Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Poteet Strawberry Ice Cream is Here!

Late last night after the thunderstorms subsided, I went on a grocery run because H-E-B had an in-store coupon for a free 12-pack of Diet Dr Pepper if you purchased three. Thing is, I had to get there before midnight when the coupon expired.

The oft-middling Burnet/Allandale store was completely out of Diet Dr Pepper 12-packs, which forced me to speed across town to the Far West store to redeem my coupon (a $3.34 value!) with just minutes to spare. I probably would've tried another H-E-B if necessary because learning to revel in tiny, fleeting accomplishments like redeeming a coupon will be key to maintaining emotional balance during the coming global catastrophe.

Although Burnet/Allandale didn't bear fruit of the soda pop variety, I did spot my beloved H-E-B Creamy Creations Poteet Strawberry Ice Cream in an endcap display there for the first time this season. I'm not sure why it has taken longer to reach shelves this year, but it could have something to do with the switch from traditional circular half-gallon cartons to space-saving square ones.

Whatever the case, I've got mine and you better get yours before it's all gone.


Anonymous said...

I feel your pain about Allandale being out, but across town to Far West? You're kidding, right? It's only 5 minutes away.

Greg said...

Okay, that IS more than a little hyperbolic on my part, but midnight was only minutes away, so it felt like I was speeding across town.

Anonymous said...

I was just giving you a hard time. I live a three minute walk from a grocery store and it seems miles away, at times.

booberrypancake said...

i seem to remember the poteet strawberry ice cream being available for a loooong time last summer. and i ate a LOT of it, straight outta the tub, during the last 2 months of my pregnancy.

this summer is all about shedding the vestiges of pregnancy weight, but i suspect you'll be able to indulge until about september.