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Review: Cold Stone Creamery

It’s hot! What is one of America’s favorite pastimes in the summer? Trips to the ice cream shop! There are ice cream shops all over the place these days, but what do you do if you have to follow a gluten-free diet? Cold Stone Creamery, that is what! Cold Stone Creamery has lots of options for those who have to follow a gluten-free diet.

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Cold Stone Creamery offers a variety of gluten-free flavors that you can choose from. Once you have selected your flavor, then you select your mix-in. Mix-ins range from candy pieces, to nuts, to fruit & all kinds of fun stuff. Once you have chosen the mix-in, the employee will scoop your ice cream & place it on a marble slab. Then your mix-in is place on top of the ice cream and the mixing begins. Cold Stone includes 1 mix-in with the price of your ice cream and then you pay for each additional mix-in. Cold Stone is very careful about cross-contamination and is more than happy to get clean ice cream scoops from the back or wash one. Also, to ensure that your ice cream doesn’t come in contact with any kind of crumbs/bits on the marble slab, you should ask the employee to mix your ice cream & mix-ins in a large bowl instead of on the slab.

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Cold Stone changes their flavors seasonally. Right now for Summer they are offering Country Time Lemonade Sorbet, Jell-O Butterscotch Pudding Ice Cream & Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Ice Cream, all are a nice, scrumptious treat! The perfect way to cool off after a hot day.  I had to have the Butterscotch Pudding Ice Cream last week with Reese’s PB cups mixed in.  OH.MY.GOLLY!  I got a kids size cup and I could barely finish it because it was so sweet.  This flavor brought back so many wonderful childhood memories!  Do you remember when Del-Monte used to package this butterscotch pudding in those little cans?  That is how my Grandma bought them.  She passed away in 1999, so this was a nice reminder of her.  The next time I went in I got the Berry Berry Tart & Tangy yogurt with coconut sprinkled on top.  Much better on the sweet level.  :) 

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Nutritional information for Cold Stone Creamery.  A 5 star rating in my book!

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