Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Surprise

It was an ordinary Tuesday at the office. The day had started out with rain and clouds. The work hours moved along at a snail’s pace as it crept to the lunch hour. I felt myself checking the clock every few minutes wishing that the day would speed up. Lunch came and went with a bland turkey and provolone sandwich on wheat with cheddar pita chips as I sat in front of my computer. It was tasty but not nearly as exciting as it could’ve been. The banality continued well into the afternoon until, surprisingly, a coworker returned from lunch bearing a tasty treat for us to indulge. My day immediately seemed brighter when she came round telling everyone that she bought ice cream for us. It was ice cream party time!!

As I entered the break room, I noticed she had purchased a carton of Breyer’s Reese’s ice cream with sugar cones. I had not had this ice cream before and was excited to give it a try. I wasn’t the only one. There were about five of us gathered for the impromptu ice cream social.

I was second in line to load up my ice cream cone. With cone in hand, I examined the carton. It looked delicious. I could see dark swirls of chocolate and chunks of Reese’s peanut butter cups throughout. I finished stacking my cone after a few dips in the bucket and handed the scoop to the next ice cream lover. I stepped back and examined my creation before the devouring began. I was quite pleased. I took a deep breath, smiled, and commenced consumption.

Interesting was the thought that came to mind. The ice cream was peanut butter. I faintly ascertained the distinct Reese’s peanut butter flavor. With each lick, the flavor intensified and cleared a path for the chocolate ripples to come through. A peanut butter and chocolate combination is hard to beat, even in a frozen form. As I continued the destruction of my Reese’s ice cream cone, I encountered massive chunks of Reese’s peanut butter cups. They weren’t little bites that teased you, but large nuggets that took a few chomps to get through. I happily continued eating the ice cream cone and secretly thanked the coworker for being so kind as to buy ice cream for everyone. It was an unexpected and scrumptious treat.

I suggest each of you take an ice cream break in the middle of the day. It does wonders for the soul.

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