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Melanie Wong | Jul 20, 202004:47 PM     2

Last fall I set out to try Polar Bear Ice Cream, an old school brand made in Santa Cruz that has recently been reincarnated with the original recipes. I'd never been much of a fan of Marianne's, that is more well-known, and even less so after it changed hands and the quality dropped. Those locals in the know seemed to prefer Polar Bear.
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Polar Bear is mostly a wholesale product, sold in grocery stores, but is available at a few scooping stations, including Cruz Creamery in Santa Cruz. I'm glad I sought it out there, as this is one of the few places in California serving the European specialty, spaghetti ice cream, that can be made with any flavor that has no inclusions. I tasted a few flavors then ordered it custom-made with intense Turkish Coffee flavor. The "spaghetti" is extruded onto a thick bed of real whipped cream, sauced with organic strawberry topping to mimic tomato sauce, and then dusted with white chocolate grated “cheese”.

Cruz Creamery
815 Ocean St.
Santa Cruz, CA
831-600-8459

Locally Produced • Homemade • Organic

At Cruz Creamery, we sell only the best natural ice creams and frozen yogurts. Come enjoy all of your favorite treats at our ice cream parlor today!

www.cruzcreamery.com
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