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Marble Slab Creamery

March 20, 2010

  • 669 Romence Road
  • Portage, MI 49024
  • (269) 323-7522
  • Website
  • Menu

After we left Buffalo Wild Wings, I asked J if she wanted to buy me ice cream.  She didn’t argue.

We decided to try Marble Slab Creamery.  Even though it is a national chain, neither of us had ever heard of it.  We’ve had the other, more popular marble slab ice cream shop and even thought about going there, but might as well try something new.

The Marble Slab Creamery store in the Kalamazoo area is in Portage on Romence Road near Village Shops Boulevard.  It’s in a building that also houses a CiCi’s Pizza.  The Marble Slab Creamery takes up the back portion of that building and can be really hard to see from Romence.

The store is set up like most ice cream stores.  There are a handful of tables around the perimeter and a big ice cream display case in the middle.  There was only ice cream in half of the case, but the girl working told us they had everything…they just had a problem the cooler, so they couldn’t keep it all out on display.

There is a menu behind the counter that has some of their creation combinations that J and I both focused our attention on.  I really had no clue what I wanted, but I was so happy I didn’t have to order in sizes “Like it,” “Love it,” etc.  That’s the huge reason I don’t go to Cold Stone.  I feel like a dipwad ordering with their cheesy order sizes.  The sizes at Marble Slab are “Original” and “Big Dipper.”  Much better options. 

J started off with Rocky Road which starts with Chocolate Swiss then is mixed with Chocolate Chips, Marshmallows, and Walnuts although she did ask to leave the walnuts out.  The “original” size proved to actually be a pretty good scoop of ice cream and J said she thought it was really creamy and more like custard.

I ordered the Peanut Butter Crunch which as the same Chocolate Swiss.  The mix-ins are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Nestle Crunch.  I really couldn’t taste the Peanut Butter Cups, but there was a lot of Nestle Crunch.  The ice cream was pretty good and went a long way after dinner.

The bill was a little under nine bucks, so like most premium ice cream places, it’s a little expensive, but it’s pretty good ice cream.  I don’t know if it’s better than the competition, but it’s a good alternative.

Original Peanut Butter Crunch

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  1. March 26, 2010 3:22 pm

    I love your blog. I may give marble slab a try, and I’m glad you told me they didn’t put much peanut butter because I am a peanut butter junkie. It’s good to know that I may need to ask for a little extra. Thanks for the review!

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