joea May 16, 2006 04:25 PM

                              friend just went and they DO NOT have the it's its!!!!

                              Sorry - I did indeed call.

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                              stuartontour RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 02:34 PM

                              I love them also, but I wouldn't pay $100 for shipping. For that price, I could fly up to SF and buy them.

                              The liquor store on the NW corner of Laurel Canyon and Moorpark in Studio City carries them.

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                                Katherine RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 02:52 PM

                                You can also get them at the liquor store on Hyperion in between Tracy St. and Griffith Park Blvd. in Los Feliz/Silverlake. Good luck!

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                                  T-chick RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 05:26 PM

                                  Thank you all for the suggestions! I'll post back with any successes (or failures) in the great quest.

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                                    res ipsa RE: T-chick May 16, 2006 07:15 PM

                                    There's a gourmet gas station at the NE corner of Beverly Glen and Santa Monica Blvd. I was just in there a week ago with my daughter, who wanted an ice cream bar -- and I saw It's Its in the freezer case. They were sold individually, and I don't know if they always have them, but they were definitely there quite recently.
                                    I wasn't hungry but I almost bought one anyway. . . Hadn't seen them since my Bay Area days. . .

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                                      shelleykelly RE: T-chick May 21, 2006 03:51 PM


                                      I actually called It's It five years ago, I couldn't LIVE without these!

                                      They were very helpful in referring me to Ross-Swiss, the local distributor, and R-S asked my zip code and referred me to the tiny liquor store on Magnolia just east of Van Nuys Blvd. that carries them

                                      Good luck!!!!

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                                        gb1 RE: T-chick Aug 9, 2006 06:08 PM

                                        i love it's it ice cream sandwiches.
                                        and i hope this is good news for everyone.
                                        i found a place that sells them. i've been looking for a long time!!!

                                        anyways, the place that has it is UCLA.
                                        the store is called cafe by the seas (school of engineering and applied science).

                                        location: 5800W Boelter Hall. the fifth floor of Boelter Hall is the "ground floor" if you're coming from the Court of Sciences.

                                        here's a map of the campus


                                        they've been selling out of these sandwiches so you might want to call before you get on the 405.
                                        they're next shipment arrives next monday aug 14.


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                                          jessejames RE: T-chick Aug 9, 2006 06:24 PM

                                          st regis liguor store on 3d street and orlando

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                                            mssreatalot RE: jessejames Aug 10, 2006 04:08 AM

                                            Sorry, just went to the St. Regis and they DO NOT have the It's It. Dude said he would
                                            talk to his ice cream guy when he came in, but as of this moment, NO IT'S IT! DRAT!

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                                            jessejames RE: T-chick Aug 10, 2006 07:11 AM

                                            sorry -- i buy them there all the time. guess they were out. Did you see the cooler in the back, not the one in the front?

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                                              SupermanLives RE: jessejames Jun 21, 2010 06:44 PM

                                              I recently discovered It's It boxes at Smart & Final. I didn't find the mint ones but the vanilla ones are quite tasty.

                                              Smart & Final
                                              10113 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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                                                Kitchen Queen RE: SupermanLives Jun 21, 2010 10:00 PM

                                                I found It's It at...I think Ralphs???? It's in my freezer now. Maybe Stater Bros. Some major market in my area of Santa Clarita. Maybe it's not so "rare" as in the past...?

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                                                  WildSwede RE: Kitchen Queen Jun 24, 2010 04:08 PM

                                                  YES, KQ! I just got the sales ad and it advertised that Ralphs has them on sale. I need to get over there and get me some! So glad to find them after all this time!! ;-)

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                                                  monku RE: SupermanLives Jun 21, 2010 10:27 PM

                                                  Gelsons in Silver Lake has the mint ones.

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                                                    monku RE: monku Jun 21, 2010 10:30 PM

                                                    Gelsons Silver Lake

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                                                      JThur01 RE: monku Jun 21, 2010 11:37 PM

                                                      I found them at Stater Brothers.

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                                                        Michelle RE: JThur01 Jun 22, 2010 01:02 PM

                                                        I saw them at my local Ralph's (SGV) this past Sunday...

                                              2. mucho gordo RE: T-chick Jun 22, 2010 02:58 PM

                                                Ralph's in the SFV also. 7-11 used to carry them back in the '70's when they 1st came out but I don't know if they still do.

                                                1. wienermobile RE: T-chick Jun 22, 2010 03:53 PM

                                                  Starting Wednesday 6/23 It's -It are on sale at Ralphs Markets $1.88 for the 3 count box.

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                                                    asadasam RE: T-chick Jul 20, 2010 10:34 PM

                                                    Most Albertsons stores carry them in the 3- and 12- packs. Usually just the vanilla, but I've found mint on a lucky few occasions. Haven't seen the cappucino, chocolate, or strawberry.

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