Life is all about change. Since my recent post on broken appliances, we have broken the toaster, coffee maker and the cat. Well, the cat isn’t exactly broken. He just doesn’t want to pee in the litter box.
I have just about adjusted to all of this and replaced everything but the cat when the local store had a sale on ice cream. Not my favorite brand but a good brand – two containers for $5. Now this is the container formerly known as a half-gallon but now known as 3 pints. I wouldn’t mind the size so much but the price didn’t go down even a little.
Yesterday it was screaming hot here so I decided to have ice cream for lunch. For heaven’s sake, if you can’t do that when it’s hot, when can you? It’s nice and cold with lots of calcium but no other nutritional value. I’m ok with that!
As I pulled the container out of the freezer I noticed that it didn’t say ice cream. It said frozen dairy dessert. What on earth is that? Looked like ice cream. Sort of tasted like it but different. The cherries weren’t the bing cherries either. Bummer.
At first I thought it was ice milk from my childhood memories. Back then it was the diet version of ice cream. Or maybe just the cheaper version. I wasn’t much of a gourmet when I was a kid. I liked ice pops and all sorts of frozen stuff. We didn’t have air conditioning so even twinsicles would do in a pinch.
In further research some of their “products” are ice cream and some are “frozen dairy desserts.” Ice cream has 10% milk fat and doesn’t have a lot of those odd ingredients that sound like what you use in making tires.
Somehow I didn’t get the memo that you had to read ice cream cartons. It didn’t taste the same. It was disappointing. Frozen dairy dessert anyone?
By the way, we couldn’t replace our wonderful toaster or coffeemaker with the same thing because they discontinued the model with the desired features. This required the beloved husband to do tons of research. In the end we had to settle for something less. Or are we fighting change?
About the cat…at this point we are hoping for the best.