Ridiculously Good News from Zingers!
In This Issue:
How We Pick em
Weird Flavors NOT Available Here
Monthly Flavor Report
Contact Info and COUPON!
HOW WE PICK EM
One question were asked constantly is, When are you going to have _____________? (and then fill in the blank with whatever favorite flavor we currently dont have). Some have wondered if we rotate flavors seasonally; some think we might use a regular schedule, some think its all whimsy, and one guy wondered if I pull the flavors out of my hat. The answers are: yes, yes, yes, and I dont wear a hat (then again, he wasnt pointing at my head).
There are some flavors that we bring out because of the season, like Peach and Coconut (summer) and Pumpkin Pie (fall). Some we always do when we do them because weve always done it then - Chocolate Covered Banana has been a summer staple not because banana chips remind us of summer, but because weve always done it then (and many of you expect it). Ditto for GingerSnap (always first of the new season, and at the end of the season). Many others fit this pattern.
Whimsy is a little harder to nail down for example, we know we want to rotate the chip-flavors (white chocolate, butterscotch, and the chocolate chip variations), but which one goes in when? Yeah, its IS like pulling them out of a hat. Sometimes its me (hey, isnt it time for Aztec Chocolate?), and sometimes its the ice-cream-maker herself (hey, shouldnt I be making Swiss Mint about now?). And despite what she says at the end of every season (when shes tired of making ice cream), she does get the itch to try new flavors and were all the richer for it (re: Orange Chocolate Chip).
And sometimes what we schedule doesnt come to pass. We might schedule a flavor and then find out we cant get a specific ingredient for it. This years example: Raspberry Chocolate Chip was supposed to be a Spring Break flavor. Didnt happen - no raspberries. Sometimes we actually MAKE the flavor, then we find no room for it, as the flavor that was supposed to be gone is still in the freezer. Danish Sweet Cream was two weeks later than we planned. Frozen stuff happens.
So the best advice I can give followers of specific flavors is this:
1. Keep reading these emails.
2. Follow us on Facebook, as we update new flavors as they happen.
3. Develop backup favorite flavors in case we dont have what youre looking for (its all good).
4. Remind me to get another hat.
WEIRD FLAVORS NOT AVAILABLE HERE
Heres an update on various flavors of ice cream that youll never see in our store because well, because theyre just too weird. We have two new ones to report, and both hail from Japan, where weve encountered horsemeat & vanilla, so you know theyll be uh, different. Theres an eatery that features an all-dirt menu, and they include Dirt ice cream, but thats not what is pictured. No, thats our winner for weirdness - Squid Ink. Yeah, squid ink. Very black, very fishy.
At least its not artificially flavored or colored
Its weekends only until we get into the holiday weekend. For the first three weeks its:
Friday & Saturday: 1pm to 9pm
Sunday: 1pm to 7pm
Memorial Day weekend sees this change:
Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
Friday: 1pm to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm to 10pm
Monday (Memorial Day): 1pm to 7pm
MONTHLY FLAVOR REPORT
We plan on changing a number of the special flavors sometime this month. Flavors that are scheduled to disappear are in Purple Italics. New flavors (we hope) include: Butter Pecan, Jamaican Rum Raisin (already in), Licorice, Mango, Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Spumoni, and Swiss Mint. And maybe a couple of others, too.
As always, check our Facebook page for updates. And Like us if you havent already - that way, you wont miss a thing!
THE STANDARDS THIS MONTHS SPECIAL FLAVORS
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Danish Sweet Cream
Just Plain Chocolate
Jamaican Rum Raisin
Mint Chocolate Chip
Orange Chocolate Chip
New York Cheesecake
Oregon Black Cherry
Root Beer Float
White Chocolate Chip
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