SHAYNA: THE NEW KID ON THE
BLOCK, ODD FELLOWS, IS
FANTASTIC, A FAVORITE ICE CREAM
YOU CAN TRULY SAVOR. YOU CAN FIND THIS ODD ADDITION
TO THE ICE CREAM SEEN IN
CHESTNUT HILL.>>THE ICE CREAM MARKET IS SUCH
A UNIVERSAL THING, ONE THING
THAT SEPARATES ODD FELLOWS IS WE
ARE WILLING TO PLAY WITH
DIFFERENT FLAVORS. SHAYNA: THE 1950’S SODA SHOP
DECOR IS SLIGHTLY OFF.>>A LOT OF ICE CREAM SHOPS LOOK
LIKE A CHILDREN’S BOOK ERUPTED
ON THE WALLS. WE ARE MORE ELEGANT. THE JUXTAPOSITION OF THINGS THAT
ARE OFFKILTER MAKES IT MORE
ENTERTAINING. SHAYNA: A NOD TO FAMOUS
BOSTONIANS SPRINKLES THE WALLS,
INCLUDING A PAINTING THAT
PROVIDES JUST ENOUGH DETAIL TO
LEAVE YOU GUESSING. THE FLAVORS, A BIT HEAD
SCRATCHING.>>WE HAVE ALL OF OIL BASE WITH
STRAWBERRY JAM, PITA BUTTER AND
JELLY WITH BASIL CHIP, ONE OF
THE BEST THINGS YOU WILL EVER
TASTE. SHAYNA: SOUNDS LIKE AN OPEN
INVITATION. ♪
THAT WAS AMAZING.>>IT WAS A COLLABORATION WITH
THE CHEF AT FOX AND THE KNIFE. IT IS BASIL MASHED INTO OUR ICE
CREAM BASE WITH DARK CHOCOLATE
CHUNKS. SAFFRON, PASSIONFRUIT, APRICOT,
PASSIONFRUIT, CHERRY, ONE OF OUR
ORIGINAL FLAVORS. IT IS BIG GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW
SAVORY WORKS IN AN ICE CREAM. THIS IS CHOCOLATE MADE FROM
CASHEW MILK. ♪
SHAYNA: THAT IS RIGHT UP MY
ALLEY. AS FOR THE BANANA SPLIT, SERIOUS
BUSINESS.>>OUR SCOOPS ARE THE ROUND JUST
IN THE GAME. WE ARE BROOKLYN’S FINEST ICE
CREAM. WE HAVE TO. SHAYNA: WITH FOUR SUCCESSFUL NEW
YORK LOCATIONS, THEY ARE LOOKING
TO BECOME A BOSTON FAVORITE.>>THE NEW ENGLAND REGION LOVES
ICE CREAM. WE HAVE HEARD STORIES OF PEOPLE
NOT JUST BE WILLING TO GO TO AN
ICE CAN SHOP IN A BLIZZARD, BUT
PROUD OF IT. IF YOU THINK YOU CAN SELL ICE
CREAM 12 MONTHS A YEAR, THAT IS
A GOOD GAMBLE. SHAYNA: TO SECURE THAT GAMBLE, A
SAUCER WITH A TWIST.>>THINK OF THE TASTE WHEN YOU
GET A MARSHMALLOW OUT OF AN ICE
CREAM, AND WHEN YOU MIX THAT
WITH PEANUT BUTTER, IT IS A
THUNDER NUTTER. SHAYNA: KICKED UP A NOTCH WHEN
PAIRED WITH THE SIGNATURE FLUFF
CONE.>>THE LAST BITE OF YOUR CONE IS
A CONE AND FLUFF BITE. SHAYNA: A FANTASTIC WAY TO
FINISH OFF A SWEET TREAT, SAYS
THE OWNER. AS FOR WHAT MAKES THEIR ICE
CREAM STAND OUT, THEY CREDIT
THEIR CHUNK GAME AREA — CHUNK
GAME.>>WE JAM AS MANY COOKIES AND
CANDY INTO TRADITIONAL FLAVORS
AS WE CAN’T, TAKE A TRADITIONAL
FLAVOR AND PUSH IT ONE WAY OR
THE OTHER A LITTLE BIT. SHAYNA: GRACIE’S HAS SIX REGULAR
