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The ice cream I got as a kid growing up in Southern California in the 1970’s

I’ve always liked ice cream. And as a kid, who didn’t love going to the corner drug store to get an ice cream cone? Or where ever you went to get ice cream in the town you lived in.

And for me growing up in Southern California, that would have been Thrifty Drug Store. It was a tradition to go get a 5 cent ice cream cone, where the ice cream was scooped out in a cylinder shape into the cone.

The story of Thrifty Ice Cream is told in this article. While I never toured the factory or knew the story as a kid, reading the story now, has me appreciating the long time tradition. While Thrifty Drug has been gone a long time, there are still Rite-Aid locations to get that cone. But even they are shrinking is this never ending corporate take down of long time retail brands.

Scoop Your Own

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Buy your own scoop

Want to recreate that ice cream memory at home? For almost $30, you can get the official cylinder scoop off Amazon.

You Scream. I Scream. We all scream for ice cream!