Ridiculously Good News from Zingers!
In This Issue:
The $%^&&$*&@! Of Ice Cream
This Just In
Monthly Flavor Report
Contact Info and COUPON!
THE BASTARDIZATION OF ICE CREAM
Excuse our French, but we could not think of a more appropriate way to describe whats going on in the world of ice cream. Corruption, maybe; or alteration. But we mean it in a bad way, so heres the deal.
Regular readers of this newsletter (both of you) know that weve already complained about ice cream containers: how a half-gallon isnt a half-gallon anymore (its 1.75 quarts), and hey, now a Häagen Dazs pint now comes in at just 14 ounces (we still use a 16 oz. container). Well, this time our complaint is about whats inside the container, and it turns out that what you think is ice cream isnt always ice cream.
Were not talking about frozen yogurt or sorbet or even gelato, which also arent ice cream. Were speaking about the stuff you see in grocery stores from folks like Breyers and Dreyers and the like nestled in the freezer next to actual ice cream lurks frozen dairy dessert.
Were not the only ones who have noticed this. Its been in the news a lot this spring (links: here, here, and here and in plenty other spots if you missed it). What these investigative reports have uncovered is that the Federal standard for ice cream (at least 10% butterfat) isnt met because of what they use to make their products, so the manufacturers make certain that they show pretty pictures of a delicious bowl of Butter Pecan on the carton...and in tiny letters on the side one finds the words frozen dairy dessert. Because they cant legally call it ice cream.
So whats IN there? Pick up a container of one of Dreyers Fun Flavors and youll discover the first ingredient listed is WHEY. Not cream, not milk. WHEY. And a bunch of multi-syllable stuff. This seems to be the trend, as companies look to cut costs and stay competitive. And if no one complains (or notices) well, we noticed. You should, too (and know that we make an 18% butterfat ice cream).
We could change the old song
From: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
To: My whey, your whey, they cant call it ice cream what? NO WAY!
Remember - if it doesnt say ice cream, its NOT ice cream. Period.
PS: Light Ice Cream is what we old folks used to call Ice Milk. Still not ice cream.
Summer always brings about a number of changes, and all of them good. First off, were open every day now, and well be open later once school is out, too (see complete schedule below). Weve started making chocolate waffle cones (a Memorial Day Weekend tradition), and theyll be with us until Labor Day. And there will be more fudge flavors available, too. Just all the more reason(s) to stop by.
THIS JUST IN
Just before we sent out this newsletter, we received the following (offered without comment):
TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Zinger's Homemade Ice Cream with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.
Oh heck, well comment - next time you enjoy yourself here, feel free to post a review and add your (five) stars to the growing list on contented travelers.
As I mentioned above, were open every day, so that doesnt change (until September). The hours that were open does change. Follow closely From June 1 to June 13:
· Sunday through Thursday: 1pm to 7pm
· Friday: 1pm to 9pm
· Saturday: 1pm to 10pm
Note - June 10th (Monday) is graduation day here, so were only open from 1p-6p
Then, starting June 14, were open a bit longer:
· Sunday through Thursday: 1pm to 9pm
· Friday & Saturday: 1pm to 10pm
Finally, well be open daily from 1pm to 10pm every day that last week of June.
MONTHLY FLAVOR REPORT
Flavors that are scheduled to disappear are in Purple Italics. New flavors include summer favorites like Coconut, Chocolate Covered Banana, and Black Walnut. Lemon Custard returns. Raspberry Chocolate Chip? Yes, FINALLY. And a surprise or two, like Pistachio. As always, check our Facebook page for updates. And Like us if you havent already - that way, you wont miss a thing!
THIS MONTHS SPECIAL FLAVORS
Caramel Peanut Chip
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Double Butterscotch Chip
Just Plain Chocolate
Jamaican Rum Raisin
Mint Chocolate Chip
New York Cheesecake
Oregon Black Cherry
White Chocolate Chip
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