Friday, April 11, 2008

Reet Poteet (This Ice Cream Can't Be Beat)

While some people time the coming of spring with the urinal equinox or some such cosmic nonsense, I prefer to use the arrival of Poteet Strawberry Creamy Creations Ice Cream at my local H-E-B.

Last night, I spotted, trapped and purchased my first quart of the season at H-E-B's Far West store. Better yet, an in-store coupon for a free quart of Creamy Creations ice cream with the purchase of an H-E-B deli-style frozen pizza saved me $2.79 in real American money. This flavor typically disappears from store shelves by the end of May, so now is the time to stock up.

And if you're really serious about strawberries, check out the massive Poteet Strawberry Festival this weekend. In addition to its delectable namesake, this year's festival features performances by Ray Price, Little Joe y La Familia and an Elvis impersonator contest.


Melanie said...

When I was pregnant with Harrison, I would get up in the middle of the night and eat Poteet Strawberry Ice Cream straight out of the tub. Those were the days.

Nowadays, I'm horribly lactose intolerant, so I'll have to suffice with a trip to Poteet tomorrow for the festival. But I hear they truck in strawberries from California for the festival. Wha?

Greg said...

I hear H-E-B buys a significant chunk of the Poteet crop for its ice cream.

Fortunately, I was lucky enough to get some actual Poteet strawberries in the veggie bag I got yesterday through Sustainable Food Project's farm-to-work program at my job. Those farm-fresh beauties are outstanding.