Indulging in ice-cream and supporting a wonderful cause at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl 2011!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Scooper Bowl Entrance.
Every year, The Jimmy Fund puts up an all-you-can-eat ice-cream event to raise money in support of cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. All things considered, the Scooper Bowl is one of my favorite Boston events and I make it a point to go every year. My friends and I eagerly went on opening day (Tues). I just found out that due to the extreme weather, the last day (Thur) was canceled so a some people didn't get a chance to make it. Well you know what, the Jimmy Fund is obviously still taking donations and if it's ice-cream flavors of note, perhaps I might be of service. 

Out of the 32 flavors available, my strategy was to pick 1 or 2 interesting flavors from each tent. I tried my best but ended up eating only 12 scoops in total, with a repeat of Ciao Bella's Key Lime Graham Gelato (NOM-worthy). My friend, Lorien, was a woman with a mission as she sought to beat her personal record of 18 scoops (last year). She eventually did so with 20 scoops. *respect*.

My favorite flavors at the Scooper Bowl were (ranked in order):

1. Ciao Bella-Key Lime with Graham crackers-not too sweet, with the perfume-y bouquet of sweet limes and just a hint of bitterness. Crushed Graham crackers mixed into the batter added a nice, "nobbly" texture.
2. Baskin Robbins-Golden Oreo Gold Rush-This flavor was an unexpected surprise and I enjoyed its pop of brightness. Ribbons of Oreo icing ran through the lemon custard ice-cream, which was topped with Golden Oreo cookie pieces. 
3. Ciao Bella-Mango Sorbet-Not too sweet, perfectly acidic.
4. Ben & Jerry's Midnight Snack
5. Ciao Bella-Wild Blueberry Sorbet
6. SoCo Creamery Berkshire Berry
7. Ben & Jerry's Bonnaroo Buzz
8. Breyer's Dulce de Leche
9. Edy's Orange Creme Sherbert
10. Friendly's Forbidden Chocolate
11. Hood's BoSox Brownie

 I valiantly tried my best. 12 cups in total. I have also exceeded my (ice-cream/caloric) quota for the week.
 Tonnes of ice-cream eaters.
Adorable Swag obtained by the Fedex truck. 2 pieces of gum in tiny box. Genius and cute overload.


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