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Hudson "terroir" ice cream

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

http://www.cremeglaceehudson.com/

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Glaff

      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.

      1. re: JerkPork

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

        1. re: Glaff

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

    2. 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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      1. re: marblebag

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

        1. re: lagatta

          Any iced yogurt available as well?

          1. re: williej

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

        2. re: marblebag

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

        3. these are kinda horrible

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          1. re: nikkori

            Which ones and why?

            1. re: happychomper

              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.

          2. 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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            1. re: lagatta

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

            2. On sale at PA for 5.99 starting tomorrow.

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              1. re: meagain

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

                1. re: finefoodie55

                  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?

                2. re: meagain

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9726...