Just over a year ago, ed made a tragic discovery that the classic Dilly Bar no longer had a dimple (or a belly button, or a drop, or what ever you're supposed to call it).

Today I bring you a joyous dicovery: they're back! But, can you believe that the good ol' Dilly Bar is up to $1 now-a-days? Jason tells me that the drop on top means that they are hand-made. His mother-in-law used to run a Dairy Queen. He said the trick was getting the right weight of ice cream. If it was too much then, well, that was okay, but if it was too little then you had to figure out how to add some.

In my opinion there are no Dilly Bars but the hand made ones. The others are just some kind of ice cream on a stick.

In other interesting ice cream news. P tells me that when he was a kid, back in Ukraine, ice cream wasn't so easy to get. It was only availabe every now and then, and when it was the special ice cream kiosks would open up and sell one of three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, or coffee. It's funny how things change. Today, I can walk across the street from my house and get hand-made ice cream delivered from Big Dipper.

I guess all this is proof that sometimes things do change for the better.

8 comments:

KrystyKay said...

God has remembered us in these dark hours... the original, good old, comforting dilly bar... I may just have to go make a run to the DQ... that's a shame.

ed said...

Lance, your memory is astonishing. I'm so happy to hear the handmade swirl has returned.

lance said...

Don't be so surprised. People tend to remember traumatic events.

lafalda said...

oh many a morning of mine were spent cranking out those dillies. we had to grease the molds with mineral oil first. hahaha. i know you and ed are ewwwing at that one. miss all of you in blogland

matt said...

dilly bars are good. But a dollar is waay to expensive, I think. Dilly bars for 50 cents a piece should be the law.

oh, btw I took one of the pictures from your flickr to use as the profile pix on my xanga. hope that's okay.

lance said...

Hey Matt, no worries about the flickr photos. I'm not picky about stuff like that.

I've actually licensed them all under the creative commons share alike licensing, so feel free to use them for whatever you want, and don't worry about attribution for stuff like profile pictures.

Let's go get some tacos said...

oh i used to love me some big dipper
dq, too----never been a dilly bar fan, but give me a blizzard and leave me alone for 20 minutes..mmmmmm

thanks for the nice comment/well wishes, i appreciate it. things are getting better.

El Padrino said...

Lance I miss your everday bits of wisdom....Oh, and I love the Pushkin I have read already!