; Supermarket Serenade: Favorite Food Find Friday

Friday, October 24, 2008

Favorite Food Find Friday

Sometimes I find something at the supermarket that I think is so wonderful that I must share it with everyone I know. Since you know me now...you're in on it...I'm going to share the wealth. From now on (or as often as I can anyway) Fridays are going to be Favorite Food Find Friday. You'll be able to stop in and read about (and see) something I think is so good I just can't keep it to myself.


Here's what you can expect:

It will be something I found in the supermarket.
It will be something fabulous-maybe a sweet food, maybe not.
There might be a recipe using the fabulous something.
Or Maybe just an idea of how to use the fabulous something in some special way.

And so without further adieu...the very first Favorite Food Find Friday item is (I can just feel the excitement):
Ben and Jerry's individual portion ice cream cups!

I was so excited when I recently spied these a-lot-less-than-pint-size treats in my supermarket's freezer aisle. What could be more perfect than a perfect portion sized container of ice cream?

The naysayers might say "Well, ah...couldn't you just buy the large container and measure out a perfect portion?" And to that I would expeditiously but somewhat shamefully respond "Well, ah...yeah, but you are assuming I have the self control to limit myself to one perfect portion."

So for that reason I think the Ben and Jerry's 3.6 fluid ounce containters are a fabulous find.
For my daughter's recent birthday I used the mini cups as "flower pots" of sorts. I skewered fresh fruit cut into the shape of flowers then arranged the skewers in the pots on the table in leiu of cake. I would have a photo, but in the excitement of singing Happy Birthday, the photos came out rather blurry and the ice cream and fruit skewers were eaten too quickly to try for retakes...so I must ask you to take my word for it they were really cute.

For the record Haagen Dazs also has mini ice cream cups and while I'm sure they are equally fabulous...I usually opt for the Ben and Jerry's. Oh and one more fabulous thing about the cups I almost forgot to mention: they come complete with a small plastic spoon nestled in the lid. Can you say convenient? I'm going to eat the last Chocolate Fudge Brownie cup I hid in the freezer just for me!
Doesn't that look like a scary monster in the bottom of the cup?

16 comments:

Emiline said...

Ooooh, scary. :)

These are so cute. Definitely going to have to try!

This is so weird, but, I don't think I've ever had Ben & Jerry's before.

Candy said...

I like this! I must admit I always have good intentions but then...heck who am I kidding I end up eating it all! I mean really, eventually I'd eat it anyway right??? This will certainly help with the self control.

Lisa said...

Yum! Great , now I can eat 3 of these instead of a bigger container:)

Mary said...

What a great idea for Friday posting! I see a scary monster in the bottom of that cup.

Anne said...

That sounds like the cutest birthday treat with the fruit! Good find (and I love the built in spoon!)

The Blonde Duck said...

I want the vanilla or cookie dough please....

It looks like Picasso drew Frankenstien at the bottom of your cup!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Oh, I hope I can find this at my grocery store!!

Veggie Mom said...

Oh, no...B&J's is gonna cater to my addiction, huh? I'm a New York Fudge Chuck addict, myself...BTW, don't forget that we're starting a Great New Pop'rs Halloween Giveaway at my place today...22 different, fun prizes. Even Previous Winners like you are eligible, too...Come play, today!

Aggie said...

I have to look for these...I'm not known to portion out ice cream very well...this would be perfect!

1215656559s20768 said...

I wish you wouldn't have told me that they come with spoons. How convenient. I always go to the ice cream aisle last at Wal-mart when I grocery shop to pick up my husband's 'healthy' fat-free raspberry sherbert and I've been eyeing those cute little containers, but have always resisted because I thought I'd have to bring it home to eat it, and well, that would mean sharing. Now I know I can get one on my way out and have a secret rendevous in my car. No one will know...

Jenn said...

Never seen these before, just wanted to thank you for stopping by on my BATW tour, sorry I'm getting back to you so late.

Grace said...

hello ben. hello jerry. the only thing scary about their creations is the ridiculous amounts that i can put into my body at one time. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'll have to look for the individual serving size of Ben and Jerry's. With this size, you can be occasionally bad without getting into a whole lot of trouble. Chunkie Monkey is intoxicating to me.

Robin Sue said...

Great idea- I have seen these before in other people's homes but I can never find them myself at the store. I quess my hips will thank me. I'll keep hunting!!

Bridgett said...

Portion control is very hard when it comes to ben & jerry. I tend to just stay out of the ice cream section but sometimes I am just drawn there and can't help myself. Great post!

Tracy said...

You mean those other Ben & Jerry's cartons aren't single servings? What a bummer! :-)