Friday, 6 June 2008


MY2BOYZ really funny post about her obsession with Ben and Jerry reminded me of another one of my 'Americans eat the weirdest things' moments.

American friend .... 'Here, try this chunky monkey, it's really good.'

Me, with eyebrows disappearing into my hairline ... 'No thanks, I don't eat monkey.'

I was rather relieved to then find that she was offering me a bowl of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream and not steaming chunks of monkey stew! She was right too, it was very good :-)

Then again, Americans have been just as confused when I've mentioned eating Bangers and Mash and Toad in the Hole .

Someone else said, when I suggested he go and eat at a Hangi on an upcoming trip to NZ, 'Why would I want to go to a hanging and why would I eat food when I was there?' :-)

Back on the subject of ice cream, I can really recommend 'Breyers Fat Free, Double Churned, Chocolate Fudge Brownie' ice cream. It doesn't taste like a FF product and it is so smooth and creamy. Fortunately it's also only 1 WW point per 1/2 cup, which makes it 12 points for the whole container. 'Nuff said !!



Insane Mama said...

I've tried the Breyers FF and it is GOOD!
But I have to just love
Chunky Monkey

John Deere Mom said...

Chunky Monkey...LOL!

kikimonster said...

Mmm... Ben and Jerry's. I could never get over the Canadian obsession of ketchup chips. Ew. I guess every nationality has a weird thing to eat :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a WW too. And while the ice cream you describe sounds good, I can't imagine I would enjoy it as much as the WW fudge bars at 1 point. Even when I'm reallllly hungry for ice cream, and eat two, that is a really cheap (in points)"full."