Believe it or not, we’re not the only blog on the Internet devoted to ice cream. Turns out, there are several ice cream lovers who also write about the world’s greatest frosty treat. One of our favorite blogs is The Ice Cream Informant.
The Ice Cream Informant, a relatively new blog, has already built quite a following thanks to its detailed reviews and fantastic photographs (including a glowing review of our Limited Edition Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream). We recently interviewed the blogger behind the Ice Cream Informant, who goes by Chad when he’s not moonlighting as an ice cream expert. Here’s what he had to say:
1. What inspired you to become an ice cream blogger?
My inspiration really came from my obsession with bodybuilding. Then I ran across a bodybuilding forum that allowed members to speak openly about their diets. It seemed I wasn’t the only one who had implemented ice cream into a healthy lifestyle. Many members had begun to post ice cream flavors they had tried, as well as a few comments about them.
Coupled with my love for photography and Web design career, I began to go into a little more detail than the others and have since found quite a following. Turns out I’m not the only one who enjoys having a frozen treat on a regular basis. It’s also nice to debunk some myths. For example, as long as you listen to your body, there’s nothing wrong with implementing ice cream in moderation into your everyday diet.
2. If you were stranded on a desert island with an unlimited supply of only one ice cream flavor (and a solar-powered freezer), which flavor would you choose?
Well, I’ve only been seriously focused on ice cream for a few months, but so far, I’d have to go with New Orleans Ice Cream Company’s Cafe au Lait & Beignets. Something about pieces of beignets mixed with a coffee ice cream and a sugary swirl just hit the mark for me. Although after trying Turkey Hill’s Pumpkin Pie, I could see a Turkey Hill flavor overtaking that spot soon!
3. How many flavors of ice cream are in your freezer right now?
I currently have seven pints in my freezer, which is pretty normal. From time to time, companies will send 8-10 pints at once for me to review, though, so it can fluctuate.
4. What’s your favorite ice cream memory?
My favorite ice cream memory had to be the weekly visits with my grandmother as a youth. She used to pick me up from elementary school until my mother got off work a few hours later. Once a week, we would go to this local scoop shop. The flavors weren’t nearly as impressive as the ones available these days, but I think that’s what instilled my love for ice cream as an adult.