The incredible shrinking vanilla

The 1.5-quart tub of Breyer’s ice cream — previously 1.75 quarts, and before that an actual half-gallon — has finally shown up in my local store. Actually, I didn’t mind the 1.75 so much, since it fit perfectly in my freezer door. But I’m pleased to note that my grocer of choice turned these things loose with an initial price tag of a mere $2.98. How long this will last, I don’t know. Of course, if I wanted the Really Good Stuff and didn’t want to make a separate run to Braum’s, I’d have to shell out nearly $6 for Blue Bell, which won’t fit in the door, but which is still a half-gallon.


  1. Kay Dennison »

    7 June 2008 · 8:34 pm


    I gauge myself — A pint of Cherry Garcia is the largest size I allow in my fridge.

  2. CGHill »

    7 June 2008 · 8:38 pm

    Actually, what I bought was Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, but that makes for too clunky a title.

  3. Jeffro »

    8 June 2008 · 12:02 am

    I buy the sugar free stuff, which pretty well limits sizes and flavors.

  4. ms7168 »

    8 June 2008 · 8:15 am

    Blue Bell is presently on sale most places for a hair over $3. And a limit of 2.

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