I’ve only been to Cold Stone Creamery once before, and it was nearly a year ago. It was a good experience, but for whatever reason I haven’t made my way back there. Until this week that is.
One of the more interesting media releases to capture my attention lately was from said creamery and began by telling me July 15 was National Ice Cream day.
Well, apparently Ronald Reagan declared July as “National Ice Cream Month” back in 1984, as well as the third Sunday in July as “National Ice Cream Day.” While that’s pretty cool I was also quite certain Reagan is American, thus making this a national day for Americans to celebrate. Aww.
So I asked around on Twitter a bit and the general feeling seemed to be Canadians could have this day too. So Cold Stone Creamery was just on the up-trend of that day and produced Province-specific Signature Creations to celebrate.
After making sure the special provincial creations would be available all summer I waited till the heat got the best of me and went on over to give the B.C. Rocky Mountain Landslide a try.
Unfortunately the poor kid running the slab wasn’t 100 per cent sure he knew what I was asking for, and I didn’t see advertising of any kind for me to refer to. So I dug up the media release and prepared to start reading him the ingredients: chocolate ice cream, whipped topping, Oreo cookie pieces, and chocolate chips.
Instead he went to the back to check on my claim and I waited…for a while
At least it was air conditioned.
Eventually he returned and started creating my very own “Love It” B.C. Rocky Mountain Landslide. And let me say, it was well worth the wait!
However, my original plan to take the treat to go melted once I saw how enormous (and potentially messy) this creation was. It afforded me 10 wonderful minutes all to myself while I celebrated the best National Ice Cream Day I’ve ever had.
To see all the other Cold Stone Creamery creative creations here’s the list organized by province. I find the Newfoundland “Cod”ton Candy Dandy and the Quebec La Poutine Gourmand especially intriguing.