I was a man on a mission. The Mrs. needed me to pick up bread crumbs and Falafel mix for what ever I she was making for dinner tonight. I headed off to Scotty's Market, a few minutes from my day job. Scotty's is a gourmet market and has been since before there was gourmet markets in Marin. OK that's another story. I stumble towards the car dodging the homeward bound commuters and low and behold there's an ice cream shop called three twins ice cream.
I'm supposed to be dieting so probably shouldn't be indulging. The place is cute and the product is organic so.... what the hey. I stand in line behind some beautiful children and mommies that look like they are straight from Beverly Hills 90210 casting. It's my turn and I pick the pumpkin ice cream. The beautiful mommy next to me says "you're about to be spoiled for life". This turns out to be a profound statement. "Oh my God!" I shriek like a valley girl. This stuff is hella good.
As I try to regain my composure to play the food professional I like to think I am, I meet the owner Neal Gottlieb. I fire questions at him as he trys to keep up with the customers. He is dedicated to making his products from local sustainable sources. Straus Organic milk products are the base for the ice cream. Even the spoons and cups are of compostable materials. A percentage of the sales are donated to earth charities. Neal has a background in retail finance and spent some time in the Peace Corps. He is trying to marry his business expertise with earth friendly practices.The big question in my mind is where the name three twins comes from. Turns out he is a twin and his twin married a twin and they live together. Makes sense.
I grab a pint of pumpkin to go. At home I am twice a hero. Not only did I get all the items on my shopping list, but I brought home ice cream. My wife tasted the pumpkin ice cream and said "Oh my God". Great minds think alike.
Jessica likes her ice cream . She's a twin too.
three twins ice cream
641 Del Ganado Road
San Rafael, Ca. 94903