17th April, 2015. 4:55pm
Writing 101, Day Ten: Happy (Insert Special Occasion Here)!
Today’s Prompt: Tell us something about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory.
Free free to focus on any aspect of the meal, from the food you ate to the people who were there to the event it marked.
Today’s twist: Tell the story in your own distinct voice.
Write today’s post as if you’re relaying the story to your best friend over a cup of coffee (or glass of wine — your call). Don’t worry if it feels like you ramble a bit, or a four-letter-word sneaks in, or it feels different from what you usually publish. Maybe you normally speak more formally — that’s fine, too. Take a deep breath, tell the story in your own words, and send it out the virtual door.
I understand the prompt, I just don’t get the twist. Tell the story in your own distinct voice??? Say what?!
At first I thought, “Oh, shit. They want me to blog in the form of recording my own voice?! Oh, God, no! Please, NO!” I’m almost ready to quit when I tried reading the instructions again. It said to “write today’s post as if you’re relaying the story to your best friend”. Well, guess what, this IS how I talk to my best friend so technically, I guess I don’t have to do today’s twist? Maybe? Probably? I don’t know.
Now, on to the prompt…
I kept thinking of what my favorite childhood meal was but the more I think it, the more I think about ice cream. Selecta’s Coffee Crumble, to be exact.
It’s not so much a childhood meal, but more of a favorite dessert that me and siblings always buy. I can’t even remember if my Mom had ever tasted it, though I know she loved sweets, too! But this one, the Selecta Coffee Crumble flavor? OH MY GOODNESS! HEAVEN!
Look, it’s not that I’ve never tasted any other ice creams before. I’ve tried Ben & Jerry’s, Häagen-Dazs, that Magnum ice cream that is so popular here right now, some other local ice cream brand we even got a free scoop when we were in Italy but nothing came to close to Selecta’s Coffee Crumble. It’s just pure perfection! The coffee flavor, and the nuts, and the chocolate bits… OMG! It’s that delicious I don’t even know how to describe it!
**Okay, breath, Jhack. Geez! It’s just ice cream, for goodness’ sake!
I love coffee. I’m not addicted to it that I drink about four tons of coffee a day, but I love coffee. And me, and my siblings? We love melted ice cream. You have no idea how we always wait for the ice cream to melt until we devour its entirety. My sister can even almost an ENTIRE tub of coffee crumble ice cream in one sitting, whereas me? Huh. I’d be lucky if I can even get a second round. Blame it on my uber-sensitive throat. (I always avoid too-cold and too-sweet foods, deserts and drinks because it gets affected easily.) I do have them from time to time, but I can never, for the life of me, finish even half of it.
If any of you ever come to the Philippines make sure you try Selecta’s Coffee Crumble ice cream. It’s just really sooooooooo GOOD. Plus, it’s cheap! A half a gallon costs only about P250 (4-5USD, depending on the exchange rate, of course).
Okay, hold up. After re-reading my post, I realized I haven’t explained why I love this. It’s not so much about the ice cream (**well, it is but there’s more to that), but more about me and my siblings. We LOVE ice cream. We love sweets. We love chocolates. But when it comes to this specific type of ice cream. We might as well be in Game of Thrones battling for this one single tub. The way we eat it isn’t like other people who will probably get a glass and get a few scoop and eat it. Nope. Not us. What we do is get spoons, one for each of us, and devour the ice cream STRAIGHT FROM THE TUB. We don’t care if it looks gross or whatever. WE WILL EAT OUR ICE CREAM STRAIGHT FROM THE TUB AND YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. We love scooping the ice cream to the side until it starts to melt before we eat it.
THAT is my favorite part of eating Coffee Crumble. Actually, I love eating anything with my siblings.