Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ice Cream Appetizer

sugar shack SIGNAny excuse to go out for ice cream is a good one – just ask Grenville!  Of course,we had a friend visiting the F&P this holiday weekend and when he offered to treat, then NO excuse was needed. Just get in the car and go, so we did and headed right to our favorite local ice cream shop – the Sugar Shack.sugar shack FRONT (4)



Ice cream is the feature on the menu and it’s only Hershey’s Ice Cream. And, also frozen yogurt and sherbet. for any non ice-cream lovers (whoever they may be).

ice cream (2) ice cream (3) If you’re thinking this is the same company that makes chocolate – it’s NOT. Hershey’s Ice Cream was founded by the Hershey brothers, Jacob,  Isaac, John, Paris, and Eli in 1894 – no relation to the  The Hershey Company founders. The company operated from the Hershey family's Lancaster County farmhouse and was one of the first to offer consumers pre-packaged ice cream pints. Ice cream was packed in metal-lined wooden containers that the brothers designed and built. The containers were loaded into trucks with ice packed around them to keep the ice cream fresh and cold. Salesmen traveled daily routes to deliver to customers in the county and surrounding areas.

In the 1920s, the company merged with the Holder family's Bethlehem-based Meyer Dairy Company, but kept the Hershey name was taken over by the Holder family.  With their shared names and cities of origin, Hershey Creamery and Hershey Company (founded by Milton S. Hershey, no relation to the brothers) have had an uneasy relationship marked by lawsuits over trademark issues. In the mid-1990s, the companies settled their most recent legal battles  with Hershey’s Creamery agreeing to add a disclaimer on its products, website, promotional items, and releases to state, “not affiliated with Hershey's Chocolate".

So, now you know the difference.

But, I digress (as usual). When you’re at the Sugar Shack, There’s lots to look at inside while waiting for your order. See if you can detect a “theme” to the decor. (No, this candy is not made by the “other” Hershey company.)sugar shack INT

 M&M decos (2) M&M decos (1) shelf decos (2) shelf decos (1)The house specialty here is its signature banana split. We had one of these a couple of years ago for an anniversary treat. Yes, it’s as large (and good) as it looks.banana splitHard to believe that we passed on this treat and settled on sundaes instead cause we still had Grenville’s ribs to enjoy for dinner. This was just an appetizer! sundae Isn’t ice cream the best comfort food?

 sundae GONE


Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yes, we are ice cream junkies, too. At 10 PM every evening, if we don't head to the kitchen for ice cream, the dogs remind us. They can surely read the clock. Maybe it is the grandfather clock chimes?

That ice cream parlor looks so cute! Could that be Hershey's Ice Cream? They used to have their own ice cream parlors. The M&M's are a clue.... ;)

Anvilcloud said...

A long time ago, when we lived in Sarnia, we would cross into Port Huron, MI. I would order an Idiot's Delight. And I was delighted, so I guess we know what that makes me. The size of the banana split reminded me of that.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Thatb looks just delicious! I´m an ice cream fanatic but lives to far away from any icecream place like that. The icecream would been melted long before I got home and it´s to far to drive there just to sit down and eat what ever I order and then go back home again :-) :-)

Happy 4th of July!

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