Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Junk food of the week: Dippin' Dots

Dippin' Dots originated in the good old American Midwest, so it's strange that the only place I've ever encountered it is in certain malls in Jakarta. Basically it's pebble-sized ice cream in various flavors (above is Candy Bar Crunch).

Their website describes the inventor of Dippin' Dots, perhaps unwisely, as "a microbiologist with an intense interest in cryogenic freezing" and claims Dippin' Dots is creamier than other ice creams because its lower freezing temperature creates less ice particles or air molecules or . . . well, whatever.

Dippin' Dots uses high-quality flavorings so it's pretty tasty, especially when it melts a little. It won't make me forget Cherry Garcia, though.

1 comment:

jim said...

Just to let you know, we have Dippin Dots (I can vouch for the banana split flavor) AND Cherry Garcia here, if you ever can get back to visit!