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  • 46 ice cream trucks are being seized in a New York City crackdown

    06/06/2019 8:19:39 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2019 | Madeline Holcombe
    Shell corporations, millions in fines, and a sting operation in New York City. It's not a noir film; it's a crackdown on ice cream trucks. The city began seizing 46 ice cream trucks Wednesday in "Operation Meltdown" after operators violated traffic laws and then evaded fines for nearly a decade, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news release. As the operators were handing out popsicles from 2009 to 2017 they also were racking up 22,000 summonses and nearly $4.5 million in fines for traffic violations, the city said. The operators had been cited for running red lights, parking near...
  • Air Pollution Fears Put London’s Ice Cream Trucks at Risk

    05/14/2019 6:44:46 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2019 | Anna Schaverien
    LONDON — There are few more unmistakable signs that summer has arrived in Britain than hearing the chimes of an ice cream truck from the street. But Londoners could soon find it harder to track down soft-serve on a hot day, because of fears that pollutants from the trucks’ diesel engines may be endangering lives. Councils in the city are threatening to clamp down on ice cream trucks that roam their streets if they do not become more environmentally friendly. “No one wants a side order of asthma with their ice cream,” Caroline Russell, a Green Party member of the...
  • (NJ) Bischoff's Ice Cream, at 85, says yes to credit cards

    03/13/2019 2:29:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    the record ^ | 02.15.19 | Megan Burrow
    Bischoff's Ice Cream, at 85, says yes to credit cards
  • [satire] Broadway to ban "Racist" song "Vanilla Ice Cream" from Award Winning Musical "She Loves Me"

    12/30/2018 9:05:28 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    After complaints from various activist groups, the song "Vanilla Ice Cream" has been banned from Broadway. She song, which is featured in the Tony Award winning musical, "She Loves Me" has been deemed racist by the ruling committee. When asked about the decision, one Broadway official said, "in today's political climate, we can no longer include a song with such an overt racist message as Vanilla Ice Cream. The song is nothing but pure hate speech." Another Broadway executive added, "We are no longer a nation of vanilla. We are also chocolate, strawberry, and so many other flavors. Vanilla ice...
  • Dairy farming is dying. After 40 years, I’m done

    12/26/2018 12:00:12 PM PST · by ETL · 164 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | Jim Goodman
    <p>After 40 years of dairy farming, I sold my herd of cows this summer. The herd had been in my family since 1904; I know all 45 cows by name. I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to take over our farm — who would? Dairy farming is little more than hard work and possible economic suicide.</p>
  • Yes, there is an ice cream truck in DC working to defend the Mueller investigation

    11/28/2018 7:04:33 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    circa ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | Natalie Grim
    An ice cream truck called "Guilty Pleas-ures" has been traveling around the city every day handing out Mueller investigation-themed ice cream in defense of special counsel Robert Mueller. Flavors available include MuellerBerry, IndictMint Chip, Rocky Rod Rosenstein and Ivanka's Butter Emails Pecan. Some flavors are even vegan ... or as Guilty Pleas-ures calls it, Fake Moos. The activist organization MoveOn is behind the ice cream truck. MoveOn is just one of the partners involved in the Trump Is Not Above the Law campaign that mobilized a few days after the midterm elections, following the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions....
  • Ben & Jerry’s Israel Distances Itself From Anti-Trump Ice Cream Flavor

    11/02/2018 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/2/18 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – Ben & Jerry’s controversial decision to release a new anti-Trump flavor in collaboration with, among others, Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, has prompted the company’s Israel franchise, which is owned independently, to distance itself from the ice cream giant. The limited edition flavor, entitled Pecan Resist, “supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda,” the American company said in a statement Tuesday. Proceeds from the new flavor will go to four groups, including Women’s March, whose leaders are rabidly anti-Israel. Linda Sarsour, who was pictured...
  • Ben & Jerry’s Releases Anti-Trump Ice-Cream To Help Linda Sarsour Group

    10/31/2018 1:52:39 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 60 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | October 30, 2018 | Luke Rohlfing
    Ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s has released a new “Pecan Resist” flavor to support the anti-Trump resistance. Among the organizations they are partnering with for the new flavor is the Women’s March, which has pro-Sharia Law activist Linda Sarsour as a board member. Today we launch Pecan Resist! This flavor supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda. Learn more and take action here >> — Ben & Jerry's (@benandjerrys) October 30, 2018 The new flavor is described as having “nutty chunks” with a powerful...
  • Ben & Jerry's launches anti-Trump ice cream

    10/30/2018 3:07:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 100 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 30, 2018 | Ben and Jerry's
    Today we launch Pecan Resist! This flavor supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda. Learn more and take action here >>
  • Franklin Graham Slams Ice Cream Shop’s New Pro-Abortion Flavor, “Woe to Those Who Call Evil Good”

    08/29/2018 11:09:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | August 22, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Protestant leader Franklin Graham called out an Oregon business Tuesday for creating an ice cream flavor to celebrate the legalized killing of unborn babies. Graham, the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, said abortion activists are “absolutely frantic” about President Donald Trump appointing a second conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. “They’re holding rallies and pulling out all the stops in a campaign to try to stop Judge [Brett] Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the Supreme Court,” he wrote on Facebook. “NARAL Oregon is even partnering with a Portland ice-cream parlor for a pro-abortion themed ice cream flavor—’Rocky...
  • NARAL offers abortion-themed ice cream

