IT’S-IT Ice Cream is a famous store in San Francisco, known for their ice cream sandwiches. According to their website, they’ve been serving ice cream sandwiches since 1928. A scoop of ice cream is sandwiched between two raisin oatmeal cookies and then dipped in chocolate.
I’ve passed by the signs for IT’S-IT and have read several blog posts, but have never gotten a chance to visit. Recently, I learned from Pink Candles of Ridgemont High, that the ice cream sandwiches are available for purchase at Vons in Southern California. The full list of distributors can be found on their website, here.
I was so excited that I could finally try these sandwiches and wait straightaway to go buy some. They were pretty hidden at Vons, but thanks to CC’s instructions, I was able to locate them. They were in the freezer section, at the very bottom row, with nothing really to make them stand out.
They had two flavors that day, mint and vanilla. I chose the vanilla ones. Inside each box are three sandwiches. The price was about $3.50, making each a little over a dollar.
To my surprise, the oatmeal cookies inside are quite hard. They taste more like graham crackers because they are so crunchy and crumbly. I didn’t particularly care for the oatmeal cookies and it made it messy to eat with crumbs dropping everywhere. Perhaps if they had been fresh cookies, but with them frozen, it just felt like I was eating a graham crackers covered in chocolate, with ice cream in the middle.
I was a bit disappointed with these sandwiches after hearing how good they were. The cookies really bothered me. Perhaps if they used another type of cookie. But that’s just my personal preference. A lot of people have felt differently, so if you are curious, and have a distributor nearby, you should check it out for yourself.