Saturday, May 18, 2013

That's small!!

and this...... is, indeed, a SMALL ice cream. a small! can you believe it?! i think in the netherlands this will be size gigantic, probably not available or crazy expensive. and guess what? i ate it all!! yumyumyum. this was my lunch today.... it was a bit too much, but oh so very good.
not too far from our apartment is a local ice cream shop, opened from april until october or something. its usually crowded.. and they are open until 11pm at night. the first time we went there was just out of curiosity, we drove by every so often at any time of the day, and there were always people waiting in line. we hadnt had dinner yet, and both (!) ordered a medium-sized ice cream (you see, at that point we hadnt lived in the usa for that long yet... so what did we know!!). a medium is much larger than the small you can see here!! it was so good that i somehow ate it all, and then i was full for the remainder of the evening. no dinner for us!!
with the small you can order 2 flavors (and their selection of flavors is enormous). usually i only get one nevertheless; moose tracks (vanilla ice cream with very tasty pieces of chocolate and tiny peanut butter cups... hmmmmm). today i decided to be a bit adventurous and also got "death by chocolate". i did request that the moose tracks was put on the bottom, as i wanted to finish with that... yumyumyum. too bad its all gone now...
(its diary delight in malden for those nearby)

4 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Good to take a small one, those portions are always over the top in the US.

Oksana said...

I love the idea of picture-a-day! Adding to favorites. :)

Kay said...

I'm trying to get in the habit of splitting things with my husband. I think Americans like to think we're getting "our money's worth" but so much of our food has fillers and junk in it that it's no value.

Jack said...

You are right. This is a big difference between American food and European. In Italy, I order a gelato and need a magnifying glass to see it. In my favorite ice cream place in Florida, I order a "single" cup of ice cream and it is three full scoops! I should order a "children's" size but I am too embarrassed to do it.