Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rita's Water Ice (Philadelphia, PA)

2200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, T: 215-465-7110

Rita's Water Ice is famous in the US and can be bought in supermarkets all over the country. While they were founded in Pennsylvania, and are an institution in Philadelphia, they have more than 100 franchises in nine states. I went to one of the originals, around the block of two other Phialdelphia institutions: Geno's Steaks and Pat's King of Steaks (in fact, I came from the former).

Rita's has an extensive menu of Italian Ice, Sugar-Free Italian Ice, Cream Ice, and a number of trade marked other cold treats. In addition, all of them come in a dazzling variety of tastes. I decided upon a passion fruit Italian ice, which came in a large cup. The ice was very tasty and refreshing, although a tat too sweet.

VERDICT: 88/100
In a country dominated by too sweet ice cream, Rita's provides some solace to the water ice lover. Although it is not real Italian ice, it comes close. Most importantly, it is really fresh!

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