If you’ve been on the internet at least once in the last five years, you’ve probably noticed that people get excited about ice cream cookie sandwiches. But decades before Instagram and before people started taking photos of themselves eating (but not really eating) food, there was Diddy Riese. The Westwood classic has been around for almost 35 years, and even though you can get a solid ice cream cookie sandwich anywhere these days, lines are still out the door here full of people wanting a taste of the original.
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