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Ice Cream Bars. .

Beach Chick May 9, 2013 09:25 PM

Love the Drumstick with vanilla and fudge center peanut crusted thing of beauty..
The chocolate at the tip with a little vanilla is one of my faves besides all the nuts and chocolate ganache..

Magnum bars are really good too.

Loved to hear your favorites.

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    sedimental RE: Beach Chick May 9, 2013 10:17 PM

    Now yer talkin'! Drumsticks!

    I don't care much for a bowl of ice cream but I loooove ice cream bars. I also love the vanilla and orange cups (the kind with the little wood paddle). There is something about the wood flavor with the ice cream..... Not really a bar though.

    Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorites. The traditional kind.

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      Beach Chick RE: sedimental May 10, 2013 06:06 AM

      There is something about that little wooden paddle when eating ice cream.

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        melpy RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 08:15 AM

        In CT every birthday party when I was growing up had Hoodsie cups. Try we're a mix if vanilla and chocolate eaten with te stick. I wonder I they still sell them?

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          Cathy RE: melpy May 10, 2013 08:29 AM

          Yes. Strawberry also. Look on bottom shelf in freezer.

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            Isolda RE: melpy May 10, 2013 10:18 AM

            They do still sell them here in MA. My kids, like me, hate the wooden taste and use a plastic spoon to eat them though. Yeah, we're picky.....

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              cheesecake17 RE: Isolda May 10, 2013 10:20 AM

              I hate the taste of the wooden spoon or stick

      2. Justpaula RE: Beach Chick May 9, 2013 10:56 PM

        So cheap, so fake, so low-quality and I don't care. Good Humor Toasted Almond bars are so....mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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          JungMann RE: Justpaula May 10, 2013 07:29 AM

          I'm not sure if it was the overdose of sugar that burned my tongue a little or if it was all the chemicals, but I still found those almond bars irresistible as a kid!

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            bagelman01 RE: Justpaula May 11, 2013 06:22 AM

            we had them last night.....
            They were on sale for $1.99 box, so we stocked the freezer

            Memories of childhood

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              schrutefarms RE: Justpaula May 15, 2013 08:43 AM

              Mmmmm.....Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake bars!!!

            2. KarenDW RE: Beach Chick May 9, 2013 11:57 PM

              and here I thought you were talkin' about bars that serve ice cream...

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                hyacinthgirl RE: KarenDW May 10, 2013 06:25 AM

                You mean heaven?

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                  mpjmph RE: KarenDW May 10, 2013 08:35 AM

                  You mean something like this: http://www.sugarlandchapelhill.com/ab... (click on "The Bar" tab)

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                    hyacinthgirl RE: mpjmph May 10, 2013 09:41 AM

                    A bakery with a full bar... why doesn't a place like this get franchised!

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                      mpjmph RE: hyacinthgirl May 10, 2013 10:13 AM

                      They opened a second location last year, so you never know... I don't know if they still do it, but when they first opened they had cookie happy hour - fresh baked cookies every hour from 3:30pm-6:30pm.

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                        EM23 RE: hyacinthgirl May 10, 2013 12:06 PM

                        Back in the day, there was a bakery that would host pop-up raves – drinks were served at the bakery counter upstairs and dancing was in the basement, among the flour and sugar sacks. The police shut it down after a while, but it was fun while it lasted.

                  2. hyacinthgirl RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 06:26 AM

                    I probably haven't had one in 20 years, but I used to love the Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake bars and now I need to go hunt down an ice cream truck!

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                      Jerseygirl111 RE: hyacinthgirl May 13, 2013 07:29 PM

                      Hubby loves those. My local Sundaes Ice Cream Shop makes a flavor called "Flavor of Love." It was released as a flav of the month for Feb, hence the name. It is a Strawberry Shortcake bar made into regular icecream (pink!) with the cookie crumbs and chocolate cookie swirl. So good.

