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“Best and most creative ice cream around”

Reasons to be Cheerful
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Concord
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

We live in Concord, so we feel very lucky to have a place this good nearby. We started making gourmet ice cream at home last year, and now we have no reason to make our own. The owner is very creative in coming up with amazing and unusual combos. We had ice cream with bacon - odd but yummy. Last time we had Guinness ice cream with oatmeal praline - so good. Plus they have regular flavors to please our kids. Check it out!

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

We've been here several times and are always happy with the great quality and friendly service. The ice cream is delicious!

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Reviewed December 11, 2011

There are many ice cream shops here in New England and this truly is the best.

What is notable is the quality of the ingredients. The sorbets are just made of fruit juice or berries, the real stuff. The chocolate is a wonderful Dutch coco. Unlike many other shops, sugar is not used to cover up the lack of quality.

This is a great find and a great value.

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Reviewed November 6, 2011

recently opened is a cheerful ice cream and crepe parlor. Ice cream is home made and have a variety of cones or just a cup. A few tables to sit at, good ice cream or they will make a crepe served on a real plate. Helpful staff, fun place to go to indulge.

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Thank MikeBirdman
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

Reasons to Be Cheerful is a wonderful addition to the West Concord village scene. They have renovated what used to be a gift shop, and turned it into the cutest ice cream place imaginable. Painted in cheery colors, with 2l great seating areas indoors and porch seating outdoors, this has become the place to take kids post soccer, or just to pop in on a Sunday afternoon for a cone.

They have a large selection of ice cream and frozen yogurt. While they don't have soft serve, they have some machine that turns hard yogurt into something like soft serve. The ice cream flavors are innovative, and they have all my favorites that are often hard to find - key lime, ginger, etc. I would say the ice cream is very good; not the best in the region (which would be Erickson's in Maynard, in my opinion) only because the flavors are a bit too subtle. But it is very good!

They also have savory crepes if you need a light meal. And shakes and egg creams and lime rickeys if you're after something sweet to drink.

You can't help feeling happy while you're visiting this place. The kids at the counter are very nice, too, as they let you have tastes of the flavors before you make a decision.

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