July 24, 2003

ice cream isn't health food? when was this decided?

POST #    247

so i guess we all know that ice cream isn't the healthiest of snacks, but a new study by the center for science in the public interest (public interest my ass!) says that ice cream is far from healthy. not just like 100 feet far, more like miles away far and maybe even across the ocean far. don't get me wrong, i love ice cream as much as the next guy, but this study has got to be an eye opener. thankfully, i don't tend to buy the items they examined, but it's still a shocker.

this morning, while watching good morning america, they showed what some of the ice cream items equaled in other food that people might know:
1 empty ben & jerry's chocolate-dipped waffle cone = 1/2 lb. of baby back ribs
1 baskin-robbins large shake = 3 mcdonald's big macs
1 tcby large chocolate cappuccino frozen yogurt = 2 pork chops, 1 baked potato w/butter, and a side of caesar salad
1 häagen-daaz mint chip dazzeler = 1 t-bone steak, 1 baked potato w/sour cream, and a side of caesar salad

read (or don't read) the reuters article on the study here and the cspi's study here (in .pdf format).

seriously, how is one supposed to resist this in the summer?

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 10:06 AM



ew, fro yo? i'd rather have the pork chops and baked potato. there are 2 ice cream parlors within a block of where i live. surprisingly, i don't actually eat much ice cream. is it also about serving size? i often find that if i am craving ice cream, a junior size cone is way more than i actually want. next time i crave i should just go in and ask for a sample or two and leave.

Posted by: el at July 24, 2003 11:22 AM

damn, now i'm totally craving pork chops.

Posted by: el at July 24, 2003 11:46 AM

i wonder what the stores would do if you just went in, asked for a sample or two, and then walked out. maybe you could say "yeah, i changed my mind. i don't want ice cream."

i could actually go for a couple of big macs right now. so hungry. alas, i will have to settle for white castle.

Posted by: tien at July 24, 2003 11:50 AM

thanks for ruining it, dude!

Posted by: rachelle at July 24, 2003 2:32 PM

mmmmm... häagen-daaz, ribs, AND white castle. what could be better? maybe a medium rare porterhouse in place of those ribs.

Posted by: calvin at July 24, 2003 4:04 PM

are u recycling images?

Posted by: halo at July 24, 2003 5:19 PM

rachelle, i don't think i ruined it. the cspi ruined it. i'm just reporting the facts. just the facts ma'am.

calvin, i had white castle today, it was yummy.

and yes, halley, i am re-using the times image. for you though, i will change it.

Posted by: tien at July 24, 2003 5:23 PM

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