Thursday, August 6, 2009

File it under 'I' for ice cream

Posted By on Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 12:30 PM

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Bookworms unite! A new Facebook group "People for a library-themed Ben & Jerry's flavor!" boasts more than 6,400 members.

Among those who want to see book-inspired ice cream flavors, the top entries so far are the "Gooey Decimal System" (dark fudge alphabet letters with caramel swirls in hazelnut ice cream), "In the Stacks" (butter pecan with fudge swirl), and "Library Loan Shark" (butter rum with little butter-flavored sharks).

The New Yorker has come up with several flavors to add to the list including: "Twilit" (pale-white lemon sorbet with red shoestring licorice and the hair of Robert Pattinson) and "Chick Lit" (fat-free peach-mango swirl with pieces of Chicklets chewing gum).

If you're feeling inspired, you can submit your flavor suggestion to Ben & Jerry's directly or request that the company resurrect a flavor from the flavor graveyard.

You'll also finally have a chance to enjoy ice cream at the library when the The Wimpy Kid Ice Cream Truck Tour rolls into the Kansas City Public Library's Waldo Branch (201 East 75th Street) on August 14. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., features free ice cream treats to promote cartoonist Jeff Kinney's Diary of Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Just tell your boss it's market research.  

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