Yesterday, Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream opened inside of the Chocolate Box on Pine Street.
As part of the opening festivities, Molly’s offered free ice cream to kids between 3-5pm, so we took the sprogs down for a couple of scoops. Not wanting to be complete deadbeats, we also ordered a paid round for the accompanying adults as well.
Personally, I am no longer a huge ice cream fan. About 2 months ago, I cut out sweets from my diet almost completely (while continuing to eat everything else), and I dropped 10 pounds in roughly 3 weeks. I am now a svelte 189lbs, which at 6’3” still makes me overweight, but more in a Mike McGinn kind of way, and less of a Rosie O’Donnel kind of way.
Still, when in Rome …
When you go to an ice cream shop you are kind of forced to eat ice cream, so I ordered the weirdest thing I could find on the menu, “Salted Caramel”.
At first, I was pleased with my choice. The first few bites had the familiar sweet/salty dichotomy of perhaps what you have already experienced in a chocolate covered pretzel. As I kept eating, however, I noticed that the salt was having a cumulative effect, and by the end, it tasted as though I was literally eating spoonfuls of salt.
Fortunately, I have perfected the art of stealing ice cream from children (because that’s how I roll), and I swiped several bites of chocolate and other assorted flavors from others to dilute the salt.
I’m still not much of an ice cream person, but from what I’ve tasted of Molly Moon’s, it’s pretty good.
If you order the Salted Caramel, however, do yourself a favor and order the smallest quantity possible. When it comes to this particular creation, a little goes a long way.
The Downtown Molly Moon’s is located @ 108 Pine Street at First Avenue.
For more information, visit: http://www.mollymoonicecream.com/
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