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Local vs. national ice cream brands: Which do you choose? Any favorites?


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1 hour ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I can get McConnell's from amazon.  How much did you pay?

 

Just checked…$10/pint. 
 

in my grocery store the other day, Van Leeuwen was approaching that price.  But HD was on sale for $4.

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30 minutes ago, weinoo said:

Just checked…$10/pint. 
 

in my grocery store the other day, Van Leeuwen was approaching that price.  But HD was on sale for $4.

 

Amazon has McConnell's for $6.41 and Van Leeuwen at $5.05.  They claim I can still get delivery tonight.

 

Note a Van Leeuwen pint is 14oz, while McConnell's pint is 16oz.

 

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McConnell's is $11 a pint at my two "corner stores".    And worth every penny.

 

We are spoiled by regularly buying Straus' at Grocery Outlet for 2.99/pint.   But that's comparing apples to oranges.   Both delicious but certainly not the same.

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Better than McConnells?   Wow, that's a toughy.    I love McConnell's SWEET CREAM, which it pure and unflavored, a wonderful canvas for dessert concepts.    We also love Straus' vanilla bean for roughly same uses at half the price.   

Straus' is clean and organic.    Both their coffee flavors are superb.  

By the way, I usually find coffee to be a definer of a company's ice cream.    Or maybe just my preference.

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7 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

McConnell's is $11 a pint at my two "corner stores".    And worth every penny.

 

We are spoiled by regularly buying Straus' at Grocery Outlet for 2.99/pint.   But that's comparing apples to oranges.   Both delicious but certainly not the same.

 

Do you have Prime?

 

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On 7/11/2022 at 11:29 PM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I caved.  Six pints of McConnell's.  I hate you @weinoo.

 

 

Interesting: if I'm reading it correctly, McConnell's is in Santa Barbara, CA yet you could get it quickly in New Jersey. I, in Minnesota, don't even see it listed on Amazon!

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1 hour ago, blue_dolphin said:

I can apparently order McConnell's from Amazon, delivered from Whole Foods in 2 hrs. 
The ice cream is $5.93/pint and the Prime delivery charge is $9.95
 

Wow.   McConnell's is around $10 a pint in San Francisco.

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1 hour ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

Wow.   McConnell's is around $10 a pint in San Francisco.

That’s what it usually is in stores around here and I’m even closer to SB! I believe Amazon/Whole Foods are running a special on frozen desserts at the moment. 

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2 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

That’s what it usually is in stores around here and I’m even closer to SB! I believe Amazon/Whole Foods are running a special on frozen desserts at the moment. 

 

It's called prime day.

 

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