Fabulous Frozen Treats to Try This Summer: More Finds from The Fancy Food Show

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Have you ever looked at the ingredients on a container of ice cream? Not every container, of course, but many of them (especially the popular brands) contain calcium sulfate and mono and diglycerides to keep them from melting or to keep ice crystals from forming. Just google 'why ice cream doesn't melt' and you'll see what I mean. Well, guess what? I'm tired of it. I'm tired of the FDA approved additives, and I'm ready to pay a little extra for something better. Last month I attended The Fancy Food Show in New York City, and I was able to sample some amazing brands of ice cream and frozen novelties that I think you should know about, too. This isn't a sponsored post, it's just me sharing my thoughts with you because that's how I roll. Read on to hear about some new brands and products worth trying!


Mad Minis

They had me at "ice cream cookie sandwich." I mean, what's not to like about these? They're perfect for bite size eating at only 60 calories each. They contain nothing artificial and no high fructose corn syrup.  Plus, they're delicious. I can totally attest to that. They come in vanilla chocolate or strawberry ice cream, too.


Graeter's French Pot Ice Cream

Graeter's is another brand of ice cream that I used to see in my local Kings. Their flavors looked good but I never bothered to pick up the container and read the ingredients until, well, now.  I'm so glad I did! Graeter's is a family run business (their family has been in the ice cream business for 145 years!)  and uses a french pot process for their ice cream (which you can read about here). I loved their simple ingredients and their flavor choices (and most of them contain delicious chocolate chunks). When I was a kid I used to get amazing black raspberry ice cream from our beloved O'Dowd's Dairy (which no longer exists). Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip is as close as I've come to the original flavor of my childhood! Graeter's contains all-natural, fresh ingredients. You can find them at most Kings stores in New Jersey, as well as Fresh Market. Use their store locator online to find them near you. If you're outside of New Jersey, you might be able to find an actual Graeter's ice cream shop (lucky you!), especially throughout Ohio. If all else fails, you can order Graeter's ice cream directly from their site!

Do you like how I captured the reflection in the spoon? I totally wasn't even trying!
Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip

Three Twins Organic Ice Cream

'We believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of amazing ice cream...' states the Three Twins Ice Cream website. Well, what a coincidence! So do I!  Besides the taste of this adorable and yummy ice cream, I am thrilled that they are organic and that there are, like, six ingredients to their madagascar vanilla, all of which I can read and understand. I mean, isn't that how it should be? Available in quart size, pint size and singles, Three Twins offers up some cool flavors (like their land of milk and honey and mexican chocolate) and even has small scoop shops throughout California. Here in New Jersey, you can find them in most Kings supermarkets. I love their line of packaged sundae cones and ice cream sandwiches, too (sea salted caramel ice cream sandwich? Yes!), and I have my fingers crossed that maybe they will show up in our local Costco very soon (this is just a rumor, but a girl can hope!). 

Photo property of Three Twins Ice Cream, from their Facebook page

MyMo Mochi Ice Cream

Okay, now I'm thinking outside the box as far as ice cream goes. But MyMo Mochi Ice Cream is fun if you're looking to try something different or you want to serve a unique dessert at a party. You might remember me talking about mochi ice cream in my article about Yo!Sushi in Short Hills. Mochi ice cream fits in the palm of your hand, and it basically consists of a soft rice dough exterior and a delicious ice cream interior. You can read all about it here.  I was a little nervous to try it at The Fancy Food Show, but it was really delicious! I tried the vanilla bean flavor and it was soooo good!  You can find MyMo Mochi Ice Cream at some Trader Joe's and Whole Foods locations. Use their store locator to find one near you.

My Mo Mochi Ice Cream - give it a try!

Good Pop

It seemed like everyone at The Fancy Food Show was carrying a shopping bag with Good Pop all over it. The bag actually caught my eye, so I made a point to find them in the show (which isn't easy, I swear, even with maps, that show is huge). When I got to their booth, they didn't have a bag for me (bummer!!!) and they were totally out of their banana cinnamon flavored pop sample (which everyone said was amazing- hence its disappearance!) but I did get to try watermelon agave, which was nothing short of amazing, and chocolate milk, which was equally yummy. These were as close as I've tasted to homemade popsicles, and I was super-thrilled to see them in my local Kings. If you can't find them near you at all, you can also order them directly from their website!


Good Pop photo from their website


Brewla Pops

I tasted Brewla at The Fancy Food Show and I thought they were really unique and refreshing. The concept behind them is that they're a popsicle made from brewed ingredients- think teas, coffees, botanicals and juices. Their cold-brewed coffee pop seems to be the talk of the town, but I really enjoyed their peach ginger with white tea and their strawberry with hibiscus tea. They also have a root beer float and other cool flavors! I wasn't going to add them to this post because I didn't think they were available in our area, but lo and behold, I found them in my local Kings (kudos to Kings for carrying these great brands). Non-GMO, these pops also contain a variety of vitamins, electrolytes and other health boosters, so be sure to check out their flavors to see what I mean! I also appreciate that Brewla is Brooklyn based. I love to keep things as local as I can, you know. ;)

Photo property of Brewla Pops, from their Facebook page.

Mickey Pops

These weren't at the Fancy Food Show, but I couldn't resist adding them in here. And they're not really made with better-for-you ingredients, sorry to say. But they do satisfy a Disney Parks fix if you're missing your beloved Mickey Pops from Disney World or Disneyland. Except they'll set you back about $7 a box! Limited Edition, so get 'em while you can!


To read more about my adventures at the Summer Fancy Food Show, check out my post for 9 Exciting Snacks to Liven Up Your Lunchbox!

3 comments

  1. Sounds like you've tried some of the best frozen treats out there! Yum! I'll have to keep an eye out for these in the store.

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  2. Aghhhh it might only be 9am but your post now has me craIng ice cream!!! So much yumminess in this post lol

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  3. Oh man. We have family that lives near a Graeters. Every time we visit we have to make a stop. or two. ;-) These treats look delicious for hot summer days!

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