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06 February, 2008

Walgreens Premium Ice Cream

Drug store ice cream is one of those American institutions that seems to be dying off as the generations go by. I remember as a kid peering through the glass ice cream case at the local Thrifty's Drug, and begging my mom to buy me a scoop.

At Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego, there's a Long's Drugs that has a soda and ice cream counter, complete with bar stools and a soda jerk.

These days, I've been getting a lot of my junk food at Walgreens. I continue to find their store brand of munchies to be of a quality that rivals or exceeds many of the popular brands, but priced really cheap. Read my previous review of their sunflower seeds, which so far are the best sunflower seeds I've had.

I couldn't resist buying a couple of pints of Walgreens brand of premium ice cream. They were priced at "2 for $3.00", which is a pretty good deal, considering a pint of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, or Haagen Dazs, will run you $5.00 at many grocery stores.

For this review, I'm eating their Waffle Cone flavor, which is plain ice cream with pieces of chocolate-coated waffle cone, chocolate-coated peanuts, chocolate bits, and swirls of caramel.

Of course, it's not as good as Ben & Jerry's, but then again I didn't expect it to be. But it's still pretty good, and still very satisfying, considering the low price. It has a very light and creamy consistency, which isn't bad. Though, I prefer heavier ice cream. When I picked up a pint of Walgreens Premium, I first wondered if there was anything inside the container because it was so light.

Walgreens is no newcomer to ice cream, the drug store chain has been making their own since 1912. But this is the first time I've ever had their ice cream. Because of the price point, I'll be buying more. They have several more flavors, about eight in all, but sorry I didn't note all the flavors.

They also have a larger line of regular ice cream, which I'll be trying out also. And if you absolutely have to have some Ben & Jerry's, Walgreens carries that too.

18 comments:

Carol on 2/07/2008 11:48:00 AM said...

I love B&J's Banana Split flavor, but I shop at Walgreens a lot and will give their icecream a try. Sunflowers, huh?- I'm on a pistachio kick these days. Fun blog!

Curly Glamour Girlie on 2/07/2008 03:33:00 PM said...

I'm usually a choco-holic, but the waffle cone flavor sounds delish!! Maybe I'll pick some up on the way home tomorrow!

Carol on 2/08/2008 12:05:00 PM said...

Last night I had to run to Walgreens for Diet Coke & diapers, so I picked up a pint of their icecream. I was happy to see that they also make the popular 'Banana Split' flavor. It taste just as you described; not as tasty as B&J's, but worth the two bucks.

PS - I blogged about Red Vines today =)

Julio Rey on 2/08/2008 12:26:00 PM said...

Walgreens Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is the best ice cream on the planet. Trust me.

Scoff on 2/23/2008 01:12:00 PM said...

Coming from the UK, it seems odd to be buying your ice cream from the same people who make your ibuprofen. But there we go. Vive la difference!

At least we have bigger Cadbury's Creme eggs than you... see here!
http://www.scoffology.com/2008/02/hold-front-page-bunnies-puppets-druids.html
:)

Cybele on 2/23/2008 02:59:00 PM said...

Scoff - what do you mean your Cadbury Creme Eggs are larger than ours ... the ones sold in the US are made in the UK ... what's the difference?

Jeanna on 2/27/2008 09:04:00 PM said...

Walgreens puts the junk in junk food. I'll have to wander away from the candy aisle to check out their freezer.

Anonymous said...

My Personal favorite is the Chocolate Chip cookie dough. I add a little raspberry's and caramel as toppings and it tastes so delicious.

Junk food on 3/05/2008 05:15:00 AM said...

Looks delicious. I hope I can see that here in our country's local grocery. When I spot one, I'll throw it in the shopping cart immedietly.

Goodlikeamedicine on 5/09/2008 09:41:00 AM said...

I just found this googling their ice cream. Oh my... I just had their Creme de Mint or whatever it's called (mint with chunks of chocolate in it), and it is AMAZING!!! I think it's some of the best ice cream I've ever had - who knew?!!! And it's not because I'm 7 months pregnant - haha!

blueviolet on 6/19/2008 01:01:00 PM said...

I tried the Andes mint variety and it was actually really good.

Tom Massey said...

I discovered Walgreen's Premium Ice Cream about 6 months ago. I am hooked. I started with the Moose Tracks, because I was already hooked on Mayfield brand Moose Tracks. Well, Walgreens is better than Mayfield.

Choc Chip Cookie Dough is great too. For awhile my fav, but now back to 2nd.

Pat Montclair said...

Walgreen's Banana Split and Waffle Cone are outstanding Premium Ice Creams.

Anonymous said...

Like you, by chance I discovered the Walgreens waffle cone flavored ice cream..Yum. I was stunned by the low price considering it was so good and packed with treats! Later I tried the Carmel Overload..double yum. This is my new favorite flavor with waffle cone right behind.

Anonymous said...

I just finshed the chocolate chip cookie dough and let me tell you it was "delish" it was very creamy and mush better than what i thought it would be. Nest time I stop by Walgreens I will try the Vanilla and see how creamy it is.

Anonymous said...

its actually made by schoeps ice cream in madison wi get ur facts right lol i know cus i work their

Anonymous said...

The same people who make the ice cream for Baskin Robbins...It really is premium!! I promise!

Anonymous said...

wanted some ice cream while picking up a prescription; saw walgreens and their nearly half gal size of ice cream caught my eye...it had two flavors my family liked; mint choc chip and cookies and cream. I figured we'd try it because it was inexpensive. Cookies and cream got the vote at my house. Mint choc chip is good, but loved the chips flaked like carnation ice cream at clark drugs in CA as a kid. will try others to suit my fancy.

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