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2005/06/08 20:22:46 (permalink)

Tastee Freeze

I remember in Riverdale,or Hyattsville, Maryland...a giant plaster polar bear, standing outside the Frozen Custard store. Frozen Custard today isn't as good as it used to be. So many ice creams are just too sweet. The old custard was thick, and just sweet enough. It wasn't a stark white, but a lovely ivory color. It really hit the spot, and never left an after taste. And it was probably about 15 cents for a giant cone full.
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    Flatiron
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/04/01 19:10:41 (permalink)
    I remember that frozen custard stand in Hyattsville with the polar bear out front. I lived in Beltsville and Greenbelt when I was little (1941 to 1951), and we went down to Hyattsville a lot for the custard on hot summer nights. The stand looked a little like an igloo. Anyone remember the name of this place? Was it the Polar Bear? It was near the Hot Shoppe in Route 1.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/04/01 20:45:08 (permalink)
    I did not know those guys were still in business. It appears that they have quite a few stores.

    Intersting story about the group.

    http://www.tastee-freez.com/products.htm

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/04/01 21:37:42 (permalink)
    tastee-freez is sold in the albuquerque area at weinerschnitzel hot dog stands.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/04/01 23:47:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sundancer7

    I did not know those guys were still in business. It appears that they have quite a few stores.

    Intersting story about the group.

    http://www.tastee-freez.com/products.htm

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN

    Click onto the link above and go to locations......and what's the first one? 3901 Raspberry Rd, Anchorage! They're in the same small strip mall as my restaurant, Kincaid Grill! When people call us for directions we always ask, "you know where the Tastee Freez is?" Oh yeah, sure!
    Their claim to fame is "Serving Alaskans since 1958". They buy all their meat from Alaska Game and Gourmet (even most up-scale restaurants don't buy there). The owner is very involved in community affairs and is constantly contributing food to kitchens feeding the homeless, donating to Santa in the Bush, sponsoring the Special Olympics, etc. I can't contest to their food since my restaurant is 5 businesses away.....we are in no way rivals but after looking at food all day.........I'm not tempted to eat anywhere but home. This Tastee Freez does a BOOMING business so I guess the food is pretty good.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/07/15 21:09:41 (permalink)
    The Tastee-Freez in Richmond VA circa 1969 had this big spinner full of brightly-colored flavorings. And even more bottles of flavorings scattered all over the small workspace. There had to be 5 or 6 dozen flavors! And best of all, the staff had no problem mixing the flavors, like Chocolate+Creme de Menthe or Eggnog+Banana.

    The Tastere-Freez in Rockford circa 1979 had just the basic flavors but they did have the best fried mushrooms!
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/07/15 22:50:44 (permalink)
    Back in the 70s, my younger sister worked summers at the local Taystee Freez. I would go in and order a llaaarrrgggeee hot fudge sunday, and she would make me one in a tall malt cup, which must have had at least a cup of hot fudge sauce. We still joke about it. They also had a sandwich, which I think they called a pizza burger. It was a breaded meat (veal?)patty with mozzarella cheese inside and their own mainara sauce on the bun. I loved these, and haven't seen them just like this anywhere since.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/07/16 01:31:40 (permalink)
    The people who bought out Tastee Freeze have to be among the most inept franchisors it is has ever been my misfortune to encounter. Simply put, they are disorganized and on top of it all arrogant.

    Now this is no reflection on the actual concept, but rather a reflection of the purchasers who added it to their portfolio and view it as jusst another possession.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/07/17 11:21:50 (permalink)
    The Tastee-Freeze near New Castle, PA that I went to used to make a Zombie shake, which was supposed to be a combo of all 50 shake flavors. It wasn't half-bad!
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/07/17 12:23:18 (permalink)
    There is a new Tastee Freeze in Apex. NC which serves softserve icecream. We have a chain, Goodberries, that serves frozen custard. If I want ice cream and I'm not in a hurry I go to the S&T Soda shop in Pittsboro, NC

    http://home.nc.rr.com/blewgo/menu/scan.jpg
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2006/12/12 18:15:01 (permalink)
    I used to love getting the chocolate ice cream cones from Tastee Freez. It was only 40 cents!!! I am looking for the recipe for the Pizza Burgers they served there...anyone?
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2007/06/10 18:08:44 (permalink)
    A family member still owns an "original" Tastee Freez in PA.......it's a shame there aren't more left for my own kids to enjoy. :(
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2008/05/09 02:14:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Lost Lass

    A family member still owns an "original" Tastee Freez in PA.......it's a shame there aren't more left for my own kids to enjoy. :(


    were is this located?
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2008/05/09 02:39:31 (permalink)
    We have a Tastee Freeze here in Wickenburg AZ. They have great ice cream but, the best thing is that I can get a Chicago Dog with Vienna Beef dogs and condiments!!! They also serve a good pizza here too. Not the best in town but a lot better than Domino's! My wife and I eat here at least once a week.

    David O.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2008/06/14 17:13:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by whotony

    quote:
    Originally posted by Lost Lass

    A family member still owns an "original" Tastee Freez in PA.......it's a shame there aren't more left for my own kids to enjoy. :(


    were is this located?

    Bedford, Pennsylvania, near the Turnpike.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2008/06/17 18:28:14 (permalink)
    There are still a few of these sprinkled across Southern California, mainly in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. The ice cream is still very delicious.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2008/06/17 19:32:13 (permalink)
    Go here to find the location close to you (Or Not!)
    http://www.tastee-freez.com/locations.php
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2008/06/17 21:43:17 (permalink)
    The location in Berwyn Illinois has been there for over 50 years.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2009/06/01 20:06:04 (permalink)
    The Tastee Freeze in Gordonsville VA is usually quite busy whenever I have driven by, since it is one of the few restaurants in town.
    However the ice cream was not so hot when we stopped a few years back and the place was filthy, so we haven't stopped there again. 
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2009/06/01 20:42:33 (permalink)
    I remember as a kid getting either the chocolate ice cream cone, or the tutti frutti milk shake. God I miss those days.


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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2012/04/12 16:26:18 (permalink)
    I remember eating  at a Tastee Freeze as kid somewhere on old US 301 in either MD or VA in the early to mid 70's.  They had some of the best hot dogs.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2012/04/12 16:53:55 (permalink)
    There only appears to be one in Delaware, Laurel. However, there is one in Salisbury Md. Will give it a try.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2012/04/12 18:35:14 (permalink)
    The Tastee-Freeze near Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton, VA expanded over the years and is still operating.
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2012/04/12 18:46:31 (permalink)
    Capybara91

    The Tastee-Freeze near New Castle, PA that I went to used to make a Zombie shake, which was supposed to be a combo of all 50 shake flavors. It wasn't half-bad!


    They have long since closed.  Here is the place to go for ice cream in New Castle:  http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/252/1160977/restaurant/Pennsylvania/Forbush-Drive-In-Reopens-in-April-New-Castle .  I've never before seen a place that has over 150 reviews on UrbanSpoon maintain a 98% rating.  Even this legendary place has "only" 91%: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/314/1433514/restaurant/Virginia/Carls-Ice-Cream-Fredericksburg .
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    RE: Tastee Freeze 2012/09/20 08:34:40 (permalink)
    My family lived in Baltimore until I was about 15 years old, and we used to go to this amazing little ice cream/snowball stand in Catonsville called Tastee Zone. If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend checking it out. They have a creation called the Tastee Top, which is made up of alternating layers of flavored show cone and soft serve. Just thinking about it makes me really miss that place.
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