Comment Rescue: Ice Cream Edition
Calfiornia is having an amazingly mild winter because of epic megadrought. Last weekend I was able to wear a t-shirt and no jacket it was hot enough to justify getting ice cream.
To which Mike Schilling responded with:
it was hot enough to justify getting ice cream.
So, more than 10 degrees Kelvin?
Which dovetailed with a question I posed to Zazzy last week: Have you ever had truly bad ice cream?
Now, don’t get me worse. Some ice cream is objectively worse than others. Put a bowl of handmade Bischoff’s pumpkin fudge in front of me and a bowl of store bought generic vanilla and ask me to pick a fave and I’ll have the former devoured before you finish the question. But if you just put that store bought generic vanilla in front of me? I’d similarly devour it.
Have you ever had an ice cream so bad you said, “I can’t and won’t eat this,” and pushed it away? I can say that I have not. And that ice cream is the only food for which I can say this. The only food I can compare it to ice pizza for which I’d say there is a similarly high edibility rate but I think the variance between great pizza and cruddy pizza is much greater than the variance between great ice cream and cruddy ice cream AND I have had some truly bad pizza that I had to turn away. Fries are another generally safe bet, but steak fries are evil incarnate and once a fry loses more than 10-degrees of temperature, it becomes not only inedible but unsalvageable. Do any other foods bat 1.000 on your scorecard?