FLAVORS AND SIX ROTATING, LIKE
THIS PURPLE SWEET POTATO TREAT,
ALL MADE IN SMALL BATCHES IN THE
SHOP. THEIR CREATIVITY IS INSPIRED BY,
>>WE LOOK AT WHAT CAN GO INTO
THE ICE CREAM, SEE DESERT ON THE
MENU AND SEE IF WE CAN MAKE A
DESSERT THAT IS LIKE THAT. SHAYNA: IS THERE ANYTHING THAT
CAN’T GO INTO ICE CREAM?>>I HAVEN’T FOUND ANYTHING YET. SHAYNA: I’LL MAKE SURE I GET A
PICKLE HERE. HE WENT FOR IT. IS IT GOOD?>>IT IS GREAT. ♪
SHAYNA: OK. THE JURY IS OUT ON WHETHER THE
PICKLE HAS A HOME HERE, BUT
THANKFULLY, THIS STOP HAS A
DOZEN PALLET PLEASING OPTIONS,
MAKING IT HARD TO CHOOSE JUST
ONE. ♪
IS YOUR SWEET TOOTH SATISFIED? WE DIDN’T THINK SO, SO WE SAVED
THE BIGGEST FOR LAST.>>VANILLA, CHOCOLATE,
STRAWBERRY AND MY FAVORITE,
COFFEE OREO. SHAYNA: THEY CALL IT THE TAJ
MAHAL BUT IT CAN BE FOUND RIGHT
HERE AT CABOT’S ICE CREAM, 26
PINTS MAKE UP THIS TOWERING
TREAT. 26. AND IT IS CONSIDERED A SMALL.>>THE FOURTH-LARGEST. IT IS CALLED THE TAJ MAHAL AND
WILL SERVE 70, 80 PEOPLE. SHAYNA: LET’S TRY IT. I HAVE GOT STRAWBERRY HERE. TODAY, WE SET DOWN WITH THE
OWNER TO SEE IF WE COULD MAKE A
DENT. BUT BEFORE WE DECLARE FAILURE,
>>YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN AN
INDIVIDUAL FINISH THIS?>>NO. SHAYNA: THIS IS MEANT TO BE
SHARED.>>YOU SERVE IT AS A BUFFET AND
GUESTS COME ALONG AND SCOOP
THEIR OWN. SHAYNA: FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS,
CABINETS HAS SERVED —
CABOT’S HAS SERVED THE
COMMUNITY.>>BETWEEN ICE CREAM AND YOGURT,
70 DIFFERENT FLAVORS AT OVER 30
TOPPINGS. SHAYNA: NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED
SINCE THE BEGINNING.>>WE DO EVERY THING AND GLASSES
AND DISHES AND EVERYTHING GETS
SCOOPED BY HAND. EVERYTHING IS OVERFLOWING ON
RUNNING OFF THE PLATE. SHAYNA: EXCEPT FOR ONE THING. SOCIAL MEDIA.>>WE SERVE SIX SUNDAYS TO A
TABLE AND PEOPLE TAKE PICTURES
OF THEIR ICE CREAM MELTING. AND THEY WATCH THEIR ICE CREAM
MELTING AND SAY, I CAN’T EAT
THAT. SHAYNA: WITH ALL OF THIS
OVERFLOWING, SYRUPY, STICKY, WE
WONDERED WHO HAS TO WASH THE
DISHES?>>THEY COME BACK PRETTY EMPTY,
I WILL TELL YOU. SHAYNA: BACK TO THE PICKLE ICE
CREAM, IT WAS CREATED FOR THE
PICKLE FESTAL — PICKLE
FESTIVAL. IT WAS QUITE A HIT THERE, BUT IT
COULD REQUIRE AN ACQUIRED TASTE. ANTHONY: VANILLA IS STILL NUMBER
ONE BY FAR, BUT PICKLE ISN’T
THAT FAR OF A STRETCH. YOU CAN THINK OF SOME COLONIAL
ERA FLAVORS, OYSTER, PARMESAN
AND ASPARAGUS. I WOULD