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                      hippiechickinsing RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 06:31 AM

                      Choco-taco, especially the peanut butter ones! I've yet to meet an ice cream sandwich I'd turn down, but there's one at Whole Foods that's really good, it's Julie or Julia's and the ice cream actually tastes like vanilla.

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                        Beach Chick RE: hippiechickinsing May 10, 2013 06:35 AM

                        Choco-Taco. . love the beloved marvel of ice cream invention.

                        Bust gut when its on a taco shop menu for dessert.

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                          biondanonima RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 11:55 AM

                          I LOVE Choco-Tacos. I probably haven't eaten one in 15 years, but now I'm craving like mad.

                      2. WhatsEatingYou RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 07:07 AM

                        I love the Magnum bars, particularly the Magnum Double (ice cream, chocolate layer, caramel, another chocolate layer) had one everyday when in Greece years ago! Also love ice cream Snickers and ice cream Reese's, they used to sell these at school lunch!

                        1. ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 07:56 AM

                          Do sandwiches count as "bars"? If so, it's the It's-It for me.

                          Otherwise, I love Klondikes.

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                            Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit May 10, 2013 07:58 AM

                            Yes Mama...sandwiches do count!

                            Love love love the Klondikes..dark chocolate da bomb!

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                              biondanonima RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 11:55 AM

                              Klondike - the classic. I adore them.

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                                ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 09:36 PM

                                There are actually very few ice cream creations that I do not like.

                                Straight up, in a Sundae, in a cone (sugar, regular, waffle), as milkshake or floats or malts, or as affagato, on a stick, with cookies as a "sandwich" or with pie or pound cake, or fruit, or whatever.

                                Heck, and you *know* I love ice cream with Filet-O-Fish, right?

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                                  treb RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 09:23 AM

                                  Were you around when you could get a Push-Up? It was vanilla ice cream with a touch of strawberry sauce in a round cylinder with a stick on the bottom that you would push up the round cylinder.

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                                    ipsedixit RE: treb May 15, 2013 09:37 AM

                                    Around?

                                    Fuck, I used to get brain-freeze from all the Push-Ups I ate.

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                                      John E. RE: treb May 15, 2013 09:39 AM

                                      Push-Ups are still available. At least the orange sherbet variety is. they never did much for me.

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                                        treb RE: John E. May 15, 2013 10:59 AM

                                        It was pretty much all we could afford for a cheap treat.

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                                          John E. RE: treb May 15, 2013 11:07 AM

                                          I just had a memory of a treat we got when I was a kid. There was a 'Dairy Freeze' drive-in in our small town, think generic Dairy Queen. The 'push-ups' we got there were not ice cream based but more like a popcicle in a plastic tube that you pushed up with a stick.

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                                        iluvcookies RE: treb May 15, 2013 10:06 AM

                                        Timely comic about the "Push Up" I thought I'd share

                                        http://www.gocomics.com/sunny-street/...

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                                        ItalGreyHound RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 12:17 PM

                                        "There are actually very few ice cream creations that I do not like."

                                        Second that! I bought a decidedly very untasty box of Skinny Cow Pink Velvet bars last week, and they are dis-gusting. But that's the only frozen treat that comes to mind that I *won't* eat and enjoy...

                                        Years ago, Klondike made a Caramel Crunch version and it was amazing. My grandparents always kept them around and I wish they still made them!

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                                      Jerseygirl111 RE: ipsedixit May 13, 2013 07:31 PM

                                      Klondikes with the cherry icecream filling! Wow.

                                    3. lisavf RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 08:04 AM

                                      Chief Crunchie. Nostalgia on a stick :)

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                                        Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 09:33 AM

                                        I'm a sucker for sherbet Push-Ups, as well as frozen fruit bars. Aldi supermarket sells incredible fruit bars from one of their cheap store brands (strawberry, pina colada, Caribbean fruit, and lime), and I believe Edy's makes some as well.

