When I was a kid in the ’70s there were still a few soda fountains around, though they were already long past their heyday. They’ve gotten scarcer and scarcer, and that’s a shame. Every neighborhood needs a good soda fountain. If you agree, sodafountain.com is for you: history, recipes, soda ratings, ice cream information, and lots more. Note that the recipe section has recipes from 100 years ago, and a disclaimer at the beginning states:
“The use of raw eggs can cause salmonella,?
the use of sassafras can cause cancer, and cocaine is no longer an acceptable ingredient in soft drinks.”
I guess they lived dangerously back then.
Apparently it’s ice cream day at Slumberland. Microbatch ice cream looks pretty cool. They have beer ice cream, caffeine-enhanced ice cream, mint-flavored ice cream that is purple, and a Triple Espresso flavor that is likely to keep you awake for days. Unfortunately, stores around here don’t carry the stuff. They do deliver, but $72 is the minimum order. Wah. Maybe sometime I’ll get to try it.
It’s Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s! Of course, their new management will probably do away with this little tradition… so enjoy it while you still can.