Sustainably Produced And Organic, Three Twins Ice Cream™
Why is Three Twins Ice Cream™ Rated A Strong 5 out of 5?
Why They Call It Three Twins Ice Cream™
When Neal Gotltlieb, his twin brother, and his brother's wife (who is also a twin) lived together in an apartment, they dubbed it "the twin." So, when he decided on developing a new ice cream company, it was apparent to Neal (the founding member) that only one name was worthy of his dream, Three Twins Ice Cream™. From its conception, the primary goal of this Petaluma, California based ice cream company was to remain loyal to the mission statement of producing, "inconceivably delicious" organic ice cream. Once I placed a creamy herb-flavored spoonful of their product on my tongue, it was evident that Neal was true to his word!
Real Organic Ingredients
What Makes It Organic
What's Not In The Ingredients (CCOF Certified)
Three Twins Ice Cream™ is certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)—a non-profit membership based organic certification and trade association, dedicated to promoting and supporting organic food and agriculture. The truth is that this organic ice cream is just that, a real organic dessert made from real organic earthly ingredients! Check the label for yourself, you will never find yucky stuff like artificial colors, corn syrup, carrageenan, or gum stabilizers. That's because the real high-quality natural ingredients do it better, and with a far more delightful result. The real organic eggs, milk, cream, cane juice, spices and vanilla used to create the outstanding flavors, truly develop into a mouth feel that will take your breath away while encouraging your taste buds to do a little dance; and dance they will!
What Is Carrageenan
The Truth About Carrageenan
You will NOT find it in Three Twins Ice Cream™! Used to thicken, emulsify, and make foods and beauty products silky smooth, carrageenan must be extracted through a very harsh process that includes alkali solvents, which is the same stuff you wouldn't put your hands in for fear your flesh would blister or be damaged. Now, the FDA considers carrageenan an organic product—because it is derived from red seaweed. However, the extraction process alone removes any good or healthy organic stuff the seaweed may offer, leaving (what is in my opinion) simply another man made poison that gets added to processed foods, and ice cream in particular.
Earth Friendly 1%
What Makes It Sustainably Produced
Not only do the products taste amazing, but how they produce them is almost (but not quite) just as amazing. Three Twins runs their manufacturing site with sustainability in the forefront of their mind. Even as the bottom line in any business is important, it does NOT lead this earth-friendly company into bad practices. As a matter of fact, they work hard to offset emissions, use recyclable and compostable serving supplies—dishes made from sugar cane fiber, spoons made from potatoes, and cups made from PLA corn plastic— compost waste, and shout from a mountain top that they are proud members of One Percent For The Planet! The 1% thing means that regardless of profitability, 1% of sales go back into supporting earth-friendly business endeavors. Now that's a company I can respect!
Where Is Three Twins Ice Cream™ Located
The Oxbow Market is perfectly situated along the Napa River and Napa River Trail, adjacent to the Oxbow Preserve. Call (707) 226-6529 for more info.
This is where they make Three Twins sustainable ice cream from start to finish. Call for more info (707) 257-TWIN.
Where Can I Get Three Twins Ice Cream™
The Oxbow Market In Napa, California
Even as you can now get their product in 35 states, I prefer to get my Three Twins fix at the Oxbow Public Market located in Napa, California. This is an amazing little shopping secret we Napians try to keep all to ourselves. However, I cannot deprive the world of the delicious creaminess of Three Twins. Among the many purveyors that reside inside this brilliant open indoor market—discover artisan delicacies ranging from organic grass-fed meat to decadent upscale bakery goods that can not be found anywhere else on earth—you will find the residing king of ice cream, Three Twins. The Oxbow public market is sure to remind you of an outdoor street market in some foreign land, but with really clean surroundings and impeccably chosen products. You can buy items to take with you and prepare at home, or have a seat and dine on yummy top notch edibles while taking in a little people watching. So have a seat, and find that nothing goes as well with a scoop or two of really good organic ice cream as does watching the world scurry by. Three Twins is sure to live up to any hype you may hear, I know I was pleasantly surprised when first I ordered up a scoop of the stuff!
Pros and Cons Of Three Twins Ice Cream™
The flavor, texture and shear goodness of the product can not be questioned. They exceed any expectations I have ever had about high quality ice cream. The ingredients are always stellar, and the manufacturing ethics they practice result in the earth-friendliest densely creamy-smooth ice cream I have ever found. I would eat this product every day if only my waistline would not display the results.
Specs Of Herbs And Spices In Cardamom Ice Cream
Even as the flavor and texture are divine, this is not a budget minded ice cream. It is an elegant pricey treat—that is actually worth the price in small doses. So, my recommendation would be to save it for those special occasions. If I had to mention any one thing that seemed marginally noticeable, it would be that with some of the herb and spice flavors, the earthy tones of the herbs and spices used can seem rather strong at first bite, but level off with further consumption. My favorite flavor is the "Dad's Cardamom" which is quite earthy and dynamically herby. Every once in a while I will feel as if the herb has not been ground down enough as a fine—but, delicate grainy—texture can be felt. However, the flavor and smooth feel of the ice cream itself far outweighs this concern, and frankly has never even so much as stalled my enjoyment of the product. I guess one will either appreciate that Three Twins uses those truly earthly provisions, or not. I choose to appreciate them!
Three Twins Ice Cream In My Coffee
One of my very favorite treats is to add a tablespoon of cardamom ice cream to my morning coffee. It becomes something akin to nirvana. Fresh ground beans, a nice slow drip, and a little Three Twins Cardamom makes me happy to greet any day, in any season!
What You Think Really Does Matter!
Which of my favorite ice cream flavors sounds most attractive to you?
Three Twins Ice Cream Flavors
A wonderful varietal selection not found elsewhere, is located on the Three Twins Menu. I would not want to miss trying any of these flavors!
- sea salted caramel
- lemon cookie
- mint confetti
- Madagascar vanilla
- cookies and cream
- bittersweet chocolate
- chocolate peanut butter
- chocolate orange confetti
- Strawberry Je Ne Sais Quoi
- Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck
- Mocha Difference
- Vanilla Chocolate Chip
Where Can Three Twins Ice Cream Be Found
Markets & Grocery Stores
Whole Foods Market
Oxbow Public Market 610 First Street Napa, CA 94559 707-257-TWIN (8946) @threetwinsnapa
Berkeley Farmers' Market each Saturday
The Fresh Market
254 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94117 415-487-TWIN (8946) @threetwinssf
Karma Cream in Gainesville, Florida
Marin Country Mart 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA 94939 415-461-8946 @threetwins
Sometimes surrounding Bay area cities
The Grass Shack in Tiburon, California
641 Del Ganado Road San Rafael, CA 94903 415-492-TWIN (8946) @threetwinssr
Fish in Sausalito, California
Whole Foods Market’s Cupertino café
Both Chile Pies (& Ice Cream) restaurants in San Francisco
To find one nearest to you go to: www.threetwinsicecream.com/locations/markets
How Is Three Twins Ice Cream Made
Ice Cream Dreams
It boils down to this; if you are looking for a great organic ice cream that has everything you imagine a gourmet dessert to be, and paying a tiny bit more for such high quality works for you, than Three Twins has to be your first choice! From conception to success, this company—and founder, Neal Gottlieb in particular—has worked to create something that is truly special. You are sure to find within your first scoop, "The magic that earth-friendly ice cream dreams are made of!"