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Do you enjoy ice cream at night more so than other times of the day.

Yes
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No
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I do not eat ice cream
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Men and ice cream

Postby moonshadow » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:53 pm

Last weekend while I was out working, I struck up a conversation with a woman about grocery stores we like shopping at. I made a comment that I had been giving my business to the local Save-a-lot lately. I mentioned that the quality is reasonable, though you have to experiment and find out what you like and what you don't. For those who don't know, Save-a-lot is generally, a private label store. They don't have many national brands on their shelves. As such, many items do have a different taste than what you might expect from a national label, but not all are bad.

Anyway, I made a comment that I didn't like their ice cream, and still prefer Food Lion's ice cream mainly for price and value. Food Lion simply has the best ice cream for the price. Save-a-lot sells a carton of their brand for $2.99. Food Lion sells their brand for about $2.00, but they also have Friendly's varieties that I enjoy that run $3.29, though sometimes they are on sale at 2 for $5. Walmart is okay, they stock Pet brand, which is good, but they don't have the flavors I enjoy other than chocolate. Which is nice, but I like the Friendly's kind that has the cookie dough and little chocolate chips in it. Food Lion also has a private label chocolate ice cream I like that has brownie bits mixed in.

Food City's ice cream is good, but God it's expensive. It's well over $4 for a carton of their private label. If you buy something name brand, expect to fork over $5-$7! :shock:

Anyway, the woman kinda chuckled and jokingly asked "what is it with men and eating ice cream at night?"

I asked her what did she mean?

She said she's noticed that a lot of men can be quite the ice cream connoisseurs. And per her experience, we normally indulge our habit at night!

I thought for a moment, I recalled my father, and his father before him, my step father, and many other men in my family... yes, do seem to enjoy ice cream exclusively at night.

So this is a site of mostly men, I thought I pose the question of do enjoy eat ice cream at night?
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby crfriend » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:02 am

moonshadow wrote:So this is a site of mostly men, I thought I pose the question of do enjoy eat ice cream at night?

I have the ability to enjoy ice cream at any hour of the day, but as most of my leisure time exists in the late afternoon and early evening that's my favourite time for really savouring the stuff.

And, even though I haven't lick of Russian blood in me (as far as I know) I enjoy ice cream in the dead of winter.
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby Fred in Skirts » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:20 am

Ice Cream is my down fall. I can never get enough of it. I tend to try to eat the whole tub in one evening while watching the boob tube. So I don't buy it as often as I used to. :(
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby Kirbstone » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:08 am

Here during the kinder months most places have a couple of outlets that 'do' 99s. They place a large standing cone out on the pavement advertising that they have their machine up and running.

A wafer pre-formed cone is placed under the nozzle and the lovely softish vanilla stuff pours out, filling it right up to almost twice its height, tapering to the top. Then they wrap the wafer cone in a tissue, shove a Cadbury's milk flake chocolate stick in at a rakish angle and ask if you would like sauce on it....a little nozzle loaded with strawberry/raspberry/lemon or whatever to decorate the outside of this delicious standing ice cream cone. About Eur 2.

I forego the decoration and have mine just plain. Driving home from work at 5-ish I pass such an establishment and frequently indulge myself. I still have some 4 miles to go and my '99' lasts me most of the way! :D

In a domestic situation ice cream in various flavours dug out of a box serves to brighten the after dinner pudding. Served with cake or apple pie, rhubarb or fruits various and/or meringues tempts me to enjoy my 'just deserts' or 'join the deserters'. Generally it is late afternoon for the '99' or late evening for the 'dessert', but I must admit to fancying one at mid-day when it's hot, sometimes.

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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby dillon » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:21 am

I enjoy ice cream but generally the richer flavors. My faves are coffee flavors, dulce de leche, and sambayon. I can sub sea salt caramel for the dulce de leche but I have not been able to find sambayon in the US, but I don’t exactly live in a cosmopolitan part of the country. I tend to sub Irish cream liqueur with Starbucks blonde roast iced coffee this time of year and hit the ice cream in warmer months.
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby beachlion » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:15 am

I like ice cream but not at an addiction level. When I was a kid, I got an ice cream cone when we went to the beach. Shortly after the war this was a real treat. My favorite was rum raisin then and it still is. I'm glad it is available at my local grocery.
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby beachlion » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:18 am

dillon wrote:I enjoy ice cream but generally the richer flavors. My faves are coffee flavors, dulce de leche, and sambayon. I can sub sea salt caramel for the dulce de leche but I have not been able to find sambayon in the US, but I don’t exactly live in a cosmopolitan part of the country. I tend to sub Irish cream liqueur with Starbucks blonde roast iced coffee this time of year and hit the ice cream in warmer months.


