Musing While Melting

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It’s a little warm here in Halifax, a little warm indeed. I think it can mainly be blamed on the ocean next to us and the humidity it brings. I’m sure when we were in Arizona I was not this uncomfortable sitting in one spot. Sweating is as easy as breathing right now, maybe even easier.

With that in mind, I started thinking about ice cream and how I wish I could get it in more places. If only there were more ice cream shops like Lula’s Apothecary in NYC I could keep cool and satisfy my sweet tooth. Of course, we need a bigger demand for such things in order for them to happen, which got me to thinking whether or not I would enjoy having vegan ice cream shops the world over if people were more interested in it for dietary reasons versus animal suffering reasons.

What do you think? Is a successful vegan shop successful either way, or should the success of the business be measured more in terms of how many people are doing it for animals?

Maybe I’m reading a little too much of Striking at the Roots to consider things a success without looking at their reason for it, but it’s better than just thinking about how hot I am while typing this, right?



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  1. Charmaine wrote: Aug. 04, 2009

    I’d be very happy with vegan ice-cream any way I could get it! My son is vegetarian and we recently found out he is allergic to dairy and eggs, so he eats mostly vegan now. I’ve been a guilty vegetarian for years, knowing I should be vegan but never quite getting there. Anyhow, one of his upsets with being allergic to dairy was, of course, lack of ice-cream so we’ve stocked up on the vegan stuff. Which is delicious and he loves and I love, and it brought me one step closer to making that final jump to veganism. My point of all this rambling is that I probably would never have tried vegan ice-cream if it hadn’t been for my son’s health issues. And now I’m vegan – for animal rights and environmental reasons. :)

  2. admin wrote: Aug. 04, 2009

    I’ve been debating eating ice cream all night tonight, and I think this might push me over the edge. The curses of having a 24hr grocery store two feet away is that your late-night cravings can usually always be met.
    =)

  3. Charmaine wrote: Aug. 04, 2009

    Get the chocolate peanut butter. OH SO GOOD.

    Off to my freezer now…

    The closest 24-hour grocery store is about a 10-minute walk for me. But still I keep my freezer well stocked, heh.

  4. admin wrote: Aug. 05, 2009

    Have you tried the ice cream made from coconut milk? If not, go for that next time if they have it. Wow.

  5. Charmaine wrote: Aug. 05, 2009

    Ooooh, will definitely add that to the list, thanks!

    I am definitely the fattest vegan ever. Who knew there was so much vegan junk food?!

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