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Ice Is In January 30, 2008

Posted by tkcollier in Food, Lifestyle.

The hot new beverage is cold. It’s cold as ice. There’s even a blog for crunching addicts icechewing.com.

According to the Wall Street Journal: Some Sonic Drive-In franchises sell it in cups and in bags to go. Ice-machine makers are competing to make the best chewable ice, with names like Chewblet, Nugget Ice and Pearl Ice. One manufacturer calls the ice-loving South the “Chew Belt.”

Sales of machines that make easier-to-chew ice jumped about 23%, to 16,673 units in 2006 from 2003, according to data from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute. Some ice chewers, including country-music star Vince Gill, have had the machines installed in their homes. Compulsive ice eating was observed at least as far back as the 1600s, according to “Pagophagia, or Compulsive Ice Consumption: a Historical Perspective,” an academic article published in the journal Psychological Medicine in 1992
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1. JR - January 31, 2008

I know of several dentist’s who would not condone this.

2. aroseconfesses - January 20, 2011

Wow. I had no idea that soft ice machines had already caught on. I almost want to say I want one. It almost makes me not want to give up ice at all. Ha ha Dentists would mind less if they knew the extreme hardness of ice that pagophagic people will chew in a desperate situation. :\

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