Thursday, October 7, 2010
Ice Cream Memories
Always? These days, I'd say hardly! Now, white milk is not a big part of my diet, and when it comes to ice cream, I'll search out lots of brands before this one. Since the demise of Deering Ice Cream shops around here, I really enjoy Dairy Queen Blizzards. Hey, call me crazy, but I love them. July or February, I'm game! Really, I don't partake in a lot of Hood products, but back in the day... The H.P. Hood Company has been around New England for over 160 years. They used to have a a store and offices on Walton Street. As kids, the gang always knew if there was a trailer truck parked at the loading ramp, there usually was ice cream for the taking. It was free, and if we were lucky and the truck had only been there an hour or so, the back would contain some ice cream products in all stages of melting. If you dug deep enough, you were sure to reap the rewards of a couple still frozen Hoodsie cups or chocolate covered ice cream bars. Some days the truck was empty, but most days it held free treats for the boys. Always!