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Jan 17, 2013 12:51 PM

Best ice cream in the country.

I was introduced to Graeters ice cream about a year ago. Graeters is a small Ohio manufacturer that makes ice cream using a traditional French pot process. It is carried in limited flavors by Publix and Fresh Market. Their ice cream is really the best I have ever had.

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    1. Graeters is good, but hardly "best in the country." (I do like their black raspberry chip flavor for uniqueness, but their other flavors are just okay).

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      1. re: ferret

        Second the motion. I've visited Graeters near Columbus, and know of several stores in CT that are comparable. Since I don't think anyone can pick "the best in the country" I won't bother naming them. Now if you want to say "best in county", that might just be doable!

        1. re: ferret

          Please list ice creams that you feel are comparable.

        2. I'll give you that it may be the best you've tasted so far. I'll give you that. The Jewel stores here in Chicago carry it and I've had it and my reaction's good. But my favorite ice cream that I've tasted so far is Bi-Rite in San Francisco. I will allow that there may be better than Bi-Rite (that I've yet to taste) but Graeters is in no way better than Bi-Rite.

          1. Since I live in OH now, of course Graeters is great ;)

            Seriously it is very good ice cream. But we also have Jenny's ice cream here in Ohio, she does incredibly good ice cream - much more expensive, better ingredients, more unique flavors, its really very very good stuff, better than Graeters in my opinion.

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            1. re: thimes

              Jeni's is mine. I love her seasonal selections. While it's nice in the pint, it's better in the dip shops since you can try all you like. :)

            2. I've seen Graeter's at the store (Pittsburgh), but I've never tried it. Does it have guar gum, carrageenan, taro root, whatever?

              I didn't think Jeni's ice cream was that good. I mean, it's not bad ice cream, but I just can't pay $10 a pint for ice cream, particularly ice cream made with cornstarch.

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              1. re: Jay F

                I went shopping and checked out Graeter's. It was $5.99 (non-sale price), and it had both carob gum and guar gum. Not gettin' my six dollars.