Within the must-see Jim Jarmusch comedy “Down By Regulation,’’ a personality performed by Italian actor Robert Benigni almost begins a riot when he will get his fellow jail inmates to chant, “I scream-a, you scream-a, all of us scream-a for ice cream-a.’’

Who can blame a bunch of jail birds for wanting ice cream? Actually, who can blame anybody for wanting ice cream.

And in case you’re going to bask in some ice cream, why not make it the good things?

Which brings us to the primary location of Häägen-Dazs opening Saturday on the Deptford Mall. It’s the first such providing on this area, the closest Häägen-Dazs being in South Philly or Atlantic Metropolis.

The Deptford franchise is owned and operated by Ronak Patel of North Brunswick, who additionally operates the one in Quakerbridge Mall.

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Patel says he’s at all times within the temper for ice cream.

“I grew up in Flushing, Queens, and I grew up consuming ice cream. We at all times had a bath within the freezer, at all times Häägen-Dazs. It’s all-natural flavors, and the perfect factor about it’s no added preservatives.

The concession will provide at the very least a dozen flavors at a time, and typically as many as 18, Patel says, including that he’s trying ahead the vacation introductions of pumpkin and of peppermint bark.

“Proper now, we have now cookies and cream, chocolate, praline and in addition java chip.’’ Desire a flight of chocolate flavors? He is acquired that, too.

On the mall, search for “fabulous and enjoyable’’ toppings to go together with all of your favourite flavors reminiscent of Cookie Crunch, rainbow sprinkles, walnuts, crushed coconut or Gummy Bears.

Ice cream is available in cups in addition to cones (sprinkle- or chocolate- lined, wafer or sugar) in small, medium and enormous. There are additionally sundaes, shakes, smoothies made with sorbet, and smooth serve.

“It’s enjoyable,’’ he says of proudly owning the ice cream concession, which is in a smooth launch since Aug. 9. “Persons are liking it, giving us superb suggestions. They know the model, it’s well-known. Persons are having a superb time. And with vacation buying, it’s excellent timing.’’

The grand opening will embrace some reductions and particular promotions, Patel says, in addition to music and leisure.

Häägen-Dazs will likely be open at any time when the mall is open. It’s positioned within the middle courtroom on the bottom flooring, beside the Starbucks kiosk. “It’s an open in-line store, however thankfully the mall was sort sufficient to offer tables and chair in entrance of the store, so you’ll be able to hang around and luxuriate in some ice cream with your loved ones very near the road itself.’’

So, what’s Patel’s favourite flavors, despite the fact that he most likely by no means has to decide on.

That may be Coconut Chip.

“It’s like choosing your favourite child,’’ he jokes. “However I’m being a child in the mean time!’’

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Tammy Paolino covers eating places, breweries, meals vehicles and humanities occasions for the USA TODAY New Jersey Community. She’s an award-winning reporter and editor who has lined the Backyard State for greater than 30 years. Attain her at or 856-854-9440 or on Twitter @CP_TammyPaolino. Help support local journalism with a Courier-Post subscription.


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