Every so often you get tired of food blogging. Instead of searching out new places to eat, you want comfort food from your favorite (and often embarrassing) haunts. Lugging your camera out with you to take pictures becomes a chore. Even the good-natured ribbing from your friends as you pose their food for the perfect shot can become trying.
(Chocolate Ice Cream Float)
Summer seems to be the worst. It's hot and humid. You're lethargic. If you're anything like me, you lose your appetite. There are days when all I want are cold drinks. I lose a lot of weight in the summer.
(Teddy bears and candy? Heaven!)
However, a panda needs to keep his strength up. What better way in the broiling California heat than with sugar? It's stimulating to the mind and cooling to the body!
Ok, there lot's of better ways. But, I bet none of them are as fun.
(Glucose, fructose, and sucrose- Oh my!)
Enter Marcy's Ice Cream & Candy Store, a neighborhood shop with over 50 years of history and a great place to stop for a cooling treat when you're in the South Bay. It reminds me of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, 1/800th the size. Just stepping inside should send triglycerides zipping through your veins like hamsters through a fire hose. It's cute! It's cuddly! It's full of candy! We're talking serious ferret shock here.
Although stocking up on sugary fortification is a perk, the real treats are behind the counter, where Marcy's Ice Cream & Candy Store stocks its artisan, hand-made ice cream. Smooth and creamy with a great mouth-feel, the frozen confections remind me why old-fashioned ice cream parlors were once so popular. You literally can't get an experience like this at a Coldstone or Baskin Robbins. The owners and their staff personally create each and every product. In addition to the usual suspects, Marcy's carries a number of original gourmet flavors that are rotated regularly and always a pleasure to sample.
Marcy's Ice Cream & Candy Store - If you have a little time on a hot day, stop on by. You'll have fun browsing candies you haven't seen since you were a kid. Try their sundaes. You won't regret it.
Float - 4.25
Malt - 4.25
Sundae (2 scoops w/banana) - 5.45
Marcy's Ice Cream & Candy Store
24401 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505