June 7, 2012

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

"Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits." - Baron Justus von Liebig

It's National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!

Sponsored by: So Delicious

After "The Last Great Heartbreak" - a.k.a. the last ex-boyfriend I had - I spent a tremendous amount of time trying to heal. Immediately after we broke up in early March (this was many years ago), I spent weeks doing the same three things:

1. Going for long runs late at night through the snow
2. Listening to Bon Iver's "Woods" on repeat while on said epic runs
3. Eating my weight in So Delicious ice cream

And wouldn't you know... I survived that heartbreak.

As a result of that moment in time, I have a real soft spot in my heart for So Delicious ice cream. Originally I got it because it was vegan, and my ex-boyfriend introduced it to me so it helped me feel connected to him. It was also a way for me to overcome my love of dairy ice cream as I began transitioning my diet to a plant-based one. And now? It's a staple in my household!

So Delicious has been making all-natural, dairy free products since 1987. Currently, their products are carried in grocery stores throughout the U.S., Canada, and Korea. According to their website, they are "So passionate. So pure. So kind. So delicious. Our business philosophy has been quite simple: we create the finest dairy free products on the market using the best all natural ingredients obtainable, while monitoring the quality of our processes through every step until the product reaches the hands of our customers."

I love their chocolate ice cream because, yes, while there's definitely an underlying hint of coconut (personally, I find coconut to be a VERY dominant flavor, thus making it hard to hide in coconut-milk based foods) it really does an exceptional job at recreating a true chocolate ice cream experience: clean, simple, rich flavors abound.

Happy National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in anyway influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission by company.