Friday, 27 November 2009

Ice Cream

For some reason a lot of people here are under the impression that New Zealand is internationally known for having great ice cream. On multiple occasions when the fact comes up that I don't like New Zealand ice cream I hear, "But New Zealand is supposed to make the best ice cream in the world!" Maybe a news show did a report once stating this? Maybe Kiwis learn it in school? Maybe the dairy industry has put subliminal messages in advertisements?

Whatever the reason, I'd like to state my opinion for the record that the ice cream here kinda sucks. Yesterday I was talking about this to my co-worker (my one and only co-worker, unless you count my 2 bosses who bring the company total to 4) because of this story about New Zealand's most popular ice cream brand Tip Top.

Me: Tip Top is so icy and watery and light and fluffy. When it melts it turns into watery foam!

Co-worker: Yeah... what's wrong with that? What does your ice cream turn into when it melts?

Me: Cream.

Co-worker: ... Ew.

You can get Häagen-Dazs for a small fortune, but I've decided it's just not worth it. So I don't eat ice cream anymore. Instead, I'll just save up and gorge on Ben & Jerry's when I go back to visit the States.


Masada (aka: Curtis) said...

Tip Top ice cream is strictly entry level stuff. Try the Kapiti Coast brand ice cream. Tip Top in on par with Blue Bunny in the states it isn't "the best" stuff.

Aternatively hit a Kafe Eis or other good gelato type ice cream shop.

Cara said...

Oh, I would definitely have to agree with you. Tip Top sucks. The Kapiti brand is okay as is the NZ Natural brand but nothing compares to Ben and Jerry's in my book.

Like your blog! We have one too if you are interested...