Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Celestial Seasonings "ice cream"

One sign a company – oooh, say, Celestial Seasonings – has been corporatized (by, say, Hain): the name shows up in places you’d never expect. New! Celestial Seasonings Tea Dreams nondairy frozen dessert, made w/ Rice Dream (by Imagine, another Hain buyout and maker of Soy Dream, totally the best soy milk out there, eff Silk). Flavors incl apple, peach, strawb, but the 2 sampled were vanilla ginger spice thai ("zesty ginger ribbon" + gingersnap "chunks") (quotes = a wee bit of overstatement) and choc caramel chai (choc chips + "hint of chai spice"). This being a tea-themed product, wheredya suppose tea falls in the ingred list? Last. After safflower oil, caramel variegate, guar, locust bean, the usual gums ... last but not least, black tea extract. That said, the ice cream's not all that bad, tho hardly velvety, zesty, or hinty.

20 Comments:

At August 30, 2005 12:12 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Love the "Oh say" link!

Thanks for being brave enough to try the ice cream, too. Usually, I think, "That Hain't good" when I see the parent company logo.

 
At August 30, 2005 12:17 PM, Blogger TG said...

and that is of course Olympic track-and-field gold medallist carl lewis, in 1993. poor guy!

(thank you for noticing)

 
At August 30, 2005 12:22 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Aren't ingredients listed by weight?

 
At August 30, 2005 12:30 PM, Blogger TG said...

yeah by weight or percentage. there's no tea there. it's one of the fine-print ingredients that's "less than 2%" of the total stew. whatzat have to do w/ celestial seasonings? i mean, jeez, it's like they're just using the name as a selling point, man

 
At August 30, 2005 12:44 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

REAL tea ice cream would have a bit of the good stuff in it.

 
At August 30, 2005 1:25 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

tg: haven't taken time to look at your links, and i'm not going to be posting much today. besides not wanting to cause another meltdown, i've got writing deadline. just wanted to note that your posting would have been ever so much more enthusiastic if the ice cream were flavored with even 1 percent of a certain coffee!

 
At August 30, 2005 1:55 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Re: Carl Lewis ... See what performance-enhancing substances can do to one's system? I suspect that was his voice cracking due to his second or third puberty!

 
At August 30, 2005 2:06 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

But, see, the tea is just an essence, like an afterthought. out there in the ether, where my mind spends it's days.
(by the way, did anyone else notice the misspelling of celestial on tg's posting?

 
At August 30, 2005 2:07 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

or were you all just being polite?

 
At August 30, 2005 2:14 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Just being polite.

 
At August 30, 2005 2:19 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Uh oh. I seen an its vs. it's opportunity.

 
At August 30, 2005 2:23 PM, Anonymous clairevoyant said...

tl: growing up with 3 english majors in my house, you'd think i'd know better.
it's a real problem, it is.

 
At August 30, 2005 2:43 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

so what is the meaning of "it is" or is that too close to an old question.

 
At August 30, 2005 2:43 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Politeness here.

 
At August 30, 2005 2:45 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

all these polite people!! wow.
is polite a euphemism for "gee, I never noticed"

 
At August 30, 2005 2:47 PM, Blogger emmmjay said...

interesting links! and space to make comments! loved it.

 
At August 30, 2005 3:40 PM, Blogger TG said...

Celestial, fixed! just a tiny little typo. wrought in the rush of speed to get this item posted. please forgive. politeness not necessary. corrections welcome. these items should be 100% correct!

 
At August 30, 2005 4:26 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Ice Cream. Meltdown, (he, he).

That's all I've got.

 
At August 31, 2005 12:19 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

only 18 puny comments. i knew you would miss me when i was gone!

 
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