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#41 Matt R.

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:22 PM

One of the grocery wholesalers we use for ice cream just picked up another product line by “Neale’s Sweet and Nice” so of course I ordered a case. You see, I have a problem where I like to order things I personally think I might enjoy. It’s really a poor way to handle purchasing, but I am weak.

Opened the guava passion fruit today, and it’s not too bad! I remembered that I don’t particularly love either of those fruits, so will try the rum raisin next time.

This company also distributes Ben and Jerry’s, so it’ll be easy to find in any grocery store in the next week or two. Yes, they also distribute the Keg ice cream products, including a new “creme brûlée” one.

https://www.sweetnnice.ca/

#42 Matt R.

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 10:31 PM

There was a cooler full of flavours and they were all made the same way. I’ll double check next time I’m at this market and report back.

Coconut ice cream is off-colour, when you’re expecting the real thing, for $10/bar.

It’s all to do with the dairy act.

I looked into it when cold comfort got the shaft, as did one of our local makers. The local guy had an existing popsicle business, and started doing some ice cream bars as well and of course he got in trouble for it. We sold them at the shop, great product.

Up until 2019 you needed a dairy plant license to make ice cream, or any dairy product, for sale. There was an exception in 2019 that allowed for food service operators to make and sell on site, only on site, to help promote local, small production.

I dunno, maybe this license isn’t that hard to get, or maybe it’s just another layer of government intervention nobody needs, or maybe there is a public safety risk I don’t fully understand.

Edited to say this doesn’t really sit well with me, because I was sure making ice cream at work well prior to 2019, and we were never once asked about any dairy license. I guess they only go after big fish.

Edited by Matt R., 24 June 2024 - 11:13 PM.

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#43 lanforod

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 06:42 AM

How can you not like rum?
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#44 aastra

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 11:03 AM

I'm assuming y'all got the vague in/vegan thing in my post #39 above.

Anyway, I'm just saying I'm pretty sure I've bought actual Parachute ice cream (not the vegan flavours) from grocery stores around town. If this is going to be contentious then I can go out right now and buy a bunch of it. Ice cream party. Hundreds of dollars of locally made ice cream. Just dishing it out. Literally.



#45 aastra

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 11:08 AM

Also, Mike K. and I have an old score to settle re: a controversial ending to a game of horseshoes. The more witnesses the better.



#46 Matt R.

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 11:27 AM

I'm assuming y'all got the vague in/vegan thing in my post #39 above.

Anyway, I'm just saying I'm pretty sure I've bought actual Parachute ice cream (not the vegan flavours) from grocery stores around town. If this is going to be contentious then I can go out right now and buy a bunch of it. Ice cream party. Hundreds of dollars of locally made ice cream. Just dishing it out. Literally.

The local fellow was also in grocery stores. I guess they didn’t think to ask if they had a permit under the dairy act? I think cold comfort was as well.

Next time you are out and about, see if it’s still available.

Edited by Matt R., 25 June 2024 - 11:28 AM.


#47 Matt R.

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Posted 25 June 2024 - 11:47 AM

How can you not like rum?


That’ll be the next one to try. I should have gone for it, but thought the fruit one might be lighter and more refreshing for summer.

We’re going to sell a lot of ice cream this weekend.

 



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