Tuesday, August 4, 2009
doing her best to put Utah at the top
Fendall's Mango Gelato. Truly divine!
I have often heard that Utah has the highest per capita consumption of ice cream in the U.S. There are a a few different theories about this, for example, one goes that since all of us Mormons don't drink we drown our sorrows in ice cream or prescription drugs (yes, Utah is also said to have one of the highest rates of prescription anti-depressant use, and porn use for that matter as long as we're making a list).
After a little internet research, however, i have come to the conclusion that Utah does not have the highest per capita ice cream consumption. In fact, most of the rather unreliable sources that i did manage to find, state that Alaska has the highest per capita consumption of ice cream. Go figure! Seattle, Portland, and St. Louis are pointed to as the three cities with the highest ice cream consumption. You'll notice that neither Utah nor Salt Lake City (nor any of its suburbs) were recognized as big consumers of ice cream. (you'll also notice that i used the passive voice in all of those statements, which i abhor, but i can't find a good source without paying $4000 for an industry report on who really does eat the most ice cream, so i'll have to leave it with the passive voice since i dont' really have anyone to cite).
One woman, however, is doing her best to change that. Yes, she is determined to take SLC right to the top of the ice cream per capita consumption statistics. She may be small in stature, but her goals are big, her freezer is even bigger, and she is undaunted in her determination that Utah lead the ice cream consumption polls. I introduce you to Ms. Caity "it was on sale" C. Hill and her freezer door.
Way to go Caity!! We support you all the way!