In 1948, Swensen’s originated in SF at corner of Union & Hyde in San Francisco. The ice cream shop has a variety of 180 flavors of ice cream and currently 300 Swensen’s ice cream outlets worldwide, including CA, FL, MN, TX, NV, Ho Chi Minh, China and Thailand.
We loved the old time feel and sampled a variety of flavors including cantaloupe, lemon and orange sherbert. Each of the sherberts had a vibrant flavor.
We ended up ordering a cup of orange sherbert because we were in a old school frame of mind and the flavor reminded us of Flintstone push pops. It was very smooth and had a burst of orange flavor. We also decided on a thin mint hot fudge sundae with the works, sprinkles, nuts, hot fudge, whip cream and a cherry on top.
Given the ice cream shop has no seating, we grabbed a few of the buckets and sat down to enjoy our sweet treats. Surprisingly other patrons followed suite and we started a bucket seating trend. We even joked we should have grabbed all the buckets and started charging 25 cents for seating.