Friday, July 20, 2012

A Confession via Lobster Tracks

I have a confession, I've been on a diet since March, so I have not been able to eat or post any evil food delights for your reading pleasure.  That being said, I did go on vacation this past month and fall off the wagon.  After losing 39 pounds and counting, I decided that eating ice cream from a little rustic general store in Maine would be alright.  Of course, that was the first day of daily ice cream for the week, but hey, at least I have something to write about and have since bravely stepped back on the wagon.

Here's a photo of myself and my girl having ice cream at The Granite Hall Store in Round Pond, Maine, which features Gifford's Ice Cream.  Gifford's Ice Cream was born and raised in Maine, and now stretches as far south as New Jersey.  I've had their ice cream religiously on every trip up North, so I honestly can't tell you how it stacks up against Ben and Jerry's - mostly because when I eat it I'm about 100 yards from a harbor and I'm always on vacation.  This means it will always be the best ice cream on the planet.

This time around, because I hadn't eaten ice cream in 4 months, I tediously examined the many many choices at the ice cream stand and opted for Lobster Tracks.  The description hysterically says (smartly so) "This product contains NO lobster. Vanilla ice cream, lobster-colored chocolate cups filled with caramel all swirled with a unique ├ęclair crunch."  I figured this is something worth doubling my daily calorie count for.  Yes, it was good.  The bright red color was a little distracting, but I thought it was definitely worth trying since they made the effort to match the food coloring to the actual color of a lobster. 

So if you were in my shoes, or on a desert island and walked up to the ice cream order window, what would you get, and... cup or cone? 


1 comment:

hanna said...

I'm on a diet too, after loosing 20 pounds in 6 weeks, I was inspired by my routine but just like you I have some cravings that I really want. I'm not pertaining to your ice but I like ice tea, those sweet one. But now I found a substitute which is a tulsi tea which is much better than a iced tea.