Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Safeway Select spumoni

If you live in the NE, spumoni ice cream is like no big deal. But the multi-flavored Ital-American froz confection is rare in the south (where the culinaires prefer crap like chess pie) and so it’s news to find a store brand - specifically Safeway Select Spumoni - show up at the ol' smkt. Like peppymint & eggnog, it’s viewed as a holiday flavor, and that’s why it’s showing up now w/ the clock ticking on its lifespan. And while it’s nice to have it, locals can be glad that Central Market sells pints of the far superior Stucchi’s spumoni, year-round.

6 Comments:

At November 29, 2005 2:54 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Let's hear it for wop ice cream! The dago side of me says, the Italians kick everybody's ass when it comes to ice cream. But the coon-ass side of me says, hey, chess pie isn't bad. When you're a po-ass mother and you want to make a pie, you have to use the ingredients you have on hand. Sometimes crappy food can create fond memories. However, most of the time it's just shit.

 
At November 29, 2005 3:53 PM, Blogger BK said...

Chess pie? Yuck!

Give me a Ritz Cracker apple pie anyday over that... with cheddar, of course...

 
At November 29, 2005 4:02 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

T.G., love the little spoon next to the carton!!

 
At November 29, 2005 6:07 PM, Anonymous IceCreamHead said...

I find that SELECT brand at Tom Thumb is not that great anyway. These days I'm loving BRAUM'S. They have so many flavors, taste great / less filling!

 
At November 30, 2005 3:31 AM, Anonymous Trader Joe said...

The best store "brand" is Hill Country Fare at HEB.

 
At December 02, 2005 8:00 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

I still like the white chocolate maple ice cream from Sbux which, incidentally, I got at an HEB.

Back to you ms.ery!

 

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