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                                          Isolda RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 10:16 AM

                                          I love the Haagen-Dazs dark chocolate and vanilla ice cream bars, but I hate the taste of the wooden stick, so when I get close, I give up and throw it out. Wood has a flavor that affects the ice cream it touches. I don't understand why they don't just use plastic.

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                                            tidbitt RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 10:20 AM

                                            Magnum Caramel hands down!

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                                              Bkeats RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 11:31 AM

                                              Having a flashback. When I was in college, I used to get two ice cream sandwiches from the vending machine in the lobby of the dorm every morning at 5:30 before going to practice. Breakfast of champions! Don't know the brand, but they were pretty generic but gave me the energy to make through practice.

                                              1. biondanonima RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 11:56 AM

                                                Dove ice cream bars are pretty darn fabulous - I like them better than Magnum, although Magnums are good too.

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                                                  wonderwoman RE: biondanonima May 13, 2013 08:30 AM

                                                  me too... dark chocolate over vanilla -- the best!

                                                2. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 05:09 PM

                                                  Just bought some dark chocolate with vanilla ice cream Klondikes...woo hooo!

                                                  1. ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 09:37 PM

                                                    Someone needs to make a Neopolitan ice cream bar.

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                                                      Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit May 10, 2013 09:52 PM

                                                      That would kick serious ass..

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                                                        fourunder RE: ipsedixit May 10, 2013 10:11 PM

                                                        Klondike already does....

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                                                          ipsedixit RE: fourunder May 10, 2013 10:24 PM

                                                          They do indeed!

                                                          http://www.klondikebar.com/#Bars_3&am...

                                                          Who would've thunk it.

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                                                            Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit May 11, 2013 05:28 AM

                                                            Never seen them..
                                                            I bet they are delicious.

                                                      2. emglow101 RE: Beach Chick May 10, 2013 10:20 PM

                                                        The one that comes to mind is. IT'S IT. A scoop of ice cream sandwiched between two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies,and dipped in dark chocolate.Created 1928 in San Francisco.

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                                                          KaimukiMan RE: emglow101 May 10, 2013 10:52 PM

                                                          my parents and grandparents ate them. a real winner, but as many have pointed out almost any kind of ice cream bar, sandwich, cone is a good thing.

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                                                          jbsiegel RE: Beach Chick May 11, 2013 12:02 PM

                                                          I love the basic ice cream sandwich - slab of vanilla ice cream between those two relatively soggy chocolate cookies and wrapped in paper - total YUM.

                                                          ...best eaten by gradually squishing the cookies together and licking the ice cream from around the sides until you have two nice soggy cookies (and chocolate ALL over your fingers) with no ice cream between them.

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                                                            globocity RE: jbsiegel May 11, 2013 02:02 PM

                                                            Trader Joe's carries some damn tasty ice cream sandwiches. The chocolate chip cookies taste soft baked.

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                                                            la90210 RE: Beach Chick May 11, 2013 02:07 PM

                                                            cuties those soy ice cream bars, yumm!

                                                            1. Steve Green RE: Beach Chick May 13, 2013 08:40 AM

                                                              My favorite no longer exists. Ben & Jerry's used to make an ice cream sandwich that had quality ice cream, in between two "brownie" wafers. Not really brownies, but much like the crispy top found on well-done unfrosted brownies. I was heartbroken when they stopped making them (early 90s?).

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                                                                HillJ RE: Beach Chick May 13, 2013 05:10 PM

                                                                We tried the Magnum gold (caramel) and didn't care for it; mostly because the outer shell just fell off the ice cream.

                                                                We do like chocolate covered bananas (if that counts), traditional ice cream sandwiches (any shape) and those mini Haagen Dazs cups you can buy for a buck.

                                                                Now if you were asking about frozen ice...I'd say frozen root beer pops hands down!

