In the heat of August, we’re all experts on ice cream. And Stark County has plenty of yummy places to indulge. We asked our very own ice cream connoisseur, food writer Jennifer Mastroianni, to name her favorite local treats.
5326 Fulton Dr. NW, Jackson Township (330) 966-3038
Favorite: The Chubby’s special (vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, caramel, pecans and whipped cream) 12 ounces for $4.10, 16 ounces for $4.50
4219 Middlebranch Ave. NE, Plain Township (330) 493-7227
Favorite: Homemade drumsticks (plain or with Oreo cookie crumbs) $2.85
6608 Wise Ave. NW, Plain Township (330) 494-4000
Favorite: 2-pound banana split (need we say more?) $4.99
1101 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton (330) 452-3933
Favorite: Strawberry vanilla twist soft serve cone (changes to strawberry banana twist after Hall of Fame week) small $1.70, medium $2, large $2.40
Taggarts Ice Cream Parlor
1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton (330) 452-6844
Favorite: Taggarts Turtle (vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, caramel and pecans) small $3.85, large $4.30
GRAB A SPOON
Each American consumes a yearly average of 23.2 quarts of ice cream, ice milk, sherbet, ices and other commercially produced frozen dairy products.
The average number of licks to polish off a single scoop ice cream cone is approximately 50.
98 percent of all households purchase ice cream.
The biggest ice cream sundae ever made was 12 feet high and made with 4,667 gallons of ice cream and 7,000 pounds of toppings in Anaheim, Calif., during 1985.
Ice cream is an $11 billion retail industry. Vanilla is the popular flavor of ice cream (29 percent). Second is chocolate (8.9 percent) and third is butter pecan (5.3 percent).