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Sep 30, 2013 07:37 PM

Yucky ice cream list

Just back from Tim Horton -Coldstone and feel aggrieved.
How can ice cream this expensive be this bad?
Too, too sweet. Unpleasant distorted dairy taste.
I pitched mine after a couple of spoons.

At least St.Clair gives you a lot more for the money and the yuck creeps up on you.

And these are supposed to be (premiium) parlour ice creams!

While I'm at it I should add Baskins-Robbins. Even when my kids were here they didn't like it because was icky sweet.

Why do I need to go on pilgrimage to Niagara Falls NY for a good licking?

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  1. Well I am not sure how Coldstone qualifies as a premium parlor. Here are some suggestions
    Summer's Sweet Memories (in Yorkville) Their fresh berry flavor is really good.
    Greg's Ice Cream (In Distillery though I think they have another location) I really disliked their well recommended marshmallow flavor though.

    For some ethnic style flavor try the saffron and pistachio flavor sold at some Persian food stores

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    1. re: elvisahmed

      Greg's main location is currently at the JCC at Spadina and Bloor. I have been going to Greg's since he opened >30 years ago across from the ROM. I do think the roasted marshmallow is one of the best, but if that is not to your taste then his coffee is excellent and coffee toffee is even better. The seasonal fruit flavours are also excellent, including peach, pumpkin, cranberry, etc. Plus I like the mouthfeel of his ice cream.

      Ed's Real Scoop is another favourite - his marshmallow isn't as good but he has other great flavours including the one with bacon (!).

      1. re: Dr. John

        yeah I know I was surprised by the flavor of marshmallow as it was all burnt (maybe the batch they had that day was a bad one) but if you like it all the power to ya,

        1. re: elvisahmed

          I think it depends on the batch. I've had that flavour probably about a couple of dozen times, and usually it has a really perfect marshmallows-roasted-over-a-campfire taste. But once or twice it did have an unpleasantly acrid burnt flavour. It would be nice if they'd taste it and throw the batch out when this happens, but such is life, and in my experience this is a rare occurrence.

      2. re: elvisahmed

        Ice cream that is sold by the scoop in a store - known - ice cream parlour/ scoop shop - is a better grade than the usual ice cream sold in bricks in the supermarket. Or supposed to be . Consequently, "premium parlour". With Coldstone you get premium pallor. Well, the name does remind me of the marble slab in the police mortuary in defectve novels.

      3. You don't. There is a Ben and Jerry's at Vaughan Mills.

        Although for me... Niagara Falls is probably closer. LOL.

        1. Side question:
          Had Haagen Daz amazing 'Rum and Raisin' in Europe and the Orient. Cannot find it in Canada. Any idea whether its available in the States?! Quoting VV, don't mind "go on pilgrimage to Niagara Falls NY for a good licking" !!

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          1. re: Charles Yu

            I haven't seen that flavour in years but I'm almost certain you can find it at Wegmans in NY state. I was there about 5 months ago and I think it's a great grocery store that carried pretty much ALL the flavours of Haagen Daaz (including their new gelato which I picked up). The best place is in Rochester NY (their largest store) but they do have one in Buffalo.

            While you're in Buffalo and looking for ice cream, you should try Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream. It's hand made and made in batches. It's one of the best store packaged ice cream I've ever tried. They have a brick and mortar store in Ohio, TN, and Chicago (?). But they do sell in grocery stores too. A store in Buffalo sells them and I still dream of dark chocolate ice cream and pistachio/honey ice cream.


          2. NOT YUCKY ICE CREAM - On another side note, our local General Store (in Halton Hills/Erin), under new ownership, has an ice cream parlour that sells Slicker's Pure Handmade Small Batch Ice Cream, out of Prince Edward County It does happen to be one of the most delicious ice creams I have tasted in a long time. Attached is a link to an article about them as well as a link to their soon to be developed website. If you have the opportunity to try it, I am sure you won't be disappointed.