Any trip to California is not complete until you have visited Marianne's Ice Cream at least 5 times, right?? Well, we have lots of reasons to continue our "market research" for the best ice cream in the world. :) J also got to meet Sam, the owner of Marianne's - and ask him lots of questions and take a guided tour of his production site. It was so amazing to sit in the presence of someone who has mastered so many flavors!! Still, my trusty favorite will always be chocolate & peanut butter.