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“Great tour”

COWS Creamery Tours
Ranked #13 of 45 Tours in Charlottetown
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We did the factory tour at Cows Creamery ($5 admission each), and what a delight it was. It started with a short video about making their premium ice cream (which is the best we've ever had), then continued with stops at their T shirt-making area, cheese-aging area, and ice cream making area. There were samples along the way of ice cream, cheese, and cow chips (chocolate-covered potato chips). We were there on a Sunday, so no one was working in the areas we visited, but they had videos showing what happens in them. Very informative, and a company that has fun while being serious with keeping high quality in their products. Check out the T shirts - very inventive.

Thank MEBJHB
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

This was good for a half-hour diversion, and the ice cream is fabulous so the free sample was appreciated at the end of the tour. The paper hat makes a cute ticket-gimmick.

Love the addition of cheese to their makings. And it was tasty! Again - sample led to a buy...

Weakness was that the video and tour patter give only standard company overview and misses some elements - e.g. contributions to the community?, vision/mission?, family recipe? and I don't know if that's because they don't really have much in those areas or just they fail to capilalize on these in the tour info.

In any case - it's neat to see, and fun tasting...

1  Thank EKJ06
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

The factory tours are terrible. You spend $5/person, so a family of 6 was 30 dollars. Then you walk through only to see a bunch of videos. No one was working. I could youtube how to make ice cream. You're money is better spent on a cone, considering after the tour we still had to wait 15 min in that line to get a cone. My kids were so irritated by the end, not a good experience at all. If you're insistent on going, buy your cone first. At least give you something to do while watching videos.

Thank Santina H
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

$5 tour promising "samples". first sample-chocolate covered potato chips. not a full chip mind you, they break them up and you get a bitty piece. second sample-cheese. it was good. third sample-ice cream. this is where it got a little weird. they give you a sample about the size of a golf ball in the little paper cups like the ones you put ketchup in and you suck it out............really! I was assuming that at least we'd receive a mini cone, or mini cup of ice cream. this is after you walk to three windows, look into manufacturing area (where no one was working) and see 3 videos. I was so disappointed that we spent $20 bucks on this that we left without even buying a cone outside! most "tours" of this nature are free, and for $5 I expected some ICE CREAM SAMPLING. don't bother with this one, go to Cavendish instead and see firsthand how they dye the PEI
dirt shirts---for free---and even speak to a live employee about it!

Thank 999DarD999
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

The tour costs 5$ per person, not worth it. Like other reviewers have said, the tour is heavy on the videos, and very light on the behind the scenes "how it is made." The group was large, which made it even more difficult to get anything of significance out of the tour. I have been on other factory tours that were free, and much, much more engaging and revealing.
The ice cream and the clever t-shirts are more than enough.

Thank KatikaOttawa
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