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2B. Thursday, September 22, 2011
FOODSWARS
Each week, one Ann Arbor staple menu item becomes a
battlefield as Daily Arts editors butt heads over
which restaurant makes it best.
MINT CHOCOLATE
CHIP ICE CREAM

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BEN & JERRY'S
304 South State
Though Ben & Jerry's ice creams
more often tend to be overly sweet, this
variation found a balance between cool,
refreshing mint and not being toothpaste.
It was the only one to stick to the natural
color oftmint ice cream: white. The choco-
late chunks required two bites and a nice
break in flavorbutultimately were too few
and far between.
WASHTENAW DAIRY
602 South Ashley
Creamy without being heavy, minty
without becoming toothpaste, Washt-
enaw Dairy's take on mint chocolate chip
should be the standard by which to mea-
sure all others. The pale green delight
hits that precise golden ratio of chips to
ice cream, resulting ina smooth marriage
of the two namesake flavors - a winning,
delicious proportion.

STUCCHI'S
1121 South University
The Stucchi's rendition ofmint chocolate
chip is underwhelming. The ice cream hits
your tongue without a burst ofmintyflavor.
You wait, hoping for a wave ofttasty happi-
ness to take your by surprise, but it never
comes. You chew the bits oftchocolate to try
and sooth our disappointed taste buds, but
the watery ice cream cannot be forgotten.
Pass on the mint, get chocolate instead.
ZINGERMAN'S CREAMERY
3723 Plaza Drive
OK, we know it's really gelato. But no
dessert competition is complete without
a trip to Kerrytown's coolest creamery ...
right? Wrong. The Zingerman's mint choc-
olate chip gelato tastes like icy Crest on a
spoon. Sure, the chips are a delectable choc-
olate surprise, and the cream's consistency
is dialed right up to "melt-in-your-mouth."
But a mint that intense can't wina war.

{(B-side Buzzi
Joseph Wojtowicz
LSA senior
Reference Assistant at Hatcher Graduate Library
Are you a fan of jazz music?
I really like Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor. Big Pharoah Sanders fan -
the list goes on.
What's your favorite ice cream place?
What's the name of that place that's on First and Ashley? They have
donuts there too, and they sell beer there, and it's like a creamery? I
can't remember what it's called now. (Washtenaw Dairy)
If you could invent an ice cream flavor, what would it be?
That's a really hard question. My favorite's Superman. I don't really
know how you can improve on that, so it's hard to imagine any-
thing better.
Excerpts are taken from the B-Side Buzz video,
which can be found on MichiganDaily.com.
Interview by Lauren Caserta

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