Sweet of the Day honors go to Molly Moon's today, because they have the cleverest name for an ice cream flavor I've heard, possibly ever: Baracky Road. Here's what they have to say about it:
The 2012 presidential election season is upon us and at Molly Moon's we’re having a little fun with serious matters. Our hazelnutty twist on this ice cream classic was first introduced to Seattleites in September of 2008 and it was a sell-out flavor on a very memorable November 4!Baracky Road, arriving in Molly Moon's scoop shops today, is our decadent Melted Chocolate ice cream studded with chunks of organic and fair-trade Theo 70% dark chocolate, organic hazelnuts from Meridian Organic Hazelnut Farm in Aurora, OR, and handmade vanilla bean marshmallows from Seattle’s own Mallow Artisan Marshmallows!Did ya know William Dreyer of Oakland, CA originally created Rocky Road ice cream in March of 1929 when he cut up marshmallows with his wife's sewing scissors and added them, along with walnuts, to his chocolate ice cream? The walnuts were soon replaced by pieces of toasted almond and after the Wall Street crash of 1929, Dreyer gave the flavor its Rocky Road name "to give folks something to smile about" as Americans realized what a "rocky road" lay ahead in the Great Depression. It's always been a mission of ours, at Molly Moon's, to give folks something to smile about. We hope this fall you can smile through the contentious debates, endless campaign ads, and ridiculous pundits -- one scoop of Baracky Road at a time!