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Bastille Day with Torico's Ice Cream

Celebrate Bastille Day with Torico’s Ice Cream

Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, is a holiday celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution and the Storming of the Bastille. Foodies from around the world commemorate this moment in history with the best in French cuisine, including truffle ice cream delights. According to SortiraParis.com, the city’s number one city guide, ice cream makers are concocting unique flavors with an importance on all-natural ingredients.

Lucky for #HipNJ, we don’t have to travel far to experience Paris’ ice cream culture, thanks to Torico’s Ice Cream in Jersey City!

Bastille Day

Their “Three Course Dessert” ice cream cake contains a collection of chocolate sweets. They hand roll brownie truffles and cover them in a dusting of cocoa powder and chocolate sprinkles. In between the truffles stand broken ice cream sandwich cookies atop dollops of chocolate whipped cream. The final course comes from a drizzling of chocolate fudge over each cocoa inspired delicacy on the cake.

If you think that sounds good, wait until you try it. Order one today!

NYC PRIDE

Weekend Recap: June 22-24

Too busy to attend some great events over the weekend? That’s ok because #HipNJ has the weekend recap scoop on what you missed!

NYC pride

NYC PRIDE PARADE JUNE 24

The Parade is a celebration of the lives associated with the LGBTQ+ community. This year, grand marshals included Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford, and Kenita Placide, who made this years NYC Pride Parade one to remember. The theme of this year’s Pride Parade was “Defiantly Different.” There was also a total of 80 floats and tens of thousands of marchers there supporting the community.

BRADLEY BEACH LOBSTERFEST JUNE 23-24

The Bradly Beach Lobsterfest was a free event which had six bands and an emcee as well a DJ. After dancing and singing people could  enjoy a nice cold beverage from one of the 180 craft and specialty beer vendors. A large beer and wine garden was also available. For the children’s activities, there were water slides, rides, face painters and sand art activities.

WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND

WINE & CHOCOLATE WEEKEND JUNE 23

New Jersey‘s finest wineries were back for a weekend of elegant wine tasting! Some of the area’s best chocolatiers and dessert vendors also joined the event for the sweet tooth lovers. This year an indoor “Chocolate Lounge” and dessert area was incorporated into the event, and was expanded throughout the Grandstand  so there would be easier navigation.

ATLANTIC CITY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

ATLANTIC CITY FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL JUNE 23 – 24

The Annual Brighton Park Food Truck Festival was at The Claridge this year, a Radisson Hotel. People could enjoy the start of the summer with food trucks, beer & bands! Guests were able to sample a range of culinary dishes from American comfort food to seafood, barbecue, desserts, and more from the area’s top food trucks!

SOMERVILLE CRAFT BEER FEST 2018

SOMERVILLE CRAFT BEER FEST 2018 JUNE 23 – 24

The Summerville Craft Beer Festival allowed guests to come from all over and try beer from N.J.’s top brewers. There was live music throughout the festival while separate activities occurred. There were sip and paint classes, dunk tank for charity and this years first giant beer pong tournament!

BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY BEER FESTIVAL

BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY BEER FESTIVAL JUNE 23

Adults were able to sample craft beers from breweries throughout the Garden State. Guests that attended the Beer Festival were able to tour the Battleship, rock to music from the Cabin Dogs and enjoy some great pub food! The General Session went from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, guests got a VIP option which allowed guests to attend at 12 p.m. VIP guests were also able to sample some special brews and meet the breweries.

32ND ANNUAL RED WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

32ND ANNUAL RED WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL JUNE 24

The 32nd Annual Red White & Blueberry festival featured live music, kiddie rides, a huge classic car show, arts and crafts, stilt walkers, and jugglers. The event also featured all blueberry type foods such as pie, muffins, fresh berries, lemonade and even a blueberry pie eating contest. Furthermore, the blueberry themed food seems fitting as it was held in blueberry capital of the world!

What’s Your Favorite Torico’s Ice Cream Flavor?

Torico’s Ice Cream is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on July 8 and we want to hear from you! What is your favorite ice cream flavor from the store? The poll gives you a choice of 10 unique flavors from the shop.

What is your favorite Torico Ice Cream Flavor?

The first and perhaps most unique is their Ube flavor. This ice cream is a very popular flavor in the Philippines and gets its color from a sweet purple yam called ube used in many Filipino desserts. 

Chocolate lovers rejoice as they have tasty flavors for you including either rocky road or chocolate blackout. What’s better than chocolate? Peanut butter flavored ice cream surrounding chunks of chocolate and banana throughout!

For all you coffee lovers out there, they also have a coffee cookies flavor to get that sweet taste you know so well. In addition, they have: coconut joy, poundcake, cookies & cream, butter pecan, strawberry cheesecake, coconut sherbet, cherry pistachio and bubble gum.

Let us know in the link above what your favorite ice cream flavor is!