Thursday, August 2, 2012

Behind the Blog (13) Rocky Road


Behind The Blog 
is a meme to help bloggers connect their life and interests to the content showcased on their blog. The co-hosts Faye Kathe and Melissa will provide a different topic, idea, or question every week that bloggers can relate to themselves and the books, films, or media they find interesting!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Everyone loves ice cream right? What's your favorite flavor? What's your best memory associated with ice cream? Have you ever tried a flavor that you absolutely hated?
In relation to books: Do you like characters that are plain, simple "vanilla" types, or do you like characters that are a little more complex and flavorful? What flavor of ice cream would you characterize your all time favorite character as and why?

I actually have a few favorite ice cream flavors. I really like Rocky Road and Cherries Jubilee. I love all things cherry and all things chocolate, so if there were a way to mix the two together, I'd be in ice cream heaven. There's Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia which comes close, but it's missing the walnuts and marshmallows. 

I can't think of a specific memory that I associate with ice cream it's more the feeling I get when I eat it. Ice cream  makes me feel like a kid again. It's a fun treat, and it reminds me of summer, birthday parties, late night sleepovers. It's just one of those iconic foods of childhood. 

I really don't care for root beer ice cream. You'd think it would be good, since rootbeer floats are delicious, but it's really not.To me, root beer ice cream just tastes like soap. I don't like Mocha Almond Fudge, (or any coffee flavored ice cream) either. Mainly because I don't like coffee, but to my credit I have at least tried these every couple of years to see if I have grown to like them. (I haven't.)

Books Tie in:

As for character types, I like both simple and complex characters, it all depends on the book. If I had to assign a flavor to my favorite character, it'd be Rocky Road to Harry Potter. Literally, for the rocky road he's had to go through in life, fighting against Voldemort. And because Rocky Road is comprised of some of the same elements that Harry possesses. Chocolate is sweet, but can be dark, and so can Harry. The walnuts of rocky road resemble the obstacles that he's had to overcome. And the marshmallows are the sweet sentimental touches that J.K. Rowling added that he gets to experience, like seeing his parents in the Mirror of Erised to name just one.

What about you, do you like plain, or flavorful characters?

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Anonymous said...

Oh, oh, I love rocky road! And I never used to - I didn't used to like the cherry bits, but then a few years ago I tried it again and was like, "Ah! I've been missing out for so long!"
This topic this week has made me hungry. Like your baking post did. :-)
And I very much like the analogy of Harry Potter as rocky road.

Melissa said...


Sorry, I don't mean to make you hungry with my posts, LOL. The funny thing is I actually haven't had any rocky road in a long time, but writing this post makes me realize I really want some. I'm definitely getting some on my next trip to the store.

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love ice cream, butter pecan, bing cherry, rocky road, coffee, vanilla bean, chocolate, turtle tracks, mint chocolate chip...need i say more!

Melissa said...

Mmmm all those delicious flavors! :)

Faye (Daydreaming_Star) said...

I like the idea of Harry as Rocky Road and I totally see it too! hehe.

I'm not a fan of the flavour myself though and I hate Cherry flavoured things... eeeek.

*runs away*

But.. but... i LOVE cherries? :D

Melissa said...

How in the world can you hate cherry flavored things??? And how do you still love cherries if you hate cherry flavor?

*is baffled* LOL