One of life’s simple joys growing up was enjoying Thrifty’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream without a care in the world. Something about walking into the store and going in on those unique cylindrical scoops just hit different.
You can now take a bit of that experience home with you, as Thrifty’s is actually selling its vintage ice cream scoopers that they’ve used since the 1940s.
These babies are already selling out at Rite Aids arounds the country, (granted they probably didn’t supply that many) and as I went to a local Rite Aid for one, was told that people are calling in daily, trying to find these bad boys.
There are a few key elements to this scooper that you may not find in other scoopers. Aside from its stainless steel base, inside the cylinder are three prongs that dig into the ice cream and hold it inside. Once you’re ready to let go of the scoop onto your cone or cup there’s a little release trigger you pull to let it smoothly pour in.
It’s like a little ice cream gun.
If you think people aren’t going to try to bank off these bad boys, you’d be very wrong. As is often the case for limted released items of any kind, from ice cream scoopers, to Disneyland sporks, they are already being auctioned off on eBay, some for upward of $85.
As of now, it seems like they’re releasing in limited quantities, so if you want one, be sure to hit your local Rite Aid whenever they restock.