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Hudson "terroir" ice cream

lagatta Apr 17, 2014 03:57 AM

Saw this in La Presse this morning: ice creams made in Hudson, from local products, sweetened only with maple syrup; no white sugar.


Might be a nice thing to serve to friends from abroad... Many locations in that general area are listed, but also at Marché des saveurs at JTM.

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    Glaff RE: lagatta Apr 17, 2014 06:14 AM

    I bought the Fraises & Bulles one last week at a really high price of 10$ (at Marché des saveurs). Not bad, but really light in taste and almost not sweet enough.

    I really just bought it because it was new, with Havre aux glaces in the same market I don't see the need to buy it again.

    There's another new ice cream company in town called Essence http://www.uniglace.com/sorbets/, I'm really curious to try them (especially the black sesame ice cream!). Just saw that Capitol carry their products, which is probably new from this week or last week. Will go this week.

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      JerkPork RE: Glaff Apr 17, 2014 07:25 AM

      Glaff, was the maple syrup over powering the other tastes?
      I like the idea of no white sugar but I find a lot of products that use maple syrup as a substitute end up tasting... well like maple syrup.

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        Glaff RE: JerkPork Apr 17, 2014 07:43 AM

        No, almost no maple taste in it. Mostly a mild strawberry and cream taste.

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          lagatta RE: Glaff Apr 17, 2014 08:16 AM

          That might be why the journalist preferred the maple crunch flavour. http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/gourmand...

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      marblebag RE: lagatta Apr 21, 2014 09:32 PM

      I trekked to Pointe-Claire and got driven to Hudson to pick up some containers.

      The vanilla flavor tasted the most of maple syrup. The chocolate was not the best chocolate and I couldn't taste the maple syrup. The banana taste funny at first but I'll give it another try

      Still to try: strawberry and bubbles (Champagne), Cidre de glace, banana and chocolate chip, maple "croquant".

      Vanilla, Chocolate, Banana + Chocolate Chip flavors were 7$ at IGA, the others are 10$ from a store in Hudson.

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        lagatta RE: marblebag Apr 22, 2014 01:47 AM

        The La Presse reviewer preferred the maple "croquant" (called "crunch" in English, if I recall).

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          williej RE: lagatta Apr 22, 2014 06:52 AM

          Any iced yogurt available as well?

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            lagatta RE: williej Apr 22, 2014 12:52 PM

            I haven't seen any on their website, or at Marché des saveurs.

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          happychomper RE: marblebag Apr 25, 2014 02:36 PM

          It is now available in Pointe-Claire village at Le Panier. They carry 4 flavors. Have not tried it yet.

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          nikkori RE: lagatta Apr 27, 2014 01:31 PM

          these are kinda horrible

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            happychomper RE: nikkori Apr 27, 2014 05:15 PM

            Which ones and why?

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              nikkori RE: happychomper Apr 30, 2014 07:22 AM

              They tasted bad!

              Tried the strawberry + champagne and the chocolate. Faint, weird, unappealing flavours... It's so rare to have ice-cream that just tastes lousy - usually, at worst, it's just boringly sweet - so it's a little hard to put my finger on exactly what's wrong.

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            lagatta RE: lagatta Jun 20, 2014 01:51 PM

            If anyone does like this, or is avoiding overly-sweet desserts, this will be on sale at PA for 5.99 starting on Monday the 23rd. I was at PA for other stuff - hey, a local Romaine lettuce for 50 cents, and a good buy on pecorino romano cheese, and notice that they did have the croquant d'érable, but no guarantee of the coming week.

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              Glaff RE: lagatta Jun 20, 2014 02:35 PM

              Unfortunately, it's not even worth it at 6$...

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              meagain RE: lagatta Jun 22, 2014 06:52 PM

              On sale at PA for 5.99 starting tomorrow.

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                finefoodie55 RE: meagain Jun 23, 2014 10:05 AM

                Isn't the store bought version made by a third party ?

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                  finefoodie55 RE: finefoodie55 Jun 24, 2014 09:41 AM

                  I can now confirm that all ice- cream sold in stores outside the Hudson HQ are made by another ice- cream manufacturer. Maybe thats why all the buzz was on their own home made ice-cream?

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                  Glaff RE: meagain Jun 23, 2014 10:59 AM


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