So next week is the big Ice Cream Throwdown pitting me against fellow Exec. Producer Rob Cooper. Four flavors! Two days! One champion! Winner take all (and by “all”, I mean “absolutely nothing of any consequence except for bragging rights to the title Stargate Ice Cream King 2010” – but I’ll take it). Since Rob will be directing on Wednesday, we’ve decided to make Monday and Tuesday our face-off days.
The first day of competition will see us each presenting two flavors. In a transparent attempt to win the influential mint vote, Rob has already announced he’ll be serving a Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream. In a bid to sway the remaining undecided voters, I’m countering with one of my big guns, the flavor that turned me off ice cream for two whole years! Wait, let me explain. About two years ago, I was swept up in an ice cream-making frenzy that saw me bringing in a multitude of creations every Friday afternoon for my co-workers to enjoy. Until, I made “it”, THE flavor, a creation so delectable, so unbelievably tasty, that I ended up eating five bowls at a dinner party I was hosting and made myself physically ill. I’m, of course, talking about the Advokaat-Laced Vanilla with Crumbled Milk and White Flake Chocolate. It’s pretty damn killer.
Rob has also let it be known that he’ll be doing a Coconut Ice Cream as well – so I’ve decided to counter with my own coconut creation: specifically, Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream.
Tuesday, round two, will see us clash in Battle Chocolate. He’s already committed to a Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream, which sounds pretty darn awesome. I haven’t finalized my flavor yet, but I’m thinking of going with a premium Milk Chocolate with Dark Chocolate Shavings. I’m considering going chocolate dougnut or chocolate chip as well…
And finally, for the coup de grace, we’ll duke it out in the Wildcard Round where anything goes! He hasn’t tipped his hand on this one, but I’ve already decided to go with a Burnt Caramel and Sea Salt Ice Cream.
Well, that’ll be my weekend.
I swung by C&L Video this afternoon and picked up a couple of titles including, as per your recommendations…
Still not convinced. The fact that one (or quite possibly more) of the young characters glides around on a flying surfboard contraption is cause for concern (Treasure Planet anyone?) but given my trusting nature, I’m going to go ahead and give you all the benefit of the doubt.
The decision to pick this one up wasn’t so tough. I enjoyed the first series and expect to enjoy this one as well.
I also picked up a couple of titles you didn’t recommend, but would like you to weigh in on nevertheless…
Tomorrow, I’m going to attempt to hit the mailbags between ice creams.
Ask ’em if you got ’em!