Hi. My name's Carol, and I love food. No, you don't understand. I love food. If I were on the Titanic, I'd be in the galley (kitchen) eating up the chocolate pudding and the roasted quail. I go to most events, activities and parties just for the food. The company and the conversation are secondary. Here, I'll try to document everything that goes into my mouth. Aren't we excited? Oh, hey, are you gonna eat that?
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Melona Ice Bars
I was debating whether to buy my usual green tea mochi ice cream in the freezer section of H-Mart (a Korean/Asian supermarket across from Lynnwood, WA's Alderwood Mall) when I spotted the words on another brand of ice cream treat entirely: "ice bars." Something about ice bars jarred a hidden childhood memory of myself walking the streets somewhere in South Korea with my mom, grandma, and little baby brother. I vaguely remember having the best (vanilla) ice cream cones and ice cream bars of my life there -- similar to the feeling I get when I glimpse Mexican ice cream bars.
My mom was with me, visiting from Hawaii. We were at H-Mart last weekend to do our usual stocking up of Korean ingredients, so my mom could make me my usual childhood meals. She came over and told me she loved the Melona melon ice bar, the green box. I wasn't sure about honeydew melon ice cream, so I added the mango ones (in the orange box).
OMG, Melona ice bars -- both mango and melon, and probably strawberry and banana, the other flavors -- are the best. They're better and more addictive than gelato. They're ice bars but they taste like the creamiest yet lightest, fruitiest ice cream. I glanced at the ingredients, catching skim milk. I don't think they're too fattening for you, either.
For some reason Koreans are into melon flavors. My mom says Melona ice bars are stocked in the gas station stores in Hawaii and are almost always out of stock, they're so popular.
They're real popular with me. My husband prefers the mango ones over the melons. I don't care, I could have the entire box of whatever Melona offers. Try some. You won't need to eat any other ice cream treat, I promise.