Carvel Ice Cream & Bakery

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  • CARVEL, There's no ice in this CREAM

    Sep 18, 2004 by popsrocks is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fresh and smooth soft ice cream.
    Cons: Sometimes slow service.

    Summary: As a kid growing up one of my special treats was when we piled into my dads Studebaker and headed for a Carvel store. These stores dotted Long Island and were as familiar a site then as McDonald's are today. Mom and dad would let us choose Vanilla, ... read more

  • An Insider's View

    Dec 26, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fresh Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes Decorated to Order, Good Flavors
    Cons: Expensive, Everything Not always in Stock

    Summary: Having worked at a Carvel for over three years, there are many positives and negatives about the business. Carvel advertises as having the freshest ice cream around, and that is an honest representation. The ice Cream is always made fresh in the store ... read more

  • Tom Carvel and Razor Blades

    Feb 21, 2006 by toiletoctopus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Service, Great Products
    Cons: Melts Faster than its competitors formula

    Summary: Carvel is a ice cream establishment, that brings back happy memories from my youth. It was a time before girlfriends and a wife tolerated me, and I didn't have to worry about getting the oil changed every 3000 miles. There was no mortgage that needed to ... read more

  • Cookiepuss in Houston bring it on !!!

    Aug 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best Ice Cream Cake in the World.
    Cons: I had to wait six years for Carvel to come to Houston.

    Summary: Moving to Houston Texas has plenty of advantages from the northern city I moved from, but there are certain foods that I will always miss. Pontillo's Pizza, Nic Tahoes, Zweigles white hots, and Carvel Ice Cream cakes. Well, one of those items on my ... read more

  • Purely Delicious Ice Cream , Franchise Opportunity

    Oct 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Ice Cream! Great business investment!
    Cons: There are not enough of them.

    Summary: If there is one thing that I miss since I moved south, it is definitely Carvel. For years, the only birthday cakes that my kids had, were Carvel ice cream cakes. They were heart broken to find that we could no longer get them here. Okay, where to ... read more

  • More good fats

    Dec 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Ice cream cakes and Malts
    Cons: Not a lot of variety

    Summary: I use Carvel almost exclusively for my Ice cream cakes. they can do some great designs in no time at all. The ice Cream cakes they offer are both fresh and delicious and they have the ability to design some really neat themes. i have gone to ... read more

  • Carvel -- The Taste Brings You Back

    Aug 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cookie o'puss, fudgie the whale, tom carvel
    Cons: seems to have lost some steam since tom's time

    Summary: Growing up in NY, I remember hearing the voice of Tom Carvel incessantly on the radio. I don't remember what, exactly he talked about, but I remember the ads. Tom Carvel had one of the most horrible sounding voices ever -- but he certainly broke ... read more

  • Goes with every moment

    May 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Everyone loves the creamy taste
    Cons: can't think of any

    Summary: What more can a person want other then creamy and refreshing? Every scoop and every lick is all a moment in time and becomes such wonderful memories. Memories of when I was a little girl and my dad took our family to my favorite dessert spot. Now I ... read more

  • Carvel Ice Cream -An American Staple

    May 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Available throughout the eastern part of the US
    Cons: They have obviously changed their formula in recent years - it is not the original.

    Summary: In 1954, they opened a Carvel stand close to where I grew up in Connecticut and I thought it was the most wonderful thing I had ever tasted. To this day, I often think about going in as I drive by one. However, the soft ice cream that was ... read more

  • Just another ice cream place...

    Apr 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Variety of Flavors
    Cons: Freezer burned on some flavors, service.

    Summary: I remember when I was really little, my grandmother used to push me in the stroller and we would go to the nearest Carvel Ice Cream store. See, back in my day, (about, say, 10 years ago) when other people served each other, it would make good business to ... read more

  • Melts in your mouth!!

    Dec 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great sundaes
    Cons: not open late

    Summary: Whenever my mom and I are in the mood for ice cream we always go to the shopping center near us to get some Carvel. My favorite thing on the menu is the frozen ice cream sundaes in a dish. I also love the flying saucers and chocolate milk shakes. My ... read more

  • I Love Carvel

    Oct 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: There are many flavors and ways to have the icecrfeam
    Cons: It is only available on the East Coast but they seem to be on every corner.

    Summary: I have never been to any other Carvel's except for the ones that are primarily an icecream facility. They have always been clean and have many varieties to offer as well. The atmosphere always reminds me of a local icecream place that specializes in non ... read more

  • Cookiepuss I will eat your soul!

    Sep 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cookiepuss and Fudgie the Whale, that crunchy cookie filling
    Cons: hard to find

    Summary: Cookiepuss, Cookiepuss where for art thou Cookiepuss? Obviously no longer within a driveable range now that they closed down my local Carvel. Who knows if it was health violations or lack of patronage, but this year my 34th ... read more

  • Even Big Kids Love Carvel

    Aug 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: best vanilla soft serve
    Cons: none

    Summary: It's about 11:30 p.m. here, I'm 6 months pregnant and craving Carvel Ice Cream. If the store was open now I'd be trying to send my husband on an ice cream run. The restaurant itself isn't much more than a shopping center corner but they do ... read more

  • Carvel=Chocolate Crunchies

    Jul 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: wide selection, the chocolate crunchies!
    Cons: can be expensive

    Summary: Who hasn't grown up and not had a Carvel ice cream cake at least for 3 of their childhood birthday parties? This ice cream cake, famous for its layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, divided by the irresistible chocolate crunchies, is the staple of ... read more

  • Great for body painting!

    Jun 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth as silk
    Cons: Dye coloring that stains

    Summary: For many years Carvel was the only ice cream store in our area. A birthday wasn't a birthday without a Carvel ice cream cake. About 5 years ago the only store left in our area closed. I was heart broken. Now I had to use Friendly's or bypass ... read more

  • Good Stuff

    May 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good ice cream, Coupons available
    Cons: Not close by to our home.

    Summary: I had never frequented Carvel until after I got married. We had a local dairy farm where I grew up, and another not too far away from that one. So I was a bit spoiled by freshly made ice cream, and seasonal flavors such as pumpkin and egg nog. ... read more

  • best ice cream cakes!

    Apr 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun and family oriented
    Cons: none

    Summary: Carvel's was a staple in my life. Not only was it my job through high school but, it was also the major "hang out". Best known for their ice cream cakes (chocolate and vanilla layers with chocolate oreo-like cookie crunch between), carvel's ... read more

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  • Carvel Prices out of control

    Apr 3, 2007 by
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    Pros: Still the same great Carvel I remember for my childhood.
    Cons: Prices are way out of line with the competition.

    Summary: I just returned from my local Carvel where I took my 85 year old Mom to treat her to one of her favorites, a small vanilla Carvel cone. Of course I remember how much I always loved vanilla Carvel so I had to have a large cone. I almost fell over when ... read more

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