November 13, 2011 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #600499
Isn’t this something better to look at?November 14, 2011 1:35 am at 1:35 am #851373
Zeeskite, did anyone ever tell you that you are awesome? 🙂November 14, 2011 1:48 am at 1:48 am #851374
I guess MODs got REAL stuck on some Kleins Real.
Shticky, are you here to unstick?November 14, 2011 2:19 am at 2:19 am #851375GumBallMember
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP!!!OMG HEAVEN!!November 14, 2011 4:02 am at 4:02 am #851376
OneOfMany: What’s so scary about me?November 14, 2011 4:55 am at 4:55 am #851377
You inspire awe in me (a sentiment I would ostensibly share with Sister Bear). 🙂November 14, 2011 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #851378BaalHaboozeParticipant
Last night had my first razzle!
OMG, why was i not introduced to one earlier? That stuff’s goooood!!November 14, 2011 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #851379Shticky GuyParticipant
Shticky, are you here to unstick?
No way would I want to unstick anyone from a klein’s real. Nor would I unsticky any ice cream thread, especially a zees one! Anyway I’m still waiting for gumball’s reply to ayc on sharing out that ice cream between A and B and what would be left, though with her around it’s for sure a rhetorical question cause no way would there be ANY left…November 14, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm #851380
Uh Oh. Jothar’s on the loose again. With his (hey Watson, what’s it callled?, Yea, that’s it, magnifying glass)
Anyone licking ice cream off a stick will be suspect of ZeesKite or Shticky. (or zeeskite ON Shtiky!)November 15, 2011 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #851381
Hey Ice Cream, where are you?November 16, 2011 3:52 am at 3:52 am #851382bekitzurParticipant
PISTACHIO and BUTTER PECAN
THE MOST AMAZING FLAVORS!!
Don’t tell Jothar I told you! (Obviously, I shouldn’t be telling such personal information!)February 14, 2012 1:58 am at 1:58 am #851383
Bump.February 14, 2012 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #851384
You really want to know about ice cream?
Just why is the major, brand of Cholov Yisroel ice cream so substandard in terms of taste, texture and appearance? The answer will surprise everyone – it is not ice cream or cholov yisroel at all!
First of all, a little background – Klein’s is not a Jewish owned firm at all! The “Chassidim” who own Klein’s are Gambiner Chassidim – followers of a certain Sicilian chassidus that tops even the Sikriki when it comes to certain behaviors. As is well known, the Gambiner Chassidim have extended their evil tentacles throughout dairy production and distribution in the New York area.
So, when real Polish, Hungarian and Ukrainian Chassidim arrived en masse after World War 2 and the Communist takeover of Hungary in 1956, the Gambinerlach smelled an opportunity in providing these refugees with the food products that their standard of religious observance demanded. Therefore, an entrepreneur by the name of Vito da Candeggina purchased an ice cream parlor on the Lower East Side al pi minhag chassidei Gambino. In other words, he simply walked in and explained to the Greek proprietor, Mr Themistocles (Tommy) Malakapoulous, that if a sale was not forthcoming, he would simply arrange for Mr Malakapoulous to be buried in a cement casket in an unknown and hard to locate spot in the depths of his beloved Aegean Sea. Mr Malakopoulous, himself an upstanding citizen who had amassed many apartment buildings in New York City through profits from various forms of gaming and other illicit entertainment that he laundered via his ice cream parlor, was only too willing to deal.
The next day, the ice cream parlor was relabeled “Klein’s Kolov Isreal Ice Cream.” Why Klein’s, you may ask? Well, you see, like all Gambiners, Don Vito da Candeggina was a real ba’al chessed. He hired 2 dwarves to run his new venture, and since his Jewish lawyer informed him that Klein means small in Yiddish, he even named it in their honour.
And he was so honourable in the way he treated them – you see, all production was literally carried out underground so that the unwitting customers would not see the real contents of what they were ingesting. As the basement was rather shallow, and also needed to be used for storage of certain former business partners of Don Vito, only dwarves could fit into the production facilities.
And the wages he paid them were also rather dwarfish – five counterfeit dollars a day, paid every third week, in arrears. Never mind the working conditions – I will spare our more squeamish readers the details of same.
Now, as for the method of production. Every day, a shipment of brightly coloured sponges was delivered to the Klein’s ice cream shop. In the dank, stinking basement, the two dwarves would heat the sponges, and puff up the resulting molten mixture with compressed air from a tire pump. A small amount of rancid milk was mixed in so that the certifying rabbi, a blind dupe who wore a clerical collar and was the rov of K’Hal Adas Our Lady of Palermo, could at least say it was a dairy product al pi halacha.
It was then quickly transferred to the freezer, where it took on a texture similar to, well, frozen sponges. The Cholov Yisroel consumers of the time were only too happy to have any sort of frozen dessert for their KAH burgeoning families full of young children. Since there was hardly any knowledge of American kosher symbols among them, the official looking seal of the certifying rabbi was acceptable to them at the time.
Of course, given the Gambiner involvement in distribution and lack of tolerance for competitors, the products were muscled into the freezer cases of every little kosher grocery that cropped up on the Lower East Side and later in Williamsburgh and Boro Park.
Nowadays, the dwarves are no longer employed there – the successors of Don Vito (who himself was discovered in a rather large freezer in the meat packing district one spring day, and who was actually mourned by many a frum Yid for his contribution to kosher food production) still hire dwarves, but these dwarves have a new job – sitting inside ATM machines and producing reams of three and seven dollar bills on order every time cards marked “Banco di Sicilia” are inserted into these machines, mostly located in social clubs in Bensonhurst and Ozone Park.
Meanwhile, the parlor has been supplanted by a large factory located not far from the Gambiner kehilla in Bensonhurst, and the process has been automated so that larger quantities can be made to satisfy growing demand.
Since the Gambiner tradition of not allowing competition, and insisting on very strict control of distribution so that kashrus is observed even during the trucking process, is still very much in effect, we are still eating frozen extruded cellulose, mixed in with a bit of milk, and disguised as ice cream.
(The above is not even remotely true. I wrote it in August 2005 to kill time on a Friday afternoon in Moscow, where Shabbos comes in after 9.30 PM in the summer. Please approve it in the spirit of Peerim)February 14, 2012 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #851385smartcookieMember
Thanks for taking the appetite outta me…February 15, 2012 12:25 am at 12:25 am #851386moreMember
what does a sticky thread mean??February 15, 2012 1:48 am at 1:48 am #851387Doodle-Man™Member
mods sticky threads.this is a fake sticky.February 15, 2012 2:56 am at 2:56 am #851388moreMember
it seems to have been a real sticky one at one stage…LOL!!! I heard all about it!!!
Because Mommy Said So
“Hey Ice Cream, where are you?”
Shim melted back to the United Spanish states… Don’t know why though… shim was foolish to do so…LOL, and I bet shim is posting from there…LOL I kinda recognise the style…watch out what ya post mate,!!! have a go’one my friend!
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