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For the first time in my entire life I bought some Ben & Jerry's ice cream (Half Baked, if you're curious) thinking I couldn't live my entire life and then die knowing that I'd never even tried it. Then when I got home I remembered that I was probably thinking of Haagen Daaz ice cream (which I've also never tried in any permutation or combination of flavours) so now I'm thinking the B&J is probably not a big deal. I'm still curious though. Maybe next shopping trip I'll remember the HD so I can compare and contrast.

So what happens if I think neither is any better or worse than the regular inexpensive Chapman's Ice Cream I usually buy? Devastation? Disillusion?

Either way I can't try it right now because of the whole delayed gratification neuroses I've got going on. Instead I'll eat the doggie-bagged fajita-wrap from last night's dinner at McGuiness Landing. No surprise there, at least.


Date: 2005-07-29 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think what happens is you shrug, move on, and never think of it again.

Life is too short to worry about ice cream that doesn't knock your socks off.

Date: 2005-07-29 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I will keep you posted.

Date: 2005-07-29 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Be sure that you do!
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Date: 2005-07-29 11:00 pm (UTC)
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I actually had that one in my hand but was lured away by the siren song of BROWNIES IN MY ICE CREAM!

Date: 2005-07-29 07:45 pm (UTC)
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If you're looking for a must-have-before-you-die food experience, I recommend Godiva chocolate truffles, as big a box as you can afford to splurge on. :)

Which in my case is like, 4 truffles. *L*

But the more you buy, the more variety to get to sample, and they are all so different that one or two doesn't really give you the full picture.

Date: 2005-07-29 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But if I could only buy ONE, I'd buy a raspberry creme truffle. :)

Date: 2005-07-29 10:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've developed some weird and annoying allergy to concentrated chocolate like that. One truffle and I'm usually coughing and choking for 10 minutes straight. You'll notice that that doesn't stop me from eating the box of homemade truffles my friend Heather mails me every Christmas! It just takes me a while to work my way through them.

One box of Godiva should keep me in business for a year - I'll keep that in mind!

Date: 2005-07-29 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like the Haagen-Dazs, but it's a bit pricey. In my reckless calorie-burning youth I'd eat entire containers while under the influence of something. The side of the pint will prompt you to "Please temper to a smooth consistency to achieve full flavor bouquet". That means pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. Which I do with my very favorite ice cream, Breyers. Chocolate, if it matters.

I like Breyers because it is what ice cream shoud be: cream, milk, sugar, and whatever flavor you've chosen. None of that guar gum, locust bean gum, and carrageenan (which is used for movie slime, as in Alien). Have you *seen* Alien? Do you want that slime in your ice cream??? I don't!

And speaking of Godiva, and to add to your quandry, they too make a premium ice cream. I tried their dark Chocolate. Eh. I'll stick to Breyers. If you like your Chapman's, then you're set. Just don't get me started on the evils of Chocolate Reddi-Wip.

Date: 2005-07-29 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mmmmm. Breyers is the other brand I love.

I have to say, I never in my life have heard of popping ice cream into the microwave, but it does make a certain sense.

I'm almost ready for my B&J.

I've seen that chocolate Reddi-Whip on the shelves and for some reason it just turns me off. When you say evil, do you mean good evil or EVIL Evil? Because I'm thinking I don't even want to know what chemicals lurk in that can.

Date: 2005-07-30 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Evil as in mind-control evil. It casts you under its spell. If you like chocolate, and you like whipped cream, well, all I can say is this stuff shouldn't be sold within 1000m of a school, since it's addictive as hell.

Do you like chocolate mousse? Chocolate reddi-wip is like mousse in a can. Because it's just so convenient to squirt right in your mouth, it makes it near impossible to even pass the fridge without copping a shot of the Wip.

I've managed to resist its charms for a while now, but as far as I remember, it's pretty much cream and chocolate. And I think there's some crack in it, too.

Date: 2005-08-01 05:28 pm (UTC)
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Half-Baked is my fave!!!


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