Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ice Cream

Who doesn't like ice cream? No one I know doesn't. When I was a kid my favorite was strawberry. And that was when strawberry ice cream had real chunks (chunks, not bits and pieces) of real strawberries, and not just strawberry flavoring like the ice cream now.

But as I got older and my tastes changed, I discovered that my favorite now is mint chocolate (chip) ice cream, and specifically, Breyer's. I've tried other brands, but I found I like Breyer's best.

And when I started buying it a few years ago, it was $4.99 for a half gallon sized carton (okay, you might as well say $5 per half gallon), which pretty much adds up to $10 per gallon -- pretty expensive if you ask me.

So I bought some this week.

And first of all you don't even get a half gallon any more (32 ounces). The carton was only 20 ounces (quart and a half)! AND it cost $6.99 (say $7) for this carton! Which works out to . . . . . $22.40 per gallon.

Let me repeat that -- $22.40 for one -- ONE -- gallon of ice cream!!!

As much as I like it, I have bought my LAST carton Breyer's of ice cream.