What are your current favorites? My go to pints right now are Strauss Chocolate and Baskin Robbins Jamoca Almond Fudge. They are both consistently good both texturally and flavor wise.
I tried McConnell’s twice from 2 different supermarkets and did not like the ice cream. Very icy. There must be an issue with their packaging or distribution because I very much enjoy their ice cream at GCM and in SB. But their pints at the supermarkets are not good.
The local Whole Foods in Brea started carrying these brands and wondering if anybody has any feedback on the quality of the pints and what flavors they would recommend. I’ve had each of these at the restaurant or scoop shop and enjoyed many scoops.
Fancy Nancy gelato (not there right now but have seen it)
Vicente Foods carries (or did carry) Sweet Rose Creamery mint chocolate.
I’ve actually enjoyed the McConnell’s I’ve gotten (vanilla bean and chocolate-covered strawberry, the latter of which was totally a misnomer). However, now that you mention it, the last one I got was rather icy (but I wouldn’t say very icy)…
I have the same problem with McConnell’s supermarket ice cream. But then I went to a different store and it was fine. I am starting to think it’s the kind of ice cream that needs to be kept at a very specific temperature.