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                                                                  ipsedixit RE: HillJ May 13, 2013 08:02 PM

                                                                  "frozen ice"?

                                                                  Is that like the cousin of "wet water"?

                                                                  :-)

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                                                                    HillJ RE: ipsedixit May 13, 2013 08:04 PM

                                                                    ;0) ROFL..ICES!

                                                                2. John E. RE: Beach Chick May 13, 2013 09:47 PM

                                                                  I like cheerios.

                                                                  1. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 08:15 AM

                                                                    Do they still have the ice cream trucks with the pics on the side of the truck..with the loud bad music blaring?

                                                                    Some of those drivers put the sketch in sketchy!

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                                                                      Cathy RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 09:07 AM

                                                                      Yes. Two different trucks every other day on my street in East San Diego County. When I was in South San Diego County in March/April, saw trucks as well as the walking push carts with bells ringing on those side streets. Mostly Mexican ice cream novelties, some Blue Bell brand also. No Good Humor.

                                                                      (side story...I grew up three blocks from the Good Humor plant in Detroit and the trucks would drive down the alley on their way back to the plant, selling damaged items from the truck.)

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                                                                        Beach Chick RE: Cathy May 15, 2013 09:34 AM

                                                                        Lucky you with the Ice Cream Trucks..love the push carts with the bells like you see in Mexico.

                                                                        I bet you loved those damaged goodies..hopefully, you got a good deal on them!

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                                                                        ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 09:38 AM

                                                                        Bunch of them in NYC (i.e. "Mister Softee"), serving soft serve on a cone. Good stuff.

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                                                                          Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 09:42 AM

                                                                          Jealous. .
                                                                          On the way back from PHX, we stopped at a DQ in Yuma for a Peanut Butter buster. .solid

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                                                                            ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 09:45 AM

                                                                            I highly recommend you AVOID the date shakes at Yuma.

                                                                            But, then, I'm sure you already knew that ...

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                                                                              Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 09:50 AM

                                                                              I like the date shakes in Dateland (about an hour east of Yuma) but have never had them in Yuma.

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                                                                                ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 09:54 AM

                                                                                My bad. Dateland is what I'm talking about.

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                                                                                  Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 10:02 AM

                                                                                  Been going there for years and with the new building, I think some of the date magic was lost..imho, they were better in the old crusty date shack.

                                                                                  2 scoops of vanilla, splash of milk and a handful of dates and blend that up..I hover and tell them to barely blend it so its like a very thick frostie.

                                                                                  Are you still in NYC..have you hit up Pearl's Oyster Bar yet?

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                                                                                    ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 10:07 AM

                                                                                    Still in NYC.

                                                                                    So far, been to Madison Sq. Park Eats (cool little food event), Marea, Ai Fiori, Babbo and Keens.

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                                                                                      Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 10:14 AM

                                                                                      Solid. .

                                                                                      Is Keen's the place with all the pipes?
                                                                                      Have you had drinks at the Campbell Apartment yet?

                                                                                      Have a big ol' Mister Softee for me.
                                                                                      ; )

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                                                                                        ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 05:48 PM

                                                                                        Yup, pipes at Keens.

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                                                                                          Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 05:56 PM

                                                                                          Where did you eat tonight...can you tell that I'm super jealous your in NYC dining like a rock star..on an expense account too!

                                                                                          ;^)

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                                                                                            ipsedixit RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 06:05 PM

                                                                                            I dined in tonight as I had to get some work done.

                                                                                            Catering courtesy of your neighborhood Halal Cart.

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                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 07:23 PM

                                                                                              Catering courtesy of your neighborhood Halal Cart.
                                                                                              ~~~~~~~~~~
                                                                                              IMO, even more reason to be envious - I'll take a good chicken & rice platter w/white sauce & hot sauce over a fancy restaurant meal pretty much any day. I know BC wouldn't be jazzed about the meat, but she can have falafel ;)

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                                                                            Caitlin McGrath RE: ipsedixit May 15, 2013 01:13 PM

                                                                            I can't count the number of Mister Softee cones I indulged in when I lived in Manhattan, especially when I lived a few blocks from Union Square and the trucks were parked everywhere. They also sold your typical Good Humor bars, popsicles, etc., but who wants that when you can have chocolate-dipped chocolate soft-serve for lunch?

