Friday Fun

07/23/2004

icecreamI Scream! You Scream! We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Summer time is for swimming, fishing, overnight camp, not going in until the street lights go on, and making ice cream on grandma's porch. Whether freshly churned, bought at your neighborhood store or purchased at the little stand at the beach, summertime and ice cream seemed to be made for each other.

In another post (sounds like a fairy tale…once upon a time) I wrote about “Marketing Holidays.” Here’s one more….July is National Ice Cream Month. How nice of the government to create a holiday that celebrates a fun treat and provides marketers with one more opportunity to help the economy. By the way did you know U.S. ice cream industry generates about $20 billion in annual sales?

Ice cream is just plain fun and that’s what Friday Fun is all about…a way to chill into the weekend. We bow to other blogs to provide more thought provoking posts today while we indulge summertime happy thoughts...your favorite ice cream cone!

Lighthearted Ice Cream Thoughts

"Eighteen Flavors" By Shel Silverstein
Eighteen luscious, scrumptious flavors
Chocolate, lime and cherry,
Coffee, pumpkin, fudge banana
Caramel cream and boysenberry.
Rocky road and toasted almond,
Butterscotch, vanilla dip,
Butter brickle, apple ripple,
Coconut and mocha chip,
Brandy peach and lemon custard,
Each scoop lovely, smooth and round,
Tallest ice cream cone in town,
Lying there (sniff) on the ground.

*If you haven’t discovered Shel Silverstein [Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Giving Tree, A Light in The Attic], you’re in for a treat as yummy as a double ice cream cone on a hot summer afternoon. “Shel invited children to dream and dare to imagine the impossible. Let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes, tickle your mind and show you a new world.” Although written for children, his work is an inspiration for adults as well. I’ve used his poems in brainstorming/ideology workshops.

THE 15 MOST POPULAR ICE CREAM FLAVORS
(Flavor, percent preferring)
1. Vanilla, 29%
2. Chocolate, 8.9%
3. Butter pecan, 5.3%
4. Strawberry, 5.3%
5. Neapolitan, 4.2%
6. Chocolate chip, 3.9%
7. French vanilla, 3.8%
8. Cookies and cream, 3.6%
9. Vanilla fudge ripple, 2.6%
10. Praline pecan, 1.7%
11. Cherry, 1.6%
12. Chocolate almond, 1.6%
13. Coffee, 1.6%
14. Rocky road, 1.5%
15. Chocolate marshmallow, 1.3%
All others, 23.7%
Source: International Ice Cream Association

Do you have the talented taste buds it takes to be an Official Ice Cream Taster? Yes, it is a real job. John, Edy’s Official Taster, tells how. Wonder if benefits include membership to a gym?

Ice Cream Ice Cream and More Ice Cream
Each site has lots of information about ice cream, games and goodies.
-Ben and Jerry
-Dyers
-Haagen-dazs
-Carvel
-BaskinRobbins
-Brighams
-Edy's Grand Ice Cream
-H.P. Hood

All You Can Eat Ice Cream For A Good Cause! At the Jimmy Fund’s Scooper Bowl, a cause marketing event to help fight cancer, you can eat all the ice cream your little heart desires with no cause for guilt since you’re helping cancer research. Attendees sampled more than 50 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbert. Works for me.

You’ve tried Online dating, Minute Dating and Blinding Dating but have you tried Ice Cream Dating?
Ice Cream Flavorology – Complements of Edy's Grand Ice Cream

What does your favorite ice cream flavor say about you? Choose it from the list below to find out!

-Butter Pecan - you might be characterized as the perfect worker. You are devoted, conscientious, respectful and fiscally conservative. Romantic Compatibility: You are most romantically compatible with those who prefer Mint Chocolate Chip.
-Chocolate Chip - you are competitive and accomplished; no victory is sweet without a little hard work. Romantic Compatibility: You are most romantically compatible with those who prefer Butter Pecan or Double Chocolate Chunk.
-Coffee - you are lively, dramatic and flirtatious – thriving on the passion of the moment. Romantic Compatibility: You are most compatible with those who prefer Strawberry.
-Double Chocolate Chunk – you tend to be lively, creative and dramatic and are always the life of the party. Romantic Compatibility: You are most romantically compatible with those who prefer Butter Pecan or Chocolate Chip.
-Mint Chocolate Chip - you tend to be ambitious and confident… yet a little skeptical about life. Romantic Compatibility: You are most compatible with other Mint Chocolate Chip lovers.
-Rocky Road - you tend to be a balanced mixture of charm and practicality. While you are outgoing and engaging in social situations, in the business world you tend to be more aggressive and goal-oriented. Romantic Compatibility: You are most compatible with other Mint Chocolate Chip lovers.
-Strawberry – you are a thoughtful, logical person who carefully weighs each option before making decisions. More a follower than a leader, you are content and effective working behind the scenes and out of the limelight. Romantic Compatibility: You are most compatible with those who prefer Strawberry, Rocky Road, Mint Chocolate Chip and Vanilla.
-Vanilla – you are a colorful, dramatic risk taker who relies more on intuition than logic. Emotionally expressive and idealistic, you tend to set high goals for yourself, and push yourself to meet and exceed them. On the romantic front, you tend to rely on secure romantic relationships that fulfill your emotional needs while working toward future objectives. Romantic Compatibility: You are most romantically compatible with those who prefer Rocky Road.

My summertime activity this year has been making homemade ice cream. Found the best recipe for peach ice cream on The Amateur Gourmet blog…one more reason why you gotta love the blogs!

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Toby,
Loved your ice cream blog. Was delighted to learn that my three ice cream sundaes last week on vacation were in celebration of National Ice Cream Month! What I won't do for a cause... Sorry to say, I'll be going to the gym at least that many times this week.

Just wanted to say, don't forget our furry friends (at least the dogs I know)--like ice cream too. Fortunately for them, there's Frosty Paws to the rescue. A really great treat when that plain old bone won't do. ;-)

Posted by: Kate Spencer on Jul 26, 2004 8:25:49 PM

Sir,

I want to know your best prices and the qualities of your flavours for
ice cream production.

I would also want some samples of each product like:
Chocolate flavour
Banana flavour
Buttter Scottch flavour
Vanilla flavour
Strawberry flavour
Orange Concentrate
Pineapple Concentrate

I shall be gratefull if my request is giving the utmost consideration

Yours faithfully,

NAPOLEON (Tel: 234-8023148342).

Posted by: Napoleon on Sep 10, 2004 5:21:46 PM

Sir,

We do not produce ice cream. We only eat ice cream.

Toby

Posted by: Toby on Sep 11, 2004 12:05:40 AM

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