    08/22/2018 2:06:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/21/18 | Caleb Parke
    A Portland-based ice cream shop partnered with NARAL to create a controversial abortion-inspired ice cream flavor to “save Roe” from President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. For a limited time, What’s The Scoop? customers can order a pint of “Rocky Roe v. Wade” for $9.50 to “help defend reproductive freedom,” according to a NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon fundraiser poster. “Is the hot weather and political climate getting you down? It’s time to eat more ice cream!” NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon wrote on its Facebook page.
  • Freeloading fowl a fixture at Hempfield's Tastyland

    07/06/2018 2:14:00 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 15 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 5 July 2018 | Jacob Tierney
    Updated 10 minutes ago A flock of uninvited chickens surrounded Jeff McLaughlin and his three grandsons as they enjoyed lunch at a picnic table at Hempfield's Tastyland. The boys didn't mind. The freeloading fowl were a highlight of their trip. “We love the chickens,” said 6-year-old Liam Bitz. His cousin, Owen Shuey, 7, agreed. “I'm going to go pet one after I finish this fry,” he said. Owen tried to keep his word but the chicken had other plans, leading Owen on an unsuccessful chase around the table, much to the amusement of Owen's twin brother, Ethan. The chickens have...
  • Mixed-race family asks Blue Bell Ice Cream to change flavor name to be more inclusive

    06/22/2018 6:06:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 185 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2018 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    The mother of a mixed-race family is asking a popular ice cream manufacturer to change the name of one of its flavors to be more inclusive. Traci Schmidley says she is a mother of six and a foster mom to more. Some of her children are black and some are white. She says it was her 10-year-old son who first noticed the name of the ice cream, "The Great Divide." "The Great Divide" is half vanilla and half chocolate. The container has a line right down the middle dividing the off-white vanilla from the chocolate brown. When the family bought...
  • Red Indian ice cream at Jonesville business called 'blatantly racist'

    03/27/2018 7:53:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | March 26, 2018 | Danielle Salisbury
    JONESVILLE, MI - A Red Indian ice cream flavor, marketed specially last week at a Jonesville restaurant, has roiled some and sparked a slew of sometimes vicious social media remarks. "If you look at all the major Native organizations, using redskin to describe Indians is frowned upon at the very least, and it is considered blatantly racist and hurtful," Natasha Crall of Hillsdale said on Saturday.
  • 'Blasphemous' Ice-cream Chain Coming to U.S

    03/26/2018 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/25/2018 | WND
    Whole shocking shtick of 'Sweet Jesus' is mocking Christianity
  • Ice cream shop’s ‘sexy’ cow logo disgusts locals

    12/06/2017 5:27:16 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2017 | By Natalie Musumeci
    A new New Jersey ice cream shop called “Dairy Air” has shocked locals with its sexy cartoon cow logo — a bawdy beret-wearing bovine flaunting her curvy, branded derriere that one resident slammed as “offensive and sickening.” “This kind of marketing scheme is the reason we currently have a sexual predator in the White House,” Tingle continued, pleading in the note for the ice cream parlor to “reconsider” the logo design.
  • Edy’s/Dreyer’s frozen custard was awesome during its brief existence

    11/02/2017 3:27:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 2, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Edy’s/Dreyer’s frozen custard was awesome during its brief existence Edy’s (or Dreyer’s, depending on where you live) started selling a line of frozen custard in supermarkets about two and a half years ago. It may have been the best supermarket ice cream I’ve ever had. But recently, it’s no longer available at Giant Eagle (Pittsburgh supermarket chain where I shop) or at Target (which used to have it too). A google search shows that Wal-Mart is always out of stock. I guess they stopped making it. Which is a shame. My guess is that some people who had never actually...
  • This Squid Ice Cream Cone Is a Lot to Process

    08/20/2017 10:33:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Eater ^ | Aug 11, 2017 | Greg Morabito
    An impressively weird dessert washes ashore in New ZealandAn ice cream shop in Auckland, New Zealand is taking the burgeoning goth dessert trend to new heights by serving a giant chocolate-dipped cone with a mantle and menacing tentacles protruding from the top of creamy sphere. The chef at Giapo Kitchen thought that this undeniably phallic treat would be a nice way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of The Colossal Squid’s arrival at the Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa. Here’s a clip of the chocolate tentacles being inserted into the cone after it’s dipped: The squid dessert is just as spooky...
  • Dondurma Is the Chewy, Stretchy Ice Cream You Need to Know About

    08/13/2017 11:01:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 10, 2017 | Chris Crowley
    Ice cream is many things: Cooling, sweet, quite possibly the most delicious thing ever invented. But it is not usually stretchy. At least not in the U.S. In Turkey, however, ice-cream vendors can pull, stretch, and toss their ice cream like a Jersey Shore show-off playing games with taffy. New York is filled with all sorts of amazing ice-cream creations, but until now, this stretchy Turkish ice cream known as dondurma has been extremely difficult — almost impossible, really — to find Stateside. That’s all about to change, though: Lezzetli Mediterranean Ice Cream is the first American brand of what...
  • Then They Came For Ben & Jerry's

    08/11/2017 9:35:01 PM PDT · by American Quilter · 59 replies ^ | 12 Aug 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Ben & Jerry’s ice cream had to figure it would be one of the last firms in America to come under attack from the liberal misinformation complex. It has created flavors to honor Democrat politicians, contributed to Democrat campaigns and positioned itself well to the left on social and employment issues. It has cultivated an image of the “good capitalist,” which can create jobs, lead in its field and do it all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. But when there became a bigger fish to fry, all the loyalty the company thought it had earned suddenly dried up....