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Apricot
Posts 2794



31/03/2012 00:05:34
angelinaballerina wrote:
Apricot wrote:
If the A/C unit in the cold storage warehouse malfunctions, esp in the Dubai heat, that's like a huge amount of ice cream with wonky icy texture which cannot be sold due to public health issues.


Surprisingly (or not) you can get horrific food poisoning from refreezed ice cream...D
that's what I meant to say. Considering the price of whipping cream, double cream milk, I find the cost of making at home sort of equals buying my fave brand. I do agree that home-made strawberry (using frozen Egyptian strawberries) and chocolate (C4 dessert chocolate) are worth the effort.


angelinaballerina
Posts 1358



30/03/2012 05:13:55
Apricot wrote:
floppy123 wrote:
Out of all the food items they sell here, I find it strange that ice cream is so expensive even the one liter containers from supermarket. Why is it then? I even find imported ones from UK and US even cheaper than the locally made brands. Strange indeed.
Ice cream is a nightmare to ship and store before it is distributed to supermarkets. If the A/C unit in the cold storage warehouse malfunctions, esp in the Dubai heat, that's like a huge amount of ice cream with wonky icy texture which cannot be sold due to public health issues.


Surprisingly (or not) you can get horrific food poisoning from refreezed ice cream..

Anyway, i stand by my original statement; best ice cream you will ever taste is the one you make at home Big Grin


Apricot
Posts 2794



30/03/2012 02:38:20
floppy123 wrote:
Out of all the food items they sell here, I find it strange that ice cream is so expensive even the one liter containers from supermarket. Why is it then? I even find imported ones from UK and US even cheaper than the locally made brands. Strange indeed.
Ice cream is a nightmare to ship and store before it is distributed to supermarkets. If the A/C unit in the cold storage warehouse malfunctions, esp in the Dubai heat, that's like a huge amount of ice cream with wonky icy texture which cannot be sold due to public health issues.


Apricot
Posts 2794



30/03/2012 02:35:32
orchard wrote:
i got a kids scoop at MOE yesterday
I got a kids scoop in a CUP at Dubai Mall (in the food court) today AND used an Entertainer voucher. 2 portions of ice cream for Dhs 6!


floppy123
Posts 165



29/03/2012 11:59:23
Out of all the food items they sell here, I find it strange that ice cream is so expensive even the one liter containers from supermarket. Why is it then? I even find imported ones from UK and US even cheaper than the locally made brands. Strange indeed.


naiyyar
Posts 574



29/03/2012 11:37:49
Appletiser wrote:
Dhs1 Macdonalds cone is the best! Dont support these greedy shops. They cant blame it on rent anymore as its not being put up anymore. Its pure greed.


*LIKE* n AGREE


square whisk
Posts 369



29/03/2012 09:27:21
also, mcd's and bk both give the dh1 ice cream in a cup - just say you want the ice cream but in a glass/paper cup for the kid.


orchard
Posts 193



29/03/2012 08:04:15
i got a kids scoop at MOE yesterday


MirdifIngrid
Posts 1301



28/03/2012 22:35:06
I kept meaning to come back to post on this thread, the BR in Arabian centre and the one in Bin Sougat still do the 6 dhs option. I even asked at the Bin Sougat one and the guy there said I was the 3rd or 4th person to ask and he said all the shops should offer the AED 6 scoop, he also said its very popular.


Kakariki
Posts 1079



28/03/2012 21:25:00
BR in Motor City still does the 6dhms kids cones and so does a couple of other places I've been lately (of course I can't remember where they were).


Sanzeveria
Posts 45



04/03/2012 22:44:36
Sue62 wrote:
blimey !! sorry but you all sound so tight-fisted..quibbling over a couple of quid for an ice-cream...in the grand scheme of things, does it really matter ? guess it's just me....


It's not that, it's the fact that they fail to mention there is no longer a kids scoop when I ask for one...

At cold stone 2 kids scoops are AED 20 only AED 4 difference, I am not going to walk to the other end of the mall to make that ''great'' saving, but I do mind being ripped off by staff failing to communicate to me, plus a regular scoop is far too big, sure I'll finish it off for my 2 year old, but my almost 6yr old happily scoops it all up, I find that size unnecessary for her age. The cold stone kids portion is smaller than the regular BR size...


twilight
Posts 618



04/03/2012 18:42:27
I recently brought an Ice cream maker, its so easy to make ice cream and tastes so much nicer than shop brought ones.


spongemonkey
Posts 21079



04/03/2012 18:31:09
Appletiser wrote:
Sue62 wrote:
blimey !! sorry but you all sound so tight-fisted..quibbling over a couple of quid for an ice-cream...in the grand scheme of things, does it really matter ? guess it's just me....


12dhs or more compared to one dirham is a huge difference.


especially when the next thing that happens is they drop it on the floor


Appletiser
Posts 7427



04/03/2012 18:30:23
Sue62 wrote:
blimey !! sorry but you all sound so tight-fisted..quibbling over a couple of quid for an ice-cream...in the grand scheme of things, does it really matter ? guess it's just me....


