We’re getting closer!
The Elite Eight got off to a rousing start!
Chocolate 48% v. Moose Tracks 52%
Cookies & Cream 63% v. Mocha Chip 37%
Now, you all know I consider Moose Tracks not-a-real-flavor. A number of you mentioned peanut butter Moose Tracks specifically, but I only recently enountered that, having been introduced to the concept by black raspberry Moose Tracks and later the overly-sweet and disappointingly candy-esque mint Moose Tracks. However, as no one was willing to come out in favor of plain chocolate, I’m letting the win stand. Indeed, the presence of this non-flavor flavor in the Final Four is evidence of an important component to many of you that seems well summed-up by twiddle: “I think the key thing I am realizing in this bracket is that I love ice cream that has other bits of things in it[…] It’s the ability to dig things out of my otherwise smooth and creamy canvas that appeals to me.” This, Persephoneers, is why our dear readers spend an alarming portion of their yearly income on Ben & Jerry’s. I imagine I could just as easily run a purely B&Js bracket and have thoroughly enthusiastic participation!
Today includes another real poser, and one thoroughly obvious choice.
Elite Eight Pt. 2
Vanilla v. Rocky Road
Mint Chocolate Chip v. Raspberry/Black Raspberry
Vanilla v. Rocky Road: You’ve got the epitome of all things simple and glorious in ice cream up against the jubilant jumble that represents the best of stir-in possibilities, the essential conundrum of modern ice creaming. On the one hand, chocolate and marshmallows and nuts! However, if you want to know the true quality of an ice cream producer, you judge based on their vanilla; anything can be passable if you throw enough shit into it, but only honest-to-Dog cream/milk/sugar/vanilla beans/optional eggs, treated with respect and lust, will make a wonderful vanilla.
As for today’s other match-up… well, whatever, Raspberry’s awesome and I adore it and it’s the last bastion of fruit in this competition, but who cares! Mint Chocolate Chip, preferably Breyers, is one of my favorite non-living things in existence, and I will never ever EVER choose anything else over it and neither should you because it is perfect and amazing and wonderful.
You know what to do! And if you don’t, I will change all the votes ever to Mint Chocolate Chip; don’t test me.
Voting closes at 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday.