Are you salivating yet? Have you raided the freezer section of your nearest convenience store? Are you weeping because neither your wallet nor your cholesterol level can accommodate your need to eat ALL THE ICE CREAMS? Okay, that last one, that’s 14K projecting. My sincerest apologies.
However, Persephoneers, I have to admit that I’m disappointed by the lack of engagement. There were some *very* interesting and unforeseen results yesterday, but the comments showed no sign of significant opinion-holding! I want to see you arguing for your favorites! I want to hear odes to your beloved flavors and cutting take-downs of the competition! I WANT TO SEE BLOOD! Do not disappoint me, y’all, or I will be pushed to drastic measures…
Today features four match-ups wherein beloved 20th-century standards face off against popular niche flavors old and new:
Coffee v. Banana Well before I could tolerate coffee – actually, let’s face it, I could never tolerate just coffee, even when I was addicted, it had to be a latte or au lait – anyway, long beforehand, I loved coffee ice cream. When I was first driven into coffee’s arms (thanks, American Constitutional Law!), I doctored my coffee with coffee ice cream and M&Ms. Yum. Banana is one of those flavors that people may really love, or really hate, or just feel meh about… but the love and hatred is sirius bizness.
Butter Pecan/Praline v. Orange Cream Most commonly pecan, but occasionally the praline will be made with almonds, a delightful change. As for orange cream… where do you think the idea for the Creamsicle came from?
Cookie Dough v. Cinnamon Whoever first had the idea of sticking globs of cookie dough into ice cream is a genius, and quite possibly a billionaire. Cinnamon, sadly, has not made it to my neck of the woods; while I jerry-rigged a version at home, I’m looking forward to someday having the real thing!
Cookies & Cream v. Green Tea I always felt this was a bit of a misnomer, as the cookie should always be the oxford wafer of Oreo fame. Whatever, I’m a stickler for details. Green tea ice cream is like coffee ice cream in that I had the frozen dessert prior to drinking the hot beverage; they also share yumminess.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Vote for only ONE contestant in each match-up! Voting for both options, or multiple votes, messes up my count, and you don’t want me to insert my own opinions into the matter of who wins, do you?
Voting open until 5:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Have at it!