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Consumer Reports rated Walgreens Ice Cream sandwiches as the best. Not even close. I can't imagine who they had tasting them--3rd graders?

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  1. When I think of ice cream sandwiches, I think of the school cafeteria in third grade.... those were perfection to me! I'd buy them with my 10 cents instead of hot lunch.

    1. If we're talking commercially available ice cream sandwiches, then my vote goes to Fat Boy, or It's-It.

      Homemade? Whole different story ...

      1. Walgreen's? Really?

        I like Trader Joe's with chocolate chip cookie cookies.

        For home made, I saw a great idea on the web where you buy smaller containers of ice cream and slice the container into disks, then peel away the paper. You should match them to whatever size cookie you want, but you get custom made with no muss or fuss.

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        1. re: ocshooter

          Here's my post about that method with photos:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844588

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Damn, I can't even take credit for inspiring you since your post came first. I can't recall where I saw the tip though. Someplace like Lifehacker.

            1. re: ocshooter

              I had to look at the flickr photo page for the date. I took the pictures of ice cream sandwich making on May 30, 2010. Must've been at a Memorial Day weekend party to kick off summer.

              Have you tried it yet?

        2. I saw that, too, on Today the other day. It piqued my curiosity, so I tried a Walgreens ice cream sandwich last night. I'm with you--what was so special there? The sandwich part was completely mushy. I'll stick with Hood--those are my ice cream sandwiches of choice.

          1. After having read somewhere on the web that Walgreens ice cream sandwiches are great, I decided to try them. It was especially tempting because they happened to be on sale the day I was in the store, so I bought 2 boxes. It was about 98 degrees outside and humid, so by the time I got them home they were somewhat soft and definitely not frozen solid anymore. I put them in the freezer but kept one out to try in an attempt to revive myself from the heat.

            I gotta say that they were darned good. Maybe it's because I tend to like ice cream on the softer side to begin with, or maybe it was because I was just this side of having heat stroke when I tried it, or just maybe the product is actually pretty good. The ice cream was very creamy. The chocolate wafers were cake-like soft, which is the way I prefer them.

            For me, the verdict is that they may not be the best out there, but I think they are pretty good. I haven't actually tasted any other brands since I was a kid, so I cannot compare them. Just standing on their own, I have to say I'm glad I have 2 boxes of them in my freezer.

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            1. re: Userfriend

              Ice cream sandwiches should sit outside of the freezer for a while before being consumed. Now, how FAR outside the freezer and for HOW LONG is strictly up to you. The longer they defrost, the better they'll taste. I was about to go to Walmart for these, but then I noticed you said it's WALGREENS. Shorter ride. : - )

              1. re: Cheese Boy

                They should be soft enough that you can squish most of the ice cream out of the sides (at least when I was in grade school).

                1. re: coll

                  Yep, and licking the sides first before taking a bite.

            2. Don't know if theyre technically ice cream sandwiches or if theyre still around but Carvel flying saucers sure were yummy.

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              1. re: bobbert

                I also LOVED those as a kid!!!

              2. Eskimo Pies are the best and reasonably priced as far as I am concerned.