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Parkgate Ice cream #953342
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Not so long ago, there was talk on the Ice Cream in Parkgate (I think). Nicholls being the most famous. Well , here's news. Made a visit today and had an ice cream from the famous Nicholls Ice Cream shop. Next door to Nicholls is another Ice Cream shop. So after eating Nicholls, we decided to visit the shop next door and ask some questions and buy another ice cream just for testing !

Those people have been selling ice cream at Parkgate for 30 years. Although Nicholls has the reputation ,it has been sold on and the lady who owns the Parkgate Homemade Ice Cream shop used to be at Nicholls. Not sure if she once owned Nicholls , didn't ask that.

Anyway, on personal recommendation, Parkgate Homemade Ice Cream shop's ice cream is so much nicer. Not so many choices, but definitely much nicer.

http://www.visitparkgate.co.uk/#/famous-ice-cream/4552888575


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Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: granny] #953344
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That doesnt surprise me Granny. The last time I bought icecream from Nicholls , it was a huge disappointment , tasted quite powdery and synthetic.

ps how noble , taking the trouble to try both in the interests of research . lol.

Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: granny] #953347
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is it the one to the left of nicholls, if so i always use them, always been better than nicholls

Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: granny] #953352
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have had mint choc in both,lots more and bigger choc chips next door to nichols really enjoyed it,and no long queuing,think i will be going there more often

Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: neddy] #953365
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I've been in both ice cream shops,agreed Nicholls has more choices but I like the ice cream from the smaller shop & it's open later


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Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: granny] #953384
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Had a lemon sorbet from Nicholls recently---so refreshing on a hot day. Think Nicholls opening hours are longer than the small shop.

Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: granny] #953394
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Tell you what I do like though if at home - the new Magnum pistachios flavour , and Carte D'ors new Blueberry . Yum

Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: granny] #953397
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I was also at Nichols yesterday (Wed)but did not try next door. Must do next time though!

Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: granny] #953443
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I've seen people queuing out the door at Nichols while next door has been empty, must be very disheartening for them.

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Cafe Creme at New Brighton is far superior to either of the two shops in Parkgate. Its just snobbery value - must go to Parkgate despite the smelly and fly ridden marshes - I enjoy a much tastier ice cream with far more choices at New Brighton, much more interesting view too watching the ships.

Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: granny] #953636
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I always go to the smaller one, no queues and tastes better.

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Originally Posted by BandyCoot
Ships?


Yes ships ? things that float on water and carry people and cargo to other countries.


Re: Parkgate Ice cream [Re: Santos] #953692
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The thing is Santos, should I go to New Brighton ,I can only afford one ice cream but as Parkgate is nearer I can afford TWO !!

That's the REAL DEAL

...plus, a mixture of Liverpool docks and wind turbines are not what could be termed as a 'beautiful view'. smile


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The ice cream shop in front of wilkies fair sells nice ice cream & a variety of flavours


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