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Title: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: guido911 on May 04, 2012, 10:33:17 pm
This Ice Cream Kicks Exit! That is all.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: Hoss on May 04, 2012, 10:38:12 pm
My mom is a nut for all Braum's ice cream, but this one I haven't heard of.  Now I guess I'll have to go find it for her...sometimes those extravagant sounding ones are difficult to get.

Oh, I kinda like Braum's too...  ;D  Doesn't hurt that it's truly an Oklahoma company.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: guido911 on May 04, 2012, 10:51:55 pm
I try to write companies and let them know when I like something as much as this--as I did.

Edited because of dumbassedness...


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: Conan71 on May 04, 2012, 10:54:09 pm
My mom is a nut for all Braum's ice cream, but this one I haven't heard of.  Now I guess I'll have to go find it for her...sometimes those extravagant sounding ones are difficult to get.

Oh, I kinda like Braum's too...  ;D  Doesn't hurt that it's truly an Oklahoma company.
 

Iíll see if I can bring some back from Tuttle next week if I can remember to bring a cooler and lots of ice packs.  Weíve got a project there and they are very kind to vendors.  Thatís how I ended up with a couple of milk crates for the old tank bikes MC and I are so fond of riding all over mid-town.

Just FYI, they are currently building a massive freezer building to store ice cream they make in the off months when itís cheaper to make.  The ingenuity of the Braum family is amazing.  They even have their own concrete plant on site.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: Ed W on May 05, 2012, 08:45:43 am
She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed is a fan of their pumpkin ice cream.  They make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas in limited quantities, i.e. if you don't buy it when it first arrives in the store, plan on waiting until next year to see it again. 


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: sgrizzle on May 05, 2012, 05:12:55 pm
Buy 12 of them and stick them in the freezer. That's what we did with Egg Nog.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: rdj on May 07, 2012, 08:58:46 am
 

Iíll see if I can bring some back from Tuttle next week if I can remember to bring a cooler and lots of ice packs.  Weíve got a project there and they are very kind to vendors.  Thatís how I ended up with a couple of milk crates for the old tank bikes MC and I are so fond of riding all over mid-town.

Just FYI, they are currently building a massive freezer building to store ice cream they make in the off months when itís cheaper to make.  The ingenuity of the Braum family is amazing.  They even have their own concrete plant on site.

They are ingenious about a lot of things but customer service and branding is not one of them.  I'd LOVE to see them re-brand their stores.  They are missing out on such an opportunity to market themselves as a local company using local ingredients.  Don't get me started on the cleanliness of their stores and how bad their customer service can be at times.

BUT, best ice cream & milk in the state.  Best fast food hamburger in the state.  Typically best cherry limeade in the state.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: AquaMan on May 07, 2012, 10:14:46 am
They are ingenious about a lot of things but customer service and branding is not one of them.  I'd LOVE to see them re-brand their stores.  They are missing out on such an opportunity to market themselves as a local company using local ingredients.  Don't get me started on the cleanliness of their stores and how bad their customer service can be at times.
BUT, best ice cream & milk in the state.  Best fast food hamburger in the state.  Typically best cherry limeade in the state.

That's my view as well. And its been that way a long time. I sat as a customer at the 14th & Lewis store and overheard the area managers calling the store manager over for a review as they ate their dinner. They were real hard on him on everything from cheese on the burger to personnel decisions. Everything but cleanliness which surprised me because the service was good but the store itself was not clean. They gave him no praise for anything and that is one of the better stores. Later I waited on two of them at the retail store I worked at and they treated me with disdain even though I was more than helpful. Says a lot about management to me.

BTW, love the Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto. Family doesn't. I get it all to myself.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: MrsConan on June 11, 2012, 12:21:59 pm
Their maple walnut ice cream is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  It's so good, I can't buy a whole carton or I will wear out said bicycle trying to work off the calories! 


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: BKDotCom on June 11, 2012, 01:05:44 pm
They are ingenious about a lot of things but customer service and branding is not one of them.  I'd LOVE to see them re-brand their stores.  They are missing out on such an opportunity to market themselves as a local company using local ingredients.  Don't get me started on the cleanliness of their stores and how bad their customer service can be at times.

BUT, best ice cream & milk in the state.  Best fast food hamburger in the state.  Typically best cherry limeade in the state.

We just visited a braum's this weekend...   Nothing has changed in the branding and presentation dept since I worked in a braums aprox 22 years ago.
The menu boards are an "old-fashioned" mess.  Just a big ugly list of things with prices... not sure what many of the things on the menu are.
Their TV advertisements are straight out of the 80s (only worse without Vern).    About a month or so ago they were running an add for banana-splits I think.    "Made with a fresh, ripe banana"
What on earth is a fresh, ripe banana?   The colors in the store are a bright shade of pale.. .The lighting is glaring.  And the piped-in music was something like girl-from-impenema.  How about some music that says ice cream or summertime, or something!   

