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Hot fudge sundae

sylviag Oct 26, 2012 10:37 AM

I have a special birthday coming up in January, and I have been thinking about what I want.

A hot fudge sundae!

I haven't had one in years, but I used to love them. Not just ice cream with chocolate syrup, but a true, warm, fudgy hot fudge sundae.

Who serves a good one? We live in Center City but I will travel to Jersey, Jenkintown, wherever.
After all, this is important.

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    Philly Ray Oct 26, 2012 10:44 AM

    Your closest option is probably Franklin Fountain. I think they even serve one on top of a fudge brownie.


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    1. re: Philly Ray
      paychecktoday Oct 26, 2012 11:32 AM

      +1 Franklin Fountain. I still think and drool over the one I ate this past summer there called the Mt. Vesuvius and their other sundae called the Stock Market Crunch.


      1. re: paychecktoday
        Seeker19104 Oct 27, 2012 11:52 AM

        +1 Franklin Fountain for the real-deal hot fudge. Other places tend to have goop they call fudge that's too sickly sweet for me. When I'm not in the mood for traditional vanilla, coffee ice cream makes the sundae a mocha adventure.

        Happy birthday!

        1. re: Seeker19104
          kasiav Oct 29, 2012 02:26 PM

          +2 for franklin fountain

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      Hungryin theBurbs Oct 26, 2012 11:29 AM

      I love the fudge at Franklin Fountain, it isn't overly sweet, and it is thick and rich. That's where I'd go.

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        cwdonald Oct 26, 2012 11:30 AM

        Since you are turning 29, I am sure you want to find a special place to celebrate. In the suburbs I am fond of the atmosphere at the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington. You can see a picture of their hot fudge sundae here. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overv...

        Other places to consider, Nifty Fifties (in the Northeast or in Bensalem). Chinks Steaks in the Northeast as well ( you could be doubly bad and have a cheesesteak and a hot fudge sundae


        Since its in the winter, its harder to suggest places like Freddie Hill or Merrymead..

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        1. re: cwdonald
          paychecktoday Oct 26, 2012 11:35 AM

          Charcoal Pit has very good sundaes. Ray's on Germantown Pike in Plymouth Meeting serves a similar ice cream menu based on local HS.

          Go for the ice cream, not for the food for both places.

          1. re: paychecktoday
            bluehensfan Oct 26, 2012 12:07 PM

            Gotta be the Franklin Fountain. The brownie sundae and the mint one are both very good. Happy Birthday ahead of time!

        2. JugglerDave Oct 27, 2012 12:57 PM

          I highly recommend Zwahlen's (Frozen Custard) in Audubon... And they make their own Hot Fudge Sauce... Regular and Dark.

          I'm partial to the "Tubby Turtle":
          Vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, caramel, pecans, whipped cream, and a cherry

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          1. re: JugglerDave
            sylviag Oct 30, 2012 07:48 PM

            The Tubby Turtle sounds amazing. I just might have to try all of these places. The difficult thing will be waiting until January!
            Glad to hear from you, JugglerDave. Hope you and the Bride are well.

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            Adenn1 Nov 1, 2012 06:24 AM

            I would also recommend Zwahlens in Audubon. I live a few blocks from them and they have never disappointed. Also have great chocolates and candy apples.

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              bsims76 Nov 1, 2012 11:01 AM

              Third for Zwahlens. Not previously mentioned is that they make their ice cream daily - on busy days they'll sometimes need to serve it right as it comes out of the machine. I'll also agree that the Tubby Turtle is awesome, but I think my favorite is the Apfel Crisp, especially this time of the year as it goes well with the season. But their waffle + ice cream good, as are the crepe, as is, at times, just plain old vanilla...

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                SnowCat Nov 2, 2012 07:32 AM

                Fourth for Zwalens! Had a slice of pumpkin cake with Vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce on Saturday. Sigh....Bliss!

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                  lauracohenromano Dec 15, 2012 07:49 AM

                  Sprinkles, Elkins Park. Delicious hot fudge. Ask for it in a real glass dish tho, not the takeout container.

                  I volunteer to come with you.

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                  1. re: lauracohenromano
                    givemecarbs Dec 15, 2012 12:38 PM

                    Gotta have a glass dish. Been getting hot cocoa at Starbucks lately and it is very hard to convince the staff to provide a ceramic cup. Some things are worth fighting for.

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                    artgary Dec 15, 2012 07:17 PM

                    Try The Prime Rib. They use gooey warm hot fudge.

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