Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sheer Bliss Ironic Cream

"Sex and the City's" Kim Cattrall is the celebrity spokesperson for Sheer Bliss Ice Cream. Their flavors include: Pomegranate, Pomegranate with Chocolate Chips, Vanilla with Pomegranate Swirls, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Mediterranean Coffee and Freedom. Freedom? Noticing the preponderance of pomegranate in the flavor listings I thought I’d check to see if Freedom is free from pomegranate. And… no. Freedom is not pomegranate free. But it is dedicated to “the American veteran and their families.”

Now mythologically speaking pomegranate seeds are known for having forced Persephone to return to the underworld one season every year for each seed that Hades tricked her into eating. Much like the military’s stop loss program where if you’ve been in the military, they can involuntarily pull you back in even after you’ve served your term of service. Freedom indeed. That Sheer Bliss you’re looking for will cost you 290 calories per serving.

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