Friday, January 30, 2009


Acting on a tip from alert reader Feathers (thanks Feathers!) Mr EA and I recently took a detour from some business in midtown to try out Mort's Frozen Custard in the Shell station at Northern Lights and Minnesota. And we're glad we did!
They have a truly stupendous array of sundaes, frozen custard by the slice, cones, and concretes, which the girl behind the counter said were like blizzards. The variety of options was astounding, so much so that we stood there for possibly 5 minutes, unable at first to decide. Seriously, there are 13 kinds of sundae. The list of toppings is as follows: butterscotch, marshmallo, raspberries, strawberry, cherry, bananas, peaches, pineapple, Oreo's, Heath Bar, Graham Cracker, Butterfinger, M&Ms, Snickers, brownies, cookie dough, chocolate chips, sprinkles, Reese's Pieces, Andes Cream de Mint, Gummy Worms, Hot Fudge, Hot Caramel Fudge, Pistachios, Walnuts, cashew, peanuts, almonds, Pecans. Whew!
Finally we decided and each got a small sundae. I got Northern Lights, which is vanilla custard, with Raspberry and chocolate sauces and chopped nuts, and of course whipped cream and a cherry. Mr EA got a Midnight Sun which vanilla custard with butterscotch sauce, whipped cream and a cherry. Both were delicious. The custard is rich with a silky mouthfeel. The topping sauces all had strong flavors. My raspberry sauce had actual seeds in it! Good stuff. Basically, we would say it is on par with Coldstone creamery, only much more reasonably priced. In fact, it is probably better than Coldstone creamery.

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