McDonalds soft serv

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2006/07/26 10:08:59 (permalink)

McDonalds soft serv

In the ice cream thread, KAYLINDA mentioned that McDonalds uses a good premix. I finally tried a McD cone. The McD cone is better than 1/2 or more of the Roadfood competition. Cheaper too. Too bad.
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    RC51Mike
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/07/26 12:01:19 (permalink)
    Was it this one? Sounds delicious.

    Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream:
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    tmiles
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/07/27 13:46:11 (permalink)
    As I have mentioned in the past, I think that the Hood premium premix is the "gold standard" here in New England. Too bad, but most Roadfood places don't use it because it is expensive. According to the KAYLINDA post, the McD premix is better than a lot that is out there. I buy most of my soft serv at Scales in Millbury , Ma, where they use the Hood premix exclusivly.
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/07/27 14:18:41 (permalink)
    McDonald's is inconsistent with their soft serve. Some is creamy and some is icy and grandular.


    I personally prefer Dairy Queen. Their soft serve tends to be consistently creamy and tasty.

    Paul E. Smith
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    tmiles
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/07/27 15:07:31 (permalink)
    DQ is always good, and as Sundancer says, always the same. They must all have to use the same premix as part of the franchise. I have had the McD product twice in the last 10 days or so, at 2 different stores. It was the same and fairly good (but not up to DQ standards). Before that I had not had McD soft serv in at least 5 years. I hadn't eaten it untill the KAYLINDA post, because I remember it as being terrible. McD is tough competition. IMO, Roadfood places have to be better if they want to survive.
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    John A
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/07/27 18:03:25 (permalink)
    I like the Chick-A-Filet soft serve.

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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/07/27 20:07:56 (permalink)
    Tastee Freez is pretty good too.
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/08/04 21:36:12 (permalink)
    I believe McDonalds and DQ both get their premix from the same company, SPC. although they each have proprietary recipes specifically prepared for each chain.
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/08/04 21:45:54 (permalink)
    nothing here in albuquerque can ever compare to the wonderful frozen custard
    found in mass.
    we make do with tastee freeze.
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/08/08 09:27:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by xannie_01

    nothing here in albuquerque can ever compare to the wonderful frozen custard
    found in mass.
    we make do with tastee freeze.


    Xannie, I am down the street from Crescent Ridge Farm. Let me know if you want vanilla, chocolate or swirl and I'll send you a few cones. I'll send them by email so won't melt. Fred
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    tmiles
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    RE: McDonalds soft serv 2006/08/08 11:50:08 (permalink)
    I had a McD cone last night. It is not large, but at the 49 cent price, it is, IMO, a good deal on a better than average product. A once favorite RF place that I used to go to, has started using a cheaper premix, so now I get better ice cream at McD for far less $$$. Last summer the RF place had big lines and a great product. This year they have a very average product at high prices, and no line.
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