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Ice Cream Or Chocolate?

May 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 58 secs

What appeals most to you: chocolate or ice cream?

What appeals most to you: chocolate or ice cream?

I love ice cream… and chocolate! They are some of my favorite foods. Judging by what others tend to buy, they are also favorites worldwide.

But here’s the thing: which is better, ice cream or chocolate? Ice cream fans can claim to have more flavors of their luscious dessert than chocolate can muster. Though, in recent years, the range of chocolate flavors keeps on growing, with:

  • Milk chocolate
  • Umpteen varieties of dark chocolate
  • Chili chocolate
  • Bitter chocolate
  • Candy-coated chocolate
  • Coverture chocolate
  • Vanilla chocolate
  • Nougat choc treats
  • Choc toffees
  • Salted chocolate
  • Pralines
  • Cocoa nibs and chocolate
  • Mocha chocolate
  • Chocolate and ginger
  • White chocolate
  • Peanut butter choc
  • Rum and raisin chocolate
  • Hazelnut chocolate

…and the list deliciously continues.

Ice cream, meanwhile, has been at the forefront of flavor choices ever since ice cream purveyors began boasting of extra flavors, potentially as far back as 3000BC. Never mind vanilla, strawberry, and all those other familiar fruit flavors.  There’s also:

  • Tutti frutti
  • Amaretto
  • Corn
  • Coffee biscotti
  • Lavender
  • Licorice
  • Bubble gum
  • Beer
  • Peanut butter
  • Pizza
  • Fried, and even…
  • Garlic ice cream

… along with literally thousands of other taste combinations, ranging from the predictable to the unthinkable.

On top of that, there’ also the pleasure of ice cream’s kissing cousins. Delectable ice cream-related treats include:

  • Gelato
  • Sorbet, and
  • Frozen Yoghurt

And Ice creams made with milks more exotic (Camel milk ice cream anyone?)

Each of these offers a host of textures, flavors, and experiences that is sure to tickle even the most jaded taste buds.

So, is ice cream better than chocolate? Ask a chocoholic what they think. They might remind you that chocolate doesn’t need as many flavors anyway, because it’s already good! Besides, you’ve never heard of an ice cream-a-holic have you?

Ice cream devotees won’t be dissuaded though. Whatever the weather, a true ice cream fan will tuck into their chilly treat, even when it’s down to freezing or below. If nothing else, that kind of action reveals true dedication.

Come summer, chocolate fans won’t be exactly going any more delirious over their favorite treat than usual. But, ice cream enthusiasts? Well, they begin dominating the streets, filling beaches to overflowing, eating ice cream treats. Unlike any other delicacy, ice cream symbolizes fun summer experience.

So, is there an answer to this tasty debate? Is chocolate intensely better than ice cream? Or, have the choc nuts got it totally wrong and ice cream is king? Well, I confess I am not the man to give you a definitive answer on that tricky decision. Instead, I’ve come up with my own hybrid solution that’s not particularly original but it is – to me at least – a compromise that’s completely delicious: chocolate ice cream! Yum!

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