This is it, Persephoneers! Ice creamy Judgment Day!
Well, Judgment Weekend, really, because voting is open until Sunday 11:59 p.m. EDT (or thereabouts). But whatever, semantics.
Yesterday was a freakin’ rout: Vanilla 27% v. Cookies & Cream 74%
I’ve got Barack on my side; do you feel as strongly? Can you sway the masses? Do I need to resort to hypnotism/autocracy, or will poorly-penned haikus suffice?
Now, one can argue for a compromise here, and I will admit that it is a very appealing one:
This is some tasty shit (and, as you can see, kosher!). But aside from this very specific take, WHO SHOULD OUR WINNER BE? My friends, it is in your hands.
A parting idea for you to ponder as you cast your final vote: What would your personal ice cream championship look like? Mine would likely be a three-way, courtesy of a breathtaking ice cream experience in the Berkshires a few years back: Mint Chocolate Chip (of course), either Breyers or Philadelphia-style (i.e. no eggs, as opposed to French-style custard ice cream) homemade/small batch; Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch or its equivalent; and what was sold to me as Mexicali Chocolate, chocolate ice cream made with cinnamon, cayenne, and mint. I recreated the latter in brownies, but of course it is not nearly as marvelous as the ice cream version, where the icy creaminess is the perfect foil to the spikiness of the cinnamon and the heat of the cayenne, heightened by the background notes of peppermint. Place all three of these ice creams in front of me, and I might pass out from sheer delight.
What would make it to your championship?