4187 Campus Drive
University Town Cener
Hours: 10:00 AM - Midnight - 7 Days a Week
A new ice cream sandwich shop is set to have their soft opening today at 10:00 AM at University Town Center in Irvine. Stax Cookie Bar offers a wide variety of freshly baked cookies and ice cream. You can either choose to purchase the cookies and ice cream separately, or you can order a "Sweet Stax" which is an ice cream sandwich made out of two cookies of your choice and a scoop of ice cream in between. Stax brags that you can make over 4,000 different combinations for your ice cream sandwich.
All of the cookies are baked fresh on site. In addition to regular cookies, Stax also offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free cookies. Some of the flavors, such as chocolate-chip, will be constant but they will rotate cookie flavors as well. I was invited down to sample some of the cookies and ice cream. I believe my favorite cookie was the Sesame Green Tea, followed closely by the classic Chocolate Chip. Other cookie flavors include Chai Tea, Root Beer Float, Maple Bacon, Red Velvet and more.
While I really enjoyed the cookies and ice cream, the thing that impressed me the most was the reasonable prices. Cookies are $1.25 each ($1.50 for gluten-free) and a dozen cookies will only set you back $10.95. The Sweet Stax ice cream sandwich is $3.75.
There will be a Grand Opening event on Saturday October 18th with 20% of the proceeds going to support the Irvine Public School Foundation.