"ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites?

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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/08/17 09:13:57 (permalink)
Some threads are just fun to read,,,memories...laughs...this is one!! Thanks all!
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/08/17 10:11:50 (permalink)
We still have an "Ice Cream Man" tooling around town this summer. Kind of nice to know that he is still on the scene, even if the prices of ice cream treats are so high now.

My favorites were Push-Ups followed by Creamsicles or Fudgesicles.
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/08/17 10:37:42 (permalink)
At the risk of dating myself....I can recall the ice cream man coming thru my neighborhood in Pennsauken NJ
with a horse draw cart. His speciality was an ice cream sandwich...a slab of vanilla ice cream between to waffles and sprinkled with
powdered sugar. He made the waffles right there on the wagon and the ice cream would start to melt between the hot waffles.
It was a glorious mess to eat.

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Re:"ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/08/17 10:57:28 (permalink)
No remember when here either.  Ice cream man lives 2 doors down.  Has 2 trucks that he takes to opposite areas.
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Re:"ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/08/17 11:05:50 (permalink)
Good Humor strawberry shortcake bars.

To be perfectly honest, I was much more a fan of listening for the Helms Bakery
truck whistle than I was the "Turkey in the Straw" music of the ice cream man.
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Re:"ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/08/17 13:11:09 (permalink)
The ice cream truck was one of my most mortifying experiences.

The setting:  

Griffith Park, large ice cream truck, huge crowd of kids and adults.

The scene:  

Ice cream man is standing in the doorway taking orders, standing above the crowd.

The occurance:  

Finally my turn and I say....  ""I'll have a Strawberry Short C**k"

I left without my ice cream.  I ran as my dear friends were laughing because everyone heard it.  

This was about 30 years ago and it still haunts me.
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/24 16:54:27 (permalink)
We used to have Mister Softee and occasionally good humor.  One thing I used to love from GH was the cola flavored italian ice cups.  All these years later (im 48 now) and I still crave it, but haven't found them again.
 
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/27 16:07:18 (permalink)
Had to be the good old fashioned good humor truck...and the man with the white uniform. Today's trucks just aren't the same!!
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/27 16:37:42 (permalink)
leethebard

Had to be the good old fashioned good humor truck... 

This was my era truck, but the ice creams were 10 cents for ices and 15 for ice cream...
 
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/27 17:59:50 (permalink)
Yes,that's the one I remember too!!!
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/27 18:16:52 (permalink)
we had mr softy in central ny and my favorite was the vanilla black raspberry twirl. here they have frozen treats but they are overpriced typically $3:50.
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/27 18:43:56 (permalink)
ynotryme

we had mr softy in central ny...
Still have on Long Island and all over NYC in the summertime...
 
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This is another iconic truck from my long ago youth, leethebard...
 
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/29 14:38:05 (permalink)
Never saw that one in the 50's!!
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/29 16:16:23 (permalink)
Oh, gosh, I guess I'm really dating myself on this, but our ice cream man pushed a 3-wheel cart up and down the street, ringing a cow bell.  I remember ordering orange push-ups, but particularly loved double popsicles, specifically grape and banana flavors. 
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/29 17:49:59 (permalink)
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Never saw that one in the 50's!!
Levittown Long Island, beside Good Humor, Bungalow Bar and Judy Ann, we had an independent, Cosmo aka Little Boy Blue, who was our favorite. Rarely there would be a Howard Johnson ice cream truck, just like this...
 
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I would sometimes see those ice cream pushcarts in NYC, MellowRoast. I thought they were really cool.
 
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/09/29 17:55:21 (permalink)
MacTAC:  Yes, I was totally fascinated with them and listened for the cow bell every day during the summer.  In fact, I remember they sold Liggett's Ice Cream at the time, and I believe Liggett's was based in NYC.
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Re:"ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/12/08 15:23:32 (permalink)
I don't remember what these things were called, but my favorite was an plastic cone filled with ice cream (sherbet?) and a gumball at the botton in the tip of the cone!
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Re:"ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/12/08 21:53:52 (permalink)
Williamsburger

I don't remember what these things were called, but my favorite was an plastic cone filled with ice cream (sherbet?) and a gumball at the botton in the tip of the cone!
Cathy

 
Screwball.
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Re:"ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2010/12/13 13:15:04 (permalink)
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I don't remember what these things were called, but my favorite was an plastic cone filled with ice cream (sherbet?) and a gumball at the botton in the tip of the cone!
Cathy

Screwball.

Please be polite, and just tell him what it was called!
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2012/11/11 01:09:44 (permalink)
I haven't seen an ice cream truck since we moved to Monterey (CA), but there's no shortage of guys (sometimes women) pushing hand-propelled carts up and down the sidewalks. One parks himself outside my son's school every afternoon and does great business. My son  likes the cartoon-themed treats (basically popsicles shaped like Bugs Bunny or Sonic's head), as a child I usually chose a missile, was always delighted to get a blue rather than the more typical yellow/orange (tutti-fruity?)
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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2012/11/12 11:48:43 (permalink)
Charity What was the sherbert-y orange thing on a plastic handle/base that had a flat molded figure frozen inside the treat - revealed as you ate it and "collectible"? Buried Treasure, maybe? It seems to me we had that a lot.

 
It was indeed Buried Treasure made by Good Humour. It was a blend of vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet and was my favourite. I used to get Buried Treasures in variety stores though. No ice cream trucks came down my street when I was a kid. As a result, I regarded them as something magical that existed in the States.
 

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RE: "ICE CREAM MAN!!!" Remember when? Favorites? 2012/11/13 22:20:48 (permalink)
Good Humor made something called "Tiger Stripes" in the mid-60's that I loved. I remembered that it had root beer ices, but it wasn't until about a decade ago that I realized that the orange stripes were, well, orange ices.
 
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