Friday, October 15, 2010

SHORT AND SWEET

The other day, travelling via Chembur, I saw an Amul ice-cream parlour and could not resist going in and trying out their orangey SANTRA MANTRA and LITCHI flavours. Just for the sake of nostalgia, you see, because I'm trying to stay off icecreams. TRYING...

Now, there are so many competitors for my ice-cream affections - so many flavours, so many colours, so many calories. I especially love Natural's Kaju Kismis, the Yogurt Wildberry gelatto, and Honey Nut Crunch by Baskins Robbins.

Just writing about it makes my mouth water. But...with a High Blood Sugar scare and the temptation to lose weight, there are so many restrictions.

When we were young, neither there were so many flavours nor so many restrictions. So we pigged out on vanilla, butterscotch, and chocolate (Bhai's fave, not mine) and that hybrid mish-mash, TWO-IN-ONE. I always, but always, finished off the too-sweet, fake-pink, supposedly-strawberry goop first before starting on the white vanilla portion.

And now, there are so many flavours, but I've fallen out-of-favour with the God of Icecreams. My cheat treat is the bittersweet fat-free jaundice-yellow Limoncello ICE gelatto. No substitute for creamy, sinful, luscious ice-CREAMS.

Sometimes, sadly, the past is not continuous.

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE FLAVOUR OF ICE-CREAM WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?

9 comments:

Ugich Konitari said...

This !

dr.antony said...

There were not many flavors,only vanilla.And that too,locally made.As children we used to buy ice sticks,which was just colored water and sugar.
I don't know why,but I like straw berry cheesecake from Baskin Robbins.In fact,I like Hagendas more than BR.

Vivek Patwardhan said...

In my young days the choice was very limited...Only Vanila, Kesar Pista, Mango and TutiFruti. I always settled for Vanila, and do it even now. An Ice Cream Parlour in Thane serves Mirchi flavour [Believe it or not, but it is true] and I enjoy serving it to my friends!

Kavi said...

It was always a 'milk' icecream. i think its called Malai in this part of the country

Swaram said...

I remember opting for Kulfi most of the time. Or the Top Ten or Feast from Walls :) I don't prefer chocolate as much now though! Luv Sitaphal flavour

U really really make me wanna eat ice-cream now though!

RGB said...

Call me weird, but I wasn't too fond of icecreams when I was little. At the most, I would go for Cornetto (for the crunchy cone) and Fig & Honey Scoop (for the fig and almonds). My mom is an icecream freak, she gets excited even now when we suggest icecreams for dessert!

Piscean Angel said...

All time fave - CHOCOLATE !!!

sukku said...

Mine has been chocolate many eons back...now with diabetes...I did like the sugar free version...but lately with the CABG (heart bypass) done...it's basically no ice cream for me...even the sugar free ones...how sad...as RGB says...when I was a kid ...I loved Cornetto ice cream by walls...for the crunchy taste along with the nuts...

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