Say Hola! to My New Fave

Friday, November 7, 2008

Given a choice between a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream and mango sherbet, unless I'm PMS'ing I will almost always go for the sorbet. So when I won a sherbet party from Hola Fruta I was beside myself.

The day the boxes
arrived I wanted to grab a spoon and hunker down on the couch but since the five cartons (uh huh, FIVE) were shipped on dry ice they had to temper (fancy word for thaw a little) in the freezer overnight.


I invited our neighbors over for the tasting using the mardi gras beads and invitations that came in the party kit but they weren't able to come for two whole days and I figured it would be tacky and rude to serve sherbet with
giant scoops little divets missing so I waited. I hate waiting. And every time I opened the freezer there they were:


Hola Mango! Hola Peach! And Ole Margarita! And hi to the steaks. Wednesday took forever and day to come but finally I got to set out all the cartons and spoons, scoopers and bowls and we got our sherbet on!

Can I tell you how good this sherbet is? It's not icy or grainy but smooth like an ice cream. We let the kids taste as many flavors as they wanted. Drama Kid was in heaven because he rarely gets dessert at home let alone as many scoops as he wanted.

General consensus was the Mango rocks the house but they're all really good. I have a quart and half left and I'm so sad because I have yet to see Hola Fruta in my stores and the giant stack of coupons they gave me are going unused. Sigh.

What about you? Sherbet or ice cream? What's your flavor of choice?


*The Hola Fruta people didn't ask me to post about this.

13 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, orange sherbet was my *favorite*. I'm not much of an ice cream person, so maybe it's time for me to try sherbet again!

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  2. So can't there be sherbet and vanilla ice cream in one bowl, like a bowl of 50/50 bar?

    Cute post, you, post poster, you!

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  3. Unless its drowning in 100% butterfat, I cannot in good conscience eat it.

    Still, I will admit Hola Fruta looked kinda delicious.

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  4. MMMMMMM! This looks and sounds delicious. Where would one find these items. I have never seen them in my grocer's freezer. I love sherbet.

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  5. That looks like a fun party. I would like to try that sherbet but my mother would like it more than me. I am an ice cream lover.

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  6. me, i'm an ice cream girl..ben and jerry's one creamcheese brownie....oh gods that is sooo good...another fav is the "everything but the..." and the one where they mix the new york fudge brownie with the chocolate chip cookie dough...mmmmmm mmmmm..my nephew can only eat lactose free ice cream or sherbet, so he'd be right at home at your house!

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  7. I like ice cream, but I pick sherbet because it has less fat grams!

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  8. What a cute party! But I have to say, I am all about Ice Cream please...

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  9. Terie- On the Hola Fruta site it lists Ralph's as the store for California which explains why I haven't seen it since Ralph's is not my primary store. But, I may make a special trip when the urge for the mango or peach strikes again!

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  10. Terie- On the Hola Fruta site it lists Ralph's as the store for California which explains why I haven't seen it since Ralph's is not my primary store. But, I may make a special trip when the urge for the mango or peach strikes again!

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  11. I'm so glad you posted these - I have been waiting patiently to see the party! Looks like a good time was had by all.

    I typically don't say no to any frozen dessert thrown my way! I like both sherbert and ice cream - strawberry ice cream with strawberry sauce would have to be my ultimate choice!

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