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Old 05-23-20, 09:28 AM
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Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Who are the lucky individuals who have have gotten one for their birthday or special occasion or tried or eaten this cake sometime in their lives?

We don't have any Carvel stores in the Bay Area.

Sucks they can't ship them across America.




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Old 05-23-20, 09:34 AM
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Once got my mother one for motherís day.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Howard Stern used to always joke about Fudgy the Whale. We don’t have it Southern California so it took me a while to understand.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

I've seen a version of the whale without the nuts on the side from the Carvel Ice Cream Cakes they sell at Food Lion and sometimes Wal-Mart. Usually they have the rectangle shape sized cakes but every now and then supermarkets will get the whale and some round shape ones.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

We used to have a couple of stores in Vegas but they closed a long time ago.

The whale cake looked good, but not nearly as good as the completely-different Santa cake :




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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Do they even still exist?

In the 1970s and 1980s, Tom Carvel made his own ads for television, and we laughed at them.

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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

I remember the Cookie Puss and Fudgie the Whale commercials. Carvel was the shit back in the day.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Who are the lucky individuals who have have gotten one for their birthday or special occasion or tried or eaten this cake sometime in their lives?

We don't have any Carvel stores in the Bay Area.
As someone who grew up in Michigan but moved to Northern California, I do miss having Carvel stores around.

I had one when I was younger. It was a big deal when one of these showed up at your Birthday Party or at a friend's Birthday Party during that time.

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Do they even still exist?
You can still place orders for the Fudgie The Whale cakes online through Carvel's website.

In terms of Michigan, I think the only surviving Carvel store is a single store in Canton, MI.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

So it's just ice cream with fudge on top?
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

All I remember about Carvel's, never having lived in New York, is an old standup riff (Eddie Murphy, maybe?) about a news reporter interviewing someone who witnessed a crime and claimed that the suspect had come running out of Carvel's and "they never give you no napkins in Carvel's." Wish I could remember who it was, it's driving me crazy now.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

I loved the crunchy chocolate bits in some of Carvel’s ice cream cakes. I’d have preferred about a 50/50 split between those bits and the ice cream.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Originally Posted by joeblow69 View Post
So it's just ice cream with fudge on top?
"Just?!" Shame on you. It's Carvel!
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"Just?!" Shame on you. It's Carvel!
But, I mean, dairy queen makes ice cream cakes with fudge as well, but they also have crunchies in them!!
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
I remember the Cookie Puss and Fudgie the Whale commercials. Carvel was the shit back in the day.
There is a whole Carvel Cinematic Universe?!
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
There is a whole Carvel Cinematic Universe?!


I remember watching those Carvel commercials with Fudgie and Cookie Puss on the local TV channels out of Buffalo. My friends and I would go around imitating Tom Carvel's voice. Sadly, we didn't have Carvel on the Canadian side of the border, so I've never had one of their ice cream cakes, whenever we took shopping trips over the border I'd ask my mom if we could stop at a Carvel but she always said no.
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Hereís that situation where Howard busted Fredís balls for getting his mother a Cookie Puss:

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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
All I remember about Carvel's, never having lived in New York, is an old standup riff (Eddie Murphy, maybe?) about a news reporter interviewing someone who witnessed a crime and claimed that the suspect had come running out of Carvel's and "they never give you no napkins in Carvel's." Wish I could remember who it was, it's driving me crazy now.
Found it. the reference to Carvel's is at about 04:30.

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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

never had Fudgie, but Friendly's had this rainbow roll something or other cake/ice-cream/sherbet thing that was out of this world. i always preferred Friendly's ice-cream to Carvel. only Carvel for soft serve...
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Who are the lucky individuals who have have gotten one for their birthday or special occasion or tried or eaten this cake sometime in their lives?

We don't have any Carvel stores in the Bay Area.
I know Safeway actually carries some boxed cakes of theirs; Iíve never actually gotten one though now Iím thinking I should lol.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

I don't think they carry the whale

Hearing these stories I wished I lived on the East Coast.

I think you need to have a Carvel store in your city if you want to buy it online and pick it up.

The only ice cream cakes i have had are from Baskin and Robbins.

The Beastie Boys did a song called Cookie Puss.


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I remember watching those Carvel commercials with Fudgie and Cookie Puss on the local TV channels out of Buffalo. My friends and I would go around imitating Tom Carvel's voice. Sadly, we didn't have Carvel on the Canadian side of the border, so I've never had one of their ice cream cakes, whenever we took shopping trips over the border I'd ask my mom if we could stop at a Carvel but she always said no.
Yep, same story here.

It's funny... watching the commercial, now, it sounds like Bookman, the Library Cop AKA Philip Baker Hall.
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Re: Carvel Fudgie the Whale Ice Cream Cake

Carvel's ice cream cakes are heaven on earth, better than the other brands I've had. As a child, I would demand one each year for my birthday. Cookie Puss is legendary. The Ice Cream Whale is actually a bit overrated from their line.

BJ's still sells the bigger Carvel items.

For someone that has never had one, the closest comp for taste I can think of are Good Humor's Chocolate Eclair ice cream bars. Carvel uses very rich ice cream, it chews a little differently than other ice cream brands.
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I did like the GH Chocolate Eclair bars. The strawberry shortcake, not so much.

On this topic, what I really miss is Baskin Robbins Mud Pie. I love their Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream.

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The Jamoca Almond Fudge Ice Cream Cake is what I get every January.

I think you can buy a quart of it at your local grocery store



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Damn! I've never seen it, here. Probably a good thing, as I could go through one of those in a sitting.

During my university years, I would pick up the small 'hand packed' size of it and eat the whole thing. I think it was about that size, or a bit bigger.

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