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                                                                            jbsiegel RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 10:28 AM

                                                                            Oh gosh yes. Those darned trucks are the bane of my existence (well...not really, but you get the point.). I absolutely REFUSE to buy anything from them. Those darned drivers just prey on the kids. They know where and when to be in order to get the kids to beg and plead with mom or dad to buy them ice cream. Drives me absolutely nuts.

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                                                                              hyacinthgirl RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 10:31 AM

                                                                              I've seen 3 in the past week- 1 in DC, 2 in PA.

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                                                                              schrutefarms RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 08:47 AM

                                                                              I think Drumsticks take the cake (or cream, in this circumstance). I like the variety pack- you know, the caramel filled, the mint chocolate chip, the cookies and cream with a cookie crunch coating. Traditional is great too.

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                                                                                treb RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 09:16 AM

                                                                                lately, I've been on to Julies Frozen Organic Strawberry Yogurt Bars, really creamy and smooth, I found them at Costco. Yes, those drum sticks are like crack!

                                                                                1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 10:03 AM

                                                                                  I think it's been at least 15 years since I last had an ice cream bar or sandwich. (Yes, I'm aware of how pathetic that sounds.)

                                                                                  The Good Humor Chocolate Eclair was easily my favorite bar, no contest there. In the sandwich category it was probably Chipwich, though Carvel Flying Saucers will always hold a special place in my heart. And had I ever come across an It's-It, I suspect that would have moved into the top spot.

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                                                                                    wonderwoman RE: goodhealthgourmet May 15, 2013 11:09 AM

                                                                                    my fave as a kid, as well. can't remember the last time i had one, nor would i be inclined if i had the chance. but this thread has me jonsing for my adult replacement: vanilla and dark chocolate dove bar.

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                                                                                    schrutefarms RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 12:43 PM

                                                                                    My parents had some friends who ALWAYS kept Fudgsicles in the freezer for me, which was so much better than what we had-Popsicles, and the worst combo at that--Root Beer, Banana, and Lime. I liked the lime, but the other two...blech! Maybe it was my moms way of making sure we wouldn't eat them?

                                                                                    1. John E. RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 01:24 PM

                                                                                      I just remembered an ice cream story about my father. When my dad was a kid during the Depression they went to an annual picnic sponsored by the local coop. They got all the ice cream they could eat. That really was a good memory for him.

                                                                                      Years later my father is running his own company. Apparently, he stopped having a company Christmas party when one of the staff blew chucks into a snowbank. Since December was their busiest month my dad switched to a family company picnic in our backyard. He wanted the employees' kids to have similar ice cream memories so he borrowed one of those freezers you see at the end of the aisle in grocery stores and filled it with every kind of ice cream bar you can imagine. The freezer was in our garage and my dad told all the kids they could have as many ice cream bars as they wanted.

                                                                                      Here's the funny part. My father's secretary was having a little discipline problem with her 6 year old boy. At some point he shouts at his mother, "I want to live with Mr. E., he has ice cream in his garage!"

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                                                                                        Beach Chick RE: John E. May 15, 2013 05:36 PM

                                                                                        Great story John!

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                                                                                        sandylc RE: Beach Chick May 15, 2013 08:30 PM

                                                                                        Just fantasizing about what a drumstick made out of good ice cream and other real ingredients might taste like. I might have to try this this summer.

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                                                                                          John E. RE: sandylc May 15, 2013 09:19 PM

                                                                                          Buy a pizzelle iron, some good chocolate, vanilla bean ice cream from Costco, and some peanuts.

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