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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2015/05/24 10:44:01 (permalink)
Its funny, Buddy-your story reminds me of Gilles custard( the original custard stand in the Milwaukee area) We bought some of their chocolate custard from Walgreens, and I was a tad disappointed-didn't seem as good as I remembered. Last night, we went to the actual custard stand, and bought a quart of their chocolate. What a difference! Smooth, creamy and a rich chocolate flavor. My point is that I believe Velvet ice cream is much better at the source, as opposed to sitting around in a freezer for God knows how long. I know that is the case with Gilles.
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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2015/05/24 11:00:35 (permalink)
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Its funny, Buddy-your story reminds me of Gilles custard( the original custard stand in the Milwaukee area) We bought some of their chocolate custard from Walgreens, and I was a tad disappointed-didn't seem as good as I remembered. Last night, we went to the actual custard stand, and bought a quart of their chocolate. What a difference! Smooth, creamy and a rich chocolate flavor. My point is that I believe Velvet ice cream is much better at the source, as opposed to sitting around in a freezer for God knows how long. I know that is the case with Gilles.


Exactly what I posted on #18!  It's a whole lot better eating it in a cone outside of Ye Olde Mill than in a hotel room!!  But I know there is a big difference between Velvet, Graeter's and Jeni's.
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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2015/05/24 11:28:04 (permalink)
Hey, I finally got my hands on a quart of Velvet's new Summertime Peach. I loved it. In fact, with the big peach chunks I liked it better than Graeter's Summer Peach.
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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2015/05/24 11:52:20 (permalink)
Damn-I just cant get good peach ice cream up here!!
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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2015/05/30 09:38:03 (permalink)
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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2015/05/30 20:59:23 (permalink)
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Graeter's is solid ice cream. I agree with you, mar52, on the richness of the texture and taste. There's a reason it is high in fat and calories! :)
 
Personally I've only had a couple flavors. However, I hope that will change.
 



The reason it is so rich and creamy is that Graeter's uses the "French Pot" method of ice cream making. Along with the top notch ingredients.  The "French Pot" method slowly folds the cream over and over while it freezes.  This does not allow air to be "whipped" into it, which creates a smooth creamy DENSE ice cream with NO ice crystals.
 
If your Graeter's has ice crystals in it then it is freezer burnt and has been allowed to thaw slightly and refreeze (most likely when being stocked) so complain to the store manager.
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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2016/11/14 00:55:27 (permalink)
I had Jeni's ice cream today.
 
Went to an art fair in Pasadena and was surprised to see this trailer:
 

 
I had two flavors which were quite good.  Brambleberry Crisp and Goat Cheese with sour cherries.
 
 
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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2016/11/14 13:45:33 (permalink)
I've got a few pints of Jeni's in my freezer right now. The Stone Brewing chocolate is my least favorite but that could just be the residual bad taste from their shaky business practices. The bourbon pecan is fantastic and I don't see it lasting much longer. The sweet potato is good but has that Christmas-y flavor that I only crave for about 1 week per annum.
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Re: Jeni's? Really? 2016/11/14 18:26:38 (permalink)
There are a lot of better ice creams than Jeni's but it was those flavors that got me to pay $6.50 for two scoops.  The 50¢ was for the cone!
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