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Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
6:34 pm

Since I subscribe to ChunkMail (Ben & Jerry's email notice thingy), today I got this little gem in my box: 

One of our competitors (think funny sounding European name) recently announced they will be downsizing their pints from 16 to 14 ounces to cover increased ingredient & manufacturing costs and help improve their bottom line. At Ben & Jerry’s we think downsizing pints is downright wrong. We understand that in today’s hard economic times businesses are feeling the pinch. We also understand that many of you are also feeling the same, & think now more than ever you deserve your full pint of ice cream.
We are even more committed today to lead with our values through the quality of our ingredients & how we source them to make the best ice cream possible. So, while our competitor may be experiencing a bit of shrinkage, rest assured that your Ben & Jerry’s will still be standing tall in the freezer. Enjoy!

No doubt this means we get two ounces less for the same price. I googled Haagen-Daz, but it didn't seem to be them, unless it hasn't yet been announced.

Monday, February 23rd, 2009
7:56 pm
Archer Farms
Archer Farms is Target's "gourmet" brand for everything from crackers to ice cream.  I've had their ice cream before and it's all pretty good. Really creamy and flavorful. Today I tried the Pear Cinnamon Caramel. This is one of those flavors that come only in the pint container. They've got one that has Fleur de Sel and one that has Lavender in it, which is good. That one only comes out summer and spring.

Well, let me tell you, the Pear Cinnamon Caramel ... I wanted to smoke a Gauloise when I was done.  It's not vanilla ice cream with pear mixed in - it's pear ice cream. This means that it tasted immediately of a ripe, juicy pear and then that wonderful cream flavor. Kind of like eating a pear creamsicle, if such a fantastic thing exists. . . then comes the cinnamon and caramel. It turns the whole experience of eating a pear creamsicle to eating pear pie a la mode (but minus the crust). 

Get thee to a Target and partake. You will not be sorry.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
6:04 am
Sunday, July 15th, is National Ice Cream Day.

Baskin Robbins is celebrating with discounts; other chains might, too.

Go out and celebrate our day with a sundae on Sunday!
Friday, February 3rd, 2006
1:03 pm
When I was little, my mother used to take us to an ice cream parlor that was run by an Italian family. They had flavors of ice cream that I have not seen since. Sadly, they closed about 20 years ago. The best flavor they had was called "Ceylon Tea." It was a hideous bright grey color, if that makes sense, but it was the most delicious flavor I've EVER had.

I have not been able to Google the recipe, to try my own version.

I miss that ice cream.
Thursday, April 29th, 2004
8:48 am
How Much Is TOO Much?
I saw an episode of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" the other day (the one with the girls' volleyball coach) and when Ted opened the freezer door, there were about ten half-gallons of ice cream in there. They were shocked! God, what a dream! If I had the room in my freezer, I'd have that much, too!

How can you be shocked about such a thing? I was thinking the guy didn't look like such a cheap shmuck, if he allowed that much good ice cream in his house.
Monday, April 26th, 2004
12:00 pm
I don't care if that Iron Chef is 86-7 in Japan, trout ice cream is just wrong!
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