Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ice cream news round-up, week of August 14th

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is after Ben and Jerry's for its deceptive mislabeling of products containing high-fructose corn syrup and other funky ingredients as "all-natural."

Don't you wish anything at all would happen in San Francisco?  Until then, the SF Chronicle will run stories by staff writers on Ghirardelli's ice cream parlor.

John McCain and Jan Brewer ate some ice cream yesterday and then made empty campaign promises.

Ice cream sales remain strong (4% growth in the retail sector) in the Middle East.  There are some great sub-heads in this article, such as "Preference for traditional desserts set to constrain ice cream growth in Iran" and "Demographics and high temperatures save ice cream's performance in Saudi Arabia." 

There's an ice cream-themed spa in the Mall of America.  Sounds dumb.

Tomorrow night, the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck and Humphrey Slocombe are doing an event in SF.  Now that's news, Chronicle!  Are you paying attention?

Katy Perry and Baskin-Robbins are promoting her new album, "Down Under," by offering free cotton-candy ice cream on August 27th, also known as Katy Perry Day.  Just go in to a shop and mention her name, if you actually want cotton-candy ice cream.

The Kitchn had this popular post on making ice cream without a machine, HuffPo details six more ways, including using liquid nitrogen.

A Texan supermarket employee hit by a falling half-gallon of ice cream sues the store for damages for medical care and expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, loss of earning capacity, loss of body member, disfigurement, fear of future disease or condition, cost of medical monitoring and prevention, exemplary damages, interest and court costs.


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