An interview with The Ice Cream Informant

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 7th, 2012


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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.

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36 Responses to “An interview with The Ice Cream Informant”

  1. Robin Ames says:

    Always room for more ice cream-related info. Carry on, blogger!

  2. Jim in SOMD says:

    He has much more ice cream in his freezer than I do, although he said he likes TH Pumpkin Pie, I was surprised by that after his first choice was New Orleans Ice Cream Company’s Cafe au Lait & Beignets. Where would you have to live to be able to get both Turkey Hill, Lancaster, PA and New Orleans Ice cream Company, presumably Louisiana?

  3. Heather Bruinsma says:

    Hmmm…..he gets free pints of ice cream to review. Doesn’t sound too bad of a gig.

  4. Ann King says:

    How exactly does one get “pints of ice cream to review”? I would be glad to review all of the Turkey Hill line. My favorite will always be peanut butter ripple but I could be swayed by something new.

  5. Vicki Spokes says:

    How do I sign up? Free ice cream is something I would be happy to review!

  6. leecarr says:

    now this sounds like a wonder feature flavor:
    Cafe au Lait & Beignets

  7. gianna says:

    Implementing ice cream into a healthy lifestyle has always been my motto! :)

  8. Caroline of Manalapan says:

    Nice site but there is no chance to win TH coupons so I will stick to this site.

  9. Harriet G says:

    I am glad to hear that ice cream can be implemented into a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy eating ice cream every night.

  10. jan says:

    Yes, great idea reviewing ice cream. Turkey Hill should pick someone everymonth to get a couple of sample to review. I want to be the first. LOL

  11. Marie says:

    I would be happy to volunteer to review some ice cream/yogurt flavors. Bring it on!!! I’m ready!!!!

  12. millie says:

    oh well not going to his bog only do turkey hill 1 chocolate .

  13. Sarah says:

    That’s one sweet gig – reviewing ice cream flavors. Glad to hear he believes in incorporating it into a healthy life style.

  14. Ron says:

    I think I missed my calling. My freezer is always open if “ANYONE” feels like sending me some ice cream. Although he should be ashamed to think of himself as an ice cream superhero/expert. I have more ice cream in my freezer then he does!!! And I’m proud of it!

  15. Nancy N says:

    That job sounds like a “winner” to me! :-)

  16. Andrea says:

    Love Turkey Hill and have yet to find Pumpkin Pie. Hopefully, it won’t be discontinued before I find it!

  17. Ellen says:

    Boy what a job. It sounds like a yummy assignment to me. I sure wouldn’t mind that job.

  18. Juliette says:

    Sorry….but I don’t want that job! I’ll stick to my freezer full of Turkey Hill. My grandchildren know where it is and we have a grand old time trying all the flavors we can!

  19. Pam says:

    I would definitely be willing to review any flavor anyone would send me.

  20. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    If I set up a blog about ice cream would Turkey Hill send me ice cream to write about? If so call me The Ice Cream Informant II.

  21. CHRISTINE says:

    I WILL JUST STAY WITH MY TURKEY HILL BLOG.

  22. LindaR says:

    Turkey HIll ice cream is so good, it doesn’t have to worry about any competition. Thanks for sharing story, and the ice cream market information, it was very interesting.

  23. Lois Sidelnick says:

    I, too, would gradly be an ice cream testeer and would gradly offer my preferences of what I would desire., Send the samples to me quickly Turkey Hill, I have good taste buds. Try me!

  24. Jim says:

    His reviews are terrible and all he does is brown nose companies to get free stuff. There are far superiors ice cream review blogs on the internet that are actually honest about what they review.

  25. Regina says:

    Sounds like the ice cream informant has found his perfect job but with only about 7 pints of ice cream in his freezer at a time he doesn’t hold a candle me. Good news for him though, he’d fare better than me if a tropical storm like Sandy blows into town again. I love my Turkey Hill so I’m taking my chances again!

  26. Marion says:

    I am a personal trainer and have been able to keep fit and continue to eat ice cream every night–moderation is the key!

  27. Mary says:

    I wish I could go to New Orleans! I love coffee ice cream (I have a can from Cafe du Monde.) I have never tastes beignets, but the combination sounds wonderful.

  28. Lydia says:

    poor thing has to eat ice cream

  29. JOAN M says:

    FREE ICE CREAM FROM T.H. IS GREAT I ALWAY HAVE ABOUT 6 PINTS
    IN MY FREEZER

  30. Karen says:

    I’m not sure I can handle another blog but thanks for sharing.

  31. sue says:

    i want ice cream companies to send me saples to taste ;-)

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