I live in Texas, and it is July. That means triple digit temperatures. During the coming months, Texans gladly spend double on their electric bill, avoid getting in a vehicle for fear of melting, and require swimming pools be present at any daytime activities.
Now, if you give a Texan a swimming pool, he’s gonna want some ice cream immediately afterwards. Don’t question this statement; it is a proven scientific fact. I see the shift take place every summer; the level of ice cream consumption in Austin skyrockets. Everywhere you turn kids are wiping tears away with their sticky fingers over a toppled ice cream cone. I get it. I would cry too if I had as little dexterity as they do. Ice cream is a big deal. Just yesterday I traded in my running shoes for a chocolate dipped soft serve at Sandy’s.
Speaking of ice cream, this infographic really spoke to me, recognizing not just one, but two Texas cities in the “Top Ten U.S. Ice Cream Consuming Cities.” The only qualm I have with this infographic is that Blue Bell Creamery is missing. For those of you out there that haven’t tasted the goodness of Blue Bell homemade ice cream, it’s time to put it on the bucket list. [via]