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Ben & Jerry's new flavor frozen out of some stores

Discussion in 'The OT' started by phrelin, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    And adopt a big BJ logo.
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Your not out of touch. Just practical. :)
     
  3. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    Holy Gay Marriage Batman! I sit corrected. :eek2: I looked over their site before posting that and didn't find it. Learn sumtin' new every day.

    Edit: Ahhh, after reading your link, I see it was actually "Chubby Hubby" temporarily renamed and it seems it was only sold in Vermont in their BJ Stores for the month of September. That's why it wasn't on their website.
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    So which came first..."Schweddy Balls" or Chef's "Salty Chocolate Balls"?
     
  5. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Moth Balls.
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I'm far from a prude, but I'd rather not have it in the grocery stores. My 6 year old reads everything. When we go grocery shopping he's always reading labels and packages.

    I'd rather not have him going to school the next day using the term Schweddy Balls just because we were in the ice cream section.
     
  7. phrelin

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    If your "6 year old reads everything" including "labels and packages" when you're shopping, you're doing something right. Good work.

    Now just explain that not everything he reads is honest and/or good to talk about and you've succeeded where millions of others have failed.;)
     
  8. Cholly

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    I'm with prhelin on this. I don't buy B&J or Haagen-Das due to pricing. When I can get 4 5 oz. (today's version of a half gallon!) for less than a pint of their Ice Cream, that's where I'm going. When I buy packaged Ice cream, I get it at Walmart. Their price on name brands like Breyer's, Blue Bunny and Edy's (Dryer's out west) is consistently a few dollars less than other supermarket chains in this area (Harris Teeter, Lowes, Food Lion) except when they're offering deals like BOGO or Buy 2, get 3 Free.

    Even then, I often buy Walmart's house brand, Great Value. Their premium ice cream is generally about as good as the major brands, and their bargain Strawberry is better than Breyers, having lots of strawberry pieces and real strawberry taste.

    In retrospect, I grew up in Chicago and when I was young, the local dairies had their own brands of ice cream - Borden's, Wanzer's and Bowman's. Swift & Co. also made ice cream and it was quite popular. I lived 3 blocks inside the city limits, and could go just that distance to a Prince Castle ice cream shop and enjoy a sundae or a "One in a Million" malted milk for less than a quarter. I often long for a "malt" -- a real malted milk (made with milk, ice cream, malted milk powder and choice of flavor) -- they're thick, creamy and tasty -- not at all like McDonald's shakes. I've been told that Sonic makes real malts but have yet to visit a Sonic.
     
  9. spartanstew

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    Yes, but for some reason kids like to say the words/phrases that they know they're not supposed to.
     
  10. Herdfan

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    Then you better not let him read any feminine product labels or he will want some so he can go swimming, horseback riding, biking ....... :lol:
     
  11. spartanstew

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    I don't walk those aisles with him and it wouldn't bother me if he blurted out "horseback riding" at recess.
     
  12. Stewart Vernon

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    That's kind of what I was getting at... I'm not a prude at all... but I believe all things have a place.

    IF I sit down to a family movie, I don't want to be surprised with profanity or nudity or violence that I then have to feel uncomfortable in mixed company OR explain to a kid.

    I wouldn't knowingly sit down to watch an adult movie with an audience that wasn't prepared for the content.

    I try to apply the same thing in other areas...

    IF I had a kid (I don't, but have a younger sister and now I have a very young niece)... I would expect that IF I took that kid to a department store and I stayed on the general aisles that I wouldn't be surprised by something non-family oriented. I know to stay out of certain aisles with a kid in tow... but if a product is put in the family aisle that isn't family-oriented there's no way to prepare for that.

    So... I wouldn't rail against the machine here... but I would prefer that some products not be in the general aisles. That doesn't seem unreasonable to me. I would be fine IF the store carries the products, as long as they were in an area clearly designed so that I could avoid it with the kids if I wanted.

    It's why you don't want the adult movies mixed in with the kids movies... you can just take your kid down the kid aisle and not expose him to things you aren't ready for him to be exposed to...
     
  13. TXD16

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    On the other hand, we really don't need immoral, atheistic, self-important, narcissistic, humanist, relativist, secularists running the world (or the ice cream aisle, anyway) either, so what's a guy to do?
     
  14. Shades228

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    All things considered this isn't that big of an issue and it's an easy win for groups to complain about. I don't hear them complaining about songs on the radio that are far more blunt and you hear 6 year olds singing all the time because of pop songs. The age of the kids who would snicker and understand the reference have already been subjected to far worse that we accept as ok.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    Fortunately most people don't fit all those terms.
     
  16. TBlazer07

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    They had to kill a lot of male moths to fill up those containers.
     
  17. phrelin

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    Hmmmm.

    Well IMHO the opposite of "prudish" behavior is "dissolute" behavior. I'm not sure what all those other terms have to do with these two terms.
     
  18. TXD16

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    "Immoral" is a synonym of "dissolute," but I'm sure you already knew that. I won't bother explaining the relationships between immoral and the remainder of the terms as I'm also sure you're already aware of those as well.
     
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    I would not have known about Schweddy balls ice cream without this brew ha ha so I am glad to know it is out there. I will be shoveling Schweddy balls ice cream into my mouth as soon as I can find it. Hopefully it will last till Xmas.

    In my supermarket (Publix) the Ben And Jerry's, Hagan Daz ect are sold a good ways down from the kids Ice Cream. And in between the regular Ice Cream and the premium ice cream is the low fat Ice cream so my kids stop looking when they see the low fat stuff.

    I could care less as the package looks like any other Ben and Jerrys ice cream.
     
  20. Stewart Vernon

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    On a tangent...

    I don't know that I believe immoral = opposite of prudish.

    I think it is possible to be both prudish and immoral at the same time in some cases... if your prudish behavior takes you to an immoral action in order to try and enforce your prudish thoughts.

    To my mind... prudish thoughts tend to be limited in scope to a certain area, while immorality can apply to all sorts of things.

    A prude might think it bad to have pornography... and then might take the immoral action of breaking into your home and ransacking it to enforce his idea of being prudish about sexuality.
     

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