Re:Andersons vs Abbotts frozen custard: no contes
An update: This afternoon, I managed to visit the Abbott's franchise near me. Today was the last day of the season before the owner closes for the winter. Drat! It's located in Shrub Oak, NY, which is about 12 miles from me in Northern Westchester County (north of NYC). Very nice guy, Bobby, owns it. I had the chocolate, with almonds as a topping (as opposed to mixed in and called "chocolate almond," I guess...). My daughter had a vanilla cone. I cannot adequately compare to the Rochester Abbott's--there I had vanilla, and fell in love with the seasonal pumpkin custard (unavailable at this location). The vanilla here--what little my daughter let me taste--was comparable to Rochester. The chocolate I had was perfect in consistency, good flavor, and the almonds were quite crunchy and a little salty. Since this is the only Abbott's anywhere near us in NY State, I'm thrilled to have found it. And further comparisons to the original will have to wait until spring!