I tried the new iced-cupcake flavor of icecream.. Thought it was pretty tasty


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: DolfanBob on June 11, 2012, 01:15:32 pm
just had their Caramel Cookie Dough. It didnt even last one night. It's that good, I should have bought two with the kids out for the Summer.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: Conan71 on June 11, 2012, 01:50:12 pm
We just visited a braum's this weekend...   Nothing has changed in the branding and presentation dept since I worked in a braums aprox 22 years ago.
The menu boards are an "old-fashioned" mess.  Just a big ugly list of things with prices... not sure what many of the things on the menu are.
Their TV advertisements are straight out of the 80s (only worse without Vern).    About a month or so ago they were running an add for banana-splits I think.    "Made with a fresh, ripe banana"
What on earth is a fresh, ripe banana?   The colors in the store are a bright shade of pale.. .The lighting is glaring.  And the piped-in music was something like girl-from-impenema.  How about some music that says ice cream or summertime, or something!   

I tried the new iced-cupcake flavor of icecream.. Thought it was pretty tasty

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(http://ak.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/1259950/preview/stock-footage-grinding-the-axe.jpg)


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: guido911 on June 11, 2012, 02:13:16 pm
Their maple walnut ice cream is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  It's so good, I can't buy a whole carton or I will wear out said bicycle trying to work off the calories!  

Bought some the other day as well and I agree.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTQvnhNVgxQ[/youtube]

This week I am working on the Peach yogurt. I did think the strawberry cheesecake was not very good. Nothing "cheesecakey" about it.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: BKDotCom on June 11, 2012, 02:33:05 pm

(http://ak.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/1259950/preview/stock-footage-grinding-the-axe.jpg)

No Ax.
I just think the commercials and stores are sad.
And Ice-Cream should not be sad.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: guido911 on June 11, 2012, 02:42:34 pm
just had their Caramel Cookie Dough. It didnt even last one night. It's that good, I should have bought two with the kids out for the Summer.

That'll be next.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: nathanm on June 11, 2012, 03:44:10 pm
Bought some the other day as well and I agree.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTQvnhNVgxQ[/youtube]

This week I am working on the Peach yogurt. I did think the strawberry cheesecake was not very good. Nothing "cheesecakey" about it.

If real life were like the Sims you'd see a +++ over my head thanks to that Archer clip. It's one of the best shows on TV.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: Townsend on December 17, 2012, 04:09:54 pm
If you enjoy chocolate ice cream then Hot Chocolate ice cream from Braums is a good way to go.

If you're not a chocolate fan, then I recommend Gingerbread.

I just had them last night and I will have them again this eve.  I'm going to treat them so badly.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: Ed W on December 17, 2012, 04:45:25 pm
I just lost 20 pounds, so shut up already about the ice cream.  Also, make no mention of Klondike bars, cookies, cake, pie, Dove chocolate truffles, Hershey bars, Jelly Belly popcorn flavored jelly beans, milk shakes, hot fudge sundaes, or most anything else that tastes sweet and will fit into my admittedly big mouth.

Just don't do it.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: rdj on December 17, 2012, 04:54:29 pm
I just lost 20 pounds, so shut up already about the ice cream.  Also, make no mention of Klondike bars, cookies, cake, pie, Dove chocolate truffles, Hershey bars, Jelly Belly popcorn flavored jelly beans, milk shakes, hot fudge sundaes, or most anything else that tastes sweet and will fit into my admittedly big mouth.

Just don't do it.

What about Marshall's Big Jamoke?  It's not really sweet, but sort of a toffee or chocolate taste.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: DolfanBob on December 17, 2012, 05:16:37 pm
Ed one last temptation. If you have not tried gourmet cupcakes at one of the many pop up business around town. I get mine in Broken Arrow at "Not your Grandma's Cupcakes" 91st and main St.

Then just put those thoughts right out of you're head because they are Heavenly.


Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: Ed W on December 17, 2012, 06:20:15 pm
I can't have the Marshalls, either.  I have pseudo-gout which is aggravated by the proteins in beer, red wine, beef and, especially yellow cheese.  Honestly, I dream about beer.  But when something puts you in pain, it's easier to avoid.

Cupcakes, however, are an essential food group. 



Title: Re: Braums Bordeaux Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream
Post by: sgrizzle on December 17, 2012, 07:34:06 pm
If you enjoy chocolate ice cream then Hot Chocolate ice cream from Braums is a good way to go.

If you're not a chocolate fan, then I recommend Gingerbread.

I just had them last night and I will have them again this eve.  I'm going to treat them so badly.

I've invested this holiday(Christmas?) season into Blue Bell's Gingerbread House Ice Cream.