Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The "If-This-Is-A-Small-I-Don't-Want-To-Know-How-Big-The-Large-Is" Ice Cream

Today on our way to Maple Grove Farms to pick up maple sugar candy, Kevin and I stopped at Barney's Barnie's for ice cream. 

While the Gifford's brand cake batter ice cream I had was very good -- it was yellow cake batter with swirls of chocolate frosting -- and Kevin enjoyed his coffee ice cream, this post actually brings up a few issues/questions. 

As I got into the car with my small cone, I struggled to buckle my seatbelt while at the same time keeping my ice cream from dropping off my cone and onto my clothing. This was one of those "if-this-is-a-small-I-don't-want-to-know-how-big-the-large-is" cones. It was huge. 

This cone -- which I didn't get a picture of, because I was struggling to keep it off my clothes, so I got a photo of Kevin's dish instead -- raised some important ice cream questions for which I am still forming my opinions.

Is it a bonus if you get an ice cream that seems much larger than the size you thought you ordered? Do you feel like you should finish it all anyway?

Do you find you can enjoy ice cream cone that is falling/dripping all over you/your clothes? Do you find yourself rushing through the cone or do you enjoy the mess that is assumed with the purchase of an ice cream cone?

Finally, do you find yourself choosing a cup over a cone to avoid this situation? (This also raises a scientific question about the enjoyment of your ice cream.)

Food for thought. In the end, ice cream is ice cream, and whether we enjoy it a bit more or less one way or another, it's always good!

[Scoopalicious is celebrating National Ice Cream month with a Post-A-Day throughout the month of July!]


EB of SpiceDish said...

cone. always cone.

Jennie said...

Where is Barney's? The link on the page goes to nutritional information about ice cream, not information about Barney's. I keep a list of ice cream places to try and I'm always looking for places to add.

Bethany said...

EB, I go back and forth...

Jennie, I fixed the link (sorry!) -- but there still isn't too much info. It's in Concord, Vermont...right on Main Street.


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