Sunday, October 29, 2006

Unsolicited product plug

When Jason and I first moved to Cleveland, we had the good fortune to move into an apartment complex across the street from a homemade frozen custard store. Only open during baseball season (and a few weekends up through Halloween), Weber's had some of the best soft-serve ice cream ... er, custard on the planet. The chocolate and other normal flavors were great, but the standout was the pumpkin custard. Available only in the fall, and only in limited batches, it was like sucking down a heaping helping of frozen pumpkin pie filling. And I mean that in the best way. If you're anywhere near Fairview Park, I highly recommend a side trip to Weber's to check it out. It did, after all, win the best frozen custard award from Cleveland Scene magazine this year.
http://www.clevescene.com/bestof/award.php?oid=oid:128322§ion=19125&year=2006

If you have the misfortune of being nowhere near Fairview Park, you do have another option. Dreyer's, the makers of Edy's ice cream, has a pumpkin flavor that's pretty good. Not the same ultra-rich mouth feel as Weber's frozen custard, but the flavor is crisp and clean and pumpkiny, and it's a heck of a lot easier than driving to Cleveland. You can check on their web site to see if it's available in your area:
http://www.dreyers.com/brand/grand/flavor.asp?b=134&f=1652&le=1

2 comments:

Kylie-Ann said...

Um i don't think they have any stores near me and it probably defeats the purpose to mail it. Damn my life will never be complete now!!!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a better way to spend our frequent flyer miles... searching the globe for the best frozen treats.

- MLF