Got Chocolate?


As if sweet and creamy ice cream wasn’t enough to get you to Carvel, with original flavors of chocolate, vanilla and the classic twist putting smiles on people’s faces, then perhaps the new soft serve Ghirardelli flavor will. That’s right, soft serve ice cream made with Ghirardelli.

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From left: Dennis DeMille, Jackson, Johnny and Jillian Cynar

     “It tastes like chocolate covered marshmallows,” said Johnny Cynar of North Massapequa when he tried the new flavor at the Carvel on Hicksville Road near Seaford.

Just in time for the summer, Carvel is giving chocolate lovers another

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Jillian Cynar

way to indulge with their latest flavor innovation: soft ice cream made with Ghirardelli. This is the first time Carvel has offered soft ice cream made with Ghirardelli in its shops throughout the country. Ghirardelli is on the heels of the most recent flavor—the extremely popular soft serve Oreo.

“It’s yummy,” added Jackson Cynar, 3, of the chocolate treat, which he enjoyed in a cone.

“Our new soft ice cream made with Ghirardelli has just the right amount of chocolatey richness blended into our signature fresh ice cream,” said Scott Colwell, president of Carvel. “We’re excited to be able to use Carvel innovation to give our guests another flavor they have been asking for. We’re sure our newest flavor made is going to be a big hit this summer.”

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Johnny Cynar

The limited chocolate indulgence, is only available through July 31, so get a taste before it’s gone. And don’t worry, you have plenty of options. Sweet treats include Carvel’s chocolate ice cream blended with Ghirardelli chocolate sauce, a Sundae Dasher with Ghirardelli, a milkshake and Flying Saucers, all of which include the liquid gold.

Established in 1934, Carvel is always thinking of ways to introduce new flavors and classic treats to keep kids and adults alike happy and coming back for more. Colwell said it was a no-brainer that the two brands should join forces.

“We wanted to give our guests a decadent treat for those hot summer days and Ghirardelli is a perfect fit,” he said, adding that Ghirardelli won’t be sticking around past July 31, but there is always the possibility for it to come back in the future, if guests want it back, that is.

Not a chocolate person? Carvel invites those non-chocolate fans to try the decadent flavor, which although is more chocolaty than regular chocolate ice cream, might entice non-believers.Carvel_060816D

Head to Carvel at 154 Gardiners Ave., Levittown or 392 N. Wantagh Ave, Bethpage and get your chocolate fix before it’s gone. For more information, visit

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Boulevard and Anton Media Group’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of three PCLI awards.


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