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November 9, 2013

The scoop on ice cream

It’s the time of year for pumpkin-spice mania. It’s difficult to find anything that hasn’t been pumpkinized right now.

You can get pumpkin spice coffee, donuts, and candles. Sadly, you can also get pumpkin spice potato chips, pasta, vodka, beer, tea, and dog treats.

If you lived in Japan, you could get a Burger King pumpkin spice burger. Almost makes you want to move, doesn’t it?

This time of year, pumpkin spice moves to the forefront. It even beats out bacon as the top flavor—at least for a couple of months. I will allow bacon to take the backseat for a little while, but that’s it.

The thing that really gets me is that they always have to mess with the ice cream. Why do they always have to mess with the ice cream? I like pumpkin spice, and I love bacon, but I do not want either in my ice cream.

I remember a simpler time when ice cream came in three main flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Once in a while, we would go a little crazy and have a Neapolitan; experiencing all three flavors at once.

Sure, Baskin Robbins boasted “31 flavors,” but let’s face it, 28 of them were just plain heinous concoctions that should never have existed.

Maybe I’m just a vanilla kind of girl. I like life to be simple. It bugs me when people start sticking chunks and oddities in my ice cream.

When I dig into a half gallon … I mean … a pint of ice cream, I want to know that nothing is going to come between me and rich, creamy goodness.

That being said, here are the top five most disgusting ice creams on the planet:

5. Beer ice cream — “Have your beer and eat it too” is the slogan of Frozen Pints that produces this offensive mess. It’s for those who want to throw up quickly.

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