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“Great summer diversion and worth the trip”
Review of Hibbard's Custard

Hibbard's Custard
Ranked #2 of 3 Dessert in Lewiston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

The frozen custards here are wonderful on two accounts -- they are both delicious and also unlike what you will find in most places in the U.S. or Canada and are instead rooted in Western NY.

The first quality, taste, is no doubt important to all. It is nearly as dense as premium ice cream with a much more luscious mouth-feel that mass-made commercial soft-serve with a somewhat more under-stated taste, something I find pleasing on a hot day. We enjoyed both chocolate and black raspberry. Available in cups, cone or take-out pints.

I also like being able to taste something that is distinctive to the region I am visiting.

The location is worth a side trip too - Lewiston is a throw-back town with some good eateries and a nice view along the river.

As for flavors, the stand-bys are chocolate, vanilla and blackberry. To that core one or more of the following my be available, though the emphasis here is quality, not quantity (we were here in Spring and one of the following was available; there may be more in summer):

Banana........................................
Pistachio......................................
Creamsicle..................................
Chocolate Chip............................
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.....
Nestle Crunch.............................
Kahlua........................................
Maple Walnut..............................
Strawberry...................................
Amaretto......................................
Blueberry.....................................
Black Cherry................................
Butter Almond..............................
Butter Pecan...............................
Cookie Dough.............................
Cookies n' Cream........................
Peach..........................................
Pina Colada.................................
Rum Raisin..................................
Butterscotch................................
Cheesecake................................
Cherry Cheesecake....................
Strawberry Cheesecake..............
Blueberry Cheesecake................
Raspberry Cheesecake..............
Cotton Candy..............................
Crème de Menthe.......................
Mint Chip.....................................
Mint Cookie.................................
Cinnamon...................................

There's a good, local commercial premium ice cream too as well as standard food stand items like hot dogs, fried and hamburgers.

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Hibbard's was recommended by the staff at the Barton Hotel.

The custard was so delicious, we returned less than 24 hours later for a second time before returning home. Every flavor was excellent - smooth and creamy.

Go for the custard and avoid the hard ice cream. Hibbard's is known for their homemade custard. You can get Pete's Hard Ice Cream anywhere.

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Reviewed 14 May 2013

I love Hibbard's ice cream. Every time I visit Lewiston I have to visit Hibbards. I haven't found another ice cream anywhere that I like more. (maybe gelato in Italy) It is delicious. Make sure to try the custard. The hard stuff you can get anywhere. This is a family place and they have been making the same recipe for as long as I remember. PS: the photo you see is not Hibbards.

Thank Sara A
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Wow, I was not expecting creamy, delicious custard. For some reason, I thought it would be just like ice cream. THIS IS NOT! I had the chocolate almond and it was the perfect mix of chocolate and almond cream. It was so creamy and delicious, much better than normal ice cream!!!

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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Consistently good every time I stop here. Love the variety of flavors. The creamy goodness on a hot day is perfect for a cool down.

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