Turkey Hill Minit Market
220 N 9th St; Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, PA, USA
www.turkeyhill.com - 717-421-6364
Turkey Hill Minit Market Stroudsburg Reviews
Aug 21, 2007
As always I get you a little history:
"More than 60 years ago, in the southern end of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Armor Frey started each day by watching the sunrise from the top of Turkey Hill. Then he'd toss a few bottles of milk into the back of his touring sedan and set off to sell them to his neighbors. It was the Great Depression, and every penny helped.
In 1947, Glenn, Emerson, and Charles Frey bought their father's business. All the dairy's customers still lived within a few miles. Milking the cows and running home delivery routes provided enough of a living for the young men to raise their families. Over the years, the little dairy thrived on their hard work.
In 1980, the Frey brothers took the biggest step in the life of the dairy by expanding its ice cream production. Turkey Hill Ice Cream quickly became a favorite in local Lancaster County stores.
In 1981, they persuaded a few independent stores in the Philadelphia area to give "Turkey Who?" a try. Philadelphians loved it. The ice cream was always good, but priced so everyone could enjoy it. Light ice cream soon followed. Then frozen yogurt.
Today, people up and down the East Coast enjoy the products that are "Imported from Lancaster County". And more than just ice cream and frozen yogurt; Iced Tea, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Sundae Cones are all made in the Turkey Hill tradition of good eating. And following the family legacy, Quintin Frey, Armor's grandson, is now president."
Basically Turkey Hill ice cream is the best! It is so fantastic it out does Hershey and Ben and Jerry's! I saw this store on my GPS when I was driving to NYC a month ago and wanted to stop but I didn't have time. This time I had all day so I took a detour not knowing what to expect. This is just like any type of gas station mini market except with better snacks and ice cream to die for!
My favorite Ice cream is called Party Cake which consists of Vanilla flavored ice cream swirled with buttercream frosting and multi-colored cake pieces. They also have fun sports themed ones like Jets™ Sundae Blitz which is Milk chocolate ice cream spiked with peanut butter choco footballs and swirled with peanut butter and Eagles™ Touchdown Sundae which is Vanilla flavored ice cream spiked with peanut butter choco footballs and swirls of peanut butter and chocolatey fudge.
So if you are in the eastern PA area I would suggest looking to see if there's a Turkey Hill near where you're going and bring a ice bucket to preserve the ice cream... you won't be sorry! =)
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