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“New Owner, Old Habits”
Review of Carisbrooke Ice

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Carisbrooke Ice
Ranked #5 of 5 Dessert in Ventnor City
Price range: US$1 - US$7
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Mento's was notorious for good ice cream, bad attitude. Under new name, some of the old habits persist. It's still expensive, still cold (not just the ice cream).

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate malt at this old fashioned ice and ice cream spot in Ventnor. Made with your choice of hard ice cream or soft serve.

Thank He's Anonymous
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

They have all the usual stuff, including outstanding homemade black cherry water ice (not the usual bright red stuff - chunks of black cherry - fabulous).

Thank JudiL4
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

This establishment still offers homemade water ices, which is great, but the ice cream is now from elsewhere. It's definitely a hangout, and very venerable (in its old form), but I was just a little disappointed that it seems to have become a regular ice cream joint with machine-manufactured ice cream and no sense of its own history (at least to judge from the folks working there). Still probably a must-visit!

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Carisbrooke-Manager, Owner at Carisbrooke Ice, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2013

Thanks for taking time to visit us this past summer and for writing a review. I wanted to let you and others know that we did purchase the ice cream / water ice business from the Mento family in 2011, however we have not changed anything with regard to the operation of the store. We still make all the water ices using the same recipes the former owners used. We also buy all of our supplies, including the hard ice cream and soft serve mix from the same suppliers and use all the same brands. In short, nothing about the products has changed at all.

We also have only made very minor changes to the inside of the store. We replaced old photos with new ones (same photos just not faded). We added a menu board inside the store similar to the one outside listing all our products and prices in one place. Other than these minor changes the store is exactly the same as it was before we took it over.

My business partner had worked for the former owners for 8 years and makes sure the store runs just like it used to.

I know sometimes people see a name change and assume things are different but we have tried very hard to keep the essence of Mento's alive and run the business the same as it always has -- same products, same store.

We hope you will visit again.

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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Same owners of the Carisbrooke Inn now own this place. We had the best ices and ice cream there this Summer. The orange ice mixed with the vanilla ice cream was one of my favorites.

Friendly service, great treats - it's at the top of list when we are there in season from now on.

Thank Beaches-N-Dreams
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