Do you mean something like this?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... 0b1f57cb59
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby denimini » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:25 am

I tend to eat icecream in the evening, except when I add a bit to an iced espresso on a hot day.
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby Sinned » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:11 am

Moon, I like ice cream at any time of the day and favourite things to eat it from [0]. But as working guys, most of us, our free time is the evenings so I have answered "No" even though I eat more at night for that reason. I like Homer where he goes to the fridge and there's more than one tub of Neopolitan containing red and white ice cream and he shouts to Marge, "We're out of the chocolate ice cream."

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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby Kilted_John » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:22 am

Pretty much anytime from about noon on. Depends on if it's something needed to cool myself off, or a nighttime desire.
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby dillon » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:52 pm

beachlion wrote:
dillon wrote:I enjoy ice cream but generally the richer flavors. My faves are coffee flavors, dulce de leche, and sambayon. I can sub sea salt caramel for the dulce de leche but I have not been able to find sambayon in the US, but I don’t exactly live in a cosmopolitan part of the country. I tend to sub Irish cream liqueur with Starbucks blonde roast iced coffee this time of year and hit the ice cream in warmer months.


Do you mean something like this?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... 0b1f57cb59


The sambayon in Buenos Aires is more a commercially prepared ice cream sold in most ice cream shops, and even by the liter or half-kilogram. But equally delicious. It is not what I’d consider a Marsala, more liqueur-ish.

But I can put a shot of Kahlua or Amaretto over any non-fruity ice cream and be perfectly mollified into Lazy-Boy limbo!
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby beachlion » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:24 pm

dillon wrote:..... The sambayon in Buenos Aires is more a commercially prepared ice cream sold in most ice cream shops, and even by the liter or half-kilogram. But equally delicious. It is not what I’d consider a Marsala, more liqueur-ish.

But I can put a shot of Kahlua or Amaretto over any non-fruity ice cream and be perfectly mollified into Lazy-Boy limbo!


With the reference of Argentina, the name Sambayon makes more sense. But only a little as I would have placed it more in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, especially in this time of the year. I thought you misspelled it. ;)
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby STEVIE » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:01 pm

There are still a few independent ice cream sellers in and around Aberdeen.
They all have their own followings too.
This may sound cliched and possibly racist but my personal favourite is a family concern of Italian descent.
Expensive, yes but their hazelnut flavour is pure heaven in my mouth.
I don't take it home as it is just too good to be kept waiting.
I can't say that I have noticed any gender bias in the clientele though.
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby lazerr » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:49 am

Funny thing, but my wife and I were discussing "The Road to Abilene. We have been saying it for weeks after my wife asked if I wanted to go out for ice cream. I explained it was a management concept I learned years ago called the "Abilene Paradox". When I worked for Marriott it was a required training video.

A "road to Abilene" is when a group collectively decides to do something which no individual in the group really wants to do. The term comes from the Abilene Paradox, demonstrated by the story of a family who decides to travel 53 miles north to Abilene for ice cream. On the way back, they begin arguing after realizing that none of them wanted to go in the first place.
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Re: Men and ice cream

Postby dillon » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:21 am

STEVIE wrote:There are still a few independent ice cream sellers in and around Aberdeen.
They all have their own followings too.
This may sound cliched and possibly racist but my personal favourite is a family concern of Italian descent.
Expensive, yes but their hazelnut flavour is pure heaven in my mouth.
I don't take it home as it is just too good to be kept waiting.
I can't say that I have noticed any gender bias in the clientele though.
Steve.


From my American perspective, the way you used the word “racist” I found a bit curious. It made me wonder what constitutes racial difference in the UK, and in Europe generally. Here, we might consider a person of Italian descent somewhat ethnically different from those of us with a mainly Anglo Protestant heritage but we would not suggest there was a racial distinction. To what extent do Europe and the Isles discern “race” among the indigenous folk of the continent? From this side of the pond, you all seem pretty much “lily-white” to me. I ask only as a matter of curiosity, not to stir any pots.

Based on what I know of my own heritage, I am German and English on my mother’s side, and English, Scots-Irish, and likely some German on my father’s side...and perhaps some Native American, which I will discount since I don’t want anyone calling me “Pocahontas.” But from an American POV, I am just a garden-variety white guy.
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