This was the most surprising of all the ice cream I tried! Like Rita's, I had never been before but I had walked by hundreds of times because it's right by school. When I got there there were a lot of people; always a good sign. The inside didn't have a lot of decoration except for a really cool giant tie-dye tapestry.
They don't make their own custard but that doesn't mean it's not good. The lady gave us a sample and it was so good! It's different than regular ice cream; it's a lot richer and has a bit of an eggy taste. The lady recommended the Italian ice and custard combo, where they layer custard and Italian ice called a "2nd Street". I chose the regular custard and pineapple ice in the kids size. It was only $3 and it was the perfect size! It was so yummy I had to finish the whole thing. I was really surprised and delighted about flavor brigade and I will definitely be back! 10 out of 10 cones.
Guest Blogger Abbie reviews local frozen treat establishments.
Almare is a relatively new gelato shop at the far end of Main Street Pleasanton, taking the space that was once held by Cold Stone Creamery and then Tara's Organic Ice Cream so it has some big shoes to fill.
I've only been a few times but I've liked everything I've tried so far! The decor inside is super cute and European themed.
They also sell coffee drinks and fancy chocolate bars.
They have interesting flavors and my favorite so far is almond. No toppings but you don't need them with gelato.
The ice cream is creamy but not too thick and is super flavorful. The kids size is a generous portion and is only $2.95 and the rest of the sizes are reasonably priced.
It's quiet inside but that will change as it gets more popular! I will definitely be coming back. 8 out of 10 cones!
Guest Blogger Abbie is reviewing various frozen treats available in Pleasanton.
Rita's is an ice and custard shop in downtown Pleasanton. It's relatively new so my visit with Samantha was my first time! The decor inside was nice and bright and the people working there were helpful and friendly. There were a lot of options so they helped me figure out what I wanted! I ended up getting the lemon ice because it was really hot outside and it sounded light and refreshing. And it was light and refreshing!
I got the regular size (the smallest one) and it was more than enough. I actually wasn't able to finish it and brought the rest home to my sister. It melted pretty fast but that was probably due to the extremely hot weather we've been having. It's really well priced; only $3 for a regular ice.
If you don't like the shaved ice, there's also custard, ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, and lots of different toppings.
It's on a pretty quiet side street but for it's relatively low prices it would still be a good place to go with friends. 6 out of 10 cones.
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