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Old 07-03-2011, 06:56 AM
 
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Since I left California, what I miss most (besides family and friends) is Thrifty ice cream (from Rite Aid). Chocolate brownie, chocolate malted crunch, hooked on chocolate (not a current flavor, I know). I wish it would become a national brand; it's much better than Dreyers, Breyers, and Pet.

If you're new to California, have you discovered this yet?
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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When I was a kid growing up in SoCal I was hooked on the little cups of Carnation ice cream that came with a flat wooden spoon. I've never seen anything like them back here in VA.
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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The Thrifty Creamery in El Monte is alive and well. Thank goodness for Rite Aid. They kept the ice creamer maker form going out of business. You would be surprised where you find Thrifty Ice Cream. Many ice cream shops like Farrell's in SoCal use it but you would never know because it is not labeled.

I have a tub of Malted crunch in my freezer right now waiting to be devoured.

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Old 07-03-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Cappuccino Crunch

Actually I like the off flavor ice creams like Pumpkin and recently Gingerbread House
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:20 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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I remember when Thrifty cones were $.35. Breakfast of champions!
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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When I was a kid growing up in SoCal I was hooked on the little cups of Carnation ice cream that came with a flat wooden spoon. I've never seen anything like them back here in VA.
Carnation chocolate was the best, especially when your milkman would deliver it to your door.

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I remember when Thrifty cones were $.35. Breakfast of champions!
Extortion, greed, avarice! They used to be a nickel for a single!

Anyone else besides Fontucky of course, remember square ice cream cones?

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Old 07-03-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Carnation chocolate was the best, especially when your milkman would deliver it to your door.



Extortion, greed, avarice! They used to be a nickel for a single!
I remember the Carnation store in Santa Barbara. I had forgotten about that place.
I think they charge a buck fifty for a single at Rite-Aid these days. Still not too bad a deal, but if I buy one, I still say to myself or to anyone within hearing range: "Gee, I remember when..."
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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I remember when Thrifty cones were $.35. Breakfast of champions!
10 cents a scoop when I was a kid.
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:02 PM
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Location: Vancouver, WA
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10 cents a scoop when I was a kid.
Yep, it was like a piece of heaven after riding my BMX bike or skateboard all day in the hot summer sun as a kid. All you needed was a little pocket change and you entered the pearly gates of the air conditioned, ice cream stocked Thrifty Store.

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Old 07-03-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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10 cents a scoop when I was a kid.
Back in the 60's my mother would send me to the store with a dollar to buy groceries on Sat. A Sunday paper (came out on Sat?) can of coffee, breakfast rolls, box of detergent and the change was 10 cents. I would find a pop bottle for a deposit and the 10 cents bought me a Pepsi and a Snickers bar.

Sound like my grandpa now.
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