12dhs or more compared to one dirham is a huge difference.


spongemonkey
Posts 21079



04/03/2012 18:27:05
I used to eat a kid's cone as the single ones are way too big - if you are supposed to be being good, that is ! Big Grin

This is exactly the same issue as when you ask for a small coffee and they serve you and charge you for a medium. They should inform you first.


Zannie
Posts 5096



04/03/2012 18:21:47
Why not get a 12aed scoop and ask for an extra cup, then scoop half out into the other cup? Just have to make sure each child wants the same flavour!

As for McD's ice cream, I just ask for a small cup when buying their 1aed ice cream for DS as he's too young to eat one of their ice creams fast enough. Never had a problem, just explain the reason and the staff always help.

When we were home in the UK last summer, it was an average of £2 for an ice cream, so about the same price as here. These were for a regular sized cornet, not the big double ones.


Sue62
Posts 7175



04/03/2012 18:20:06
maxindubai wrote:
Try the Ikea ones at 1aed each. YUM!


second that - if you buy the kids' meal in the restaurant they give you a voucher for a free ice cream


maxindubai
Posts 1404



04/03/2012 18:14:55
Try the Ikea ones at 1aed each. YUM!


Sue62
Posts 7175



04/03/2012 18:11:55
blimey !! sorry but you all sound so tight-fisted..quibbling over a couple of quid for an ice-cream...in the grand scheme of things, does it really matter ? guess it's just me....


Lilli34
Posts 475



04/03/2012 17:04:23
that is why we hardly ever get ice cream at any of these places anymore. I just don't see any reason why I should pay 12 or more Dirhams for a scoop of ice cream. We sometimes get ice lollies or ice creams from the supermarkets or the little groceries (if I trust them to keep their freezers running propperly) and that is much more reasonable.
I can"t get my head around it that I should pay so much money for mediocre tasting ice cream (Baskin and Robins, Londondary) or to get a piece of frozen butter (Marble slab, Cold Stone , YUK!) , when back home you get a single scoop of really good ice cream for about 5DHS, and that is if yu want to treat yourself, you can have it cheaper too if yu want to.

And don't get me started on those little ice cream kiosks in the malls that sell the scoop for up to 20 DHS and on top of that chat to your kids first, without asking you. I mean, my child will not be paying for the ice cream so don't you dare ask her if she wants one uless you give it to her for free. Seriously the next ice cream seller ho tries this out again will get smacked!


Sue62
Posts 7175



04/03/2012 16:50:06
AnonDubai wrote:
I got a kids' scoop at the BR in the Arabian Center on Wednesday. I will go there again soon and will update this thread if they do not give me a kids' scoop.

Personally, I hate the McDonald's 1 dirham soft serve. It may be ok if your children are older, but if they are little, it melts way too quickly and they will not give it to you in a bowl. It ends up being a huge frustration. I'll stick with the proper ice cream places or get only sundaes or McFlurries from McDonald's.


if you need it in a bowl just get a plain McFlurry, the ice cream's the same...


AnonDubai
Posts 11326



04/03/2012 16:44:06
I got a kids' scoop at the BR in the Arabian Center on Wednesday. I will go there again soon and will update this thread if they do not give me a kids' scoop.

Personally, I hate the McDonald's 1 dirham soft serve. It may be ok if your children are older, but if they are little, it melts way too quickly and they will not give it to you in a bowl. It ends up being a huge frustration. I'll stick with the proper ice cream places or get only sundaes or McFlurries from McDonald's.


Appletiser
Posts 7427



04/03/2012 16:07:50
Dhs1 Macdonalds cone is the best! Dont support these greedy shops. They cant blame it on rent anymore as its not being put up anymore. Its pure greed.


Al Quwatain
Posts 680



04/03/2012 16:03:55
Hmmmm The big drum from Baskin-Robbins will only cost Dh300 and something....cheaper option by far.


Sue62
Posts 7175



04/03/2012 15:17:50
i love squidgy ice cream....way nicer than the flavoured ones...


na115
Posts 292



04/03/2012 15:14:01
Even better :p


mushypeas
Posts 2855



04/03/2012 14:51:46
Im sure Mcdonalds is 1 aed !


na115
Posts 292



04/03/2012 13:38:00
mcdonalds cone is for 3 dhms isnt it? that size may work but they don't have "31 flavors" =(


Sue62
Posts 7175



04/03/2012 13:27:08
i didn't even know places did "kids' scoops"... never thoguht to ask...i always buy him a single scoop and if it's too much get to finish it myself Big Grin lol


radical3
Posts 1481



04/03/2012 13:09:15
MirdifIngrid wrote:
They must have scrapped it in the last 2 weeks. I always get a kids scoop for myself as well as DD as the normal scoop is too big. The normal scoop used to be AED 8 so if they have put it up to AED 12 we won't be going there again. BR in DCC weould always try and give you the super big size even if you asked for kids size.


Price increase just before the heat arrives and business booms.

That happened to us a couple months ago. Regular customers to the DIP BR - so I know the price. Then a new lady starts - she's only there on Wednesdays and the price increased. Thought it strange, but never paid too much attention to it. It happened again - on a Wednesday when the regular guy was not there, same lady. So I complained - she was charging us more, plus not putting it in the till. Instead of firing her, they moved her to a different location!!!! Like that will fix the problem.


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