Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ashley's and Seinfeld

Newsflash: Apparently there is Grape-nuts ice cream at Ashley's. (Or there was last night. Who knows how long it'll last... I'm out of town so I'm praying they'll still have some tomorrow.)

Also, Jerry Seinfeld has Grape-nuts in his apartment! (At least on his show...)

Friday, February 26, 2010


I literally dreamt about Grape-nuts ice cream last night. I was ecstatic.

Also, fantastic email from my dad:

I like Grape-nuts and have for as long back as I can remember. This cereal was one of the few--back then, times are different now--that stayed crunchy in milk. I had them mainly--probably exclusively--for breakfast, sometimes mixed with other cereals for some sweetness. When the Trail Mix variety came out--several years ago?--I started getting that. I first noticed the Trail Mix Grape-nuts while I was in Ukraine. The little commissary in the embassy would have it in stock occasionally, and I'd stock up. Today it's a mix; I finished a box of Trail Mix yesterday and will need to resupply once the snows melt and we can get to the store. Question: why the small box?

I don't know for sure about the small box, but my guess is the small box of Grape-nuts actually weighs the same as a larger box of other cereal. I can imagine picking up a regular-cereal-box-sized box of Grape-nuts, not knowing what they were, and being shocked at how much it would weigh. Still, old-time fans like us would appreciate the option of a large box... Perhaps I'll write to Post.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Shameless Self-Promotion

A bit delayed, but nevertheless..

(First, I (Morgs) have to share this: last week I had a coke float with Grape-nuts ice cream. It was actually JoeShmoe's idea (he supplied the cokes, and we got started into my second quart of the beloved ice cream) and it was incredible. Don't yell at us for coke vs. root beer -- make it however you like -- but holy grape-nuts, Batman, the added crunch and nutty flavor was better than even I could have imagined. At the risk of waxing ad infinitum, I'll say that one amazing thing about this ice cream is that you always forget how good it is until you try it again. It's always even better than you'd remembered. Okay, now back to your regularly scheduled program.)

Rewind to 2009, but not too far back. We were getting ready to hail in the new year, and we thought, what better way to improve the prospects for 2010 than to introduce our friends to a new, delicious, life-changing cereal? Our hopes were high for a new generation of grape-nuts converts.

To our unsuspecting New Year's guests, we brought out the carton of ice cream, along with a box of cereal. Dubious looks, but spoons in hand, they each had a bite. Despite the skepticism, the ice cream was generally well-received. If nothing else, we've planted the seed.... or the grape-nut... so to speak.

It wouldn't be a new year without the discovery of a new way to eat grape-nuts: the ice cream made an astonishingly good chaser for scotch.

Happy 2010! Our expectations are high -- may it be the Year of the Grape-Nut!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Three Quarts

Grape-nuts ice cream success story No. 1: We wandered into Ashley's Ice Cream shop and found ourselves in a moment of blissful disbelief. Dumbstruck by the words "GRAPE NUT" on the flavor blackboard, we could only clutch each other and squeal a little. Our eyes were wide; we couldn't believe our luck. After weeks/months of embarrassing calls to the ice cream shop as to whether they were carrying our coveted flavor, the wait was finally over.

"Do you know what you'd like?" asked the ice-cream-scooper (Steph's term), unaware of the toil that lay ahead of her.

"Uh, yeah... Can we get... THREE QUARTS of Grape-nuts?" It was all we could do not to burst out laughing at the ridiculousness of our request, yet we were dead serious. We couldn't contain our excitement; we were doing what can only be termed "the grape-nuts ice cream dance" (sort of across between an "I-have-to-pee dance" and a jump for joy). The giddiness at the possibility of having this precious ice cream sitting in our freezers at home was just too much. We stood and waited as our brave ice cream-scooper set to work.

And work it was -- the poor woman spent a good ten minutes emptying the gargantuan tub of ice cream into three quart containers. Meanwhile, we called and texted friends, announcing to anyone who would listen the incredible fortune we'd landed upon. Finally, having paid for our three quarts, we danced gleefully home, scooped ourselves two bowls, and set to work creating something we'd been talking about for months: this blog, detailing and charting our divine love for Grape-nuts.

We (being Morgan and Stephanie) are currently working in the field of neuroscience and are slowly but surely determined to spread the word on the wonders of Grape-nuts.

In the future, we hope to bring more stories, recipes, pictures and adventures. We have also undertaken another selfish venture that the whole world should really know about. The banana-art that is featured is done in collaboration with friends who share in our second love: drawing on bananas with ball-point pens.