What Happened To Ice Cream?


January 3, 2013 by esarsea

half gallon ice cream

Whatever happened to ice cream being sold by the half-gallon?

I was in the grocery store the other day and it seems the 1.5 quart container is the new standard. Granted, it’s been a while since I’ve had a sweet tooth for ice cream, but it just struck me as odd.

And before you ask, no; there is no correlation between my shopping for ice cream and the recent passage of Washington State’s Initiative 502.  :-)

8 thoughts on “What Happened To Ice Cream?

  1. torqdog says:

    It probably went the way of the 16oz soda cup in NYC. The food police who are only looking out for your best interest have probably determined that a half gallon is way more Ice Cream than you need. They just know that all ya wanna do is lay around, eat the whole thing at once and then become a health liability which is a whole nother subject we needn’t discuss here.

    What is Initiative 502?

  2. David King says:

    It’s been that way for awhile Father time. Nice to know you get out of the house now and then

  3. RockinRon says:

    Stu, I’m with David.
    As one who partakes in the Creamy Goodness of Breyers Ice Cream on occasion, Chocolate Chip Mint, it’s all about stashing it in the remote recesses of the freezer, to lessen the risk of GF, Wife dipping into the Private Reserve.
    Sometimes is good idea to have a generic ice cream on top to serve as a Peace Offering, to keep them out!
    It shocks me how much some stores get for the pints of Ben & Jerries.
    Now that stuff is dank enuf for the Stoners out there. ( I’m just sayin)
    Happy New Year Folks!

  4. Bill says:

    It looks like the cheaper brands still come in the box here in Utah, like you show, but it tastes like frozen liquid cardboard.

    When I decide to go all massive cardiac infarction, I go with Ben & Jerry’s- Stephen Colbert’s “Americone Dream.” It’s caramel, bits of cone, fudge, ice cream, dreams, etc. and they would legalize marajuana in Utah if Mormons tasted it.

    Randy, that food police-comment is rooted in some degree of truthiness, my friend. Here in Utah, where adulthood is officially illegal, many of us are fed up with what are called ‘sin’ taxes on cigarettes and booze that greatly increase their cost to consumers.

    Some say that those pressures will help some quit smoking or drinking, so, it’s a good thing, right?

    Others say if you’re going to ‘sin’ tax those items for reasons of good health and to offset the alleged cos/impact to society because of them, then you godam better be including huge sugary soda sales, ice cream sales, double cheeseburger wrapped in bacon-sales and anything else that can be linked to a known public health problem.

    Freedom ain’t free and it ain’t monodirectional. You over-tax my beer (I don’t drink, btw), I tax your double-fudge sundae.

    • torqdog says:

      I haven’t tried Colbert’s “Americone Dream”……. looks like a new one to check out.

      I love their Phish Food. It’s Rocky Road on steroids without the nuts. I hate nuts in Ice Cream.

      • esarsea says:

        Funny how one’s childhood influences adult tastes. On those occasions we had ice cream at home as a kid, it was almost always vanilla…and it’s still my favorite. Sometimes I enjoy sprinkling a little malted milk powder on top, which I picked up from my Dad.

  5. esarsea says:

    T-Dog: In Googling the subject it seems retailers were torn between raising their prices due to increased costs, or reducing packaging size, and they opted for the later out of fear of lost sales. When one or two of them did it the rest followed suit to keep their prices comparabe.

    Ron: We’ve still got to get together one of these days. Maybe a rendezvous at Seven Feathers in Canyonville this Summer. Do they ever book decent blues acts?

    David: Ummmm….bite me? :-) LMAO

    • RockinRon says:

      Stu, You got it Buddy!
      Seven Feathers sounds good. I’m bout 1.5 hours from there.
      Unfortunately, The BluesMistress will be prob be absent, but fun still abounds!
      Will keep an eye out for some great music coming to Canyonville.

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