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Cold Stone Creamery

In a word: Points for effort against stiff Wisconsin competition.

The specs: #0092
Address, hours & details via Isthmus; reviews at Yelp: State St. and Middleton; official web site; Cold Stone Creamery on Urbanspoon

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JM ate a small dish of Cookie Mintster.
Nichole ate a small dish of Germanchökölatekäke.
The bill was $9, or $4.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Cold Stone Creamery an A; Nichole gave Cold Stone Creamery a B+ (see our grading rubric).

Look where we are again! Good old Greenway Station.

Coldstone parking lot with view of Claddagh and Cheeseburger in Paradise

It might be a testament to how much Wisconsinites like ice cream that three (!) Cold Stone stores can find secure footing in a town that already boasts four Culvers, three Dairy Queens, two TCBYs,  three Michael's, three Chocolate Shoppes, the Babcock Hall Dairy Store, Maggie Moo, numerous Dippin' Dots outlets, and the Schoep's ice cream plant. Or maybe it's a testament to how many people like an upscale atmosphere in which to savor their frozen dairy treats.

Nichole's choice of Germanchökölatekäke (which looks like it won a fight with a death metal band) was loaded with coconut, brownie bits, walnuts, and caramel. The first few bites were lovely, but too soon became gummy and cloying. The ice cream slid around like Teflon on the tongue and down the gullet. Maybe this is by design, like the ubiquitous "big gulp" openings on soda cans.

This is a small dish at Cold Stone. Click to view an indication of scale.

Click to view indication of scale.

JM liked the 80's pop music enough to bump his rating to a solid A. He loves his cookie flavored ice creams and found the risk to reward ratio at Cold Stone to be in favor of always getting ice cream.  Plus, he has fond memories of 5 high school students, a college student and hizzelf devour an entire quart of Cake Batter ice cream in under five minutes.  Good times.

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